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Three Beginner Exercise Moves for Hips and Legs


Cooper Fitness Center Fitness Director Mary Edwards demonstrates three exercise moves targeting the hips and legs. Great for those new to the gym or can be modified for higher intensity, these exercises can be performed at home or at the gym.

Three Bodyweight Exercises for a Quick Workout


Cooper Fitness Center Professional Fitness Trainer Stephanie Hill demonstrates a lunge/squat sequence, push-up and burpee circuit that can be performed in a short amount of time and without any equipment.

Three Dumbbell Exercises with Proper Form


Incorporating dumbbells into your strength training routine can be simple. Try these three moves from Cooper Fitness Center's Patrick Fisher to get you started, and always make sure to use proper form when lifting weights.

Squat and Plank Variations for Workout Partners


Try these partner variations on the squat and plank to maximize your workout with a friend. Working out as a team can add fun, intensity and accountability to your exercise routine.

SGT Circuit for Strength and Conditioning


Cooper Fitness Center Professional Fitness Trainer Aaron Feldman demonstrates a three-circuit exercise typically found in a Small Group Training (SGT) session.   

Modified Pull-Ups and Bent Over Rows


Cooper Fitness Center Professional Fitness Trainer Aaron Feldman demonstrates two classic pulling exercises, the pull-up and bent over row. Each can be modified to meet a person's fitness needs.

Four Full-Body Exercise Moves for Weight Loss


Cooper Fitness Center Professional Fitness Trainer Angela Horner demonstrates four full-body exercises to increase your workout's intensity and fuel weight loss.

Improve Your Swim Stroke at the Gym


Adding strength training and stretching can help your muscles and joints prepare for your next swim workout. Cooper Fitness Center Professional Fitness Trainer Aaron Feldman demonstrates three exercises to help improve your swimming.

Functional Movement and Strength Training with ViPR


Incorporate ViPR training into your everyday workout routine to add functional movement and strength training. Cooper Fitness Center Director of Fitness Carla Sottovia, PhD, demonstrates a few moves to get you started.

Improve Your Golf Posture with Strength Training


Adjusting your posture through strength training can help with your golf swing, balance and overall fitness. Cooper Fitness Center Professional Fitness Trainer David Williams demonstrates exercises to improve posture for the betterment of your golf game.

Core Exercises to Supplement Triathlon Training


Strengthening your core can help relieve tension caused by repetitive training for swimming, cycling and running. Cooper Fitness Center Professional Fitness Trainer and MAT Specialist Christian Mazur demonstrates core-specific exercises to supplement triathlon training.

What to Expect from Personal Training


Cooper Fitness Center Professional Fitness Trainer Angela Horner explains what to expect when it comes to working with a personal trainer at Cooper Fitness Center. Beyond getting a great workout, trainers can help with functional movement, education and other areas of fitn...

Modifiable SGT Exercises


Cooper Fitness Center Professional Fitness Trainer Aaron Feldman demonstrates three modifiable exercises that are frequently performed in his Small Group Training (SGT) classes.

Home (Workout) for the Holidays


Time constraints can sometimes get in the way of your exercise routine. But, 10 minutes of heart pumping activity is all you need. Cooper Fitness Center Professional Fitness Trainer Melissa Stansell demonstrates a few moves to try when you're short on time.

"Five and Finished" Indoor Workout


Cooper Fitness Center's Angela Horner explains indoor alternatives to outdoor workouts, including a "five and finished" circuit that includes cardio, strength and core work.

Strength Training for Endurance


Cooper Fitness Center Professional Trainer Christian Mazur demonstrates a strength and resistance circuit to add into your endurance training routine.

Building Strength After an Injury


Cooper Clinic Exercise Physiologist Marius Maianu demonstrates the use of resistance bands to build strength while rehabilitating an injury.

Pilates: Fitness for All


Cooper Fitness Center Pilates Trainer Sarah Paxton demonstrates Pilates exercises that can be performed by people at various skill and fitness levels.

Female Focus for Disease Management


Cooper Fitness Center Female Focus Director Colette Cole explains how modification within her program helps participants increase their fitness and reach their goals.

Practicing Martial Arts


Cooper Fitness Center Martial Arts Pro Mike Proctor explains and demonstrates how martial arts are mentally and physically beneficial for both children and adults.

