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Breathe new life into your weightlifting routine. Cooper Fitness Center Professional Fitness Trainer Ryan Sheppard, MSEd, elaborates on proper breathing techniques to improve the quality of your strength training workout.
To feel your best physically, you must first be able to move your best. Cooper Fitness Center Professional Fitness Trainers Clay Fredrickson, DPT, PT, and Carla Sottovia, PhD, share the importance of flexibility and mobility in your exercise routine.
How can you maximize your potential by knowing your maximum heart rate? Cooper Fitness Center Professional Fitness Trainer Debi Wilkins, MS, shares the benefits of a different take on HIIT workouts by emphasizing cardio.
Looking for a workout plan that is as short as it is efficient? Maximize your time with a convenient, zero equipment workout that can be done virtually anywhere. Cooper Fitness Center Professional Fitness Trainer Lara Price discusses the benefits of total body weight workouts.
Can exercise boost your immune system? Cooper Fitness Center Director of Education Carla Sottovia, PhD, elaborates on the relationship between physical activity and immunity against disease.
Is power training the same as strength training? Ryan Sheppard, MSEd, Professional Fitness Trainer at Cooper Fitness Center, explains the difference and the plus sides of power training.
Exercise is key to preventing disease. Cooper Fitness Center Director of Fitness Mary Edwards, MS, and Professional Fitness Trainer Colette Cole, MS, explain how the Female Focus program emphasizes the importance of exercise in cancer prevention.
Exercise is not only for your heart but your head, too! Cooper Fitness Center Director of Personal Training Education Carla Sottovia, PhD, discusses the importance of physical activity to your overall brain health.
Addressing muscular imbalance and limited range of motion are key to long-term health. Learn how your body can once again function the way it was designed to with MAT.
Would you like to increase your metabolism, reduce your chance of injury and improve your ability to perform daily functions? Then strength training is for you, especially if you are over the age of 50.
As temperatures rise in the summertime, so do the risks that come with exercising outdoors. Cooper Fitness Center Professional Fitness Trainers Tonya Gutch and Sam Laceky share their insights on how to effectively work out indoors this summer.
Being versatile and easy-to-use, dumbbells may be the star of your home gym these days. Cooper Fitness Center Professional Fitness Trainer Patrick Fisher explains how to get creative and cover your bases with a full-body workout that only requires a pair of dumbbells.
Is your body hydrated enough to get the most out of your workouts? Revamp your workouts by drinking enough water before, during and after. Cooper Fitness Center Professional Fitness Trainer Christian Mazur discusses how to stay practically and properly hydrated.
Are you exercising at an intensity sufficient enough for weight loss, cardiovascular benefit or activity recovery? Cooper Fitness Center Director of Fitness and Professional Fitness Trainer Mary Edwards, MS, shares the benefit and importance of tracking your heart rate to take your fitness goals to the next level.
Balance is an essential part of life—especially your physical well-being. Cooper Fitness Center Professional Fitness Trainer Daniel Montes explains the basics of balance and how to incorporate it into your routine for maximum lifetime benefit.
With the hustle and bustle of the holidays, finding time to exercise can be tricky. Cooper Fitness Center Professional Fitness Trainer Louie Herrera explains how to get the most of a 30-minute at-home workout without sacrificing quality.
Our bodies need strength and proper motion to perform daily activities. Did you know that specific exercises using your own body weight can help build your strength?
Cancer doesn't have to be the victor. Cooper Fitness Center Professional Fitness Trainer Colette Cole shares how her program inspires women who face the daunting reality of breast cancer and are fighting back without losing hope.
Clear your mind by getting up and getting active. Cooper Fitness Center Professional Fitness Trainers discuss how exercise gives you a brighter outlook on life and share their favorite types of activities to combat depression.
Non-traditional forms of exercise, such as golf, can be the ideal balance of physical fitness and an enjoyable hobby. Cooper Fitness Center Professional Fitness Trainer David H. Williams shares training tips to keep your golf game young.
