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Refine your Reformer - Franklin Method & Pilates

Tom Refine your Reformer webVirtual Master Class with Tom McCook

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Sunday, January 17, 2021
9am - 10:30am (California time)

Join Tom McCook for this inspiring live-stream Master class where you’ll learn a fresh approach to movement on the Reformer combining the Franklin Method with Pilates.

The class will begin with a Franklin Method lesson to remove tension and improve movement quality, focus and alignment. You’ll then progress into a complete Reformer session with relevant cuing to Franklin Method lesson to enhance your experience. You’ll learn a skillful progression you can tailor to yourself or teach to your clients. Time permitted, we’ll have a short Q&A with Tom. With your registration, you’ll also receive a handout + the recording for 7 days to do and re-do after you’ve spent time live with Tom. (photo credit: Pilates Anytime)

What You Get:

  • Class plan & private Zoom link shared 12 -24 hours in advance. 
  • Recorded Zoom link for 7 days after. 
  • Franklin Method lesson combined with a complete Reformer workout.
  • Connection / Q&A following the movement portion.

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A note from Tom and KarenFranklin Ball tapping web

To our Center of Balance clients, 

We miss you and our studio, and we hope that you and your loved ones are staying healthy. We look forward to the day when we can safely return! We are working on plans to ensure a safe working environment when we do reopen, so that our Center of Balance community can feel confident in returning to the studio for in-person sessions. In the meantime, please join us in our virtual studio!

Join us in our virtual studio - register online!

We have moved to a virtual platform, so that we can continue to support the health and well-being of all of you in our community. Now, more than ever, it is important to keep up with our movement practices! Your response to our virtual sessions has been positive and very heart-warming:

“Today was my first virtual group with Center of Balance. It worked really well and I feel so good today. My instructor’s ability to cue each of us remotely was so helpful. The work was great and being connected this way to the Center of Balance community just lifts my spirits and centers my mind in the present. I am really looking forward to my next online group class!”

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Our experienced instructors can skillfully work with you remotely for a personal program and to achieve positive results. You will be led through a balanced, centering movement experience, with or without props / equipment, to give you the personal feedback and relevant exercises that are best for you at this time. Private sessions are available, including Pilates with a Therapist with Therese and Michelle. Please email us at if you are interested in scheduling!

We are sending you and your loved ones warmth and light,

- Tom, Karen and the Center of Balance staff


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

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