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

45th Anniversary, 1970-2015
Celebrating 45 years and continuing to inspire millions to live longer, healthier lives.
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Cooper Aerobics Center Dallas
12200 Preston Road
Dallas, TX 75230
972.560.2667 (COOP)
866.906.2667 (COOP)

What’s in a name?  In the case of health and wellness, everything. 

That name is Cooper.

Kenneth H. Cooper, MD, MPH, pioneered the concept of preventive medicine and continues to be an international authority on how to live a healthy lifestyle. For anyone who has seen him in action, at age 83, he is a living, breathing example of what consistent exercise, proper nutrition, proper supplementation, maintaining a healthy weight and stress management can do for a person. He preaches these pillars as ways to achieve the best quality and quantity of life possible… we call it getting Cooperized.

And no doubt you’ve heard the word “aerobics” before—a term coined by Dr. Cooper. He invented the revolutionary fitness concept and introduced it to the world through his 1968 bestseller Aerobics. Dr. Cooper has seen aerobics’ highs and lows—from influencing professional athletics to being confused for dance fads. It’s been lauded and loved, misunderstood and (let’s face it) misspelled, too.

But Dr. Cooper, the “father of aerobics,” has persevered through it all. He has lived his life to help improve the lives of others. And he chose to concentrate his world-reaching efforts in the heart of North Dallas at the renowned Cooper Aerobics Center.  

Cooper Aerobics Center in Dallas is an international leader in health and wellness research, education, products and services—all designed to help people achieve optimum health and fitness at every stage of life. Founded in 1970, Dr. Cooper had the foresight to first open The Cooper Institute to base all on his work on research and establish scientific legitimacy from "faddism."

Today, the 30-acre Cooper Aerobics Center is home to The Cooper Institute 501(c)(3) and seven diverse entities. A second location—Cooper Aerobics Center at Craig Ranch—opened in 2006 in McKinney, Texas.

Dr. Cooper is not alone in his quest to help individuals and company executives and employees live healthier, happier lives.  He is joined by his son, Tyler C. Cooper, MD, MPH, and more than 550 teammates (employees) committed to delivering the highest level of caring, compassionate customer service.

We invite you to Get Cooperized! for a better life.