Find yourself shying away from weight lifting at the gym? Building lean muscle benefits far more than just your muscles. Cooper Fitness Center Professional Fitness Trainer Patrick Fisher explains the advantages of developing lean muscle mass.
Exercise is a powerful, proven remedy for even the most stressful days. Professional Fitness Trainer Shannon Edwards shares his favorite ways to relieve stress through physical activity.
An effective workout doesn’t have to be lengthy. Cooper Fitness Center Professional Fitness Trainers discuss the benefits of efficient workouts and provide a circuit you can perform in less than an hour.
Looking to maximize your fitness routine? There's an app for that! With so many smartphone apps available, how do you know which one is best for you? Cooper Fitness Center Professional Fitness Trainer Patrick Fisher shares the top three apps he uses to stay fit.
Training your abs too much may be doing you more harm than good. Cooper Fitness Center Professional Fitness Trainers Tonya Gutch and Chris Parker explain the most common mistakes when it comes to overtraining your core.
We all know exercise can keep us in top cardiovascular condition, but did you know it can also help ward off certain diseases?
Did you know exercise can help strengthen your mind? Cooper Fitness Center Professional Fitness Trainer Angela Horner shares the best exercises you can do to help improve cognition.
When planning a vacation, exercising may be the last thing on your mind. Yet, maintaining your fitness routine when traveling can help ensure you don't lose what you've worked so hard to achieve leading up to your trip. Cooper Fitness Center Professional Fitness Trainer Shannon Edwards offers simple, easy exercises you can do while traveling.
Maybe you can't move like you once did in your earlier years, but that doesn't mean you should stop working to improve your flexibility. Cooper Fitness Center Professional Fitness Trainer Louis Herrera discusses ways you can improve your flexibility, no matter your age.
Has your fitness regimen been slacking lately? Cooper Fitness Center Professional Fitness Trainer Melissa Stansell offers three easy ways to get back to fitness.
Everyone experiences periods of stress throughout their lives. While some stressors can help motivate you, uncontrolled stress can make you physically unhealthy. Trainers Alicia Parker and James Silvester explain how getting up and getting moving can do wonders for your worry.
HIIT workouts may seem intimidating, but any person of any fitness level and age group can do it.
Cooper Fitness Center Professional Fitness Trainers Shannon and Mary Edwards explain the right and wrong way to do core exercises.
Relive your childhood with Jungle Gym Fitness, getting fit while playing like a child at recess. Jungle Gym Fitness focuses on movement through space with body weight and minimal equipment, using the body’s own weight. It’s like being a kid again.
While you can easily track frequency and duration of exercise, determining the intensity of your workout is more challenging. This is where heart rate tracking comes into play.
Committing to exercise is a great step toward better health. Cooper Fitness Center Fitness Director Mary Edwards gives her top five tips for putting your best foot forward when it comes to getting into a workout routine.
It can be challenging to keep up with your regular fitness routine during the busy holiday season. Try these tips from Cooper Fitness Center to keep yourself and your family active during this busy time of year.
It’s easy to get stuck in a rut or lose your motivation when you work out alone. Mary and Shannon Edwards, Professional Fitness Trainers at Cooper Fitness Center share some of the benefits of training with a partner.
Small Group Training (SGT) at Cooper Fitness Center incorporates both strength and conditioning to give you a challenging full-body workout modifiable to your fitness level and goals.
Don't let yourself get stuck in a workout rut. Classic exercises like push-ups and pull-ups can be modified and revamped to keep your workout routine fresh and challenging.
Swimming, though a low-impact workout, is one of the top five aerobic exercises and can boost your level of fitness. Learn how to maximize your training both in the pool and on dry land in order to grow stronger and improve your stroke.
Mix up your usual workout with functional movement and strength training through the ViPR. The versatile tool adds a level of dynamic movement to any part or your exercise routine.
When playing your favorite sport, to perform at the top of your game, a varied workout routine paired with sport-specific professional training can help you reach and exceed your goals.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fear of the water is common, even in adults, but learning water safety skills and how to swim can build the confidence needed.