The Cooper Institute
 

Founded in 1970 by the "Father of Aerobics"
Kenneth H. Cooper MD, MPH

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Law Enforcement Fitness Specialist

Apr 17, 2014 | About Our Courses

 

The instructors were very knowledgeable regarding the law enforcement relationship with fitness, but also recognized the trends of the country which gave the course a personal touch as fitness could relate to family itself.

Student

Personal Training Education - Live

Mar 31, 2014 | About Our Courses

 

The instructors for this course were amazing. They were punctual, prepared, and engaging with the class. I have three degrees and I have not enjoyed a course more than this one. Thanks for an awesome experience.

Mary

Coaching Healthy Behaviors

Nov 12, 2013 | About Our Courses

 

This course inspired me to start a health coaching business and get further education in nutrition and preventive medicine at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.

Amy

Military and First Responder Exercise Leadership

Nov 09, 2013 | About Our Courses

 

With the training and information I received, we were able to improve our Recruit Physical Training Program, maximizing the performance of our personnel.

Fernando Acuna

Dallas Fire-Rescue Department, Training and Support Services Bureau

Power Walking

Nov 08, 2013 | About Our Courses

 

Excellent content…who knew that there are so many ways: ways to walk, benefits of walking, and walking problems!! Can’t wait to really get into the great material.

Student

Sports Nutrition

Nov 08, 2013 | About Our Courses

 

I like the hospitality, professionalism, and science based information provided.

Student

Providing Dietary Guidance - Live

Nov 08, 2013 | About Our Courses

 

The information is immediately applicable to helping someone. It provided specific, practical suggestions.

Student

Personal Training Education - Live

Nov 08, 2013 | About Our Courses

 

I felt so comfortable and welcomed from the first day when I arrived to the last day. Everyone was so helpful and this has been such an enlightening experience.

Student

Personal Training Education - Live

Nov 08, 2013 | About Our Courses

 

Now I have the knowledge to change lives!

Student

Personal Training Education - Live

Nov 08, 2013 | About Our Courses

 

Every single part was great and helpful…I highly doubt that there is a better program than The Cooper Institute.

Student

Personal Training Education - Live

Nov 08, 2013 | About Our Courses

 

I wish the class could last longer because the Instructors are awesome!!

Student

Personal Training Education - Live

Nov 08, 2013 | About Our Courses

 

The instructors were excellent and brought the material to LIFE! Karen Hughes was especially entertaining while highly educated and relatable. LOVED HER!

Student

Personal Training Education - Live

Nov 08, 2013 | About Our Courses

 

Most incredible educational experience I’ve ever experienced! Life changing! Will recommend this facility to everyone!

Student

Personal Training Education - Live

Nov 08, 2013 | About Our Courses

 

Getting to meet and hear from founder, Dr. Cooper, was icing on the cake!

Student

Personal Training Education - Live

Nov 08, 2013 | About Our Courses

 

The enthusiasm of the instructors was amazing. They are clearly “made” to do their jobs. I enjoyed meeting them.

Student

Law Enforcement Fitness Specialist

Nov 08, 2013 | About Our Courses

 

Our instructors were both dynamic teachers and passionate about what they do. Made the learning experience that much better. So excited to use the tools I learned to improve myself and others!

Student

Law Enforcement Fitness Specialist

Nov 08, 2013 | About Our Courses

 

I met wonderful teachers as well as co-workers. True professionals. Extremely interesting information. Loved it! I really want to grasp and learn this.

Student

Law Enforcement Fitness Specialist

Nov 08, 2013 | About Our Courses

 

I learned a lot about myself and how to make positive changes in improving my fitness and wellness.

Student

Law Enforcement Fitness Specialist

Nov 08, 2013 | About Our Courses

 

Every staff member I met was cheerful, courteous and went out of their way to be helpful.

Student

Law Enforcement Fitness Specialist

Nov 08, 2013 | About Our Courses

 

I believe this course is a great experience for all people.

Student

Law Enforcement Fitness Specialist

Nov 08, 2013 | About Our Courses

 

Teaching cops is a challenge we face in our field. They did a great job at disseminating the information by repetition. Thank you so much, you have made me a better person.

Student

Law Enforcement Fitness Specialist

Nov 08, 2013 | About Our Courses

 

The instructors “taught” they didn’t just read from the book.

Student

Fire Service Fitness Specialist

Nov 08, 2013 | About Our Courses

 

Despite coming to class in poor fitness by all standards, I was able to participate and gain valuable knowledge on how to improve myself.

