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Welcome to Center of Balance!

Center of Balance was founded in 1997 by health and movement specialist Tom McCook and business partner and wife, Karen deMoor. The studio has developed into an internationally-recognized learning destination and teacher training center, specializing in Pilates, CoreAlign, Franklin Method®, and Physical Therapy.

Featuring a talented community of instructors, our goal is to inspire life-long learning and wellness through conscious movement and self-awareness practices. Our studio environment is supportive and collaborative, where staff and teachers are committed to self-development and professional excellence. We continue to seek out and share innovative mind/body concepts, feeding Center of Balance's rich learning environment. Students and teachers from throughout the Bay area — and as far as Europe and Asia — travel to our Mountain View studio for training and continuing education.

At Center of Balance, our exercise programs completely engage your body and mind while restoring healthy movement. Whether in a private or class setting, skilled instructors offer balanced training techniques for people who want to lead healthier and more vibrant lives. You'll learn how to move with more awareness and feel what's right for your body, regardless of your current condition or fitness level.


Our new 5,000 square foot center which opened in 2015, is a beautifully-designed renovated warehouse with separate studios for mat classes, workshops and private / small group equipment sessions. Bamboo flooring, spacious rooms with 20 foot ceilings, expansive skylights and soothing light fixtures create a warm and inviting atmosphere for all who visit. We feature state-of-the-art Balanced Body® equipment. (Photo: Ribbon-cutting grand opening celebration with the Mayor of Mountain View, John McAlister)

Studio Opening

Historical photo: Ribbon-cutting celebration of Center of Balance's opening in 1997, with the Mayor of Mountain View.