Cooper Fitness Center is now open at 75% capacity in accordance with state and local guidelines. Regular hours:

  • Monday-Friday: 5 a.m.-9:30 p.m.
  • Saturday: 5:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m.
  • Sunday: 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Click here for Cooper Fitness Center's health and safety guidelines and operational updates.

In addition to the preventive measures we have already taken and in the event of a known COVID-19 exposure, Cooper Aerobics Center follows the guidelines set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the state of Texas.

Ryan Sheppard, MSEd

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Professional Fitness Trainer


  • Bachelor of Science in Education with a concentration in Exercise Science, University of West Alabama
  • Master of Science in Education with a concentration in Exercise Physiology, Baylor University


  • National Strength and Conditioning Association: Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
  • Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association: Strength and Conditioning Coach Certified
  • USA Track and Field: Level 1 Coach


  • Functional Movement Screen: Level I
  • TRX Suspension Training: Level I


  • Fat Loss & Muscle Gain
  • Periodized & Progressive Strength Training
  • Sport-Specific Power, Speed, Agility & Conditioning
  • Injury Prevention & Post-Rehabilitation Training
  • Quality of Life Improvement of All Ages & Abilities


  • Started at Cooper Fitness Center, 2013
  • Georgia Southern University Assistant Strength Coach, 2012-2013
  • The University of Alabama Strength and Conditioning Intern, 2010-2012
  • The University of Alabama Recreation Center Personal Trainer, 2010-2012
  • Birmingham Southern College Head Strength & Conditioning Coach, 2009-2010
  • YMCA Personal Trainer, 2007-2008
  • Athletes’ Performance Intern, 2007
  • Baylor University Graduate Teaching Assistant, 2006-2007
  • Cooper Fitness Center Intern, 2004
  • University of West Alabama Football Team, 2001-2004

To schedule a personal training session, call Ryan at 817.800.2811 or email.