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Cooper Wellness Strategies Hires Downtown Athletic Club General Manager Paul Wright

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Cooper Wellness Strategies Hires Downtown Athletic Club General Manager

Seasoned Fitness Executive Paul Wright Joins DAC Amarillo Team

DALLAS (November 1, 2021) – Cooper Wellness Strategies announces the addition of Paul Wright as General Manager of the Downtown Athletic Club (DAC), powered by Cooper Aerobics, in Amarillo, TX. He will manage onsite facility operations and programs including member engagement programs, CooperFit cardiovascular fitness assessments and Cooper® Tracks individualized exercise and education programs, at the 45,000-square-foot full-service DAC fitness facility. Visit or call 972.560.3263 for additional information on corporate wellness programming and other services.

“We are pleased to welcome Paul Wright to our team,” said Margaret Hodge, Owner and President of the Downtown Athletic Club. “Paul has more than four decades of strong credentials with a proven leadership record as GM of two upscale fitness facilities, as well as a passion for the health and fitness industry.”

Prior to joining Cooper, Wright worked for the State of California as a health and safety analyst, evaluating and implementing health, safety and wellness programs for the Injury and Illness Prevention Program. His 40-plus years of experience in the health and fitness industry are comprised of managing business development and providing health and wellness solutions in a variety of roles. This included 30 years focused on business development for Savvy Health Solutions, a business he founded to develop programming strategies for businesses and provide workplace wellness opportunities to their employees.

“Joining the Downtown Athletic Club gives me a unique opportunity to extend the Cooper purpose of improving the quality and quantity of people’s lives through prevention in this fitness facility setting,” said Paul Wright. “In my new role overseeing DAC, I’m looking forward to providing the best member experience to our members.”

Wright is an honorary board member of the FUTURE Foundation of Sacramento. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education/Athletic Training from Eastern Washington University and completed graduate studies in Applied Exercise Physiology at Portland State University. Paul enjoys working out, playing golf and volunteering through his church. He looks forward to making Amarillo home with his wife, Susan.

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 (DAC), powered by Cooper Aerobics, features 45,000 square feet of health and wellness providing science-based programs by certified fitness experts. The DAC also offers childcare and a variety of massage services. Established in 1997, to serve the downtown Amarillo business community and beyond, the DAC remains committed to providing resources to make lasting improvements to health and fitness. For more information, visit or call 806.324.5402.