Marilyn Cooper

@ In Forma: Tai Chi & Kung Fu Master

Master Marilyn Cooper has been training and teaching the art of Chinese Kung Fu and Tai Chi since the mid-1960s. Originally attracted to Kung Fu for the martial aspect, she found a comprehensive approach to mind/body wellness in which preservation of the life-force of the practitioner is the primary objective.

Trained under the top Chinese masters in the U.S. for 12 years, Master Cooper assimilated whole age-appropriate systems and forms from devoted practice. Her students range in age from three to ninety. With a step-by-step, methodical approach, students can grasp the basics within the first lesson, as well as feel the mind/body energy stream, no matter what the age or fitness level.

Transmitting the forms with joy and passion from touch, metaphor and detailed explanations, she is able to encapsulate decades of training into each lesson. From the seasoned practitioner to the complete novice, all students will feel relaxed, focused and energized after this practice.

The poetic beauty of the forms is another prime component well recognized by Marilyn, who is an accomplished painter. Competing in world tournaments, she has taken a Grand Championship in Northern Shaolin Kung Fu and a First Place Gold in T’ai Chi. You can learn more about Master Cooper at her website.

Center Information

Fitness Center Hours
Weekdays 6am to 9pm
Weekends 7am to 5pm

Classes daily. Check the schedule to find just the right one for you.

(925) 254-6877
23A Orinda Way
Orinda, CA 94563

Ample free parking in the rear.

Today’s Classes

  • 6:30 am - Circuit Training
  • 7:30 am - Mat Pilates
  • 8:30 am - Cardio Plus
  • 10:30 am - Strength & Balance
  • 5:00 pm - Cardio Plus
  • 6:00 pm - Core & Stretch
  • 6:30 pm - Flow Yoga*

In Forma Services

  • Fitness Center with a full line of Strength and Cardio Equipment
  • Yoga, Pilates and Fitness Studio
  • Barre and TRX Classes
  • Extensive Fitness & Cardio Program
  • Full Yoga Program
  • Amazing Personal Training Staff
  • Pilates Program on Mat & Reformer
  • Nutritional Consulting
  • Parkinson's Exercise Therapy Group
  • Workshops & Specialty Classes
  • Yoga/Fitness Props and More

Follow Us on Twitter