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Cooper Fitness Center Renovation Celebration

In February Cooper Fitness Center celebrated the completion of its $7.5 million renovation. We marked this milestone the Cooperized way with a ribbon run-through and media were on-hand to capture the moment. We also had a members’ event and Cooper Aerobics teammates (employees) demonstrated exercises in each of the newly-renovated areas.

Not only did the renovation bring expansion to the facility, modern technology and beautiful finishings, but it was a milestone in the aerobics movement Dr. Kenneth H. Cooper started in 1968. Watch the video below to hear about Dr. Cooper’s impact and the vision his son, Dr. Tyler Cooper, has for Cooper Fitness Center to Cooperize the next generation.


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The next phase of the campus-wide renovation is Cooper Hotel & Conference Center. Read the press release, see photos of the progress and stay tuned!

Cooper Hotel & Conference Center Begins Renovation

Drs. Kenneth and Tyler Cooper pull up old carpet in Cooper Hotel to bring in the new!

Drs. Kenneth and Tyler Cooper pull up old carpet in Cooper Hotel to bring in the new!

The construction hats have moved from Cooper Fitness Center to Cooper Hotel! A new look is now in progress at Cooper Hotel. As part of Cooper Aerobics Center’s multi-million dollar renovation, we’re refreshing our guest and meeting rooms and public spaces. Blending elegant sophistication with modern touches, guests will stay well at Cooper Hotel. The renovation will be completed this summer.

Nestled in the heart of Cooper Aerobics Center in Dallas, Cooper Hotel & Conference Center is the place to stay well. Cooper Hotel offers spacious rooms with resort amenities and beautiful outdoor grounds for a weekend getaway, wedding or social event. Cooper Hotel also provides a place for business leaders to connect well with nearly 8,000 square feet of gathering space for groups up to 250 and full-service catering with healthy options. We offer corporate travel rates, complete/day meeting packages and multi-day conferences, with wellness lectures, fitness breaks and teambuilding sessions available.

The renovation is refreshing all 61 guest rooms, two of the 900-plus square foot meeting rooms, the outdoor pool area and corridors. The new carpet, paint, lighting and custom furnishings will transform the interiors, blending elegant sophistication with modern touches. Read full media release.

With an expected completion date of summer 2014, guests may obtain the latest updates on the Cooper Hotel renovation on the Cooper Aerobics Facebook page. Providing easy access to all Cooper has to offer, some might say Cooper Hotel is where you come to recuperate. We like to say ReCooperize. Book a room or meeting today!

Peanut Butter at Cedars Woodfire Grill at Cooper Aerobics

February 26, 2014 Leave a comment

From smoothies comes a tasty, healthier peanut butter! When in Cedars recently, the manager, Justin Self, was delivering a jar of freshly-made peanut butter. I overheard the conversation and asked to learn more. Members, trainers and guests asked about the type of peanut butter that was used to make the smoothies. To cut back on sugar and fat, Justin wanted to provide a healthier option. He decided to make his own peanut butter to eliminate the mystery. He said, “You should know what’s in your food. We get the creamy texture by heating the peanuts and using all-natural friction, not hexabromocyclododecane.” And yes, hexabromocyclododecane is a word—it is a chemical that generates heat.

Now nearly all of the employees at our location have been trained to create this simply delicious recipe. Although it is not on the menu yet, it’s something to ask for! Made with only peanuts and sea salt, it is lower in calories and very tasty. Next time you are in Cedars Woodfire Grill at Cooper Aerobics, ask for a sample! An eight-ounce mason jar is sold for $6.75 (pre-tax). They also created a second recipe with local honey for a sweeter taste, sold for $7.75 (pre-tax).

Cedars Woodfire Grill at Cooper Aerobics opened in July 2013 as part of the multi-million dollar renovation of Cooper Fitness Center. Cedars Woodfire Grill has two other locations—one in Plano and one in Frisco, but our location is the only Cedars to serve breakfast and smoothies. The “eat well, live well, feel good” philosophy is a natural fit for Cooper Aerobics. Click here to learn more about the relationship between Cooper Aerobics and Cedars Woodfire Grill.

If you’re in the Dallas area, stop by and give Cedars a try. We’re open to the public for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Download the menu and call 972.560.2700 with any questions or a to-go order.

Cooper Fitness Center Unveils Multi-Million Dollar Renovation

February 11, 2014 2 comments

Today it’s hard to grasp that exercise was not a part of daily life in the ’70s. Dr. Cooper first opened Cooper Fitness Center, Dallas in 1972 and it was rebuilt in 1982 after a fire.

