Tom McCook, Founder and Director of Center of Balance in Mountain View, CA, is an internationally recognized Pilates Master Teacher and movement specialist. Beginning in 1984, Tom designs programs for health and life performance for a range of clients, from Silicon Valley executives and Olympic athletes, to active seniors and people looking for solutions to their imbalances and injuries.
Tom’s mission is to improve people’s lives through movement! He teaches a practical and accessible way to understand your own body and then apply it to your movement practices and daily activities. These skills go beyond exercise to cultivate health, body wisdom, and being responsive and resilient in life.
Tom’s unique teaching approach synthesizes over 35 years of fitness training, Pilates, body therapy, Somatic Coaching, the Franklin Method, Anatomy in Motion and meditation. His fascination with movement began at an early age playing sports and growing up in a large athletic family with 11 siblings. His long and successful history working with athletes include the Stanford women’s swim team and four Olympic Gold medal swimmers.
Tom has been leading teacher trainings in the Pilates Method since 2001. He is on the faculty of Balanced Body Education and the Franklin Method Institute. Tom is guest faculty member of the Modern Elder Academy, (https://www.modernelderacademy.com/) a midlife wisdom school. Tom is also a sought-after international presenter and mentor.
Tom lives on the coast outside of San Francisco with his wife and business partner, Karen deMoor.
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