CI Fitness Switzerland was informed that the founding father of Kieser-Training, Werner Kieser, passed away on the night of Wednesday, May 19, 2021. On Tuesday he and his wife, Dr. med. Gabriela Kieser, visits the Kieser Training Studio in Zurich. It was the last strength training of his exciting life.
Werner Kieser opened his first strength training studio in Zurich in 1966. Today the company operates over 160 fitness studios with a focus on Switzerland, Germany and Austria. Werner Kieser’s wife, Dr. med. Gabriela Kieser is a formative co-developer of Kieser Training and gave the health-oriented company the medical backbone. Until the last day he worked on new ways to strengthen the human body, including muscles that are difficult to train, such as the pelvic floor, foot, hand and shoulder muscles. The media gave him various titles, such as those of the “back guru”, the “back pope”, “power apostle”, “fitness pioneer” or – due to his “less is more” concept – also the “Mies van der Rohe of fitness”.
Werner Kieser was a great role model for the fitness industry for CI Fitness Switzerland, which is one of the reasons why we will continue to pursue our goals and continuously promote the development of the fitness industry with transparency, clarity and awareness-raising work.
During this difficult time, our thoughts are with Dr. med. Gabriela Kieser, the family and all other relatives. We wish you a lot of strength and confidence for the coming days and the future. Werner Kieser stays in our hearts forever. RIP