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Foam Rollers and Other Effective Tools for Workout Recovery

Foam Rollers and Other Effective Tools for Workout Recovery


Sore muscles go hand-in-hand with a good workout, right? What if there was a way to help reduce muscle soreness post-workout? Learn how to recover from your workouts with the help of a foam roller.

A Female-Focused Fitness Program with Women's Needs in Mind

A Female-Focused Fitness Program with Women's Needs in Mind


Women: are you frustrated with a “one size fits all” approach to fitness that just doesn’t seem to fit you? Cooper Fitness Center offers a unique, women only, fitness program designed to address the individual needs of every woman.

Learn About Swimming as Exercise and Getting Fit in the Pool

Learn About Swimming as Exercise and Getting Fit in the Pool


When summer temperatures rise, working up a sweat in the gym may not sound very appealing. Why not jump in the pool for a water-based workout instead? Get tips on how to get fit in the pool this summer and learn the benefits of swimming for exercise.

Important Fitness and Practice Tips for Those New to Golf

Important Fitness and Practice Tips for Those New to Golf


Heading to the links this summer? Or picking up your clubs after time away from the golf course? Cooper Fitness Center Golf Fitness Specialist shares five things every beginner golfer should know.

Embracing Pilates for a Long, Lean Body Without Adding Bulk

Embracing Pilates for a Long, Lean Body Without Adding Bulk


Want to build muscle strength without adding bulk? Do you need to correct posture and improve mobility? Get the scoop on Pilates, a form of exercise that does all this and more.

MAT: A Different Approach to Strengthening Muscles and Joints

MAT: A Different Approach to Strengthening Muscles and Joints


Adding extra weight in the gym to particular muscles or muscle groups with weakness can cause damage. Instead, you should first identify the cause of your muscle weakness.

TRX Suspension Training Improves Core Stability and Body Strength

TRX Suspension Training Improves Core Stability and Body Strength


Target your core, strength, power and metabolic conditioning for an effective and efficient workout performed on a suspension system. Learn the ins and outs from our Fitness Director.

The Benefits and Proper Use of Weight Machines at the Gym

The Benefits and Proper Use of Weight Machines at the Gym


Are the weight machines at the gym like a comfort blanket to you, or do you think weight machines don’t qualify as a “real” workout? Learn the pros and cons of weight machines and when and how to use them for maximum benefit.

An Aerobic Workout on the Court: Cooper Fitness Aerobic Tennis

An Aerobic Workout on the Court: Cooper Fitness Aerobic Tennis


Been thinking about trying tennis? No matter your age or current skill level, learn to play tennis and you can enjoy the lifelong physical and psychological benefits of the sport, thus it’s moniker the “sport for a lifetime.”

How 15 Minutes of Exercise Helps with Heart Health

How 15 Minutes of Exercise Helps with Heart Health


Short on time? Don’t ditch your workout. Keep your heart healthy with exercises that will boost your heart rate in a short amount of time.

Overcoming Excuses: Finding Motivation to Eat Healthy and Exercise

Overcoming Excuses: Finding Motivation to Eat Healthy and Exercise


Too tired to exercise? Think eating healthy is expensive? Just don’t have time? Break through these common excuses and find the motivation you need to eat healthy and exercise.

The Simplest Ways to Tailor Your Workout to Your Fitness Needs

The Simplest Ways to Tailor Your Workout to Your Fitness Needs


Cardio, strength training, stretching and flexibility. How do you know which elements of exercise you need most in your fitness regimen? Learn how to tailor your workout to your needs.

Round Out Your Workout

Round Out Your Workout


Variety is the “spice of life.” It’s also the key to a healthy and efficient workout routine. Fend off boredom and fatigue by rounding out your workout with cardio, strength training and stretching.

Achieving Your New Year's Resolution Health Goals Year-Round

Achieving Your New Year's Resolution Health Goals Year-Round


Are you among the 92 percent of Americans who make New Year’s Resolutions but fail to actually achieve them? The key to keeping your health and fitness resolutions is making your resolutions your lifestyle. These seven tips will inspire you to make (and keep) your 2014 New Year’s Resolutions.

