In need of continuing education credits? Looking to learn more about Pilates and the Franklin Method? Then join Spiral Spine Pilates next month for an inspiring and informative weekend of learning with internationally recognized fitness educator and movement specialist Tom McCook.

Saturday, September 29, 2018
9a: Mat class | 10a-5p: Balance the pelvis, legs and feet with the Franklin Method and Pilates

During this workshop you will gain experiential knowledge and practical understanding of the relationship between the pelvis, legs, and feet in movement to support lifelong wellbeing. Humans have the unique design of having a mobile pelvis, which allows three-dimensional force-absorption for efficient movement on two legs. Through imagery, touch, interactive lecture, and movement learn how to improve function, fitness, and efficient movement potential.

Sunday, September 30, 2018
9a: Mat class | 10a-5p: Strength, balance and ease of movement in the shoulder girdle and neck, combining the Franklin Method and Pilates

Experience, understand, and learn to teach optimum function through the Franklin Method and the Pilates repertoire for enhanced health and performance during this workshop. Through a combination of interactive lecture, touch, imagery, and movement you’ll learn the design of the shoulder girdle and the relationship it has between the muscles and bones of the shoulder and spine. This process will give you the skills to release tension, increase efficiency in movement, and improve posture, strength, and flexibility.

Credits & Cost
6 PMA or 0.6 ACE CECs per day


About Tom McCook
Tom is an internationally recognized fitness educator and movement specialist. He’s a Master Instructor of Pilates, CoreAlign and Bodhi for Balanced Body and is a Level 3 Franklin Method Educator. With a background in personal training and injury rehabilitation, Tom has worked with such world-class athletes as Olympic Gold Medal swimmers Natalie Coughlin, Jenny Thompson, and Misty Hyman, as well as Stanford University’s women’s swim team with head coach Richard Quick. Tom is also a massage practitioner and manual therapist including Shiatsu, Myofascial Release, Cranio Sacral Therapy, Neuro Kinetic Therapy, Muscle Energy Technique, and Sports Massage.

He is committed to daily meditation and movement practice – broadening his effectiveness in designing programs for balance and optimal health. Tom and his wife and business partner, Karen Demoor, have owned Center of Balance, a premier Pilates studio in Mountain View, California, for the past 20 years. Tom’s classes and tutorials are available at


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