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Hypertension Specialist


Personal Training, Medical Fitness & Weight Loss Center located in New Rochelle, NY

Hypertension affects half of all adults in the United States, but less then one-quarter of those with chronic conditions have it under control. However, with a few lifestyle changes, you can improve your blood pressure and your health. Rui Mateus and the medical exercise specialists at NY FITPROS in New Rochelle, New York, offer personal training, nutrition programs, and lifestyle coaching for people with hypertension. Their SMART START Assessment establishes your baseline health and fitness level, allowing them to assess your current capacity and exercise capability – what you can or cannot do. Ultimately, the results show whether you require professional one-on-one MET or qualify for a group-based program, and can design a wellness program that benefits your individual health needs and goals. Call the office or request an appointment online to learn more.

Hypertension Q & A

What is hypertension?

Blood pressure measures the force of blood against your blood vessel walls. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, means that this force against your blood vessels is too high. Over time, the high blood pressure damages the blood vessels and increases your risk of having a heart attack or stroke. 

Hypertension often develops without causing any symptoms. Though many factors increase your risk of getting hypertension, lack of physical activity, and unhealthy dietary habits, such as high salt and alcohol consumption, are primary contributors. As a result, increased physical activity, better nutrition, and weight loss are essential factors in controlling hypertension, and they may reduce your risk of developing more severe health conditions. 

NY FITPROS can help you create long-lasting lifestyle changes to reverse your chronic disease. Based upon Dr. Dean Ornish’s pioneering work in lifestyle medicine, together, they get you eating better to move better, stress less, and love your life again. With their help, you will rediscover a joy in living that will consistently motivate you to prioritize your health. For almost 20 years, NY FITPROS has created individualized care programs to help people of all ages, fitness levels, and walks of life. They can help you maximize your day-to-day life by keeping your hypertension under control through exercise, nutritional guidance, and improved self-care.

How does exercise help hypertension?

The facts are undeniable - the right exercise program can lower the risk of hypertension. According to the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), just a single session of the correct dose of specific exercise can provide an immediate, perceivable reduction in your blood pressure. 

Collaborating with your physician, the medical exercise specialists at NY FITPROS will review your baseline medical data and assess your current exercise capacity. Following the Academy of Health Fitness and Rehabilitation Professionals (AAHFRP) guidelines, the team creates an individualized Medical Fitness and Lifestyle program that will closely monitor and lower your blood pressure. This highly effective combination of healthy nutrition, cardiopulmonary exercise, strength training, and lifestyle coaching will help prevent and reduce the effects of this "silent killer." In addition to its hypertensive-reducing benefits, an ongoing, consistent exercise program benefits blood chemical imbalances. After struggling for years with this condition, many clients at NY FITPROS have successfully corrected and balanced key blood chemical biomarkers, achieving health and fitness levels they never thought possible.

When you come to NY FITPROS to correct your hypertension, the first step is to undergo the SMART START Assessment, the industry's most advanced health and fitness evaluation. It will establish your baseline health and fitness level, allowing them to assess your current capacity and exercise capability. Ultimately, the results will show whether you require professional, one-on-one MET, or qualify for a group-based program.  

The SMART START Assessment includes:

  • Postural Analysis
  • FIT3D Analyzer
  • 11-Point Musculoskeletal Screening
  • Cardiopulmonary Fitness
  • Push-Pull Strength 
  • Joint Biomechanics
  • Functional Movement Pattern
  • Brain Gauge Mental Fitness Assessment 

This determines your current capacity and capabilities to engage in exercise and physical activity while highlighting your body's specific needs to perform at its best potential. Your individualized care program may incorporate elements of the following specialty area(s):

  • Strength training
  • Personalized self-exercise cardio-pulmonary program
  • An advanced MyZone heart monitor with smartphone APP access for exercise optimization
  • Lifestyle coaching 
  • Small group condition-specific training
  • A customized weight loss and nutrition program
  • Adaptive yoga
  • Meditation and stress management coaching
  • Massage therapy

To assess the effectiveness of your program and make adjustments as needed, your medical exercise specialist will conduct follow-up analyses and interpretation of your body fat, metabolism, and other performance metrics throughout your program. 

Can weight loss help my hypertension?

YES! Excess body weight increases the workload on your heart and blood vessels and contributes to hypertension development. Therefore, losing weight can improve your blood pressure numbers. 

The weight-loss experts at NY FITPROS use proven nutrition, exercise, and lifestyle modification techniques to tip the scale in a healthier direction. 

Your medical exercise specialist will work closely with the nutrition specialists team to design a nutrition plan that supplements your individualized care program.  This way, you will efficiently lose excess body fat, gain lean muscle mass, and boost your metabolism. 

NY FITPROS focuses on helping you improve your health, get in shape, and live your best life. To learn more about their fitness and lifestyle hypertension program, call the office or book online today.

This program will change your life. Based on the life long work of Dr. Dean Ornish, his best selling book UnDoIt! and groundbreaking research from Harvard Medical School on Mind-Body treatment therapies and the positive impact lifestyle changes can have on chronic disease we’ve turned 40 years of research into an evidence-based blueprint for a longer, healthier life.

Participants experience the program within a small consistent group, who all have the common goal of reversing their heart disease and improving their well-being.


The Difference

This program has been proven to undo heart disease by dealing with the root causes and not just its effects. The combined effect of all four lifestyle elements makes the transformative difference.