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Pilates Anytime: Grounding and Balance

In Class 5 of the 40-minute Pilates series, learn how to use gravity to your benefit

Video run time is 42 minutes.
Pilates Anytime

Welcome to this standing, beginner-level Pilates class led by Tom McCook, an instructor for the online streaming platform Pilates Anytime. In this class, you’ll learn to develop better balance and strength.

McCook will guide you in using a tennis ball and chair as props to help you find your optimal movement potential so you aren't fighting gravity. By the end of the class, the goal is that you will feel that your body moves more efficiently and freely. Props that you may want to have on hand: a mat, tennis ball and chair. Please consult your physician before beginning any new exercise regimen.

This video is part of AARP’s Virtual Community Center, where you can find a variety of free virtual events designed for learning, self-improvement and fun.


About the instructor

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Pilates Anytime

Tom McCook is the founder and director of Center of Balance in Mountain View, California, and is an internationally recognized Pilates teacher and movement specialist. Since 1984, McCook has been designing health and life programs for a range of clients, and his mission is to improve people's lives through movement and understanding their own bodies. He lives on the coast outside San Francisco with his wife and business partner, Karen deMoor. 

Read about the lifelong benefits of Pilates.

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