DALLAS, TX--(Marketwired - Feb 5, 2014) - Carrying on more than four decades of healthy tradition, Cooper Fitness Center in Dallas, a Cooper Aerobics company, is again revolutionizing fitness with its newly-renovated facility. Members will Get Cooperized™ with $7.5 million in upgrades, including the latest in fitness equipment and programs, plus the updated Cooper Spa, The Coop retail boutique and Dallas' first Cedars Woodfire Grill restaurant, all open to the public.
"The newly-renovated Cooper Fitness Center offers a luxurious environment with state-of-the-art equipment and best-in-industry professionals," said Tyler Cooper, MD, MPH, CEO of Cooper Aerobics Enterprises. "We have made an investment in the future of fitness, where members will find a personal program that fits their interests, lifestyle and schedule. From personal training to energetic group exercise, to fun and fit youth programs, we offer activities for the entire family in a beautiful, open and inspiring new setting."
The expanded 50,000-square-foot Cooper Fitness Center features a beautiful new entrance, Indoor Cycle Studio, Mind/Body Studio and a Private Pilates Studio, and locker rooms complete with luxurious amenities including saunas, steam rooms, whirlpools, custom lockers and Italian tile. Members enjoy workouts with industry-leading Precor® cardio equipment with Preva® Networked Fitness consoles, including treadmills, ellipticals and stationary bicycles. Cooper Fitness Center also features the latest TechnoGym® and Cybex® strength training equipment and Power Plate® vibration training equipment, a three-lane indoor track, a basketball court, two heated 25-yard and two six-lane pools .
Cooper Spa pampers the body and mind with restorative, therapeutic and rejuvenating treatments. Led by licensed and experienced technicians, the full-service day spa offers services such as skin care, massage, body treatments, cosmetic services, airbrush tanning, and new Vita-Gel Manicures. The Coop retail store sells specialty boutique wear for women, active wear for men and women, plus fitness gear and sports accessories, plus the full line of Cooper Complete® nutritional supplements.
"We have accomplished a lot since we first opened Cooper Fitness Center more than 40 years ago, starting with proving the health benefits of exercise, and engaging people in exercise that works for their lifestyles," said Kenneth H. Cooper, MD, MPH, founder and chairman of Cooper Aerobics. "With the opening of our newly-renovated, top-notch facility we are equipping the next generation to live better, longer, more productive lives."
Cedars Woodfire Grill at Cooper Aerobics, open to the public, is a fast-casual restaurant that serves freshly grilled food in a warm, family-friendly setting. Everything is made fresh daily, without freezers, fryers or microwaves. The Cedars "unprocessed process" uses only the freshest produce, herbs and all-natural meats that are simply prepared and cooked over a wood-fired grill. Carefully chosen ingredients lead to inspired flavors in the salads, bowls, sandwiches and soups.
The Coopers' original Aerobics Activity Center opened in 1972, helping the public achieve the recommended aerobics points for health. In 1981, a fire sparked overnight and destroyed the original building. The Coopers rebuilt the facility in 1982, opening what is today known as Cooper Fitness Center. New renovations began in June 2012 and were completed in early 2014. Cooper Fitness Center's renovation partners include Beck Group as the general contractor, Hudson Lockett as the architect and lauckgroup as the interior designer.
"It is an honor to celebrate this milestone at Cooper Fitness Center and to witness this new chapter in history," said Roger Staubach, Cooper Fitness Center member, member of The Cooper Institute Board of Trustees and NFL Hall of Fame, Super Bowl Champion, Dallas Cowboys quarterback. "A lot has changed over the years, but one thing has not, and that's the Cooper Aerobics commitment to healthy living. Dallas is honored to have Dr. Cooper, the 'Father of Aerobics' -- who revolutionized fitness and developed the ultimate health and wellness resource -- right here in our backyard."
Troy Aikman, Cooper Fitness Center member, co-chairman of the Healthy Zone School Recognition Program® and fellow Super Bowl winning NFL Hall of Fame quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys, was also on-hand for the opening. "With the Healthy Zone School Recognition Program, a partnership with The Cooper Institute, I'm working to encourage healthy lifestyles in schools. The summer camps and other youth programs offered at Cooper Fitness Center are great examples of how we can keep kids active and entertained in the process. It's an honor to celebrate the renovation of Cooper Fitness Center. It's fit for the next generation!"
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About Cooper Fitness Center, Dallas
Cooper Fitness Center, part of the world-renowned Cooper Aerobics health and wellness brand, helps members achieve their wellness goals and Get Cooperized™. Recognized internationally for its effective adult and youth programs, expert professional fitness trainers and sports professionals, Cooper Fitness Center is the fitness center of choice for those who want to join a healthy-living community. Individual, family and corporate memberships are available. A second location is at Craig Ranch in McKinney, Texas. For more information, call 972.233.4832 or visit cooperfitnesscenter.com.