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    Balanced Body Education
    Tom McCook teaches Pilates and CoreAlign teacher trainings for Balanced Body University, the educational division of Balanced Body. Our program is designed to create thoughtful, creative and successful Pilates teachers.

    Balanced Body
    Center of Balance is a dealer for this leading manufacturer of quality Pilates Equipment and Props.

    Pilates Method Alliance
    Professional organization dedicated to maintaining high standards of teaching in the Pilates method.

    Pilates on Tour
    Tom McCook is a presenter for Pilates-on-Tour, which brings top instructors to key cities for continuing education training.



    Natalie Coughlin
    12-time Olympic medal winner, Natalie has been working with Tom since 2004 on functional movement and exercises to support her swimming.

    Shane Gould
    Five time medalist in the 1972 Olympics, and only swimmer to hold all 5 world freestyle records from 100m to 1500m simultaneously, Shane is our friend and colleague from Australia.

    Stanford University Swimming
    A top swimming team in national and international rankings, Tom McCook was a conditioning coach for the women's team from 1998 to 2003.

Anatomy and Movement

    Franklin Method
    Center of Balance is a center for this method taught by Eric Franklin covering Imagery, Experiential Anatomy, Reconditioning Movement, plus special features.

    In 2010, Center of Balance was one of the first studios in the world to launch the newly-released CoreAlign system. Developed by Jonathan Hoffman of Tel Aviv, CoreAlign involves whole-body movements while creating a blend of flexibility, stability, strength and control.

    BodyCode System
    Innovative system of exercise techniques and devices created by Pino Carbone of Florence, Italy including the Pegasus, Geometrix, Elvis "the Pelvis", MasterStretch, ProArch and the Sculptor. Center of Balance is one of the first studios in the US to incorporate BodyCode into our work.

Nutrition and Well-Being

    Inner Awakening Healing Center
    Located in Pacifica, CA, Jane Guyette directs this premier Colon Hydrotherapy (Colonic) and Cleansing Center. They are dedicated to your health and wellbeing, offering individualized services that support opening the channels of elimination of the lymph, blood, liver, kidney, skin and lungs for improved health and optimal immune function.

    Optimum Health Institute
    Alternative health education and cleansing facility. Raw foods, vegetables and sprouts, and wheatgrass juice comprise a major part of the nutritional aspect of the program.

Good Works (a list of some of the important organizations we support)

    Oxfam America
    International non-profit, non-governmental organization supporting self-help development projects, human rights, peace and justice.

    Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue
    All-volunteer organization dedicated to finding loving homes for unwanted Labrador Retrievers. We were blessed to find Brody through this wonderful network of tireless individuals!

    Pesticide Action Network
    International advocacy organization advancing healthier solutions to toxic pesticide use and genetically-modified food production.

    Waiting for Superman
    This social action campaign has one primary goal: to ensure that every child in the United States receives a great education. The campaign seeks to build public awareness, ignite personal involvement and inspire real social change.

    Amnesty International
    Organization working to protect human rights worldwide.

    Livestrong Foundation
    Research, advocacy, support organization dedicated to helping people struggling with cancer to live strong.

    Habitat for Humanity
    International organization seeking to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the world, and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action.

    Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties
    Organization helping some 162,000 low-income children, adults and seniors through collecting and distributing more than 30 million pounds of food each year.

    Sierra Club
    Grassroots organization working to protect communities and the health of the planet.

    United Farm Workers
    Advocacy organization working to improve the lives and working conditions of farm workers and their families.

    The Nature Conservancy
    International organization whose goal is to preserve the plants, animals and natural communities that represent the diversity of life on Earth, by protecting the lands and waters they need to survive.

    Community-supported radio dedicated to promoting free speech, and cultural and political involvement.


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- Sarah, Yoga Instructor

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