Now accepting Telehealth appointments. Schedule a virtual visit.

Yoga Specialist


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

Yoga is an ancient practice with origins in Indian philosophy. Though originally used as a spiritual practice, many people choose yoga for exercise because of its health and wellness benefits. NY FITPROS in New Rochelle, New York, is a premier personal training center and post-rehabilitation facility. Rui Mateus and the team use many exercise tools and techniques, including yoga, to help their clients reach their health and fitness goals. To schedule a consultation with the fitness and wellness experts, call the office or request an appointment online today.

Yoga Q & A

What is yoga?

Yoga is a therapeutic form of exercise that focuses on posture, breathing, and meditation.  Adaptive yoga modifies traditional yoga postures for persons with MS and other neuromuscular conditions. Though originally practiced for spiritual purposes, many people participate in yoga because of its health benefits, such as:

  • Increasing strength, balance, and flexibility - mentally and physically
  • Improving muscle tone
  • Boosting energy
  • Reducing the risk of injury
  • Assisting with weight loss or maintenance
  • A deepened sense of connection with others

Practicing yoga also reduces stress, improves breathing, and may help you get a better night’s rest. People who include yoga as part of their physical activity routine are also more likely to engage in regular exercise and make better food choices.

Am I a good candidate for yoga?

You may be a good candidate for adaptive yoga if you’re new to working out or have an underlying health condition that would benefit from the therapeutic exercise, such as arthritis, chronic pain, or hypertension. Your exercise specialist may also include yoga as part of your strength-training program to serve as an active rest day. 

When you arrive 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 to prevent medically unstable clients from entering the program.

At NY FITPROS, their 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. Their SMART START Assessment will be implemented to establish your baseline fitness level, allowing them to assess your current capacity and exercise capability – what you can or cannot do. 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 provided with 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

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

What types of yoga are available?

There are many types of yoga that focus on different elements. NY FITPROS offers adaptive yoga therapy, which is a medically-based form of yoga.

Instead of following a specific style, your medical exercise specialist creates a yoga program that matches your unique body needs and fitness goals. To support your efforts, your adaptive yoga therapy may include various props, such as a chair, wall, or straps, to support your yoga poses.

With adaptive yoga therapy, your medical exercise specialist can create a yoga exercise program to fit any medical need or disability.

NY FITPROS is like no other fitness center in the area. The highly trained and skilled team uses the most innovative tools and therapies to help your body perform at its best.

To learn more about yoga and how it can improve your health and wellness, contact NY FITPROS by phone or book online today.