Move better, feel better Workshop – Combining the Franklin Method with Pilates with Tom McCook, Internationally recognized fitness and movement specialist
Fri Nov 16
Experience how to blend useful Imagery, tension release exercises and experiential anatomy for improved, efficient body mechanics to create the conditions for an optimal movement, self-centering experience.
The Franklin Method uses the understanding of our evolutionary body design to promote health through optimal movement using imagery combined with practical information about how our bodies work best to direct our attention and experience.
We’ll combine Franklin Method with Pilates Mat and the flow motion model of anatomy in motion. We’ll practice lengthening and loading our muscles in 3 planes, directly related to improving gait, posture and overall functional movement. We’ll use Franklin Method balls and bands to support the experience!
Bring a Mat, Band and Franklin balls if you have them. See you there!
Tom 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, stretching, the Franklin Method, BodyCode System and life coaching. Tom is committed to his own daily meditation and movement practice, which broadens his effectiveness in designing programs for balance and optimal health. In 2003, Tom produced the exercise video “Combining Pilates & Yoga for Balance.” Tom and Center of Balance have been featured in several national magazines, newspapers and television programs.