Five Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Personal Trainer

Five Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Personal Trainer


If getting fit is on your list (as it is for many Americans), now is the time to start making your plan. Planning to work with a personal trainer to achieve this goal? Check out this guide to selecting the best personal trainer for you.

Learning About How to Keep Diabetes in Check Through Fitness

Learning About How to Keep Diabetes in Check Through Fitness


November is American Diabetes Month. Diet and exercise are your defensive line against diabetes. How is your defense holding up?

The Health Benefits of Jumping Rope Aren't Just For Kids

The Health Benefits of Jumping Rope Aren't Just For Kids


Jumping rope isn’t just a game for kids. It’s a simple (and affordable!) way for jumpers of all ages to blast calories.

How to Use a Fitness Band to Reach Your Health and Fitness Goals

How to Use a Fitness Band to Reach Your Health and Fitness Goals


Fuelband, Fitbit, Jawbone. You’ve probably seen these fitness tools around people’s wrists, but are they really worth your money?

Adding More Variety to Your Workout to Boost Your Benefits

Adding More Variety to Your Workout to Boost Your Benefits


Have you hit a plateau in your workout where you’re not seeing improvement in your fitness level or losing weight? It could be because you’re doing the same thing every day. For the most “bang for your buck,” you’ve got to add variety into your workout.

Is Barefoot Running the Right Choice for You? Read On to Decide.

Is Barefoot Running the Right Choice for You? Read On to Decide.


Considering barefoot running? Learn why Cooper Clinic Physician Dr. Riva Rahl prefers that you keep your shoes on.

What Are the Health Benefits of Yoga? The Answer May Surprise You.

What Are the Health Benefits of Yoga? The Answer May Surprise You.


Yoga isn’t just for meditation and relaxation, it is actually a great workout for strengthening and toning your body. Learn how to improve your core with yoga just in time for National Yoga Month!

Improve Your Tennis Game and Overall Health with Simple Steps

Improve Your Tennis Game and Overall Health with Simple Steps


There is plenty of research on the health benefits of exercise, but do certain sports, such as tennis, provide additional benefits? Learn why you should play and how to improve your game.

Why Swimming Is One of the Best Forms of Aerobic Exercise

Why Swimming Is One of the Best Forms of Aerobic Exercise


Any form of aerobic exercise is good for your health, but swimming offers additional benefits. So dive in and start enjoying the health benefits of aquatic exercise.

The 5 Best Tools to Track Fitness and Weight-Loss Goals

The 5 Best Tools to Track Fitness and Weight-Loss Goals


Whether you’re looking to lose weight or simply get fit, there are thousands of online tools available at your fingertips. Check out our Top 5 picks.

Seven Workouts to Relieve That Nagging Back and Neck Pain

Seven Workouts to Relieve That Nagging Back and Neck Pain


Do you have a desk job? Are you experiencing low back and neck and shoulder pain? Find out the best workouts to strengthen your back and neck and relieve back pain.

Simplify Your Exercise Routine with Energy Density Training (EDT)

Simplify Your Exercise Routine with Energy Density Training (EDT)


If you’re tired of putting in hours of work at the gym and seeing few results, switch your exercise program to one focusing on Energy Density Training.

Get Moving With Your Family

Get Moving With Your Family


Check out these fitness and exercise tips for the whole family.

Get Fit with a Cycling Workout Tailored to Your Fitness Level

Get Fit with a Cycling Workout Tailored to Your Fitness Level


Cycling is a great workout that is easily adjustable to any fitness level. Find out the benefits of cycling and why you shouldn’t be intimidated by this low-impact, highly efficient workout.

Increasing Leg Strength Through 10 Basic Exercise Techniques

Increasing Leg Strength Through 10 Basic Exercise Techniques


Strengthen your legs, improve stability and flexibility and prevent injury with these 10 exercises.

Start a New Walking Program

Start a New Walking Program


Today adults are more sedentary than ever before. Follow these tips to get moving.

The 5 Best Aerobic Exercises for Maximum Health Benefits

The 5 Best Aerobic Exercises for Maximum Health Benefits


What are the best aerobic activities? Find out which ones make the list and how they can improve your health.

