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Kelly Victoria Thorn
Owner & Senior Instructor at Inner Power Pilates

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I came to the Fylde coast from Yorkshire via Brisbane and it was in Australia where I decided to study as a Fitness Specialist, strength and conditioning coach, and Mat and Apparatus Pilates instructor – I also had my first introduction to CrossFit, after which I eventually trained as a coach and also competed.  Whilst in Australia I was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer and after surgical treatment decided to come back to the UK.

After recovering from this setback, I decided I needed a challenge and one of the things I love to do is trail running. After my physio and podiatrist both told me that I wouldn’t be able to do more than 15 miles a week (at the time I had collapsed arches, knees that turned in, ‘shin splints’ hip pain, knee pain, foot pain), I decided to sign up for the Himalayas 100 Mile Stage race. I started running distances up to 40 miles at a weekend and over a year developed the stamina to complete the 100 miles out in the Himalayas – one of the highlights of my life.  Although this is a great achievement, it was still apparent that something was very wrong.  Why did everything hurt?

It was this question that led me to studying with the likes of Katy Bowman, Liz Koch, John Gibbons, Brea Johnson, Donna Farhi and Emily Young, among many many others… and EVERYTHING changed… Despite the fact that Pilates is written on the sign above the door, it is just another tool in my Movement Therapist toolbox and now I use all of my skills to help people lead a pain-free life and inhabit their bodies better.

Sarah and I run the area’s only Professional Pilates Teacher Training (Inner Power Pilates Teacher Training Ltd) based at the studio.  You can read more about the courses we offer here.  I am also a Level 5 qualified Sports Therapist and offer appointments at Highfield Sports Injury Clinic, 70 Highfield Road, Blackpool FY4 2JF.   To book call me on 07510 744242, or the clinic on 01253 348926.

I teach workshops and courses at various venues in the area including Fit Feet, Restore your Pelvic Floor, Happy Hammies, Myofascial Release and Self Care, and others.

I also have a separate Therapy and Training website where you can read more about my availability, the workshops and therapies.

Qualifications and Experience
(These trainings and qualifications have been completed over the last 11 years and are listed here in order of subject area rather than chronologically)

Body Work/Manual Therapy
Gary Carter Anatomy Course (June18-June19)
Cervical Spine Masterclass – John Gibbons (June18)
Knee Masterclass – John Gibbons (June18)
Shoulder Masterclass – John Gibbons (June18)
Hip & Groin Masterclass – John Gibbons (June18)
Muscle Energy Techniques  – John Gibbons (June18)
Vital Psoas & Glutes Masterclass – John Gibbons (June18)
Advanced Soft Tissue Techniques – John Gibbons (June18)
Pelvis Sacroiliac Join and Lumbar Spine Masterclass – John Gibbons (Sept18)
Neurological Testing – John Gibbons (Sept18)
Kinesiology Taping for Athletes – John Gibbons (Sept18)
Spinal Manipulation & Mobilisation – John Gibbons
Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Clinical Sports Therapy & Rehabilitation
Sports Massage III and IV
Introduction to the Hendrickson Method
Hendrickson Method – Lower Limb
SFMA (Selective Functional Movement Assessment) – Functional Movement Systems
Healthy Foot Practitioner – Nutritious Movement

Yoga
The Modern Yogi Immersion – Brea Johnson Heart & Bones Yoga
Sustainable Yoga 2 Day Intensive – Brea Johnson Heart & Bones Yoga
Yoga Alliance 200+hr Yoga Teacher Training (Vinyasa)
Yoga Alliance 300+hr Yoga Teacher Training (PENDING)

Online Training
The Origins of Misalignment: Focus on Forward Bends – Doug Keller
Healthy Back, Healthy Body: Yoga for Flexibility and Back Pain Relief – Eva Norlyk Smith
Mobility Based Conditioning: Bodyweight Drills for Stronger Yoga Asana – Jules Mitchell
Donna Farhi: Anatomy of a Centred Body – Resolving Structural Imbalances in the Body – the Psoas
Donna Farhi: Anatomy of a Centred Body – Resolving Structural Imbalances in the Body – the Cylinder of Support
Restore Your Core – Lauren O’Hanyon
Cadillac Flow – OCO
Shoulder Home Programme for Professionals – OCO
Shoulder Wow Factor for Professionals – OCO
Shoulder Stabilisation and Precision in Rehabilitation – OCO
Yoga for High Blood Pressure: Principles for Prevention and Practice – Baxter Bell
Balancing your Foundational Core: Pelvic Floor Health for Men and Women – Leslie Howard
Creating Embodiment: The Role of Yoga in Healing Somatic Amnesia – Thomas Myers
Avoiding Yoga Injuries: Common Mistakes in Back Bends and Lateral Bends
Pilates for Scoliosis – Madeline Black
Lumbo-Pelvic Pain – Polestar Pilates Inside Bone Health – Rebekah Rotstein, Kane School, Pilates Anytime
Before the Hundred – Cara Reeser
Kathy’s Cats – Blossom Leilani Crawford

