with Tom McCook

May 31 - June 2, 2024

Hybrid (In-studio and virtual options)

 

CoreAlign Teacher Training

CoreAlign 2: Progressions, builds on the foundation of CoreAlign 1 with progressions of the key exercises learned in CoreAlign 1 and additional exercise categories, training options and teaching techniques.

Program includes:

  • Progressions of plank and standing exercises to address a range of training goals from core stabilization to creating integrated rotation for throwing sports.
  • Training options using rotator discs, variable directions of resistance and moments of suspension.
  • Exercises to challenge balance, coordination and complex movement patterns to prepare clients for anything life throws their way.

CoreAlign 2 provides an excellent platform for improving functional movement patterns for clients at any level of ability from physical therapy patients to professional athletes.

Days & Times

Friday: 12:30pm — 5pm
Saturday: 10:30am — 4:30pm
Sunday: 10:30am — 4pm

Prerequisites

Completion of CoreAlign 1

Important Protocols for Successful Completion of this Course

The protocol for the Balanced Body teacher training is to be in live attendance and participation for all hours of each course. For virtual students, you must have your camera on at all times. The purpose of this is for you to learn in real time with feedback in the live learning process. It also is to stay current with the group and be in alignment with the standards of a certifying program, and to help ensure your success in completing the coursework with confidence.

For all equipment trainings (Reformer, Apparatus, CoreAlign, Bodhi)
For Virtual students, in addition to the above protocols, you’ll need to have the appropriate equipment to participate in the training. We strongly recommend you use a computer or laptop, not a phone.

Cost & Registration

$595 / module, plus manuals fee.

This course is strongly recommended for accredited Pilates instructors and Physical Therapists.
Note: Exercise on the CoreAlign are performed with grip socks.

Register online!

About Tom McCook

ACE, NCPT, Balanced Body Educator and Mentor, Franklin Method Level 3 Educator, Certified Somatic Coach

Tom McCook, Founder and Director of Center of Balance in Mountain View, CA, is an internationally-recognized Pilates Educator and movement specialist. Beginning in 1984, Tom designs programs for health and life performance for a range of clients, from Silicon Valley executives and Olympic athletes, to active seniors and people looking for solutions to their imbalances and injuries.

Tom’s mission is to improve people’s lives through movement! He teaches a practical and accessible way to understand your own body and then apply it to your movement practice. These skills go beyond exercise to cultivate health, body wisdom, and being responsive and resilient in life.

Tom's unique teaching approach synthesizes over 35 years of fitness training, Pilates, body therapy, Somatic Coaching, the Franklin Method, Anatomy in Motion and meditation. His fascination with movement began at an early age playing sports and growing up in a large athletic family with 11 siblings. His long and successful history working with athletes include the Stanford women's swim team and four Olympic Gold medal swimmers.

Tom has been leading teacher trainings in the Pilates Method since 2001. He is on the faculty of Balanced Body for Pilates, CoreAlign and the Bodhi Suspension System. Tom is also a sought-after international presenter and mentor.

Tom lives on the coast outside of San Francisco with his wife and business partner, Karen deMoor.

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