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Center of Balance is excited to be one of the first studios to enhance our movement program with the CoreAlign System.

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Learn Pilates and movement under our expert guidance, and address your personal needs and goals. Try our Welcome Package!

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Center of Balance has been a leading teacher training center since 2001, with Pilates mat & equipment and CoreAlign courses taught by Tom McCook.

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roller lunge smKick off the new year with a focus on functional fitness! For the month of January, all of our mat classes will address key areas of the body that need mobility to improve function and resilience. We’ll have the same great mat classes - full body movement, strengthening, toning and stretching - plus give targetted exercise sequences to help your body become more youthful, balanced, and prepared for all the activities you enjoy!

New Year Class Specials!

$200 - 20 Pass $40 discount!
$110 - 10 Pass $30 discount!

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If you are a certified Pilates instructor who is dedicated to quality teaching and service, we'd like to hear from you! We are looking for a skilled instructor who wants to be part of our supportive community and energetic & experienced teaching team, who is committed to personal and professional development and who would like to grow with us. We have a strong need for afternoon / evening and Saturday morning coverage.

Candidates must be certified in Pilates equipment and mat, preferably with a minimum of 2 years teaching experience. Experience with CoreAlign and/or Yoga a plus. To cultivate a positive connection with our studio, clients and staff, we are looking for a minimum commitment of 16 - 20 sessions per week. We offer very competitive pay rates, 401K Plan, free classes and discounted continuing education opportunities, plus staff workouts and mentoring by Tom McCook - all in a rich learning and fun environment! If you're interested in joining our teaching staff, please email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and share your experience and qualifications, as well as why you'd like to be part of our team, and your teaching availability. Center of Balance is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

2015 Workshop Series (March, April, May)

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Experience the profound benefits of imagery and experiential anatomy! Discover why the Franklin Method is cutting-edge in movement education. Join Level 3 Franklin Method Educator Tom McCook for this series of workshops to help you get the most out of your movement practice and enhance your teaching techniques. Learn to heal imbalances, improve posture, strength and flexibility by understanding optimal function. These workshops are a preview of the upcoming Franklin Method Training beginning in May 2015, co-taught by Tom McCook and Morten Dithmer at Center of Balance!

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May 15 - 17, 2015

Friday, 1:30pm - 8:30pm
Saturday, 11:30am - 7pm
Sunday, 10am - 5:30pm

Phillip Beach is a visionary Osteopath and Acupuncturist from New Zealand and has a 30 year interest in whole body movement patterns. He has developed a new model of understanding movement through evolutionary and embryonic design. During this 3-day workshop, you will learn how muscles work in large “fields”, how the fields interact to create our core movement patterns, and how to then assess and correct what he calls “Archetypal Postures and the Erectorcises.”

Phillip’s pioneering book, “Muscles and Meridians,” breaks new conceptual ground and his workshop and material will fundamentally change your understanding of human movement!

This workshop is designed for anyone who deals with the ease and dis-ease of human movement. Great for Pilates and movement professionals, students, Personal Trainers, Bodyworkers, Physical Therapists, Osteopaths and Chiropractors.

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bodycodeWednesdays, 6pm - 7:15pm

2015 Class Meets: 1/14, 1/21, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11

Experience Elvis, specially designed to help improve function and conditioning by strengthening and stretching in a spherical, three-dimensional motion. The rhythmic exercises and integrated breathing techniques work your body from the inside out, giving you a total tune-up! It’s part of the innovative ArtForm and BodyCode exercise system designed by Pino Carbone of Italy.

Some of the benefits of Elvis include:

    • Full-body spherical workout emanating from the core
    • Mobilization and lubrication of the spine and joints
    • Enhanced functional strength and flexibility
    • Healthier movement patterns
    • Improved balance and posture

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Take the 30 Class Challenge!
Complete 30 mat classes in 10 weeks ­or less, get 25% off your next regular class pass!

30 Classes in 10 Weeks

Take the challenge! Give yourself the opportunity to look, feel and move better with our 30 mat class challenge! We strongly believe - and results show - that practicing functional exercise at least 3 times per week over an extended period will significantly improve your body awareness and performance. Our quality mat classes focus on proper alignment and form, with exercise sequences that strengthen, improve flexibility, release tension, and develop better posture and a functionally fit body.

 

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January 24 - 25, 2015 KClippinger

We're excited to welcome back movement specialist Karen Clippinger to Center of Balance for these two excellent workshops!

Unwinding Scoliosis with Pilates - Saturday 1/24
Walking Biomechanics and Pilates - Sunday, 1/25

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Franklin logo newModule 1: May 30 - June 3, 2015 (Saturday - Wednesday)
Module 2: September 18 - 20, 2015 (Friday - Sunday)
Module 3: November 20 - 23, 2015 (Friday - Monday)
Module 4: January 22 - 24, 2016 (Friday - Monday)
Module 5: June 1 - 5, 2016 (Wednesday - Sunday)

Take your movement potential, teaching, and health to the next level! Experience the Franklin Method approaches of Imagery - the key body/mind skill - Experiential Anatomy and Reconditioning Movement. In Level 1, you will learn about the basics of Imagery in all its applications. Especially the bone-rhythms of the body and how the bones naturally move inside your body to produce efficient and effortless movement. Plus, we cover fundamentals such as biomechanics, posture and breathing. At the end of the course you receive a certificate and the skills to teach Franklin Method workshops.

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Try Pilates Anytime for 30 days on us - use our special code!

 

It's so helpful to have someone adjust you properly when learning an exercise.
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(650) 967-6414

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1220 Pear Avenue Suite i
Mountain View, CA 94043

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