Boxing Basics


Cooper Fitness Center Boxing Pro Derrick James demonstrates boxing moves and training exercises to get you in shape.

Swimming as a Lifelong Sport


Cooper Fitness Center Swim Pro Marni Kerner explains how swimming can be the perfect lifelong sport.

Functional Movement Screening


Cooper Fitness Center's Director of Fitness and Personal Training Education, Carla Sottovia, offers insight into the importance of Functional Movement Screening (FMS) and demonstrates a few of the test's tasks.

Dynamic Warm-Up for Your Workout


Cooper Fitness Center's Heather Abrahamson demonstrates the perfect dynamic warm-up to prep you for your workout.

Aerobic and Strength Training for Weight Loss


A combination of aerobic exercise and strength training is ideal when it comes to a weight loss workout regime.

Summer Swim Safety Tips


Both kids and adults should be prepared for a fun and safe summer of swimming. Cooper Fitness Center Swim Pro Marni Kerner explains more. 

Watch the Do's and Don'ts of Weightlifting at the Gym or at Home


Cooper Fitness Center Professional Fitness Trainer Chris Parker explains the do's and don'ts of lifting weights.

Getting Muscle Relief Through Muscle Activation Techniques Video


Cooper Fitness Center Personal Trainer and MAT Specialist Paul Mossa explains the process of using Muscle Activation Techniques (MAT) as a part of a regular workout routine.

Indoor Cycling 101


Cooper Fitness Center Indoor Cycling Instructor Marianna Clement offers tips and tricks for getting the most out of your cycling class.

Stress-Free Yoga


Cooper Fitness Center group exercise instructor Caryn Sacher Fonberg demonstrates stress-relieving yoga poses and breathing patterns. 

Watch a Quick Drill That Improves Agility on the Tennis Court


Cooper Fitness Center Tennis Pro Corey Noel demonstrates footwork drills that will help improve your quickness and agility.

Rotator Cuff Strengthening Exercises


Professional Fitness Trainer and Muscle Activation Specialist at Cooper Fitness Center demonstrates key exercises to strengthen your rotator cuffs.

Watch a Children's Swim Lesson with Cooper Swim Professional


Swim Professional Marni Kerner gives insight to the basics of a swim lesson at Cooper Fitness Center.

Getting to Know the TRX Suspension Trainer and Its Benefits


James Silvester, Professional Fitness Trainer at Cooper Fitness Center, demonstrates three exercises to try on the TRX suspension trainer.

Watch How to Use the Battle Ropes and Work Out like a Pro


Have you seen the battle ropes in action at Cooper Fitness Center? Learn a few moves from Professional Fitness Trainer Christian Mazur for a full-body workout.

Watch How Martial Arts Helps Self-Defense and Bully Prevention


Martial Arts Pro Mike Proctor at Cooper Fitness Center uses the practice of martial arts to teach self-defense and bully prevention (ages 4+).

Get a Sneak Peek of the Advanced Motion Trainer in Action


Fitness Director Mary Edwards demonstrates a full-body workout using the Precor AMT machine at Cooper Fitness Center.

Strengthen Your Back Muscles with Simple Plank Moves Video


Meridan Zerner, MS, RDN, CSSD, LD, Dietitian and Group Exercise Instructor at Cooper Fitness Center, demonstrates plank exercises to strengthen your back this holiday season.

Watch 5 Total-Body Exercises to Do at Home with Minimal Equipment


Having a hard time making it to the gym? David P. Williams, Professional Fitness Trainer at Cooper Fitness Center, demonstrates a quick circuit of five exercise to do at home with minimal equipment.

Watch the Proper Form to Maintain During a Seated Cable Row


Does your form weaken as you get tired? Cooper Fitness Center Professional Fitness Trainer David H. Williams demonstrates proper form to maintain during a seated cable row.

Prepare for Your Next Run with This Tutorial on Basic Stretches


Before your next 5K or run on the trail, stretch it out with moves from Jamie Cochran, Professional Fitness Trainer at Cooper Fitness Center.

Watch Full-Body Exercises Using a Kettlebell and Medicine Ball


Ryan Sheppard, Cooper Fitness Center Professional Fitness Trainer, demonstrates full-body exercises from Small Group Training using the kettlebell and medicine ball.

