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"Pilates Doctor" Pays a Visit to Cooper Fitness Center

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DALLAS – (June 9, 2016) – Cooper Fitness Center receives custom-made Pilates equipment by the “Pilates Doctor” himself, Jay Hart on Wednesday, June 15. The new equipment includes reformers, tower wall units and stand-alone cadillacs. Pilates was made popular by dancers and now top performing professional athletes are incorporating it into their training. Since 1999, Cooper Fitness Center has been offering both members and non-members private Pilates sessions that utilize reformers and other Pilates equipment. Cooper Fitness Center’s certified Pilates instructors offer private and semi-private classes seven days a week, which include access to exclusive amenities such as newly-renovated locker rooms.

"My family has been in Pilates equipment manufacturing since 1995,” said Jay Hart. “I handcraft my Pilates pieces in the mountains outside of Boulder, Colorado, using quality solid hardwoods and industrial grade hardware for superior functionality and safety."

The new equipment, which includes a total of 10 pieces, allows clients to have more exercise time during their Pilates sessions, by eliminating the need to remove mats and convert machines for various exercises. Hart’s handmade, custom machines are equipped with premium double-foam padding that provides extra personal comfort for clients. In addition, the new equipment is built with deluxe handles, springs and straps; these features offer a smooth, controlled and effective workout experience.

“We are so pleased to introduce these custom pieces that will bring our Pilates program to an entirely new level,” said Dr. Tyler Cooper, President and CEO of Cooper Aerobics. “Each of our instructors has more than 10 years’ experience and walks alongside each participant throughout their wellness journey. We were founded on fitness more than 46 years ago and our Pilates upgrade is one more way of expanding our mission.”

About Pilates
Pilates is a physical fitness system that was developed in the early 20th century by Joseph Pilates. It is a combination of mat exercise and equipment work. The most common piece of equipment is the reformer. Other pieces include the cadillac, wall towers, the wunda chair and the ladder barrel.

Pilates technique works the body’s core muscles in the abdomen and back, where all movement originates. Benefits include increased overall strength, flexibility, and range of motion, increased stamina and improved circulation. 

About Cooper Aerobics
Cooper Aerobics in Dallas serves as the headquarters for seven health and wellness companies and a research and education nonprofit, The Cooper Institute®, founded in 1970 by Kenneth H. Cooper, MD, MPH. Cooper Aerobics is the health and wellness resource that bases its recommendations on its world-leading body of data and expertise. Through the array of services Cooper offers, millions have been inspired to make good health a habit, helping improve their quality and quantity of life. Cooper Aerobics challenges people to Get Cooperized™ by adopting a healthy living mindset and following eight health guidelines developed by Dr. Cooper. Recog­nized internationally for its effective adult and youth programs, expert professional fitness trainers and sports professionals, Cooper Fitness Center is the fitness center of choice for those who want to join a healthy-living community. For more information, call 866.906.2667 (COOP) or visit Get the latest updates on the Cooper Aerobics Facebook page.