Franklin Method with Tom Cook - Rancho La Puerta

Franklin Method with Tom Cook

The Franklin Method
Your week of classes with Tom will introduce you to the Franklin Method! Instead of concentrating on a specific style of exercise, the Franklin Method places the emphasis on how the body itself was designed to move. We’ll practice exercises for tension release and how to improve movement ability and alignment in each area of the body. You’ll learn what’s needed for a healthy spine, shoulders & neck, posture, better balance, flexibility, to breath better and how to make gravity your friend. You will learn how to get desired results from any exercise that you do and it’s inspiring and fun! This approach is designed to revolutionize the way you experience your body and give you amazing tools for life! Sun, M, T, W, Th, F, 2:00 pm

Franklin Method: Youthful Spine
In this movement class, we will use imagery and movement to support you in gaining the tools  and understanding needed for a healthy spine for life. This class will emphasize imagery and experiential anatomy to help you understand your body better, move better and feel better! You’ll learn exercises for tension release, spinal and hip mobility, strength, and balance. T, Th, 10:15 am


Tom McCook, Founder and Director of Center of Balance, a premier Pilates, Physical Therapy, education center in Mountain View, CA. for over 25 years. Tom is an internationally recognized Master Pilates Teacher, Franklin Method Educator and Certified Somatic Coach.

Tom’s mission is to improve people’s lives through movement and inspire healthy aging! He teaches an accessible, empowering way to understand and use your mind and body better! Tom lives on the coast outside of San Francisco with his wife and business partner, Karen deMoor.

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“Choice follows awareness and energy follows attention. The Ranch is the best place to expand our ability to make wise choices to live well”! – Tom McCook