Kenneth H. Cooper

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Birthday
4, 1931
Birthplace
Oklahoma City, OK
Birth Sign
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Birthday
4, 1931 (age 88)
Birthplace
Oklahoma City, OK

About

An Oklahoma-born U.S. Air Force physician, he introduced the idea and practice of aerobics. He published a popular 1968 book, Aerobics, on the topic.

Before Fame

Working in the Air Force in the 1960s, he devised a points-based scale of physical fitness that he used to evaluate the impact of various exercises.

Trivia

His bestselling book, Aerobics, increased the number of runners 100-fold and influenced an entire generation of exercisers.

Family Life

He was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Associated With

He and Jack LaLanne both did a a great deal to motivate Americans to become more active.