• 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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Check Out CoreAlign

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

Check Out CoreAlign

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


Upcoming Events & Updates

Frintention tree webom all of us at Center of Balance, we wish you and your loved ones a healthy and happy 2017! May the spirit of friendship and community connect us all!

Our Good Intention Tree

We set up our tree in the studio for everyone to enjoy - Please come and write your positive wishes for the new year and hang them on the tree! Join us in sending good energy into the universe! If you can't make it to the studio and would like to add your words, please email and we'll hang them up for you!


mat class roller 6 2 webStart the year off right! Take care of one of your most important assets, your spine! We have over 100 joints between our tail and our head when you include the ribs. They need to be moved daily for life-long health. For the month of January, all of our mat classes will have a special emphasis on movement for a healthy spine. Same great mat classes - full body conditioning, strengthening, toning and stretching - plus an added focus to help you keep your neck and spine healthy for life! You’ll learn exercises and tools to balance out the effects our modern work habits and lifestyle have on our bodies.

“You are only as young as your spine is flexible.”
- Joseph Pilates

New Year Class Specials!

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

Check out our mat class schedule

Monday, 5 - 5:30pm
Starts January 9


Free - Everyone welcome!

Learn how to meditate! This 6-week class will explore different meditation styles with the intention of helping students build their own meditation practice. Each week, we will focus on a different technique - from moving meditation to simply being still and following the breath. We will discuss what meditation is and the benefits, as well as what to do when you don’t want to meditate or feel stuck.

Saturday , January 21
10:30am - 12:30pm

group corealign fishbowl 6 webStep into functional fitness at its best! Experience the CoreAlign system in a small group setting, where you’ll focus on conditioning, core stability and alignment during a full body workout. CoreAlign exercises resemble movements in life, like walking and running, which give instant feedback and get you to turn your body on. You’ll address common imbalances in areas of the body — lower back, hips, legs, spine – which can result from our modern lifestyle of too much sitting.

Intro to CoreAlign is a great way to supplement your training, as well as enhance your other movement practices. This workshop is a great prep for students interested in joining an ongoing CoreAlign group.

Sunday, January 22
10am - 12pm


Experience why Pilates is so effective! Equipment Essentials will give you the tools to condition your body and move better at any age. Whether you’re just starting Pilates or want to freshen up your skills, this workshop is a safe, effective and energizing way to do it! Equipment Essentials will teach you the fundamentals and essential Pilates exercises, on the Mat, Reformer, Wall Unit and Chair.  You’ll increase your awareness and ability, with a noticeable carry-over into how you approach your everyday life. This workshop is a great prep for students interested in joining an ongoing Pilates equipment group.

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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!


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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