DALLAS, TX--(Marketwired - Aug 19, 2014) - Tyler Cooper, MD, MPH, preventive medicine physician, is named President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Cooper Aerobics. In his new role, in addition to practicing preventive medicine, he oversees the company's seven health and wellness businesses. Dr. Tyler Cooper has been a practicing preventive physician at Cooper Clinic since 2006 and has served as CEO of Cooper Aerobics Enterprises, Inc. since 2007. Kenneth H. Cooper, MD, MPH, remains as Chairman and Founder of Cooper Aerobics.
As President and CEO Dr. Tyler Cooper oversees the operations at Cooper Clinic, Cooper Fitness Center, Cooper Spa, Cooper Hotel and Conference Center, Cooper Healthy Living (formerly Cooper Wellness), Cooper Complete and Cooper Wellness Strategies (formerly Cooper Consulting Partners). He has held an integral position in the company throughout his life, especially the last seven years as he led the $7.5 million Cooper Fitness Center renovation that was unveiled this February. The renovation efforts continue campus-wide with a $1 million renovation of Cooper Hotel and Conference Center currently underway. Dr. Tyler Cooper's background in business provides the foundation for his initiatives to expand Cooper Aerobics locally and globally reaching to Hungary and China through the development of Cooper Licensing LLC.
"The cornerstone of Cooper Aerobics' success has always shown how much we know matches how much we care and Tyler is the epitome of that," said Dr. Kenneth H. Cooper. "He's always relied on his business acumen and focused on developing each business to create a greater emphasis on health and wellness from a global perspective. As CEO, he provides clear direction and a bridge to the future for Cooper Clinic and Cooper Aerobics as a whole."
Dr. Tyler Cooper became keenly interested in introducing the Cooper philosophy to Corporate America through Cooper Wellness Strategies. As Founding Partner in 1995, Dr. Tyler Cooper and Cooper Wellness Strategies provide strategic business-to-business worksite wellness programs to improve executive and employee health. Cooper Wellness Strategies provides customized services in three main areas: strategy consulting, leader training and lifestyle education. With clients in industries ranging from manufacturing, energy, oil and gas to hospitality, Cooper Wellness Strategies aggressively works to reduce health risk factors in 18 states.
Dr. Tyler Cooper received a Doctor of Medicine from The University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio and a Master of Public Health in Health Care Management from Harvard University. He completed his internship in Family Practice at Riverside Regional Medical Center in Newport News, Va. and his preventive medicine residency at The University of South Carolina. Before pursuing his education in medicine, he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from Baylor University. Dr. Tyler Cooper lived abroad and worked in business development for Cooper Aerobics for four years before deciding to begin medical school.
"We are turning clinical values and knowledge that we've gathered during the last 45 years into data that truly makes a worldwide impact," Dr. Tyler Cooper expressed. "The Cooper Clinic comprehensive preventive exam provides patients with a significant in-depth picture of their health and just as importantly, a plan of action to improve it. Our ultimate goal is to improve the quality and quantity of life through preventive medicine, research and education on a global scale."
Dr. Tyler Cooper is serving as the Board President of the Dallas Division of the American Heart Association (2012-2014). He also serves on the Advisory Boards of Baylor University School of Education, Harvard University School of Public Health, D Healthcare Daily, Grand Bank and generously supports the Dallas community through organizations and charities, in particular the American Heart Association. His father, Dr. Cooper, founded the first Dallas Heart Walk in 1992 and this year the Dallas Division is celebrating the 20th year anniversary with Dr. Cooper as the Honorary Chairman.
About Cooper Aerobics
Cooper Aerobics in Dallas serves as the headquarters for seven health and wellness companies and a research and education nonprofit, The Cooper Institute®, 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. Cooper Aerobics challenges people to Get Cooperized™ by adopting a healthy living mindset and following eight health guidelines developed by Dr. Cooper. A second location is located at Craig Ranch, McKinney, Texas. For more information, call 866.906.2667 (COOP) or visit cooperaerobics.com.