Yoga Bridge to Strengthen Back


Cooper Fitness Center's Yoga Instructor, Glenda Twining, demonstrates a bridge to practice for back and core strength.

Sandbells at Cooper Fitness Center


Shannon Edwards , Professional Fitness Trainer at Cooper Fitness Center, recommends sandbells for people of all ages exercising.

Stretch for Pain Relief


Try the "open book stretch" demonstrated by Lisa Hanley , Cooper Fitness Center Professional Fitness Trainer, to relieve pain and increase mobility.

Watch an Impactful Full-Body Exercise Using Only One Tool: ViPR


Cooper Fitness Center's Director of Professional Training and Education, Carla Sottovia , PhD, demonstrates a full-body exercise with the ViPR.

Cooper Fitness Center Foam Roller Muscle Relief Technique Video


Mary Edwards , MS, Cooper Fitness Center Fitness Director, says to think of the foam roller as a massage tool. Watch as Mary demonstrates her favorite moves to reduce muscle tightness.

Watch 3 Strengthening Abdominal Exercises Using a Balance Ball


Try three abdominal exercises frequently performed in Cooper Fitness Center’s Female Focus program.

Low-Impact Pool Resistance Training Exercises Video Demonstration


Cooper Fitness Center Professional Fitness Trainer Aaron Feldman demonstrates resistance training exercises in the pool.

How to Avoid Early Swing in Your Golf Game Video Tutorial


According to the Titleist Performance Institute, 64.3 percent of golfers early extend, which can cause inconsistent ball striking. Cooper Fitness Center Professional Fitness Trainer David H. Williams demonstrates a golf swing with early extension and shows an assessmen...

Learn How to Look and Feel Good with This Pilates Tutorial Video


Cooper Fitness Center Pilates Instructor Sarah Paxton demonstrates two Pilates movements for a full-body workout at any age or fitness level.

Learning About the Benefits of Muscle Activation Technique Video


Robert Treece , Cooper Fitness Center Professional Fitness Trainer and MAT Specialist, breaks down the MAT process to show you what it's all about. Robert worked with David, a Cooper Aerobics Center employee, who has a limited range of movement in his left knee from cycli...

Watch a Core-Strengthening Bender Barre Move Without the Bar


Did you know you can practice Bender Barre exercises at home, without a bar? Watch a core-strengthening demonstration with Cooper Fitness Center's Bender Barre Instructor.

Watch How TRX Suspension Training Works for All Fitness Levels


Cooper Fitness Center Fitness Director Mary Edwards provides an inside look at the benefits of TRX suspension training.

Cooper Expert Demonstrates Correct Lat Pulldown Technique Video


Cooper Fitness Center Professional Fitness Trainer Tonya Gutch works with a client to demonstrate proper form for a lat pulldown.

Stretches for Pre and Post-Workout


Cooper Fitness Center Professional Fitness Trainer Robert Treece demonstrates three easy stretches to incorporate to your pre-workout routine and post-workout.

Watch a Quick and Efficient Tabata Interval Training Workout


  Cooper Fitness Center Professional Trainer Joshua Cuellas provides a four-minute Tabata interval training routine for a quick and efficient workout.

Resistance Training for Your Heart


Professional Fitness Trainer David H. Williams demonstrates a resistance training exercise to benefit heart health.

Fit at Work: 3 Simple Exercises for People with Desk Jobs


Cooper Fitness Center Professional Trainer Aaron Feldman demonstrates three exercises for anyone with a 'desk job' to relieve tight muscles and alleviate bad posture.

Round Out Your Workout


Easy Ways to Get More Reps into Your Daily Workout Routine


Cooper Fitness Center Professional Trainer Christian Mazur demonstrates an ascending/descending rep strategy to knockout more reps during this busy holiday season.

Daily Strength, Power and Core Exercises Video Tutorial


Cooper Fitness Center Professional Trainer Joshua Cuellas performs three simple strength, power and core exercises to maximize your workout.

Power Up Your Power Walk


Cooper Fitness Center Director of Fitness  Mary Edwards shows us how to maximize a walking workout.

Cardio-Friendly Jump Rope Moves Instructional Video


Instructional Video Teaches the Essentials of the Curtsy Lunge


Cooper Fitness Center Sports Dietitian and Group Exercise Instructor Meridan Zerner demonstrates a lunge with a twist, the curtsy lunge.

