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Cooper Wellness Strategies Announces Downtown Athletic Club Partnership

New Management Features Cooper Health & Wellness Programming

DALLAS (July 30, 2021) – Cooper Wellness Strategies, a Cooper Aerobics company, announces an operating partnership with the Downtown Athletic Club (DAC) in Amarillo, TX, providing fitness and wellness programming for its members. Cooper Wellness Strategies (CWS) will manage the fitness center located in the Maxor building as of November 1, 2021. Visit or call 972.560.3263 for additional information on corporate wellness programming and other services.

“We are pleased to bring 50 years of proven science and research in preventive medicine and fitness from Cooper Aerobics as we partner with the Downtown Athletic Club and further elevate the member experience,” said David Evans, Vice President of Cooper Wellness Strategies. “We look forward to merging the DAC’s esteemed 24-year history in Amarillo with Dr. Kenneth Cooper’s singular vision of improving the quality and quantity of people’s lives through prevention to expand our Cooper purpose in this community.”

The 45,000-square-foot full-service fitness facility remains open throughout the three-month transition. Amenities include a fitness area with free weights and Technogym strength and cardio equipment, full basketball court, well-appointed locker rooms, group exercise and cycling studios, a spa, kid’s club and café. Cooper Wellness Strategies will implement member engagement programs based on Dr. Kenneth H. Cooper’s 8 Steps to Get Cooperized, including CooperFit cardiovascular fitness assessments and Cooper® Tracks individualized exercise and education programs.

“As a longtime admirer of Cooper, our goal in operating the DAC has always been to create a professional environment focused on fitness as a way of life resembling the renowned Cooper Fitness Center in Dallas,” said Margaret Hodge, Owner/President of the Downtown Athletic Club. “I truly believe Cooper is the very best in the industry—being associated with Cooper evokes a sense of pride, professionalism, health and wellness. Together we can provide the best member experience to DAC members and our surrounding Amarillo community.”

Cooper Wellness Strategies helps build healthier communities across the United States by providing its services to corporations, health care facilities, residential and senior living communities, as well as medical and commercial fitness centers. From project vision to realization, Cooper Wellness Strategies' experienced fitness and wellness professionals deliver innovative, customized strategies to drive engagement and create lasting healthy change. The suite of services includes wellness programming, fitness facility management, project feasibility analysis, business plan development, leadership and staff training and more. Visit to learn more.

About Cooper Aerobics
Cooper Aerobics in Dallas serves as the headquarters for six health and wellness companies and a research and education nonprofit, The Cooper Institute® 501(c)(3), founded in 1970 by Kenneth H. Cooper, MD, MPH. Cooper Aerobics is the health and wellness resource that bases its recommendations on its world-leading body of data and expertise. Through the array of services Cooper offers, millions have been inspired to make good health a habit, helping improve their quality and quantity of life. For more information, call 866.906.2667 (COOP) or visit Follow the Cooper Aerobics Facebook page or Instagram account for updates.


About Downtown Athletic Club  

The Downtown Athletic Club was created to provide members with superb service in an atmosphere of comfort and class, while pursuing their wellness goals. Since opening in 1997, the Club has seen numerous renovations and continues to set the bar as the premier fitness facility in Amarillo. For more information, call 806.324.5402 or visit



Cooper Clinic, a Cooper Aerobics company based at the world-renowned Cooper Aerobics Center in Dallas, helps patients Get Cooperized™ by giving them an in-depth picture of their health and an action plan to improve it. A leading preventive medicine facility offering same-day results, Cooper Clinic provides comprehensive physical exams, cardiology, breast health, preventive and cosmetic dermatology, gastroenterology, imaging and nutrition services. Founded in 1970 by preventive medicine pioneer and “father of aerobics” Kenneth H. Cooper, MD, MPH, Cooper Clinic has seen more than 100,000 patients and performed more than 265,000 physical exams. For more information call 866.906.COOP (2667) or visit