Resources

Bean Basics

January is National Bean Month and there are so many reasons to celebrate beans as nutrition “powerhouses.” Beans are low in fat and high in fiber and protein. They are good sources of folate, calcium and iron, as well. Beans fit under not one but two food groups: vegetables and meat/protein. They are nutritionally higher […]

Dr. Cooper’s Tackle on Fitness

As you may have heard in the news, many congratulations are due to Dr. Kenneth Cooper! Last week Dr. Cooper was honored by the football community for his impact on athletes worldwide as a 2015 inductee into National Football Foundation (NFF) Leadership Hall of Fame. A video tribute was created in his honor with interviews […]

IGNITE! Your Fitness

Post provided by Meredith Rosson, Youth Programs Director at Cooper Fitness Center. In any goal-oriented class it’s vital to have one or two participants committed to that goal to serve as role models. Amanda fills that role for the IGNITE! class at Cooper Fitness Center. Amanda has been a participant for more than two years […]

Saluting Spaghetti Squash: A Power Food

Winter is the perfect time to try out different varieties of fall and winter-type squash. There are many to choose from and some of the popular standouts are acorn, butternut, pumpkin and spaghetti. My personal favorite is spaghetti squash. Like its namesake it can be a perfect swap for noodles in various recipes which call for […]

2014 Member Awards

At the end of each year we honor our Cooper Fitness Center Dallas members who strive to live according to the mission of personal wellness. We are thrilled to announce this year’s winners. All of our winners were nominated by fellow Cooper Fitness Center members as well as Cooper teammates. These individuals not only lead […]

Host a Stress-Free Holiday Party

With the holiday season comes the joy of entertaining and the stress of planning the perfect holiday party. Cooper Hotel Event Manager Savannah Reppart offers useful advice on how to throw a stress-free party this year. Be of good cheer. Avoid financial woes and stress this year by developing a budget. Set a specific dollar amount […]

Olympian Cooperized Boxer Takes on Vegas Fight

I’m sitting in the marketing office brainstorming ideas for our holiday social media videos for when an idea comes to mind. Next thing I know, we’re heading over to Cooper Fitness Center because Boxing Pro Derrick James just happens to be training 2012 Olympian Errol Spence Jr. for a Dec. 13 fight at MGM Grand […]

Preparing for Pampering

If it’s your first spa treatment or not, it’s always a good reminder to prepare your body before receiving a spa treatment. To get the most value out of your service and to help manage your stress during the busy holiday season, Cooper Spa shares pre-massage tips with you! Use the sauna or steam room prior […]

What Should I Eat for Diabetes?

November is National Diabetes Month. Twenty-nine million Americans have diabetes and one in four of those people don’t know they have it. Another 86 million adults have prediabetes, more than one in three Americans and nine out of ten of those people are not aware they have it. Of those with prediabetes, 30-50% will go […]

Trying to lose weight? Let’s talk salad dressing.

Quick! Raise your hand if you know someone whose strategy for losing weight is to eat a salad for lunch every day. If you’re like me, you probably know multiple people who have decided to conquer their ever tightening pants by eating an entrée-sized salad each day for lunch. Sadly, for a lot of those […]

NEW Vitamin D-3 Drops and Vitamin D-3 Softgels

This Fall Cooper Complete® Nutritional Supplements has given our Vitamin D consumers an extra dose of attention. Cooper Complete Vitamin D-3, our vitamin supplement, has changed forms from an orange colored tablet to a softgel. If you’ve been taking Vitamin D-3 in tablet form, the item number (and SKU) remain the same. Why the change? The softgel […]

What’s Hot in the Frozen Food Aisle?

When you walk through the frozen food aisle of the grocery store you will find more and more choices for frozen meals. Back in 1954 Swanson introduced these meals as a convenience and their popularity has certainly grown since. Frozen meals can be a quick go-to and as a registered dietitian, I sometimes eat them […]

Taco Soup, Our All-Time Favorite Recipe

So have you heard that October 4 is National Taco Day? According to the National Taco Day people, last year we ate more than 4.5 billion tacos. While taco is essentially the synonym for a sandwich in a tortilla, I want to take this one step further and talk about a sandwich in a bowl, […]

Fitness Trends

One of the things I enjoy most about working at Cooper is the opportunity to keep learning! To that end, I try to attend as many lectures and presentations as possible, with the idea that it broadens my base of health and wellness information, and stretches my mind to learn and think about new and […]

Cooper Offers a New Way of Doing Wellness

Cooper Wellness Strategies (formerly Cooper Consulting Partners), announces a new name to align with the launch of its expanded suite of wellness offerings for employers, insurers, providers and individuals. Read the full press release here. Earlier this week, the teammates (employees) of Cooper Wellness Strategies invited teammates from the Cooper Aerobics campus to share the […]

Hoop it Up at Cooper Fitness Center

Led by Basketball Pro Coleman Crawford, Fall Basketball Academy will give your kids and teens an extra “edge” the rest of the team won’t have! With 30+ years of coaching experience, Coach Crawford has the proven ability to bring out the best in young players. Most recently, Coach Crawford returned from Hong Kong to visit […]

Go Oats!

Oatmeal is a favorite breakfast staple in my home and as a registered dietitian I recommend it to my patients on a regular basis. Not only does this great grain provide soluble fiber to lower cholesterol, it has also been found to reduce post-meal hunger for up to four hours! That’s great news for those […]

Carla Sottovia Named IDEA Fit’s Program Director of the Year

Cooper Fitness Center’s Carla Sottovia, PhD, was recognized as IDEA Fit’s Program Director of the Year! Carla is the CooperPT Mentorship Director and Cooper Fitness Center Director of Fitness and Personal Training Education along with Senior Professional Fitness Trainer, Pilates Instructor and Wellness Coach. To say that she is busy is an understatement and with […]

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge for Diane Proud

In honor and memory of Diane Proud, former Cooper Fitness Center Running Pro, Matt Mosley, ESPN Radio Host and CFC Member, called on Dr. Tyler Cooper and our Boxing Pro Derrick James for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Watch Matt’s video here. To honor Diane’s spirit for life and all others affected by this disease, […]

A Week With Cooper Wellness

Walking around the Cooper Aerobics campus in Dallas, you never know who you will cross paths with. After seeing a few groups come in to attend the five-day wellness week hosted by Cooper Wellness, I decided to call my teammate (fellow employee) Susan Thompson, who is the Wellness Director at National Instruments through Cooper Consulting […]