Watch and Learn Some Yoga Moves That Strengthen Your Core


Glenda Twining, Cooper Fitness Center Yoga Instructor demonstrates two effective yoga moves to strengthen your core.

Pro Tips for Preventing Running Injuries with Correct Technique


Basic Techniques of Interval Training Instructional Video


Cooper Fitness Center Sports Dietitian and Group Exercise Instructor Meridan Zerner demonstrates proper posture and form for interval training on our new Precor cardio equipment.

Straight Leg Bridge


Cooper Fitness Center Professional Fitness Trainer Christian Mazur demonstrates a lower back exercise to strengthen your back and provide relief from back pain.

Learning the Principles of Energy Density Training Video


Cooper Fitness Center Director of Fitness Mary Edwards demonstrates two exercise moves to use during your next EDT workout.

Builders and Breakers Game Combines Activity with Mental Dexterity


Shannon Edwards, Director of IGNITE! at Cooper Fitness Center in Dallas, explains a cone game to keep your kids active and having fun.

Cooper Group Instructor Demonstrates Correct Cycling Posture Video


Cooper Fitness Center Sports Dietitian and Group Exercise Instructor Meridan Zerner shows the adjustments you can make on a stationary bike to keep your body in the correct position throughout your workout.

Dynamic Stretching for Fitness Training Techniques Video


April Swales , Professional Fitness Trainer at Cooper Fitness Center Dallas , shows a dynamic stretching move to warm-up your muscles before you begin your workout routine.

Add Pillar Planks to Your Daily Workout Video Demonstration


James Silvester , Professional Fitness Trainer at Cooper Fitness Center Dallas , demonstrates a form of isometric training with three different modifications, so you can adjust your workout to complement your fitness level.

Learn the Basics of Fueling Your Body for Your Fitness Goals


Cooper Clinic Registered Dietitian Meridan Zerner, MS, RD, CSSD, LD , talks about how you can fuel your body to conquer your workouts.  

Learn Proper Elliptical Technique for Fat Burning in This Video


Zack Barksdale Professional Fitness Trainer at Cooper Fitness Center Dallas shows how you can burn more calories and work more muscle groups on the elliptical trainer.    

Cooper Fitness Foam Roller Muscle Recovery Technique Video


Mary Edwards, MS , Fitness Director and Professional Fitness Trainer at Cooper Fitness Center Dallas , demonstrates how foam rolling can help your body recover from being in an overtrained state .

Smart Heart Nutrition


Cooper Clinic Registered Dietitian Meridan Zerner, MS, RD, CSSD, LD , talks about how you can create a smart heart to-do list to boost your heart health and nutrition plan.

Learning the Keys to the Proper Walking and Running Form


Will Lawrence, Professional Fitness Trainer and Running Pro at Cooper Fitness Center Dallas , demonstrates proper walking and running form to execute in your workout routine.

Our Trainer Demonstrates a Single-Leg Romanian Dead Lift


April Swales Professional Fitness Trainer at Cooper Fitness Center Dallas , demonstrates a movement that utilizes your core, along with larger muscle groups to increase your heart rate and calories burned.

Cooper Fitness Trainer Core and Trunk Training Tutorial Video


Robert Treece Professional Fitness Trainer at Cooper Fitness Center Dallas , demonstrates the proper technique to use when strengthening your core and trunk.

Setting S.M.A.R.T. goals


Cooper Clinic Registered Dietitian Meridan Zerner , MS, RD, CSSD, LD offers tips to set S.M.A.R.T. goals as you commit to a healthy lifestyle in the New Year.

Watch How to Warm Up with Stretches Before an Outdoor Workout


Christian Mazur Professional Fitness Trainer at Cooper Fitness Center Dallas , demonstrates a quick warm-up before you begin an outdoor workout.

Deadlift and Press Muscle Strengthening Demonstration Video


Lucy Fowler, Group Exercise Instructor at Cooper Fitness Center Dallas , shows a high intensity interval training exercise to maximize your calorie burn and strengthen multiple muscle groups.

Ever Wondered What Happens Inside Your Body After a Holiday Meal?


