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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Thursday, February 4, 2010

Fitness expert combines Pilates, yoga

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Tom McCook

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Mind/body fitness expert Tom McCook is coming to Honolulu Feb. 19-21 for a weekend of classes and workshops at On Balance Pilates Studio in Kailua. His unique approach combines Pilates and yoga with the Franklin Method. The 1 1/4-hour classes will focus on balls and bands and mat exercises. The three-hour workshops will include a posture and alignment workshop, as well as one focusing on the upper body and the other on the lower body. Each class is $35 or both for $60; workshops are $100 for one, $180 for two, $250 for three. To attend all five sessions: $300.

Space is limited. Call 262-2528 to sign up.

Paula Rath



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