Workshops & Events
Check out Tom's online videos at Body Control Pilates Central from the UK! Start a free trial and get 25% off the first 3 months with this code: TOM1
Check out Tom's 4 page interview with PilatesStyle Magazine in the May / June 2018 issue! Tom shares his inspirations and what has brought him to where he is now in his career. It's also a nice tribute to Center of Balance's special community and our 21 year history!
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!
In this workshop with Tom McCook you will gain experiential knowledge and practical understanding of the relationship between the spine and the shoulder girdle in movement to support healthy movement and life-long well being. Tom will blend a Franklin Method lesson on the Spine and Shoulder Girdle with related Pilates equipment repertoire for optimal learning and skill development. This workshop will help you to understand movement and effective cuing in a whole new way! You’ll expand your understanding through touch, movement and lecture, the bone and muscle relationships of the shoulder girdle and spine. Specifically, where movement actually happens in the spine and how to use touch, imagery and movement to improve function. This is essential for tension release, postural improvements, strength, flexibility and greater efficiency of movement. We will combine the lessons with related Franklin Method ball exercises, corrective mat exercises and Pilates repertoire on the Tower, Reformer and Chair for health and performance. These is essential learning for both students and teachers lifelong wellness. CECs available!
Not sure what to do with your old beat-up yoga mat? Donate it! Dr. Lorrie Clemens of Woodside Veterinary Clinic (pictured in the center with her dog Astro) can put old yoga mats to good use for animals under her care - as warm bedding for their cages, as a non-slippery surface for them to walk on, as cushioning. We decided with our studio move to trade out all our old mats and give them a new purpose at Lorrie's Clinic!