Cooper, is best known in the area of aerobic exercise. Cooper, whose 1968 book, aerobics, helped start the fitness movement, is intellectually provocative but hardly sensuous. With the popularity of aerobics, which has been translated into 41 languages and braille, he also coined aerobics and submitted the official. In addition to aerobics, which has been translated into 41 languages and braille, dr. It went on to sell 30 million copies, and had a simple premise. Kenneth cooper published aerobics, his first of many books. Cooper serves as chairman of 10 health companies, a nonprofit research and education institute, and has expanded his vision by adding a second cooper aerobics center at craig ranch in mckinney, texas.
Apr 23, 2018 in this april 6, 2018 photo, the father of aerobics, dr. Cooper is the one who came up with the idea for aerobics. The story of the man who invented aerobics podcast. This book give a step by step guide to a number of different exercises running, walking, cycling, swimming, etc, for specific age and fitness level routines. From the medical authority, whose previous bestsellers aerobics, the new aerobics, the aerobics way, and aerobics for women have sold more than 12 million copies, comes an exciting, new and comprehensive concept for total fitness.
Developed by scientists and presented in medical education agencies across the country, this is a selfpaced, 20step program that includes checklists, charts and color. Cooper s landmark book aerobics was first published in 1968 and start strong, finish strong, will be his nineteenth book, his first with his son. Cooper, 44, founded it three years ago to continue the research that led to his 1968 book, aerobics, an astounding bestseller. Kenneth cooper got a nation moving through aerobics. The benefit you get by reading this book is actually information inside this reserve incredible fresh, you. He has revolutionized the way americans get in shape and stay in shape. Cooper born march 4, 1931, oklahoma city is a doctor of medicine and former air force colonel from oklahoma, who pioneered the benefits of doing aerobic exercise for maintaining and improving health. He is the author of the 1968 book aerobics, which emphasized a point system.
New data on the worlds most popular exercise program. Cooper s complex also includes the cooper clinic, which has seen more than 53,000 patients. A 600person staff supports the coopers mission to encourage optimal health. Coopers most popular book is aerobics program for total wellbeing. Started in 1970, the cooper center longitudinal study ccls managed by the cooper institute now houses 1. At an age when most people are slowing down, 70yearold dr. What began as one mans quest to quantify the amount of healthy. The book was three years old when i entered usaf basic training. Coopers faithbased fitness helps you turn your words into action with a comprehensive, ontarget regimen that pinpoints the relationship between spiritual faith and physical health. Cooper sets an example for maintaining a healthy, cooperized lifestyle. Before coopers book, aerobic exercise was the domain of professional athletes.
Cooper probably did more than anybody else to set off the fitness craze when he published aerobics in 1968. Cooper, md, mph, published his first book, aerobics. From the aerobics program for total wellbeing 1982 by. Cooper has authored 18 additional books, which combined have sold more. Well, not technically, but he is the father of aerobics, the fitness revolution. New cooper book released nationally cooper institute. Hes written 18 more books since, but this was the one that set the course, the plan and the theory that led to the. May 29, 2019 following the 1968 bestselling publication of aerobics by dr. Fifty years ago this month, cooper published the groundbreaking book aerobics. Tyler cooper is also president of cooper life, a healthy lifestyle community within mckinneys craig ranch housing development. Aerobics is a form of physical exercise that combines rhythmic aerobic exercise with stretching and strength training routines with the goal of improving all elements of fitness flexibility, muscular strength, and cardiovascular fitness. Arnie jensen, who was part owner of a nautilus facility in iowa before he came to the cooper clinic, was largely responsible for introducing strength training at the cooper aerobics center. In the books appendix, cooper published a slew of charts detailing how a person could achieve the target level of exertion by following his system of aerobics a word he coined from the. Coopers landmark book aerobics was first published in 1968 and start strong, finish strong, will be his nineteenth book, his first with his son.
Cooper shares how you can extend your life and make good health a habit. Kenneth cooper on 50th anniversary of aerobics youtube. Cooper, md, mph, the father of aerobics,is the president and founder of the cooper aerobics center. Get push notifications with news, features and more.
In 1968, he published aerobics, which included exercise programs using running, walking, swimming and bicycling. Cooper resigned from the military and founded cooper aerobics center in dallas with the mission to explore the relationship between cardiovascular fitness and health and longevity. Cooper and son, tyler cooper, md, mph, released their firstever book as a fatherson team, start strong, finish strong avery in 2007. Aerobics by by kenneth h cooper this aerobics book is not really ordinary book, you have it then the world is in your hands.
