• I've been working with Tom since 2004 and truly believe that his unique style of teaching and exercises helped me earn my 12 medals in the Athens, Beijing and London Olympics.

    – Natalie Coughlin,
    Olympic Gold Medal Swimmer

  • Tom's Pilates and Yoga program played a significant role in my success. He helped me move more efficiently in the water, avoid injuries, and improve my functional strength.

    – Misty Hyman,
    Olympic Gold Medal Swimmer

  • The Center of Balance is a great place for people from all walks of life, for healthy individuals looking for core strength, for athletes, dancers, for people with injuries, people recovering from illness etc.

    – Sarah W

  • Thanks to working with terrific trainers at Center of Balance, I did not become exhausted wandering at the San Jose Jazz Festival last weekend and, literally, felt no pain.

    – Fran

  • After two babies, I suffered chronic hip pain that disappeared after strengthening my core and increasing flexibility through Tom's workout.

    – Rozanne D

  • The Center of Balance and its teachers helped change my life. Not only am I 20 lbs lighter with better tone and strength in my muscles, but I have learned more about the human body and how it works than I ever did in any science class.

    – Monica S

  • I've gained a greater understanding of Pilates including the core, breathing, and engaging of muscles. I leave class feeling stretched and as if I've worked, but also energized and aligned. I love it!

    – Hollie H

About Center of Balance

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Upcoming Events & Updates

La Avenida Map smallOur new home is at 1110 La Avenida - just one street over!

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Please join us in our new home at 1110 La Avenida - You can almost see it from our old building! We made some nice upgrades and renovations; it's another big open warehouse space with lots of skylights and airy space. Check out photos of our new studio on Facebook!

Open House Celebration - Save the Date!

Saturday, January 16
We will hold a Grand Opening celebration once we've had time to settle in and after the holidays. Mark your calendars, everyone is invited - it will be a great event!

corealign studioSome features of our new Studio:

  • 3 studio rooms all with bamboo flooring, 20' high ceilings, and skylights! We'll now have two separate equipment rooms for private sessions and groups. Our new mat room can be partitioned to offer two smaller classes simultaneously.
  • 5, that's right, 5 bathrooms! No long waiting lines between classes!
  • 1 Women's and 1 Men's shower
  • 3 Treatment rooms for bodywork
  • Climate control for those super hot and cold days!

We're looking forward to continue to offer you a sanctuary for your fitness and well-being for many years to come!

In health,
Karen, Tom and all of us at Center of Balance

Get inspired in our new home!

Mat Classes
$70 - 5Pass ($10 off)
$120 - 10Pass ($20 off)
$210 - 20 pass ($30 off)

Group Sessions
$210 - 5Pass ($15 off)
$410 - 10Pass ($30 off)

Thru November only - one purchase per category, please

Fgratitude stonerom all of us at Center of Balance, we wish you and your loved ones a joyful Thanksgiving holiday. Thank you for your commitment to your health and well-being, and for being part of our community! In observation of the holiday, the studio will be open only for scheduled appointments and the following drop-in mat class schedule:

• No mat classes Wed 11/25 thru Fri 11/27
• There will be class on Sat 11/28 - Join us!

• Special Pre-Turkey Group Class! Juliet will be teaching a special 8am group equipment class on Thanksgiving morning - plenty of time to get in a workout before the cooking and eating commence! For students with Pilates equipment experience. Space is limited so call today to sign up!

January 30 - 31, 2016 MadelineBlack Headshot

We're excited to welcome our friend and colleague to Center of Balance for these three excellent workshops!

Ribs Inspired - Saturday 1/30
Upper Thorax: Vertebromanubrium Region - Sunday 1/31
Pilates Moves and the Posterior Hip - Sunday, 1/31

First Thursday of each month

12 pm - 1pm

Take Pilates class & help others!

Join us the first Thursday of every month for Tom’s Pilates Progression mat class and help support the important work of human rights, environmental and community development organizations! Center of Balance will donate 100% of money collected for class — plus any additional contributions — to Second Harvest Food Bank, Sierra Club and Oxfam America!

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Center of Balance is an official dealer for Balanced Body®. We can order any of their products at a discounted price.


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      1110 La Avenida St
          Mountain View, CA 94043

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