Born in Baden (Austria), Matthias already felt as a youth his passion for dealing with the cold. He has been a volunteer firefighter since 1996 and was already very early in his interest in lecturing and coaching other people. At the age of 27, he decided to quit his job as a professional firefighter, in order to become self-employed. Matthias leads with his sister a company, which deals with the consultation in the area of fire safety, work safety and project controlling. In addition, the two operate a trading company. In 2015 he accidentally stumbled over Wim Hof and spent a week with the Iceman in Poland. From then on, the path was clear. There followed weeks of training sessions with Wim Hof and his instructors. Afterwards, he completed the training as an instructor at Wim Hof and is now Wim Hof Method Certified Instructor. He already had the opportunity to train international groups. Matthias is currently completing his training as a mentality coach to fullfill his profile.