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 her life around. She started by meeting her body where it was and grew stronger, slowly.
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 “Exercise Will Set You Free” 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 see what’s possible in a warm community atmosphere rather than a large gym facility.”
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! We all have a fitness recipe where the rewards are so sweet, there's a desire to keep going."
Background. A native of California, Susan came to visit and fell in love with New York City and moved here permanently. She worked in several high-end salons as a hairstylist with a prestigious following and then, ventured out on her own. She's incorporated both image and physical health and well-being consulting to her repetoir and now guides a devoted clientele to enhance their lives.
Susan's numerous health and fitness certifications include Yoga, Mat Pilates, Cycling, Personal Training and Nutritional Consulting. She believes that a nurturung environment, caring instructors and a full pyramid of support brings fitness success to those who desire to be fit, even if they've been unable to stay with it before. With that in mind, Susan opened NuYu Revolution; a road to exercise welcoming enough to journey down.
Paul Rappaport MSPT
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.