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Female Focus: A Tight-Knit Community

Female Focus: A Tight-Knit Community


Women facing health issues such as breast cancer can find a supportive, health-focused community through Cooper Fitness Center's Female Focus program.

The Art of Martial Arts

The Art of Martial Arts


Martial arts focus on much more than fighting and self-defense – they are truly an art form. Learn more about the mental and physical benefits of martial arts from Cooper Fitness Center Martial Arts Pro Mike Proctor.

Boxing: A Sport for All Ages

Boxing: A Sport for All Ages


Boxing is a sport that is excellent physical activity for both children and adults. Cooper Fitness Center Boxing Pro Derrick James explains the benefits.

Finding Fun and Fitness in Lifelong Sports

Finding Fun and Fitness in Lifelong Sports


Adjusting your physical activity level as you age is normal. Participation in lifelong sports such as swimming, golf and tennis, you can continue to compete well into your mature years.

Functional Movement: Your Fitness Base

Functional Movement: Your Fitness Base


The key to longevity is simple, according to Cooper Fitness Center’s Carla Sottovia – get moving and stay moving as you age. Learn more about functional movement and how it should be incorporated into the aging process.

The Facts About Warming Up and Cooling Down

The Facts About Warming Up and Cooling Down


Is it really necessary to warm-up before a workout or cool down after exercise? Cooper Fitness Center’s Wellness and Sports Pro Manager Heather Abrahamson explains.

Strength Training vs. Aerobic Training: Which is Best for Weight Loss?

Strength Training vs. Aerobic Training: Which is Best for Weight Loss?


Which type of exercise is the best to help you burn fat and shed unwanted pounds? Find out the secret to getting the most out of your time at the gym.

Summer Fun Should Include Pool Safety

Summer Fun Should Include Pool Safety


Spending time in the pool is one of the best ways to pass the hot summer days. Keep your kids safe in and around the water with these tips.

Strengthening Muscles with Battle Ropes and Free Weight Techniques

Strengthening Muscles with Battle Ropes and Free Weight Techniques


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.

Restoring Flexibility with Muscle Activation Techniques (MAT)

Restoring Flexibility with Muscle Activation Techniques (MAT)


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.

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