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Dr. Kenneth Cooper, Cooper Clinic, A Cooper Aerobics Company

When Kenneth Cooper, MD, MPH, published his first bestseller, Aerobics, in 1968, he introduced a new word and a new concept, launching a worldwide fitness revolution. Ken continues to be recognized as the leader of the international physical fitness movement and is credited with motivating more people to exercise in pursuit of good health than any other person. In 1968, only 100,000 people were jogging in America. That number is now more than 30 million strong, thanks to the work and influence of Dr. Cooper.

During his 13 years of service in the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force, Ken served as a flight surgeon and director of the Aerospace Medical Laboratory in San Antonio, TX. He also developed the 12-minute and 1.5-mile fitness tests and the Aerobics Point System, all used today by military organizations, amateur and professional athletic teams, law enforcement agencies, and many public schools and universities all over the world.

After the publication of Aerobics, Ken resigned from the Air Force to pursue full-time the exploration of the relationship between cardiovascular fitness and health and longevity.     [ Click for More ]