• 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

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September 9 - 11, 2016

Days and Times

  • Friday: 3pm - 7pm
  • Saturday: 12pm - 7pm
  • Sunday: 10am - 4:30pm

MAT 1 includes an introduction to the history and principles of Pilates, beginning and most intermediate level exercises with modifications, lectures on class order and programming in a group setting, and guidelines for teaching seniors, pre-, and post-natal classes.

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Tom McCook


$525 / Module

Center of Balance is a Pilates, movement education and body therapy studio in the heart of Silicon Valley in Mountain View, CA. For over 19 years, we have been a leading innovator in functional fitness programs and teacher trainings in the Bay Area. We have a talented team of teachers guided by Tom McCook, some of whom have been with us for well over 10 years! Our instructors are caring, dedicated and knowledgeable. Offering privates, semi-privates, groups, mat classes, workshops, and Pilates teacher trainings for Balanced Body, we have a well-respected program in rehabilitation, corrective exercise and fitness. And what makes our community so special, and gives us the opportunity to do what we do, is our wonderful group of clients – they are eager to learn and to create positive change!

In 2015, we designed and built out our new state-of-the-art 5,000 square foot facility with four different studios featuring Pilates, CoreAlign, Franklin Method, Bodhi, Yoga, as well as private treatment rooms for Physical Therapy, Chiropractic and Massage. We’re excited that our new space has all the key elements to support our clients, including a top-notch staff.

We are looking for a fully-certified instructor to join our supportive community and energetic & experienced teaching team, who values personal and professional development and who would like to grow with us! In particular, we have a need for Fridays and Saturday morning coverage.

Requirements: Candidates must be certified in Pilates equipment and mat, with a minimum of 2 years teaching experience. You should be able to design programs and modify exercises to meet the needs of special populations (pre / post natal, injury, older adults, etc) and work with common impairments. Training in CoreAlign, Franklin Method and/or Yoga a plus. To cultivate a positive connection with our studio, clients and staff, we seek a minimum commitment of 12 sessions per week and also offer up to full time teaching opportunity. We value a solid, professional work ethic and would expect you to value this as well.

Benefits: We offer very competitive pay rates, 401K Plan with company match for full-time employees, Group Health Plan for full-time employees, free classes and discounted continuing education opportunities, plus weekly staff workouts and inservices - all in a rich learning and fun environment!

To Apply: Please email us at and detail your experience / qualifications, your teaching availability, and why you'd like to be part of our team. Center of Balance is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



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

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
          Mountain View, CA 94043

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