Cooper Clinic Physician Dr. Emily Hebert , MD discusses the physiology of what happens in your body after you eat a big holiday meal.

Simple Substitutions Help Control Your Diet During the Holidays


Meridan Zerner , MS, RD, CSSD, LD, a Cooper Clinic Registered Dietitian, offers advice on how to keep your diet under control throughout the holidays with simple substitutions in your favorite recipes.

Stability Ball Roll-Out


Shannon Edwards , Professional Fitness Trainer at Cooper Fitness Center Dallas , demonstrates a great exercise that targets your core, back muscles and shoulders.

How to Minimize the Effects of Stress on Those With Diabetes


Cooper Clinic Physician, Dr. Emily Hebert , MD discusses the impact stress has on diabetes and how you can manage your stress for a healthier life.  

Planking Your Way to a Solid Body Foundation Video Tutorial


Colette Cole , Female Focus Director at Cooper Fitness Center Dallas demonstrates an elbow plank to help you develop a solid foundation for your body.  

Cooper Dietitian Discusses Food Addiction and Prevention Video


Meridan Zerner , MS, RD, CSSD, LD, a Cooper Clinic Registered Dietitian, discusses how a craving can become a real food addiction.

Strengthening Your Core with Cable Chop Exercises Video


David H. Williams , certified Golf Fitness Specialist at Cooper Fitness Center Dallas demonstrates a cable chop exercise to strengthen your core.

Cooper Dietitian Advice on How to Avoid Mindless Snacking Video


Meridan Zerner , MS, RD, CSSD, LD, a  Cooper Clinic  Registered Dietitian, discusses how to find the willpower to master mindless snacking during your busy work week.

High-Intensity Tabata Training


David P. Williams , Professional Fitness Trainer at Cooper Fitness Center Dallas demonstrates a Tabata interval training workout that can transform your body and your exercise routine.

Simple Recovery Exercises


Conquer the flu and winter season with this simple exercise routine demonstrated by Jamie Cochran, Professional Fitness Trainer at Cooper Fitness Center Dallas .

Cooper Monkey Mountain Climbing Technique Fitness for Kids Video


Heather Abrahamson, Fitness Specialist at Cooper Fitness Center Dallas, demonstrates a fun exercise to help kids build strong muscles this school year.

Start the School Year Off Right


With the new school year just around the corner, parents are in the midst of back-to-school preparations for their child. Cooper Clinic preventive medicine physician, Dr. Emily Herbert , offers simple reminders to get your child’s school year off to the right start.

Watch the Push-Up Move Kids Perform for FITNESSGRAM® Test


Mike Harper with The Cooper Institute demonstrates the push-up move kids perform during FitnessGram ® testing and how to prepare.

Sports Nutrition


Meridan Zerner , MS, RD, CSSD, LD, a Cooper Clinic Registered Dietitian, discusses which foods and nutrients keep elite athletes at the top level and how it may compare to your daily diet.

One Two Punch Combination


Derrick James , Boxing Pro at Cooper Fitness Center Dallas, demonstrates a boxing move aimed to strengthen lower body and increase cardio.

Learning Basic Cardio Intense Jumping Jack Moves Video Tutorial


Nancy Freid, Water Aerobics Instructor at Cooper Fitness Center Dallas, demonstrates a calorie-blasting move for the pool.

Watch a Superman Move That Strengthens Core and Improves Posture


Joshua Cuellas , Professional Fitness Trainer at Cooper Fitness Center Dallas, demonstrates a core-strengthening move that also improves posture.

Moves for Kids


April Swales , Professional Fitness Trainer at Cooper Fitness Center Dallas, shows two moves perfect for kids this summer.

Enjoying Summer Grilling Season Doesn't Have to Mean Eating Poorly


Meridan Zerner , MS, RD, CSSD, LD, a Cooper Clinic Registered Dietitian, discusses the healthiest ways to grill your favorite meats and vegetables this summer.

Squat With Reach Video Tutorial by Cooper Trainer Debi Wilkins


Debi Wilkins , Professional Fitness Trainer at Cooper Fitness Center Dallas, shows a total-body move incorporating strength and stretching.

Watch How a Pilates Teaser Helps Strengthen Core Muscles


Mary Ellen Elkhay, Pilates Instructor at Cooper Fitness Center Dallas, demonstrates a core-focused Pilates move helping you strengthen your core muscles.