Student

Fire Service Fitness Specialist

Nov 08, 2013 | About Our Courses

 

Very informative training. Instructors were awesome, very helpful and willing to share what they knew. The manual is great! I will refer to it in many aspects of my training.

Student

Functional Fitness Training

Nov 08, 2013 | About Our Courses

 

The presenters were well qualified, knowledgeable, and willing to answer all questions. I have some great new ideas and exercises to help my client’s achieve their fitness goals. The workshop was a good value for my time and money.

Sandy Andrus

St. John’s Hospital

Fire Service Fitness Specialist

Nov 08, 2013 | About Our Courses

 

Everybody is very helpful and really wants to see you learn and grow as a professional.

Student

Fire Service Fitness Specialist

Nov 08, 2013 | About Our Courses

 

It’s clear in each case how much you love, prepare, and live your area of expertise. Not only are you all so well versed in your area, but you were able to pass that information along to us in ways that made learning more enjoyable and effective.

Scott Douglas

Abilene Fire Department

Coaching Healthy Behaviors

Nov 08, 2013 | About Our Courses

 

I like that the instructors are willing to spend time with each individual and answer questions, to make sure everything is clear.

Student

Coaching Healthy Behaviors

Nov 08, 2013 | About Our Courses

 

I like all the “play time”, it put exercise to practical use! I had a blast!

Student

Coaching Healthy Behaviors

Nov 08, 2013 | About Our Courses

 

I liked the experience we received. The hands on tasks help apply what we were learning. Love the enthusiasm with the coaches.

Student

Coaching Healthy Behaviors

Nov 08, 2013 | About Our Courses

 

Wellness coaching has enabled me to empower my clients to make significant changes in their life – such a remarkable job focusing on the necessity of appropriate questioning, timing, and the truth that most people know what they need to do to make a difference. Not only do I feel like I received the best in the field, but when others hear the name Cooper they pay attention.

Sondra Lewis

CI-CPT Wellness Coach/Certified Personal Trainer

Coaching Healthy Behaviors

Nov 08, 2013 | About Our Courses

 

What I liked best about my experience here – The EXCELLENT skills and tools!!! I SO needed these tools, practical tips, practice coaching, setting some new personal fitness/health goals, meeting new people, meeting the instructors, and LEARNING! This is the best training I’ve had in the Health Coaching arena. Thank you so much.

Student

Boot Camp and Circuits Leadership

Nov 08, 2013 | About Our Courses

 

The atmosphere of the “Cooper Campus” added to the experience. Everyone is so friendly and happy. The Institute is a very warm and comfortable place. I am so grateful to have come here and experience this class.

Student

Boot Camp and Circuits Leadership

Nov 08, 2013 | About Our Courses

 

Loved the opportunity to design a class and receive professional feedback of areas for improvements.

Student

Boot Camp and Circuits Leadership

Nov 08, 2013 | About Our Courses

 

My father told me to, “Come to the Cooper Institute because it’s the best around.” I would agree and recommend The Cooper Institute to anyone who asks or that I hire. They have great employees who are well educated and super friendly. The class is well set up and is a great hands-on experience. Job well done!

Student

Biomechanics of Resistance Training

Nov 08, 2013 | About Our Courses

 

The biomechanics class was a good review of major muscle groups and proper body mechanics and was great preparation for the Functional Fitness Training Workshop. The course was well organized and effectively presented through a series of PowerPoint handouts, slides, case studies, demonstrations and practical application.

Sandy Andrus

St. John’s Hospital

Biomechanics of Resistance Training

Nov 08, 2013 | About Our Courses

 

The instructors were very personable and knowledgeable on the course content. I enjoyed this course very much!

Student

Balls, Bands, and More

Nov 08, 2013 | About Our Courses

 

This class was fun and we will remember this class easier because we actually did it and didn’t just talk about it.

Student

Balls, Bands, and More

Nov 08, 2013 | About Our Courses

 

Loved it all! I love The Cooper Institute’s educational courses! That’s why I keep coming back!

Tyler Lute

Balls, Bands, and More

Nov 08, 2013 | About Our Courses

 

Staff is always great, friendly, and professional. I loved the hands-on activities. Facility is great as always!

Student

Weight Control Strategies

Nov 08, 2013 | About Our Courses

 

I loved learning how to take care of my body.

Student

Weight Control Strategies

Nov 08, 2013 | About Our Courses

 

I will have the ability to help my friends and family maintain a healthy weight with a proper diet!

