Dr. Kenneth H. Cooper, often called the Father of Aerobics, developed an exercise system in the late 1960s that revolutionized the exercise habits of America and the whole world. He is the visionary who created The Cooper Aerobics Center in Dallas, Texas, (the mission), and developed a high-energy staff (his team of missionaries) committed to spreading their mission of health and wellbeing worldwide.
This unique history contains the fascinating reflections of Dr.Tom Collingwood, Roger Reynolds, M.A. and Dr. John Poteet, telling of their personal experiences in the many projects and services they were involved in over their thirty-five years at the Cooper Institute to help people develop a physically active lifestyle that would have profound implications for their health and wellbeing, as well as about the diverse group of fitness and health professionals from different backgrounds and skills who came together to make it happen.
"I call them the “terrific trio.”
Tom, Roger, and John not only talked the talk but also walked/ran it in a remarkable and most professional way."
Kenneth Cooper, MD, MHP
“Tom, Roger and John were a tremendous influence on my personal fitness life, and through their efforts, they brought physical fitness to the wider audience of the entire U.S. Secret Service. Through this book they deliver the background behind the fitness movement while providing a great guidebook on how to implement a fitness program for any organization.”
U.S. Secret Service Agent-Retired
Former Secret Service Fitness Program Administrator
Praise & Reviews
"I enjoyed the entire read, but I especially appreciated each of your Author’s history. You three clearly were and are significant pillars of the Cooper Aerobics Center and major missionaries for Dr. Cooper’s success. You all also have had full, eventful, and purposeful lives."
"I started to read your book and decided to read the whole book. It was not my intent but I found it to be very interesting. I never knew The Cooper Institute was the pioneer in fitness."
"I am ordering this infamous book right now!"
"I have been blessed with good fortune to cross paths with Roger Reynolds and Dr. Cooper. This magnificent read is evidence of the thousands of Fitness Professionals like myself that they have trained and inspired to help others. Thank you to Dr. Cooper's Fitness Missionaries for putting your impressive journey into words."
Wellness Professional and Past President of New York Association for Health and Health and Physical Education
"Changing lives INDEED! I was proud of you then and even more proud of you after reading the book."
Dr. Kenneth Cooper developed an exercise system in the late 1960s that revolutionized the exercise habits of the world.
A unique memoir by Dr. Tom Collingwood, Roger Reynolds, M.A. and Dr. John Poteet, telling of their thirty-five years at The Cooper Institute.
A portion of the proceeds from book sales will benefit research at The Cooper Institute.
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