Listen to Why Breakfast Is the Most Important Meal of the Day


Meridan Zerner , MS, RD, CSSD, LD, a Cooper Clinic Registered Dietitian, discusses why eating a healthy breakfast is the best way to start off the day and which foods are the right choices.

Split Jump


David Williams , Professional Fitness Trainer at Cooper Fitness Center Dallas, demonstrates an effective boot camp move to strengthen your lower body.

Watch These Pointers for the Best Ways to Walk for Exercise


Walking is a great way to get in shape while applying minimal stress to your joints. Find out the best ways to walk for your health. Cooper Fitness Center Professional Fitness Trainer Christian Mazur explains the best ways to walk for fitness.

Learn a Quick Stretch to Elongate Your Stride While Jogging


Christian Mazur , Professional Fitness Trainer at Cooper Fitness Center Dallas, demonstrates a quick stretch to practice before or after walking or jogging.

Healthy Aging


Are you dedicating yourself to a Cooperized lifestyle? Becoming Cooperized means to work on your mind, body and soul while maintaining health and having fun in the process. If you're living this life, you?ve started the healthy aging process that our founder, Kenneth...

Watch and Learn Soothing Self-Massage Techniques to Decompress


No matter what makes up your daily routine (working at a desk, commuting, taking care of kids) stress can sneak up and cause unwanted aches and tension. Stress can cause harmful reactions to your body including headaches, high blood pressure, heart problems, anxiety and mo...

Watch How to Boost Endurance and Quickness on the Basketball Court


Coleman Crawford , Basketball Pro at Cooper Fitness Center Dallas, demonstrates an agility move to help with endurance and quickness.

Harnessing the Power of Good Nutrition to Cope with Stress


Stress has a direct and indirect effect on your weight. Often, stress causes unwanted weight gain. Meridan Zerner , MS, RD, CSSD, LD discusses the best ways to manage stress with a healthy diet plan.

Single-Leg Dead Lift Technique Whole Body Training Video Tutorial


April Harris Swales , Professional Fitness Trainer at Cooper Fitness Center Dallas, demonstrates a strength training move that works the entire body.

Cooper Physician Gives Tips on How to Keep a Healthy Family Video


Healthy habits should be a family effort for kids and adults alike. Cooper Clinic Preventive Medicine Physician, Emily Hebert , MD, discusses helpful ways to incorporate healthy habits into daily family routine. Her tips include healthy eating, exercise and enjoying qua...

Using Nutrition to Combat the Health Risks of High Blood Pressure


Meridan Zerner , MS, RD, CSSD, LD, Cooper Clinic Registered Dietitian tells you how to naturally manage your blood pressure with a few nutritional tips. Try her advice next time you visit your favorite restaurant or sit down for a family dinner.

Dumbbell Squat Curl to Press Video Tutorial for Weight Training


Shannon Edwards , a Cooper Fitness Center Professional Fitness Trainer demonstrates a Dumbbell Squat to Press which helps keep your heart rate up during weight training.

Watch How Proper Spine Alignment Can Improve Your Running


The alignment of your spine and core is essential for cardiovascular exercise. Learn the proper alignment for running and walking as well as how to keep it strong from Cooper Fitness Center Running Pro, Will Lawrence.

The Eight Simple Steps to Cooperizing Your Way to Longevity


Are you unsure where your health stands? Do you want to live a healthy lifestyle but don't know where to start? Kenneth H. Cooper , MD, MPH, Founder and Chairman of Cooper Aerobics, developed eight steps to Get Cooperized , helping you live a longer and healthier life....

Using Martial Arts to Learn Techniques for Self-Defense


Mike Proctor , Martial Arts Professional at Cooper Fitness Center in Dallas, demonstrates a self-defense move.  

A Simple Mini Band Technique to Alleviate Muscle Tension


Mary Edwards , Fitness Director and Professional Fitness Trainer at Cooper Fitness Center in Dallas, demonstrates how to relieve tension in your muscles.

It's Never Too Late to Learn How to Start to Eat Healthy


Meridan Zerner , MS, RD, CSSD, LD, a Cooper Clinic Registered Dietitian, offers simple and effective ways to gradually bring healthy eating habits into your life. It’s easier than you might think!