Student

Personal Training Networking Session

Nov 08, 2013 | About Our Courses

 

My position requires me to hire only the best talent to represent our company and amazing trainers do not just walk through the door. I only heard positive feedback from trainers regarding The Cooper Institute and high praise for the class curriculum, so I decided to give them a call. Talking with Sue Beckham (Director) I was pleasantly surprised to be invited down to take part of their networking group and have a chance to meet with current and past graduates of the institute. While I was there one person in particular caught my eye, we had a great conversation and set up an interview. I hired Jaclyn immediately and I am happy to say she is an asset to our Frisco location. She even referred a fellow classmate who will be hired once he takes and passes the Cooper CI-CPT certification. Amazing trainers are hard to come by and I feel privileged to be a part of this networking experience. Thanks again Sue!

Brian Rich

Area Director of Fitness

Texas Family Fitness

Personal Training Networking Session

Nov 08, 2013 | About Our Courses

 

The Camp Gladiator mission statement states: “We will positively impact the physical fitness and ultimately the lives of everyone we come in contact with.” Our mission and the product that the Cooper Institute produce go hand in hand. Camp Gladiator Outdoor Fitness has hired and promoted many of our trainers from CI classes as well as CI educated trainers. When we need to find an AMAZING trainer, we look no further than Cooper Institute.

Amy Pylant

Camp Gladiator

Weight Control Strategies

Nov 08, 2013 | About Our Courses

 

I will have the ability to help my friends and family maintain a healthy weight with a proper diet thanks to the Weight Control Strategies course.

Student

Power Walking

Nov 08, 2013 | About Our Courses

 

What a tremendous class — I’m 63 years young and only THOUGHT I knew how to walk! I’m neither a healthcare nor a fitness professional. I signed up for the class to pick up walking tips. What I received was so much more — information and practice that will absolutely change the way I walk for fitness! Walking for Wellness is a “bargain.” Please pass along my appreciation to everyone involved in making this class happen. . . I’m heading out for a walk!

Student

Small Group Personal Training

Nov 08, 2013 | About Our Courses

 

I just wanted to thank you again for the great opportunity to be able attend the soft launch of the Small Group Personal Training certification. What a great experience! I loved how we learned and practiced how to keep our training run smoothly when we have interruptions, tardiness, etc. I have always been impressed with the Cooper Institute.

Student

Small Group Personal Training

Nov 08, 2013 | About Our Courses

 

Practice = Real Life! Tonya Is GREAT!

Student

Small Group Personal Training

Nov 08, 2013 | About Our Courses

 

I liked everything, it was a great opportunity to learn with people from The Cooper Institute.

Student

Small Group Personal Training

Nov 08, 2013 | About Our Courses

 

The hands on experience at The Cooper Institute is GREAT!

Student

Small Group Personal Training

Nov 08, 2013 | About Our Courses

 

Love all the people at Cooper – very knowledgeable and passionate. Also liked Tonya’s examples of how to maintain, control, and keep clients focused. Like the distinction between small group and group training.

Student

Small Group Personal Training

Nov 08, 2013 | About Our Courses

 

Tonya was fantastic! Getting hands on training, advice, and teaching from a very successful trainer was fabulous! I like her style – she seemed strong, knowledgeably, and so incredibly willing to teach.

Student

Providing Dietary Guidance - Online

Nov 08, 2013 | About Our Courses

 

This course was offered to me through the Marine Forces Reserve Semper Fit organization, and has been a great experience. I look forward to doing more research on the Cooper Institute and hopefully continue to take classes.

 

Providing Dietary Guidance - Live

Nov 08, 2013 | About Our Courses

 

I cannot tell you how much I enjoyed Providing Dietary Guidance. I have been gushing about it to my clients and relaying the info to help them toward their goals. Thanks to you and the CI staff for an outstanding job.

Doug Rice

CPT

Personal Training Education - Online

Nov 08, 2013 | About Our Courses

 

I am sure you have heard this before but I just wanted to say thanks for the videos. They greatly help in understanding the joint movements!

Harry McCann

Personal Training Education - Online

Nov 08, 2013 | About Our Courses

 

What a wonderful, well structured online learning experience this has been! So many valuable electronic ‘links’ provided in these online sessions. You are gifted, passionate educators who convey a clear vision about health and fitness goal setting, while providing a professional and organized approach for anyone seeking CPT certification. I’m looking forward to my next Cooper Institute fitness course!

