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Pioneering Fitness

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“Fitness is a journey, not a destination, you must continue for the rest of your life.” Kenneth H. Cooper, MD, MPH

More than 46 years ago one man changed the face of fitness. Today millions of people are exercising, not just to enhance their outer appearance but to improve their inner health. While individuals around the globe know exercising is good for them, they may not know who to thank for that life-changing information.

His name is Dr. Kenneth Cooper—the inventor of the word “aerobics” and the philosophy that a healthy body needs moderate amounts of physical exercise. In a single step, Dr. Cooper launched a fitness revolution that has expanded and evolved, becoming larger than just one person. It is a community of people who believe fitness will help them achieve a better, longer, more productive life.

In Dallas, that community is Cooper Fitness Center, led by caring experts who can help you Get Cooperized.

Cooper Aerobics and The Cooper Institute 45th Anniversary, 1970-2015

It all started here. Since 1970, Cooper Aerobics has been inspiring people to live longer, healthier lives.

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