Dr. and Mrs. Kenneth Cooper
1982 (left)  |  2014 (right)  

Dr. and Mrs. Kenneth Cooper
with son Dr. Tyler Cooper (CEO of Cooper Aerobics Enterprises)
and his wife, Angie, and kids

Feb. 5, 2014

In April 2012, we began a $7.5 million renovation and Feb. 5, 2014 we celebrated the completion of the renovation. To mark this milestone, we invited local media to join the ceremonial event. Instead of a ribbon-cutting ceremony we did it the Cooperized way and had a ribbon run-through!

Drs. Cooper ran through the ribbon being held by Roger Staubach and Troy Aikman in the newly-renovated lobby of Cooper Fitness Center. Roger and Troy, who have many things common, also have something else in common that not everyone knows—they are Cooperized! Members of Cooper Fitness Center, they have both been supporters of Cooper Aerobics for many years. Did you know Roger was a patient of Dr. Cooper’s in the ’70s? And Troy is co-chairman of the Healthy School Zone Recognition Program at The Cooper Institute?

“A few years ago, as we were looking at where we were as an organization and where we needed to go, we recognized that for a very nice, high-end fitness center, we were dealing with a 1982 building,” said Dr. Tyler Cooper, CEO of Cooper Aerobics Enterprises and the son of “Father of Aerobics” Dr. Kenneth Cooper. “We realized that that we needed to take a few steps back to move forward and improve the experience of our membership.”

Read the news release and see highlights from The Dallas Morning News, Dallas Business Journal, D Daily Healthcare, Preston Hollow Advocate and others here.

Not only did we celebrate with the media, but also with Cooper Fitness Center members and staff. We were open throughout the renovation to continue providing services to our members. As you can imagine, they went through much transition to have the renovated building we have today.

At the member celebration, Cooper Aerobics and Cooper Fitness Center staff volunteered to demonstrate activities in each of the areas within the fitness center. Our members and their guests enjoyed seeing programs like TRX in Small Group Training, Private Pilates, Yoga, Indoor Cycle, Group Exercise and spa treatments in Cooper Spa.

“We have accomplished a lot since we first opened Cooper Fitness Center more than 40 years ago,” Dr. Tyler Cooper said. “[With the renovated facility], we are equipping the next generation to live better, longer, more productive lives.”

See more photos of the renovated facility at cooperfitnesscenter.com and on the Cooper Aerobics Facebook page. Click here to request a tour of Cooper Fitness Center.

Cooper Fitness Center Renovation Milestone: Make Your Mark

September 10, 2012 Leave a comment

The foundation for the new Cooper Fitness Center is laid! Yesterday we celebrated this major renovation milestone at our “Make Your Mark” event. Drs. Kenneth and Tyler Cooper, Cooper Fitness Center members and employees wrote  well-wishes on the foundation of the new fitness center. These messages will be unspoken encouragement for Cooper Fitness Center members aiming to live healthier, happier lives by making fitness a part of their life.

With fun activities, frozen yogurt from Pinkberry® and delicious treats from Whole Foods and Vitamin Water, good times were had by all at yesterday’s celebration. Thanks to everyone who came out and enjoyed the event. For those of you that couldn’t make it, check out these photos from the event.

Now that the foundation is laid, it’s time to start building up. This month the vertical support beams will be installed and the framework for the new building will begin to go up.

Cooper Family at the CFC Renovation Make Your Mark Party

Dr. Tyler Cooper signing the new CFC foundation.

Cooper Teammates at the Make Your Mark Party

Cooper Fitness Center Members Signing the Foundation

Visit our Facebook page for construction updates and additional photos.

Cooper Fitness Center Starts Multi-Million Dollar Renovation

Today is a big day for Cooper Fitness Center and Cooper Aerobics. With our members, employees and media guests here to celebrate, we’ve got big news to announce. See the news release here.

  • 10:05 – Dr. Kenneth Cooper discusses the 1982 reopening of the fitness center

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  • 10:13 – Roger Staubach talks about his time at Cooper Fitness Center amd Dr. Cooper’s importance in the health and wellness world.

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  • 10:17 – Dr. Tyler Cooper announces a $6.5 million dollar renovation for Cooper Fitness Center.

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  • 10:20 – Dr. Tyler Cooper introduces the new restaurant to open with the new fitness center, Cedars Woodfire Grill. This will be the restaurant’s first Dallas location.

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  • 10:25 – Dr. Tyler Cooper begins demolition!

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  • 10:30 – Everyone is enjoying Cedars!

Watch this video of Dr. Tyler Cooper operating the excavator to start demolition on the Cooper Fitness Center.