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with the Franklin Method and Pilates Mat

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with Tom McCook

Friday - September 26, 2014

Experience, understand and embody optimum function using the Franklin Method and Pilates! In this workshop, you will expand your understanding of the bone and muscle relationships of the shoulder girdle and cervical spine through touch, movement and interactive lecture. This is essential for tension release, postural improvements, strength, flexibility and greater efficiency of movement. We will combine the lessons with related Franklin Method ball and band exercises, corrective exercises and Pilates repertoire for health and performance.Come learn what optimal function of the shoulder girdle and neck truly is and how to achieve it!

About Tom

Tom McCook

Tom McCook, founder and director of Center of Balance in Mountain View, CA, is an internationally recognized fitness and movement specialist. Beginning his full time career in personal training in 1984, Tom designs programs for health and life performance for working professionals, people rehabilitating from injuries and world-class athletes including Olympic Gold Medal swimmers Natalie Coughlin, Jenny Thompson and Misty Hyman. Teaching Pilates since 1995, Tom is a Master Instructor of Pilates and CoreAlign for Balanced Body. His teaching approach integrates several mind/body practices including Pilates, yoga, Shiatsu, resistance stretching, Franklin Method, BodyCode System and life coaching. He also is committed to his own daily meditation and movement practice, which broadens his perspective and effectiveness as a teacher. Tom is a sought-after instructor at conferences, retreats and workshops he leads in the US and internationally. His work has been featured in several national magazines, newspapers and television programs. In 2003, Tom produced the exercise video “Combining Pilates & Yoga for Balance.”

Cost & Registration

Cost: $120

Open to teachers and students with movement experience. No acute injuries please. Prepayment and pre-registration required. Call 650-967-6414 to sign up! PMA CECs offered!

Cancellation Policy

Please allow a minimum of 1 week notice if you must cancel your registration, otherwise you will be responsible for the full cost. We will refund your payment only if we can fill the slot.


What a wonderful place! Quality instructors from various backgrounds, each one a health advocate in their own way.
- Dawn V

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Call Center of Balance at:

(650) 967-6414

Our Address:

1220 Pear Avenue Suite i
Mountain View, CA 94043

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