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Dr. Cooper’s Tackle on Fitness

January 16, 2015 1 comment

As you may have heard in the news, many congratulations are due to Dr. Kenneth Cooper! Last week Dr. Cooper was honored by the football community for his impact on athletes worldwide as a 2015 inductee into National Football Foundation (NFF) Leadership Hall of Fame.

A video tribute was created in his honor with interviews ranging from Troy Aikman to Ray Hunt to family members. As the kickoff event for the College Football Playoff National Championship weekend, the evening honoring Dr. Cooper was held at the Omni Dallas Hotel. The dinner co-chairmen include NFF Board Members and College Football Hall of Fame inductees Troy Aikman (UCLA) and Roger Staubach (Navy), current Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings and former Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert. In addition to the tribute video, various media outlets covered the evening ranging from broadcast, print and radio.

“Our entire nation owes Dr. Cooper our deepest gratitude,” said NFF Chairman Archie Manning. “His teachings and insights have earned him the title as the father of aerobics, and he has espoused a lifestyle that has benefited everybody from top athletes to senior citizens who are simply looking for ways to improve their quality of life. He clearly has defined himself as a leader who challenges the status quo, and has created a brighter future for the next generation.”

United States Representative Roger Williams, a member of NFF Board of Directors, arranged to have an American flag flown over the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C., on Dec. 14, commemorating the induction of Dr. Kenneth Cooper.

Watch the tribute video, view the event photos on Facebook and see all media coverage at

Congratulations to Dr. Cooper!

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 and on the Cooper Aerobics Facebook page. Click here to request a tour of Cooper Fitness Center.

Live Longer, Be Lean, Be Strong!

November 20, 2013 1 comment

Cooper Clinic’s Rick Wilson, MD, FASDS recently published a new book/his first book, Ultimate Health with Tony Jeary, Jennifer Engels, MD, and Tammy Kling.

Ultimate Health isn’t your traditional health book. “This book in intentionally basic and designed for simplicity,” says Wilson.

Dr. Wilson just celebrated his six years as a preventive and cosmetic dermatologist and vein specialist at Cooper Clinic. He said he has always wanted to write a book and is glad he found a team to produce Ultimate Health.

“We wrote this book to change your beliefs about aging and longevity. We want to guide you to developing helpful habits that will add years to your life and life to your years,” Wilson’s co-author, Tammy Kling stated.

The Founder and Chairman of Cooper Aerobics, Kenneth H. Cooper, MD, MPH and his son and CEO Tyler Cooper, MD, MPH contributed to Ultimate Health as along with many other health and wellness experts from Cooper Aerobics.

In the first section of the book, the authors selected 20 areas that can have the most impact on your health from lifestyle to mental management, vision to vitamins. Each topic is covered at-length and has Ultimate Health VIPs (very important points) at the end of each chapter for quick reference.

The second section of the book consists of “Reference Lists of 25”. This includes, 25 Healthy Foods, 25 Unhealthy Foods, 25 Terms to know, 25 Actions to Speed up Your Metabolism and 25 Tools for Your Ultimate Health Tool Chest. And, the third section is packed with Health Tools.

We are proud of Dr. Rick Wilson and his team’ collaboration to create Ultimate Health and help extend our mission at Cooper Aerobics, to Cooperize the World!

Ultimate Health is available on Amazon and Amazon Kindle. Learn more about the Cosmetic & Preventive Dermatology and services by Dr. Rick Wilson at Cooper Clinic here.

Dr. Rick Wilson is a preventive and cosmetic dermatologist and vein specialist at Cooper Clinic. He received a Bachelor of Science from The University of Oklahoma and a Doctor of Medicine at The University of Texas at San Antonio. He completed an internship in internal medicine at The University of Oklahoma, Tulsa and a dermatology residency at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio. Dr. Wilson is certified by the American Board of Dermatology and the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine and author of Ultimate Health: Live Longer – Be Lean – Be Strong! (Carpenters Son Publishing, 2013). Dr. Wilson served in the U.S. Army as a flight surgeon and was Chief of Dermatology at Irwin Army Community Hospital in Fort Riley, Kan.