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The Facts About Warming Up and Cooling Down

The Facts About Warming Up and Cooling Down


Is it really necessary to warm-up before a workout or cool down after exercise? Cooper Fitness Center’s Wellness and Sports Pro Manager Heather Abrahamson explains.

Strength Training vs. Aerobic Training: Which is Best for Weight Loss?

Strength Training vs. Aerobic Training: Which is Best for Weight Loss?


Which type of exercise is the best to help you burn fat and shed unwanted pounds? Find out the secret to getting the most out of your time at the gym.

Summer Fun Should Include Pool Safety

Summer Fun Should Include Pool Safety


Spending time in the pool is one of the best ways to pass the hot summer days. Keep your kids safe in and around the water with these tips.

Strengthening Muscles with Battle Ropes and Free Weight Techniques

Strengthening Muscles with Battle Ropes and Free Weight Techniques


Have you wondered what the long, large ropes you’ve seen in the gym have to do with exercise? Battle ropes are an exciting tool used in strength training and can be as effective at improving overall strength as lifting free weights.

Restoring Flexibility with Muscle Activation Techniques (MAT)

Restoring Flexibility with Muscle Activation Techniques (MAT)


Muscle Activation Techniques is often used during rehab from injuries, but MAT isn’t only for the injured or the athlete. Learn more about MAT from Cooper Fitness Center MAT specialist Paul Mossa.

Training and Safety Tips for Getting the Most Benefit from Cycling

Training and Safety Tips for Getting the Most Benefit from Cycling


Cycling has become an increasingly popular sport, as it offers a number of health benefits and is an excellent workout option. Learn more cycling tips and tricks from Cooper Fitness Center Indoor Cycling Instructor, Marianna Clement.

The Real Reason Yoga Is a Stress-Relieving Exercise

The Real Reason Yoga Is a Stress-Relieving Exercise


More than meditation, yoga is a physical activity that relieves stress. Focused breathing and proper posture are key when it comes to practicing yoga and leaving your worries behind.

Useful Fitness Training Tips and Drills for All Tennis Players

Useful Fitness Training Tips and Drills for All Tennis Players


Tennis requires specific conditioning to get the body in shape for the quick movements and power bursts needed to play. Learn tennis-specific conditioning tips from Cooper Fitness Center Tennis Pro Corey Noel.

Protecting Your Body from Painful Rotator Cuff Injuries

Protecting Your Body from Painful Rotator Cuff Injuries


Injuries to the rotator cuff are common in people who play sports such as golf or tennis, or whose job or lifestyle requires frequently lifting heavy objects overhead. Strength and flexibility training can prevent a number of injuries to the rotator cuff.

Overcoming Fear of Water

Overcoming Fear of Water


Fear of the water is common, even in adults, but learning water safety skills and how to swim can build the confidence needed.

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