Mark Loyacano

Personal Training Education - Live

Nov 08, 2013 | About Our Courses

 

The instructors were wonderful! They are very knowledgeable and their passion for the subjects they teach are clearly evident. Had a great experience!

Jamie Eason

Personal Training Education - Live

Nov 08, 2013 | About Our Courses

 

After attending the CI live training in June 2010, I left Dallas with a newfound confidence and sense of direction. The live training was an amazing experience in every way – the program was put together perfectly! Our extremely knowledgeable, industry-leading instructors were radiating passion for this industry, lectures were engaging for maximum retention of information, physical activities helped us understand personal training from a hands-on perspective, and practical materials and practice forms were invaluable for efficient learning. I had learned a lot during that time, but most importantly I was inspired to continue reaching for my dream. Cooper Institute showed us how to teach people to achieve a healthy life, which taught me that in the same way ANYTHING else is possible as long as we put our minds to it; furthering my commitment to a career change. Thank you, Cooper Institute for being a huge part of my purpose in life!

Olivia Hill

DeCore Fitness Studio

Personal Training Education - Live

Nov 08, 2013 | About Our Courses

 

The live training was an amazing experience in every way – the program was put together perfectly! Our extremely knowledgeable, industry-leading instructors were radiating passion for this industry, lectures were engaging for maximum retention of information, physical activities helped us understand personal training from a hands-on perspective, and practical materials and practice forms were invaluable for efficient learning. Thank you, Cooper Institute for being a huge part of my purpose in life!

Student

Personal Training Education - Live

Nov 08, 2013 | About Our Courses

 

I could not get enough of this week and I can’t wait to share my knowledge with the world! Knowing that the course is not based on just general data, but actual Cooper research was encouraging. The lecture by Dr. Cooper was amazing!

Student

Military and First Responder Exercise Leadership

Nov 08, 2013 | About Our Courses

 

The staff is the best part of the experience! I learned so much about cardiovascular disease and how to prevent it. It’s amazing how simple prevention is and yet many don’t even think about it. I can take the knowledge from the Cooper Institute and help impact others.

Student

Law Enforcement Fitness Specialist

Nov 08, 2013 | About Our Courses

 

I have attended many classes with PowerPoint and paper handouts only BUT this class had visual aids, hands-on instructors, and peer participation!

Student

Indoor Cycling

Nov 08, 2013 | About Our Courses

 

Staff is very friendly and informative. I enjoyed how everything was timely and structured.

Student

Health Conditions and Exercise

Nov 08, 2013 | About Our Courses

 

Excellent and highly educated instructors. Great material! Everybody is very helpful and really wants to see you learn and grow as a professional.

Student

Functional Fitness Training

Nov 08, 2013 | About Our Courses

 

The experienced lecturers and their personal experience in the field allowed for students to see practical application for the information.

Student

Fire Service Fitness Specialist

Nov 08, 2013 | About Our Courses

 

It’s clear in each case how much you love, prepare, and live your area of expertise. Not only are you all so well versed in your area, but you were able to pass that information along to us in ways that made learning more enjoyable and effective.

Scott Douglas

Abilene Fire Department

Coaching Healthy Behaviors

Nov 08, 2013 | About Our Courses

 

Wellness coaching has enabled me to empower my clients to make significant changes in their life – such a remarkable job focusing on the necessity of appropriate questioning, timing, and the truth that most people know what they need to do to make a difference. Not only do I feel like I received the best in the field, but when others hear the name Cooper they pay attention.

Sondra Lewis

Coaching Healthy Behaviors

Nov 08, 2013 | About Our Courses

 

What I liked best about my experience here – The EXCELLENT skills and tools!!! I SO needed these tools, practical tips, practice coaching, setting some new personal fitness/health goals, meeting new people, meeting the instructors, and LEARNING! This is the best training I’ve had in the Health Coaching arena. Thank you so much.

Student

Boot Camp and Circuits Leadership

Nov 08, 2013 | About Our Courses

 

My father told me to, “Come to the Cooper Institute because it’s the best around.” I would agree and recommend The Cooper Institute to anyone who asks or that I hire. They have great employees who are well educated and super friendly. The class is well set up and is a great hands-on experience. Job well done!

Student

Biomechanics of Resistance Training

Nov 08, 2013 | About Our Courses

 

The instructors were very personable and knowledgeable on the course content. I enjoyed this course very much!

Student

Balls, Bands, and More

Nov 08, 2013 | About Our Courses

 

Staff is always great, friendly, and professional. I loved the hands-on activities. Facility is great as always!

Student