Studio Proprietor – Keely Haigh
Keely Haigh started her career as a dancer training at the Northern Ballet School. Having discovered for herself the effectiveness of Pilates, Keely decided to pursue a career in this field.
In 2006 Keely enrolled on a fully comprehensive teacher training programme at The Thoughtful Body Pilates Studio in Derby and having trained for two years under the instruction of Rachel Rafiefar, Keely qualified as a Pilates Foundation Matwork & Apparatus Instructor in 2008.
Keely established the Lancashire Pilates Studio in 2008 after gaining a Post Graduate Certificate in pre and post natal pregnancy. In 2009 Keely graduated from The European College of Bowen Studies with Honours and is now a fully qualified Bowen Practitioner.
Following invasive pelvic surgery in 2017 Keely was introduced to the DNS (dynamic neuromuscular stabilisation) technique as part of her functional rehabilitation program. This revolutionary method proved so influential towards her own personal recovery, she decided to enrol in the DNS Exercise Specialist course to enable her to share this knowledge and help others.
Keely continues to develop her knowledge by attending regular workshops and seminars presented by Master Instructors from the UK and USA
Instructor - Jenna Maden
Jenna Maden began her career as a dancer by training at Kate’s Simmons Dance in Warrington, where she gained her level 6 Diploma in Professional Dance.
Jenna qualified with DDI and DDE Cecchetti ballet and is a registered teacher with the ISTD, RAD and IDTA societies.
In 2008 Jenna started Pilates under the instruction of Keely Haigh founder of Lancashire Pilates Studio. Under her guidance Jenna discovered how effective and beneficial Pilates was to herself and dancers and therefore decided to continue her training to become a qualified Stott Pilates matwork and reformer instructor.
Jenna offers weekly Reformer group sessions and semi private conditioning sessions for dancers.
In house Physiotherapist & Pilates instructor - Laura Franklin
Laura Franklin has been a Physiotherapist for 15 years and has experience of professional football, semi-professional rugby union, the NHS and private practice. For the last 10 years, Laura has combined Physiotherapy with Pilates having completed mat, reformer and comprehensive equipment training. Laura’s main area of interest is persistent pain and complex musculoskeletal injuries. Helping those that have been living with symptoms for a long period, who have often tried other approaches with little success or short-lasting effects.
Laura has engaged with continuous professional development throughout her career, her latest qualification in musculoskeletal rehabilitation with one of the UK’s most respected Sports & Private Practice Physiotherapists.