Fitness Specialist

Functional, Integrative and Obesity Medicine

Wellness Center located in Ridgewood, NJ

Regular physical activity can leave you feeling more energized, lower your risk of chronic health conditions, stabilize your weight, and even improve your bone strength, among other benefits. If you’re ready to get started on a personalized fitness plan, Amita Kalia, MD, and the team at Functional, Integrative and Obesity Medicine in Ridgewood, New Jersey, can help. Click on the online booking feature, or call to schedule your fitness evaluation by phone.

Fitness Q & A

Why is fitness important?

Fitness isn’t just about losing and maintaining weight (although that’s important). Boosting your physical activity level provides a host of benefits for your overall health and wellbeing. Fitness is important to:


  • Stabilize your moods
  • Improve joint mobility
  • Boost your energy levels
  • Reduce stress and tension 
  • Lower your cholesterol and blood pressure
  • Help you recover quicker after injuries or trauma
  • Strengthen your bones and lower your risk of osteoporosis 
  • Reduce your risk of heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, and stroke


Plus, on average, people who are physically fit live for an average of seven years longer than people who follow sedentary lifestyles and are overweight. 

How can I get started on a fitness plan?

Incorporating a fitness plan into your daily routine can be a challenge; you may not know where to begin. But at Functional, Integrative and Obesity Medicine, you have access to a team of medical professionals, personal trainers, nutritionists, and other fitness experts who collaborate to help you throughout your fitness journey. 


The first step in getting started on your personal fitness plan is to book a consultation at Functional, Integrative and Obesity Medicine. When you come in for your appointment, your dedicated provider:


  • Calculates your body mass index (BMI)
  • Evaluates your personal medical history
  • Discusses any chronic health concerns
  • Learns about your fitness goals 


Your provider counsels you about your optimal fitness level and designs a plan that’s going to work for your needs, your abilities, and of course, your lifestyle. 

What can I expect during my fitness plan?

Throughout your fitness plan from Functional, Integrative and Obesity Medicine, you can expect individualized personal training with a trainer who understands your health and fitness goals. During each appointment your personal trainer:


  • Helps you learn to control your breathing
  • Educates you about proper warm-up and cool-down techniques 
  • Teaches you customized cardio and strength-training exercises
  • Counsels you about ways to increase your physical activity each day


Because Functional, Integrative and Obesity Medicine is home to a team of medical providers, your personal trainer can collaborate with the rest of your health team to track your progress throughout your fitness plan, so you can improve your wellness.


Learn more about the fitness solutions offered at Functional, Integrative and Obesity Medicine by booking a consultation today. Schedule online or by phone.