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Cooper Experts at The Perot Museum

Perot-LogoThe Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Downtown Dallas will open to the public tomorrow, Saturday, Dec. 1. Within the museum there will be 11 permanent exhibit halls – ranging from engineering and brain health to sports. And while I am only slightly biased, I am most excited about seeing two of my favorite Cooper Aerobics teammates featured in the Sports Hall.

A few months ago the folks at the Perot Museum contacted us looking for local experts to feature in the Sports Hall. The Sports Hall is more than information on elite athletes; it explores the physics, anatomy and physiology of sports, teaching visitors about the science behind their bodies in motion. To help visitors understand how to get the maximum use out of their body, there will be several interactive “Coaches Corners.”  Two of the coaches you’ll see are Meridan Zerner, MS, RD, CSSD, LD, registered dietitian at Cooper Clinic, and Carla Sottovia, PhD, Director of Fitness and Personal Training Education at Cooper Fitness Center. And while you might not think of Meridan or Carla as “coaches” in the traditional sense, they are definitely two of the best coaches you’ll find when it comes to learning how to live a longer, healthier life.

Here’s a preview of a few things that Meridan and Carla explore in their Coaches’ Corner:

  • As a professional fitness trainer, what resources do you use to help people improve their fitness, and how do you know what works?
  • If you want to be a professional fitness trainer, what type of education is important?
  • What are some of the barriers people face when it comes to exercise, and how can they overcome them?
  • What are some exercises that can improve flexibility, strength, core and power?
  • What benefits will my body experience if I eat a healthier diet for a long time?
  • How can I eat more for my health to make me smarter, leaner, faster and stronger?
  • Is it true that different sports can benefit from different types of diets? What are the differences of eating for different sports?
  • What types of food should endurance athletes eat? How about strength and speed athletes?
  • What do you need to know about sports energy drinks?
  • What are some easy, tasty snacks that will fuel my body?

The bottom line is, you do not have to train like an elite athlete to get the health benefits of exercise.  It’s never too late to make changes to your health, and it’s never too late to feel better.

Are you planning to visit the Perot Museum of Nature and Science? We hope you enjoy Meridan and Carla’s Coaches Corner! Leave a comment below to let us know what you enjoyed most.

This was written by Christine Witzsche former Communications Director at Cooper Aerobics. Christine is no longer with Cooper Aerobics and we wish her all the best with her future endeavors.

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