Affiliated with the acclaimed Cooper Clinic and Cooper Institute, Cooper’s newest facility — right in your new neighborhood — is dedicated to supporting you and your family in staying fit and healthy. The Cooper Institute was founded in 1970 by Dr. Kenneth Cooper, the Father of Aerobics, and focuses on developing the most effective preventive health practices for adults and children. (In fact, Cooper’s research established that 30 minutes of moderate exercise three times a week can help you live longer.) So, the Cooper Fitness Center and Spa at Craig Ranch is built around the best ways to help you find the exercise and training routine that makes a difference. That’s why you’ll find the only long-course Olympic-size swimming in a North Texas health club, an indoor and outdoor running track with shock-absorbing surfaces, the most up-to-date exercise equipment, full programs for children, and a demonstration kitchen — so Cooper’s nutrition experts can teach you (and your kids) how to extend your healthy lifestyle beyond the gym.
“The club’s variety of programs have all been designed through the works of the Cooper Clinic, with its science and research behind what we do.” — Roger Sargent, general manager of the Cooper Fitness Center McKinney
Many clubs have personal trainers, but Cooper adds a staff of sports professionals covering tennis, martial arts, cycling, running, swimming and basketball to its staff, so you have access to top-level training no matter your interest. All center staff are plugged into the research at the Cooper Institute, whose exercise scientists have studied how midlife fitness staves off Alzheimer’s and chronic physical conditions later in life and how using video games can change how children eat, among dozens of other projects.
At the Cooper Fitness Center and Spa at Craig Ranch, you reap the benefits of all of the health and wellness research conducted by the Cooper Institute.
Every athlete, no matter the level, needs to relax and rejuvenate. You can do that at the facility’s full-service spa, with treatments ranging from restorative to therapeutic. The spa offers a variety of options for massage (include the Texas Two-Step for two!), plus body treatments and facials, mani/pedi and salon services, microdermabrasion and other cosmetic treatments. Complimentary childcare is provided at the RC Corral. And, again, it’s all in your neighborhood.