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Northwest Texas Healthcare System Diabetes Center brings awareness
Northwest Texas Healthcare System Diabetes Center, recognized by the American Diabetes Association, will be hosting a Continuing Education Lecture series to celebrate “Diabetes Management in the past 100 Years,” according to a news release.
During this month’s awareness, Amanda Ast, MS, RD/LD Diabetes Educator, will discuss impactful information and the latest research for medical professionals. Ast will also continue her monthly classes, “Living With Diabetes” for people diagnosed with diabetes who want to learn more about how to manage life with diabetes.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 40% of people who died from COVID-19 were living with diabetes. It is important to learn more, since more than one in 10 Americans are living with diabetes, according to the release. NWTHS provides resources for medical professionals and patients, including nutrition counseling and one-on-one diabetes education. You can learn more at nwths.com .
Cooper Wellness Strategies Hires Downtown Athletic Club General Manager
Cooper Wellness Strategies announces the addition of Paul Wright as general manager of the Downtown Athletic Club (DAC), powered by Cooper Aerobics, in Amarillo, according to a news release.
He will manage onsite facility operations and programs including member engagement programs, CooperFit cardiovascular fitness assessments and Cooper® Tracks individualized exercise and education programs, at the 45,000-square-foot full-service DAC fitness facility.
“We are pleased to welcome Paul Wright to our team,” said Margaret Hodge, owner and president of DAC. “Paul has more than four decades of strong credentials with a proven leadership record as GM of two upscale fitness facilities, as well as a passion for the health and fitness industry.”
Prior to joining Cooper, Wright worked for the state of California as a health and safety analyst, evaluating and implementing health, safety and wellness programs for the Injury and Illness Prevention Program. His 40-plus years of experience in the health and fitness industry are composed of managing business development and providing health and wellness solutions in a variety of roles. This included 30 years focused on business development for Savvy Health Solutions, a business he founded to develop programming strategies for businesses and provide workplace wellness opportunities to their employees.
“Joining the Downtown Athletic Club gives me a unique opportunity to extend the Cooper purpose of improving the quality and quantity of people’s lives through prevention in this fitness facility setting,” Wright said. “In my new role overseeing DAC, I’m looking forward to providing the best member experience to our members.” Wright enjoys working out, playing golf and volunteering through his church. He looks forward to making Amarillo home with his wife, Susan.