Pilates

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Center of Balance is a Pilates education host site and official dealer for the world’s largest provider of Pilates equipment and education. We have been a host site for Pilates, CoreAlign and Bodhi teacher trainings since 2008, led by internationally-recognized Master Instructor Tom McCook.

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A great online resource for Pilates students and teachers featuring an extensive library of world-class instruction. Try Pilates Anytime for 30 days on us - use our special code!

 


Sports

Natalie Coughlin
12-time Olympic medal winner, Natalie has been working with Tom since 2004 on functional movement and exercises to support her swimming.

Shane Gould
Five time medalist in the 1972 Olympics, and only swimmer to hold all 5 world freestyle records from 100m to 1500m simultaneously, Shane is our friend and colleague from Australia.

Stanford University Swimming
A top swimming team in national and international rankings, Tom McCook was a conditioning coach for the women's team from 1998 to 2003.


Anatomy and Movement

Franklin Method
Center of Balance is a center for this method taught by Eric Franklin covering Imagery, Experiential Anatomy, Reconditioning Movement, plus special features.

 


Health and Wellness

Modern Elder Academy
The world's first "midlife wisdom school" dedicated to long-life learning, Modern Elder Academy's programs help you invest in your sense of purpose, wellness, and community.

Optimum Health Institute
A holistic healing center promoting cleansing, exercise, educational classes, meditation and other body / mind / spirit activities.


Good Works (a list of some of the important organizations we support)

Amnesty International
Organization working to protect human rights worldwide.

Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue
All-volunteer organization dedicated to finding loving homes for unwanted Labrador Retrievers. We were blessed to find Brody through this wonderful network of tireless individuals!

Habitat for Humanity
International organization seeking to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the world, and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action.

KPFA
Community-supported radio dedicated to promoting free speech, and cultural and political involvement.

KQED
Public Radio delivering timely, fact-based journalism.

NAACP
Works to secure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights in order to eliminate race-based discrimination and ensure the health and well-being of all persons.

The Nature Conservancy
International organization whose goal is to preserve the plants, animals and natural communities that represent the diversity of life on Earth, by protecting the lands and waters they need to survive.

Oxfam America
International non-profit, non-governmental organization supporting self-help development projects, human rights, peace and justice.

Pesticide Action Network
International advocacy organization advancing healthier solutions to toxic pesticide use and genetically-modified food production.

Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties
Organization helping nearly a quarter of a million people per month, including low-income children, adults and seniors through food distribution and other programs.

Sierra Club
Grassroots organization working to protect communities and the health of the planet.

United Farm Workers
Advocacy organization working to improve the lives and working conditions of farm workers and their families.

 


Photography

Chris Conroy Photography
Our long-time friend and former Pear Avenue neighbor whose artistic photos appear at our studio and on our website.