Useful Links

Pilates

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Center of Balance is a dealer for this leading manufacturer of quality Pilates Equipment and Props. Also, we are a host site for Pilates and CoreAlign teacher trainings, led by Tom McCook.

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A great online resource for Pilates students and teachers featuring an extensive library of world-class instruction. Try Pilates Anytime for 30 days on us - use our special code!

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.


Yoga

Ashtanga Yoga
Ashtanga yoga resources, events and classes around the world.

David Swenson - Ashtanga Yoga Productions
Workshops and resources by advanced yoga teacher David Swenson.

Ana Forrest Yoga
Classes, workshops and resources by Ana Forrest.


Sports

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.

CoreAlign
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, this is a 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.

Amnesty International
Organization working to protect human rights worldwide.

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 nearly a quarter of a million people per month, including low-income children, adults and seniors through food distribution and other programs.

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.

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


Photography

Chris Conroy Photography
Our friend and neighbor whose artistic photos appear at our studio and on our website.

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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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