• I've been working with Tom since 2004 and truly believe that his unique style of teaching and exercises helped me earn my 12 medals in the Athens, Beijing and London Olympics.

    – Natalie Coughlin,
    Olympic Gold Medal Swimmer

  • Tom's Pilates and Yoga program played a significant role in my success. He helped me move more efficiently in the water, avoid injuries, and improve my functional strength.

    – Misty Hyman,
    Olympic Gold Medal Swimmer

  • The Center of Balance is a great place for people from all walks of life, for healthy individuals looking for core strength, for athletes, dancers, for people with injuries, people recovering from illness etc.

    – Sarah W

  • Thanks to working with terrific trainers at Center of Balance, I did not become exhausted wandering at the San Jose Jazz Festival last weekend and, literally, felt no pain.

    – Fran

  • After two babies, I suffered chronic hip pain that disappeared after strengthening my core and increasing flexibility through Tom's workout.

    – Rozanne D

  • The Center of Balance and its teachers helped change my life. Not only am I 20 lbs lighter with better tone and strength in my muscles, but I have learned more about the human body and how it works than I ever did in any science class.

    – Monica S

  • I've gained a greater understanding of Pilates including the core, breathing, and engaging of muscles. I leave class feeling stretched and as if I've worked, but also energized and aligned. I love it!

    – Hollie H

About Center of Balance

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

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Upcoming Events & Updates


Advanced Workshop Series for Pilates Teachers

August 19, September 16, October 21, November 18

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Understand, embody and improve your ability to assist positive change in yourself and others! This advanced teacher workshop series for Pilates instructors is an opportunity to upgrade your own movement practice and well-being and your effectiveness as a teacher of movement.

Learn to feel and teach the bone rhythms and muscle activations of the body in combination with Pilates Repertoire and corrective exercises. This approach to teaching movement will enhance your ability to improve function and give you powerful tools to assist your clients in life-long wellness. In addition to movement training, we’ll combine our time together with cultivating a meditation practice. PMA CECs available!

Each session will include:
•    Franklin Method lesson on the bone rhythms with direct application to relevant exercises in the Pilates environment
•    Exercises for tension release, improved posture and movement efficiency
•    Muscle activation exercises
•    Hands-on skills and effective cuing
•    Practice time and feedback
•    Mobility and corrective exercises
•    Resistance Stretching
•    Skillful progressions
•    Meditation

November 5 & 6, 2016 New course added!
April 22 & 23, 2017

CoreAlign Teacher Training

CoreAlign 1: Foundations, is the heart of the CoreAlign training program. The course includes the theoretical basis of the CoreAlign method along with essential exercises designed to show you the full potential of the CoreAlign method. The course includes:

  • 60+ Foundation exercises designed to build functional movement skills applicable to daily life and athletic pursuits.
  • Exercise in supine, all fours, plank and standing positions.
  • Specific exercise Tracks to focus on Trunk Integration, Upper Body Strength and Balance, Lower Body Strength and Power, Gait and Dynamic Flexibility.
  • Progressions and regressions to address clients at different levels of ability.
  • Specific modifications and precautions for working with clients with injuries and special populations.
  • CoreAlign unit set up and safety.
  • The Balanced Body Movement Principles to make your training more efficient, effective and safe.

First Thursday of each month

12 pm - 1pm

Take Pilates class & help others!

Join us the first Thursday of every month for Tom’s Pilates Progression mat class and help support the important work of human rights, environmental and community development organizations! Center of Balance will donate 100% of money collected for class — plus any additional contributions — to Second Harvest Food Bank, Sierra Club and Oxfam America!

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Balanced Body Dealer Discount

Center of Balance is an official dealer for Balanced Body®. We can order any of their products at a discounted price.


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      1110 La Avenida St
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