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Our Studio is closed during this crisis

A note from Tom and Karen

To our Center of Balance clients, 

3/14/2020: Under the current circumstances, it’s clear to us that the health and well-being of our community is first priority. We are writing to share with you that we will close our studio as of the end of Saturday 3/14/2020 until at least April 7, 2020. Now is the time to take a pause and follow what has been learned around the world to help slow the spread of this virus, and to protect ourselves, families, elders and community.  

During these coming weeks, we will follow official policies by the government and assess the possibility of getting back into the studio with additional social distancing protocols in place.  

Virtual Private sessions for you - now available!

We are committed to stay connected and supporting you in having a consistent practice. All of our instructors are ready to teach your private sessions virtually. Tom has been teaching virtually with several of his clients for the last couple of years with really good feedback. Consider a quiet space in your home or office with room to move. Our skilled instructors can lead you through a balanced, centering movement experience, with or without props / equipment, and give you the personal feedback and relevant exercises that are best for you at this time.  

Please contact us if you would like to schedule a virtual session by leaving a message at the studio at 650-967-6414 or email us

Virtual Pilates equipment and Mat classes – coming soon!

As for equipment groups and mat classes, we are working on having live virtual studio group and mat classes via Zoom to help keep your practices consistent from home. – Stay tuned for more information. email us if you'd like to be notified of virtual class schedules and how to register.

How can you support us?

You can help by letting us support you! You all have come to appreciate the high-quality instruction and care that we offer you at Center of Balance. Please choose openness to exploring the virtual medium for your sessions. This will support our teachers and staff and help Center of Balance continue to be a healthy resource and oasis in our community.  

Thank you for your encouragement during this challenging time. We are grateful for our wonderful team at Center of Balance and to all of you in our community - It's comforting to know we are in this together, and we will come out stronger and more connected.  

Sending you our love and looking forward to hearing from you,  

- Tom & Karen

Pilates - On - Tour returns to Center of Balance 2020!

September 12 & 13, 2020 New Dates!

POT 2020 logoWe're excited to host Balanced Body and Pilates-On-Tour again! Join us for a celebration of Pilates in the San Francisco Bay Area. Workouts, workshops and networking with friends and colleagues in a beautiful space will inspire your teaching and reignite your passion for the work you love. The program focuses on bringing the art and science of movement to life with classes on fascia, new choreography, mindful movement and deepening your teaching skills. Join us for a fabulous weekend of learning, moving and fun!POT MV 2016 class web

PRESENTERS: Tom McCook, Karen Clippinger, Nora St. John, Alan Herdman, Portia Page and Joy Puleo

Join us for a great weekend of learning, moving and fun!

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For more information and to register, visit Balanced Body's website at:

Note: All studio classes and sessions are canceled on Saturday September 12 for the event


Pilates & Franklin Method Chair Workshop with Tom McCook

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Join Tom for a complete, full body, balanced set of the Pilates Chair Repertoire combined with Franklin Method techniques! In this 1 hour workshop, Tom McCook will take you through a complete, full body, balanced set of the Pilates Chair repertoire. You’ll learn proper chair set up, movement and skillful hands-on cuing for each exercise. You will also learn ways to help your clients better organize their bodies and minds, applying proper form for efficiency and an overall positive movement experience. Complimenting the Pilates Chair work, Tom will blend in a Franklin Method lesson on the hip joint to improve function, posture and movement potential. This is a valuable continuing education workshop that can help you bring a fresh approach to designing exciting new mind-body conditioning programs for your clients!

Cost: $39

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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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