Yes, other books and articles have been written to no end since that original book, but. Mar 05, 20 this year marks the 45th anniversary of the dr. A 650person staff supports the coopers mission to encourage optimum health. Welcome to the official cooper aerobics facebook page, where we strive to educate about healthy living. Kenneth cooper and how he became known as the father of. Cooper has authored 18 additional books, which combined have sold more than 30 million copies. Cooper s master plan, if not his jovial prose, is arresting. Cooper speaks about the history of aerobics and its continued impact around the. Buy aerobics by kenneth h cooper, md, mph online at alibris. The term wasnt in the dictionary when cooper came out with his book aerobics. Cooper for jazzercise, richard simmons, and those lovely neon spandex workout suits. Kenneth cooper, founder of the aerobics movement, active living every day. Doctor coopers book is the original in the world of aerobic conditioning.
Cooper s dream became a reality with the opening of the cooper aerobics center in dallas. Cooper added one letteran sand in an instant created the noun aerobics. Readers digest and bom will rally round to give this red, white and blue exercise book by a major in the u. Hes written 18 more books since, but this was the one that set. Cooper has inspired thousands of people across the world to truly march forth in their health journey by igniting the fitness revolution with his bestselling book, aerobics. Written while he was an air force physician, the best seller promoted the. He is the author of the 1968 book aerobics, which emphasized a point system for improving the cardiovascular system. At the time the book was published there was increasing awareness of the need for increased exercise due to widespread weakness and inactivity. Aerobics is a movement filled with people who read a book and followed a plan that changed their lives. If i had stuck with it, i would have completed at least one boston marathon by now.
Kenneth cooper, the number of runners and joggers increased exponentially through the 1970s. At age 85 and having logged more than 38000 miles running, dr. It is usually performed to music and may be practiced in a group setting led by an instructor fitness professional, although it can be done solo and. April 1, 1968 advance runners from the publishers tell us that this week magazine.
Your prescription for good health top five aerobic. Kenneth cooper and how he became known as the father. Cooper clinic physician fights aging with diet and exercise. Cooper about his aerobic points system from his 1982 book the aerobics program for total wellbeing. Coopers complex also includes the cooper clinic, which has seen more than 53,000 patients. Cooper has authored many books, which have sold more than 30 million copies, including the aerobics program for total wellbeing, aerobics for women with mildred cooper, the antioxidant revolution, preventing osteoporosis, overcoming hypertension, kid fitness, and controlling cholesterol. Cooper s faithbased fitness helps you turn your words into action with a comprehensive, ontarget regimen that pinpoints the relationship between spiritual faith and physical health. Hes written 18 more books since, but this was the one that set the course, the plan and the theory that led to the popularity of running as well as arguably to every spin class, step class, latin dance class, aqua exercise class, obstaclecourse run, boot. Coopers vision is shared by his son, tyler cooper, m. Kenneth cooper has built a multimillion dollar business, the cooper aerobics center in dallas, and a reputation for being one of the major proponents of preventive medicine. Ken cooper, who coined the term aerobics in 1968 and founded the worldrenowned cooper aerobic center in dallas, is upping his iron pumping sessions from two to three days a week. With the popularity of aerobics, which has been translated into 41 languages and braille, he also coined aerobics and submitted the official definition to the oxford english dictionary.
When youre the father of aerobics, when you coined the. But thats where the good doctor said, nope it still stands and thats exactly what he meant by full circle. The popular mass market version was the new aerobics isbn 0553. An interview with kenneth cooper the new york times. Apr 23, 2018 fifty years ago this month, cooper published the groundbreaking book aerobics.
Kenneth cooper believes too much exercise of any kind is dangerous and. Recognized through his writings and research as a leader in the international. Kenneth cooper demonstrates jogging while dressed in a suit during a shoot with legendary dmn photographer jack beers. Cooper released his groundbreaking bestselling book, aerobics. Kenneth cooper, goes through his workout at the cooper fitness center in dallas. Examines the effects of aerobic exercise on the body, with a test for evaluating physical fitness and. And, it is written by the wife, and with the consult of the man who coined the word aerobics, dr. Air force medical corps a rattling drum roll send off, and quite possibly this will be the biggest thing in. Coopers master plan, if not his jovial prose, is arresting. Cooper, the bestselling author of running without fear, presents a complete program for total wellbeingphysically, nutritionally, emotionallythat. Cooper published a massmarket version the new aerobics in 1979. Cooper now reveals the link between spirituality and exercise and nutrition that will enable you to. Cooper over more than four decades in this cooper aerobics history. Frank shorters gold and silver medals in the 1972 and 1976 olympic marathons, respectively, and jim fixxs bestseller, the complete book of running, helped fuel this trend.1568 336 463 328 332 549 225 1268 265 1164 760 260 212 483 985 1490 614 896 209 1233 581 747 668 879 742 329 163 1104 1176 650 1367 966 525 665 45