Medical Exercise Specialist


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

Whether you’re recovering from surgery or an injury, or you need help managing a chronic health condition, you may benefit from medical exercise. NY FITPROS is New Rochelle’s first and only fitness and wellness center to offer medical exercise. Rui Mateus and the experienced team are multi-certified and accredited fitness professionals and certified medical exercise and post-rehab specialists. To schedule a consultation, contact the office in New Rochelle, New York, by phone or book online today.

Medical Exercise Q & A

What is a medical exercise specialist?

Medical exercise is a specialty service offered at NY FITPROS. Their trainers are certified medical exercise and post-rehab specialists. Their team possesses advanced medical knowledge of the human body, giving them a greater understanding of how to use exercise, nutrition, and lifestyle modifications to help you get better faster. Their academic background includes clinical anatomy/pathology, medical exercise development, and assessment guidelines for more than 60 medical conditions. As a result, they can develop safe and effective exercise programs for clients with cardiovascular, neurological, metabolic, and musculoskeletal disorders after discharge from physical therapy or chiropractic care. They also strive to prevent lifestyle diseases before they occur, as better health is central to human happiness and well-being. 

The NY FITPROS mission is to help “Bridge the Gap Between Healthcare and Fitness.”  

Their ultimate goal is to improve functional outcomes that have been impaired by injury, surgery, and the onset of medical conditions. Their conditioning programs target balance, range of motion & flexibility, muscle recruitment, strength, coordination, power, joint stability, endurance, and proprioception. These components make up the spokes of the function wheel, working hand-in-hand to optimize a client’s functional capacity.

At NY FITPROS, the team helps you create long-lasting lifestyle changes to reverse your chronic disease. Based upon Dr. Dean Ornish’s pioneering work in lifestyle medicine, NY FITPROS will 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.  

Their scope of practice consists of:

  • Medical exercise training assessment
  • Cardiovascular training
  • Flexibility training
  • Strength training
  • Functional conditioning
  • Balance training
  • Lifestyle education
  • Stabilization training

Key components of their programming includes:

  • Medically-based protocol with lessons, handouts, and other resources to help you make healthy changes
  • Medical exercise specialists, specially trained to ensure a safe workout, and encourage you to attain your goals
  • An environment consisting of people with similar goals and challenges. Together, you can celebrate successes, work to overcome obstacles, and hold each other accountable!

Who can benefit from medical exercise?

NY FITPROS medical exercise specialists serve as health care extenders who utilize scientific rationale and medical protocols to design, administer, and supervise exercise testing and therapeutic training programs for individuals with chronic health conditions such as:

  • Chronic pain
  • Arthritis
  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Mood disorders
  • Obesity

Their fitness experts also receive referrals from physicians for clients in need of a medical exercise program to enhance their health, function, performance, and quality of life. 

Examples of their specialized medical exercise expertise include:

  • Healthy lifestyle training
  • Obesity and weight-loss programs
  • Medical exercise training for hypertension, diabetes, arthritis, and osteoporosis
  • Medical exercise training for functional spine and back pain
  • Fall prevention
  • Pre-surgery and postsurgical programs 
  • Women’s health and fitness

The one-on-one and small group training at NY FITPROS will provide you with the ultimate specialization you need, whether you’re rehabilitating a delicate back, recovering from surgery, or trying to improve management of your diabetes. 

What can I expect during a medical exercise consultation?

To completely assess the major functional aspects of your body, NY FITPROS uses the latest methods and tools, which may include:

  • A Smart Start Assessment
  • Muscular strength and endurance testing
  • A cardiopulmonary function assessment
  • A review of your medical and exercise history
  • Assessment of current physical function and capabilities

When you come in for a medical exercise consultation at NY FITPROS, you can expect a thorough evaluation. The team focuses on figuring out how your body works and finding out what it needs to optimize health and wellness. The patient must first undergo an initial consultation that includes a pre-participation screening to determine their health and fitness level, including an evaluation of their medical history. This process allows them to provide the appropriate Medical Exercise Training (MET) and prevent medically unstable clients from entering the program.

At NY FITPROS, the team does not rely on trial-and-error. Instead, they use the latest methods and tools to thoroughly assess your body's significant functional aspects to determine the right exercise program for you. The SMART START Assessment establishes your baseline fitness level, allowing them to assess your current capacity and exercise capability. Ultimately, the results will show whether you require one-on-one training, buddy training, and small group training sessions. Participants in the medical exercise program are also given a heart monitor to use during their workouts.  

The SMART START Assessment evaluates:

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

Based on the information gathered during your evaluation, your medical exercise specialist designs your individualized care program, which may include: 

  • Strength training
  • Personalized self-exercise cardiopulmonary program
  • Advanced MyZone heart monitor with smartphone APP access for exercise optimization
  • Lifestyle coaching 
  • Small group, condition-specific training
  • Customized weight loss and nutrition programming
  • Adaptive yoga
  • Meditation and stress management coaching
  • Massage therapy

Your medical exercise program will also include ongoing analyses and interpretation of body fat, metabolism, and other performance metrics to assess the program’s effectiveness. 

With their medical exercise program, NY FITPROS can help you get into the best shape of your life, regardless of your current health or fitness level. Call the office or book online today.