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There’s a common misconception in the fitness world: that pain is the indicator of a good, hard workout and without it, you won’t achieve your goals. Cooper Fitness Center explains why “no pain, no gain,” is nothing but a myth.
You’ve signed up for your first 5K, 10K or half-marathon, now where do you start with the training? Get tips for running your first race of each distance from Cooper Fitness Center.
Are you tired of working out on your own? Do you struggle to find the motivation to get to the gym? Try Cooper Fitness Center’s Small Group Training.
If you’re suffering from back pain, yoga may be just what you need. Try these four recommended yoga poses from Cooper Fitness Center to relieve muscle tension.
They may look like a lot of fun (and they are) but Sandbells are also an excellent fitness tool for improving strength and dexterity. Learn three Sandbell exercises to use next time you’re at the gym.
Pain and injuries are an all too common fact of life. Do you feel like an injury has derailed your fitness goals? Find out how to exercise safely, even when injured or in pain.
Most everyday movements require multiple muscle groups working together, so why spend your time training one muscle group at a time in the gym? Learn more about the benefits of functional training.
Sore muscles go hand-in-hand with a good workout, right? What if there was a way to help reduce muscle soreness post-workout? Learn how to recover from your workouts with the help of a foam roller.
Women: are you frustrated with a “one size fits all” approach to fitness that just doesn’t seem to fit you? Cooper Fitness Center offers a unique, women only, fitness program designed to address the individual needs of every woman.
When summer temperatures rise, working up a sweat in the gym may not sound very appealing. Why not jump in the pool for a water-based workout instead? Get tips on how to get fit in the pool this summer and learn the benefits of swimming for exercise.
Heading to the links this summer? Or picking up your clubs after time away from the golf course? Cooper Fitness Center Golf Fitness Specialist shares five things every beginner golfer should know.
Want to build muscle strength without adding bulk? Do you need to correct posture and improve mobility? Get the scoop on Pilates, a form of exercise that does all this and more.
Adding extra weight in the gym to particular muscles or muscle groups with weakness can cause damage. Instead, you should first identify the cause of your muscle weakness.
Target your core, strength, power and metabolic conditioning for an effective and efficient workout performed on a suspension system. Learn the ins and outs from our Fitness Director.
Are the weight machines at the gym like a comfort blanket to you, or do you think weight machines don’t qualify as a “real” workout? Learn the pros and cons of weight machines and when and how to use them for maximum benefit.
Been thinking about trying tennis? No matter your age or current skill level, learn to play tennis and you can enjoy the lifelong physical and psychological benefits of the sport, thus it’s moniker the “sport for a lifetime.”
Short on time? Don’t ditch your workout. Keep your heart healthy with exercises that will boost your heart rate in a short amount of time.
Too tired to exercise? Think eating healthy is expensive? Just don’t have time? Break through these common excuses and find the motivation you need to eat healthy and exercise.
Cardio, strength training, stretching and flexibility. How do you know which elements of exercise you need most in your fitness regimen? Learn how to tailor your workout to your needs.
Variety is the “spice of life.” It’s also the key to a healthy and efficient workout routine. Fend off boredom and fatigue by rounding out your workout with cardio, strength training and stretching.
Are you among the 92 percent of Americans who make New Year’s Resolutions but fail to actually achieve them? The key to keeping your health and fitness resolutions is making your resolutions your lifestyle. These seven tips will inspire you to make (and keep) your 2014 New Year’s Resolutions.
If getting fit is on your list (as it is for many Americans), now is the time to start making your plan. Planning to work with a personal trainer to achieve this goal? Check out this guide to selecting the best personal trainer for you.
November is American Diabetes Month. Diet and exercise are your defensive line against diabetes. How is your defense holding up?
Jumping rope isn’t just a game for kids. It’s a simple (and affordable!) way for jumpers of all ages to blast calories.
Fuelband, Fitbit, Jawbone. You’ve probably seen these fitness tools around people’s wrists, but are they really worth your money?
Have you hit a plateau in your workout where you’re not seeing improvement in your fitness level or losing weight? It could be because you’re doing the same thing every day. For the most “bang for your buck,” you’ve got to add variety into your workout.
Considering barefoot running? Learn why Cooper Clinic Physician Dr. Riva Rahl prefers that you keep your shoes on.
Yoga isn’t just for meditation and relaxation, it is actually a great workout for strengthening and toning your body. Learn how to improve your core with yoga just in time for National Yoga Month!
There is plenty of research on the health benefits of exercise, but do certain sports, such as tennis, provide additional benefits? Learn why you should play and how to improve your game.
Any form of aerobic exercise is good for your health, but swimming offers additional benefits. So dive in and start enjoying the health benefits of aquatic exercise.
Whether you’re looking to lose weight or simply get fit, there are thousands of online tools available at your fingertips. Check out our Top 5 picks.
Do you have a desk job? Are you experiencing low back and neck and shoulder pain? Find out the best workouts to strengthen your back and neck and relieve back pain.
If you’re tired of putting in hours of work at the gym and seeing few results, switch your exercise program to one focusing on Energy Density Training.
Check out these fitness and exercise tips for the whole family.
Cycling is a great workout that is easily adjustable to any fitness level. Find out the benefits of cycling and why you shouldn’t be intimidated by this low-impact, highly efficient workout.
Strengthen your legs, improve stability and flexibility and prevent injury with these 10 exercises.
Today adults are more sedentary than ever before. Follow these tips to get moving.
What are the best aerobic activities? Find out which ones make the list and how they can improve your health.
Do you have trouble spots on your body that you'd like to disappear? Develop a fitness plan that can increase your lean mass and help you lose weight.
Looking to rejuvenate your exercise plan? Learn how you can adjust your workouts for optimal success.
Discover how High-Intensity Interval Training can maximize your total caloric expenditure and productivity in your workouts.
The holidays can take a toll on your overall fitness level. Find out how you can stay on track throughout the holiday season.
Learn how individualized fitness programs can empower and educate you to reach your health goals.
Find out how you can improve your golf game and improve your fitness at the same time.
Here is everything you need to know to create an exercise routine that fits in your busy lifestyle.
Should you exercise when you’re sick or get some rest? We have everything you need to know to make the decision and stay healthy and fit this cold and flu season.
Resistance bands are a versatile and effective way to tone your muscles. Try these three moves to kick start your new strength training routine.
Looking for ways to get your kids up and moving? Read our top five play date ideas.
The Cooper Institute’s FitnessGram is a widely used fitness assessment in America’s schools. Learn about the program and what’s in store for the future.
Cool down this summer with water aerobics. These exercises will get you in shape and keep you out of the rising heat!