Professional Fitness Tips to Help You Reach Your Weight Loss Goals

Professional Fitness Tips to Help You Reach Your Weight Loss Goals


Do you have trouble spots on your body that you'd like to disappear? Develop a fitness plan that can increase your lean mass and help you lose weight.

How the Hottest Fitness Trends Can Revolutionize Your Routine

How the Hottest Fitness Trends Can Revolutionize Your Routine


Looking to rejuvenate your exercise plan? Learn how you can adjust your workouts for optimal success.

Tips for Winter Workouts: What to Wear, How to Warm Up and More

Tips for Winter Workouts: What to Wear, How to Warm Up and More


Does the cold weather affect your exercise routine? Find how to conquer your outdoor workouts this winter.

Increase Your Fat Burning with High-intensity Interval Training

Increase Your Fat Burning with High-intensity Interval Training


Discover how High-Intensity Interval Training can maximize your total caloric expenditure and productivity in your workouts.

Staying Fit During the Holidays Takes a Solid Fitness Game Plan

Staying Fit During the Holidays Takes a Solid Fitness Game Plan


The holidays can take a toll on your overall fitness level. Find out how you can stay on track throughout the holiday season.

Tips for Getting Healthier and Living Better from Cooper Aerobics

Tips for Getting Healthier and Living Better from Cooper Aerobics


Learn how individualized fitness programs can empower and educate you to reach your health goals.

How to Improve Your Strength and Endurance on the Golf Course

How to Improve Your Strength and Endurance on the Golf Course


Find out how you can improve your golf game and improve your fitness at the same time.

Getting Fit for Life

Getting Fit for Life


Here is everything you need to know to create an exercise routine that fits in your busy lifestyle.

Combating Sick Season with a Health and Fitness Game Plan

Combating Sick Season with a Health and Fitness Game Plan


Should you exercise when you’re sick or get some rest? We have everything you need to know to make the decision and stay healthy and fit this cold and flu season.

How to Use Resistance Bands to Strengthen and Tone Muscles

How to Use Resistance Bands to Strengthen and Tone Muscles


Resistance bands are a versatile and effective way to tone your muscles. Try these three moves to kick start your new strength training routine.

Ensuring That Your Next Play Date is Exciting and Fitness Filled

Ensuring That Your Next Play Date is Exciting and Fitness Filled


Looking for ways to get your kids up and moving? Read our top five play date ideas.

Cooper Brings Fitness for Kids Back to Their School Programs

Cooper Brings Fitness for Kids Back to Their School Programs


The Cooper Institute’s FitnessGram is a widely used fitness assessment in America’s schools. Learn about the program and what’s in store for the future.

Fitness Tips and Boxing Technique with Cooper Boxing Pro

Fitness Tips and Boxing Technique with Cooper Boxing Pro


Our Cooper Fitness Center Dallas Boxing Pro is training boxer Errol Spence Jr. to compete at the Olympic Games. Read about his fitness routine and cheer him on this summer.

Why Everyone Can Benefit from Regular Low-Impact Water Aerobics

Why Everyone Can Benefit from Regular Low-Impact Water Aerobics


Cool down this summer with water aerobics. These exercises will get you in shape and keep you out of the rising heat!

Getting Ready for Summer Swimsuit Season with This Core Makeover

Getting Ready for Summer Swimsuit Season with This Core Makeover


Summer months are synonymous with swimsuits and fit bodies, especially the midsection. If you’re looking to get your core in shape, try out these exercises.

Experience All the Fun of Summer Camp Without Leaving Home

Experience All the Fun of Summer Camp Without Leaving Home


Beat the summer blues for your child by creating fun and active games to play at home. These activities will keep them moving and laughing all summer.

How Exercise Can Help Ease Pain and Stiffness from Arthritis

How Exercise Can Help Ease Pain and Stiffness from Arthritis


Arthritis is frequently painful and can be difficult to manage. Read how certain exercise moves can help relieve the discomfort caused by arthritis.

Pilates 101

Pilates 101


Pilates stems from the core and works on control, breathing and strength. Find out why Pilates might be a great fit for you.

Facts About Fitness Boot Camps and Which Is Best For You

Facts About Fitness Boot Camps and Which Is Best For You


Boot camp is a popular trend in the fitness world. Learn the benefits and what to watch out for when it comes to this high-intensity workout.

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