Say hi to Dr. Tyler Cooper, President and CEO of Cooper Aerobics. In 1995, Dr. Cooper established Cooper Wellness Strategies, a Cooper Aerobics company. Cooper Aerobics was established in 1970 by his father, Dr. Kenneth Cooper who still serves as Chairman of the Board.
Based in Dallas, TX, Cooper Wellness Strategies helps hospitals and health systems advance the health and well-being of patients and communities in which they live. Recognizing the importance of wellness and prevention, they help hospital administrators find innovative ways to seamlessly integrate clinical care with expertise in wellness and fitness.
Cooper Wellness Strategies supports the Medical Fitness Association as an Industry Partner.
What do you enjoy most about your work?
Having the opportunity to tangibly help people improve the quality and quantity of their lives through our focus on prevention and wellness.
Which innovation from your company do you feel has had the greatest impact on the fitness industry?
We’ve been fortunate to have several significant impacts on the fitness industry, but our greatest influences are my father, Dr. Kenneth Cooper, igniting the fitness revolution in 1968, and our 1989 research study proving the physiologic benefits of exercise.
What are you most proud of when you talk about your company?
The positive differences we make in peoples’ lives and have continued to do so for 50 years without compromising our integrity or the mission of our organization.
From your perspective as a business providing products to the medical fitness industry, what one piece of advice would you give to someone just coming into this field of medical fitness?
Your health is your responsibility. Our job as professionals in the field is to help the people we reach take on that responsibility and achieve their best health.
Why do you support the Medical Fitness Association as Industry Partner?
Because medically-integrated health and fitness centers play an integral role in today’s continuum of health care.
What do you like to do outside of work?
I love to ski, surf and climb with family and friends. I also enjoy live music and running. (Dr. Cooper has climbed all but three fourteeners in the continental United States! [mountains over 14k feet…for us lay people!])
Are you involved in any charity/community work? (We can certainly give your group a shout out!) North Texas Food Bank. One of the most basic needs of helping people is providing them with nutritious meals.
Thank you, Dr. Cooper and good luck with those last three fourteeners!