As a native-born Austrian, I have been living in Switzerland since 1990, with my husband and two children. I speak German, English and French.
After graduating from high school I spent one year in Paris to learn the french language. Following this experience, I moved to Switzerland where I was employed at a major bank managing the director's office.
Before giving birth to my first child, I completed a two-year education as Wellness Trainer. This degree combines the elements exercise, nutrition and relaxation.
Following this education, I completed several further qualifications, specialized in the exercise sector.
I am a certified instructor in
- Aqua Power and Aqua Fit
- Fila Kick Power
- t-bow workout
- Chi Ball
- Mind Body Trainer
- Power Yoga II (power yoga switzerland)
- Hormon Yoga
- Pilates Reformer
- M.A.X. (Muscle Activity Excellence), the ultimate endurance training
- ACSM Health Fitness – Personal Trainer education at the sports university Basel
- 2017 - 2019 Education for nutritional advice with expertise in holistic health (Akademie für Naturheilkunde)
To further educate myself and to stay on top of trends and developments in this industry, I frequently attend workshops and training days.
My name is Patrizia Schoch, I am married and I was born on 10 November 1982 in Zurich.
As a horse lover, I have been riding since I was ten years old and was a horse owner myself for many years.
A serious riding accident brought me to Pilates. This method convinced me with its effectiveness to alleviate my complaints and at the same time to give me a better body feeling.
Since then I have been working intensively with alternative health concepts. Various training courses as a horse kinesiologist, energetic osteopathy, craniosacral balance and Quantum Touch® followed, to name just a few.
Only later did I train as a Pilates trainer. Then followed bodyART®, the first holistic training concept. I was so enthusiastic about it that I trained as a bodyART® Instructor.
I am currently training to become a Holistic Personal Trainer & Coach.
And after many moments of uncertainty, in which I could not decide which ONE way I should go, I realized that exactly this versatility of interests and abilities is my great strength. This versatility can be combined into a unique and holistic concept.
My passion for movement began as a young child in ballet classes and gymnastics.
The passion for movement and for the body never left me ever since and led me into physiotherapy on the one hand, where I appropriated a broad knowledge in anatomy, physiology and evidence based training. On the other hand my way led me into group fitness, from high-intensity training as a Tae Bo and M.A.X. instructor all to way to the more body-conscious training as Antara and Vinyasa Yoga, where I found my infinite passion.
My teachings are influenced by the experiences of the different types of teaching classes, my body based knowledge, my empathy and my passion to explore the endless potential of body movement. Respecting an individuals architecture and history, whilst providing the best tools and belief in their movement during teaching is my primary goal.
I simply love sharing movement!