NuYu Revolution is a compassionate, mindful, class-only exercise studio designed to create fitness habits for long, successful relationships with fitness. Our slow, steady transition to fitness philosophy promotes a conscious respect for the current condition of each individual body. Allowing members to begin in their comfort zone and grow from there means advancement happens organically and without pressure. Our warm, fun, and nurturing, “community-style”atmosphere supports everyones fitness needs. We offer a full spectrum of beginner, intermediate and advanced classes in Mat Pilates, Yoga, Posture Cycle®, Spine Align (postural strength and alignment), Body Language (full body strengthening), Movement, Stretching and more. Exercise proves to increase life expectancy, and is a platform for a healthier and happier existence. Byproducts of participating in a regular fitness routine includes higher energy levels, confidence and self-appreciation, as well as mental and physical strength. At NuYu Revolution we take the intimidation out of fitness which makes room for exercise success, a healthier life and a heightened level of self-worth... enhancing the rewards of lifes pleasures forever.
Dear Athletes (past, present and future), As the founder of NuYu Revolution as well as one who's struggled with a painful past, I feel it's relevant to openly share my journey. Decades of deprivation instigated by unsuccessful dieting left me hating myself, eating disordered and obese. I only knew failure with dieting, but was on a mission to beat my big sized body out of my life. Completely committed to be a good dieter and was steadfast to find a way to make it work, it never ever did. Statistics show 95% of diets fail over time. Since the 80's America's fought a war against obesity, still it continues to flourish. Diets have proven to be counterproductive, yet many of us turn to them in search of a healthier way of life. It is severly self-destructive to give up on our power to listen to the needs of our body and hand our nutrititnal survival to a random diet. The further we move from trusting ourselves, the weaker we become. Then we question our ability to take care of ourselves and doubt if left to our own devices that we could do anthing body related without failing in a big way. I'm reminded daily of how I was able to move on in my life when I exercise. Though I didn't like to workout, EVER, fitness paved the way for me to live my life and survive without diets. It took time to break free from the hold diets had on me, but with a steady fitness routine both the dieting and the excess weight went away. This new dedication to my health and wellness began to grow and finally I was able to trust and respect myself like never before.
I discovered my strength in exercise and everything began to fall into place. Now dedicated to empower others who face adversities on their own journeys, I created a haven designed to nurture and strengthen the relationship between the mind, body and soul. At NuYu Revolution, we've learned that "baby steps" over intensity help to form ongoing fitness habits. When people are urged to keep it simple, there's an appetite for exercise, growth and transformation. Our philosophy emphasizes progress not perfection; therefore simply showing up is reason to celebrate. Attainable goals stimulate our palates for growth and it is here that the athletes within us are born. The definition of an athlete is a person who is skilled in practices of physical exercise, which leaves room for people of all different shapes, sizes and capabilities to succeed. It's here where we thrive and can learn to appreciate and respect ourselves again, which is the magic in believing that anything is possible. We look forward to having you join our community. All My Best, Susan Rappaport
Inspiration.The amazing transformation Susan Rappaport made in her own life has inspired her to help others do the same. Struggling with being obese for many years, going from diet to diet without success, she finally realized that incorporating fitness into her routine was the essential key to turning life around.
Today Susan works with clients who are not only battling weight and diet issues, but those who are just beginning their own journey with exercise. Her “Transition to Fitness” credo and belief that “Fitness Buys You Freedom” come to life at NuYu Revolution fitness studio in Manhattan, where Susan offers nurturing support as well as various classes tailored to achieve results and success. “My mission is to make people feel comfortable with fitness, not be intimidated by it. I want my members to raise the bar and see what’s possible for them, without the big gym environment or judgmental atmosphere of many large facilities.”
She has run Marathons and completed Olympic Triathlons. “Its crazy to me that I do what I do. Without fitness, I would still be a yoyo dieter. In all honesty, no one loves to workout ... just the results!" There is a place where exercise clicks for people and they do it matter of factly, NuYu Revolution is the vehicle to that place. Once people get how it's done and taste the rewards, there's just no turning back. ”
Background. A native of California, Susan studied Communications at UCLA then, fell in love with New York City and moved here permanently. She worked at several high-end salons as a hairstylist with a very prestigious following. Eventually Susan ventured out on her own, incorporated image consulting and has since worked with her devoted clientele in enhancing their sense of style.
Susan has numerous health and fitness certifications including ... Private Training, Group Fitness, Indoor Cycling, Mat Pilates and is a Diet and Wellness Consultant. The full Pyramid of support NuYu Revolution offers keeps our newly born athletes in an environment conducive for success. "It's amazing, how much looking good makes us feel good and feeling good makes us look good. Everyone needs to know that! ... they just have to find a path that is welcoming enough to journey down."
A long-established physical therapist and certified personal trainer, Paul Rappaport not only deeply understands the body’s functionality and potential; he has been extremely successful in rehabilitating clients, and helping them to achieve peak condition.
While he heads his own thriving physical therapy and sports rehabilitation practice in Manhattan, Paul also designs specific
benefit-driven classes for NuYu Revolution, a unique new fitness center on the Upper West Side that focuses on beginner and efficient exercise, while gaining optimum fitness as well.
Paul combines an extensive knowledge of the best of personal training with the science and medicine of physical rehabilitation. His professional expertise together with his own history as an NBA-sponsored basketball competitor broadens his understanding of how the body can become injured as well as strengthened and transformed.
Originally from Long Island, Paul earned his undergraduate degree in Psychology and Sociology from Hobart William Smith College where he also played basketball. He went on to earn his personal training certification in 1993, and his Masters in Physical Therapy from the College of Staten Island. Paul next spent 11 years working at the Mount Sinai Sports Therapy Center on Madison Avenue before opening his own practice.
In his vast experience, Paul has treated everyone from top athletes and Hall of Famers to geriatric patients and stroke victims. He feels strongly that good physical therapy is best enhanced by a strong background in personal training, as the two go hand in hand for optimal recovery and conditioning. Many of Paul’s current clients, in fact, who have gone through the rehabilitation process and healed still continue their work with him to do advanced training.
Paul lives on the Upper West Side with his wife Susan, proprietor of NuYu Revolution, and their two sons, and their family pets. He is a big workout enthusiast himself in spare time. Plus he enjoys relaxing at the couple’s vacation home upstate to balance the busy city lifestyle.