Education
QCF Level 3 Award in Education and Training
AIQ Teaching Pilates Matwork Level 3 Diploma

Restorative Exercise
Restorative Exercise Specialist – Nutritious Movement (Dec17)
Healthy Foot Practitioner – Nutritious Movement (Mar17)

 

Pilates
Level 4 Certificate in Instructing Pilates Matwork (due end 2018)
Level 3 Award in Designing Pre- and Postnatal Pilates Programmes (due end 2018)
Level 3 Award in Physical Activity (Pilates) and Health Considerations for the Older Adult (due end 2018).
Level 3 Award in Designing Pilates Programmes for Bone Health (due end 2018)
Studio Pilates Specialist Qualification 100+hrs
Pilates Apparatus Studio Induction 20hrs
Studio Repertoire 1, 2, 3 60hrs
Studio Teaching, Observation, Performance, Reflection & Assessment
Trigger Point Pilates – Lydia Campbell
Advanced Gait Course – Polestar Pilates
Lonna Mosow’s: Pilates Programme Design & Progression
Lonna Mosow’s: The Art of Teaching the Art of Joseph Pilates
Essential Reformer – Michael King Understanding
Stretching and Flexibility – J Pilates
‘Firing Up Your Bum’ workshop – Modern Pilates
Intermediate Matwork – Body Control Pilates
Standing Pilates – Body Control Pilates
Studio Pilates Matwork – Studio Pilates International
Level 1 and 2 Reformer – Marie Claire Prettyman

Movement / Fitness / Coaching
MovNat Elements – MovNat
12 hour Psoas Workshop – Core Awareness Liz Koch
Strength and Conditioning Level I – KBT Education
Kettlebell Training Level I and II – Australian Kettlebell Institute
Athlete Support Level 3 – Australian Institute of Applied Science
Diploma Fitness Specialist – Australian Institute of Applied Science
Crossfit Level 1 Coach
Crossfit Mobility Trainer
Cert III Fitness  – Australian Institute of Applied Science
Sports Coach Level 3 – Australian Institute of Applied Science
Specialist Biomechanics Coach
I Move Freely Coach
Level 4 Back Pain SpecialistNM Certified RES logo

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I am not naturally an active person I would much prefer being curled up on the couch watching a film, however this is a sure way to guarantee my hips and/or knees won’t make it to old age.

I believe our bodies require natural movements i.e. Movements found in nature and lots of them all day everyday to to give stimulation to our cells and to maintain optimum health.

After working in a fairly sedentary profession for 20 years I started to notice there were certain movements I had lost somewhere along the way. This sparked my interest in movement. I found Pilates, decided that teaching movement was what I was actually wanted to be doing and decided to train initially as a Pilates teacher. I now teach Pilates, Restorative Exercise and Hatha Yoga with alignment and restorative influences. I am also blessed to now train and assess new Pilates Teachers under Active IQ and Inner Power Pilates Teacher Training LTD.

I am a big believer in lifelong learning and constantly seek to improve my knowledge and understanding from a wide range of sources, all with a similar theme of living a healthy, happy, balanced life. I am hoping that by incorporating different movement practices into my sessions will enable me to become a more well rounded holistic movement teacher. My intention has always been to help other people, and empower them to take charge of their own bodies and futures.

I believe many of our modern diseases are caused through our unhealthy sedentary lifestyle and poor food choices unfortunately when the culture around you tells you everyone else is doing the same you accept it as normal when it’s far from it. I want to challenge the beliefs of our culture one barefoot step at a time.

 Qualifications

CYQ Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Mat Pilates January 2015.
Studio Pilates Specialist Qualification 100+ hours MBodies.
Pilates Apparatus Studio Induction 20 Hours May 2015
Studio Repertoire 1, 2, 3 60hrs
Studio Teaching, Observation, Performance, Reflection & Assessment
Lonna Mosow’s: Pilates Programme Design & Progression.
Lonna Mosow’s: The Art of Teaching Joseph Pilates.
Trigger Point Pilates Teacher Level 1 Lydia Campbell November 2015
Advanced Gait Polestar Pilates November 2015
Trigger Point Pilates Teacher Level 2 Lydia Campbell November 2016
Healthy Foot Practitioner Restorative Exercise Institute January 2017
MovNat Elements MovNat February 2017
Level 3 Award in Designing Pilates Programmes for Bone Health (completion due 2018)

12 Hour Psoas Workshop Liz Koch July 2017
HFE Level 3 Yoga Teacher Diploma August 2017
The Modern Yogi Teacher Development Brea Johnson Heart and Bones Yoga. August 2017
Restorative Exercise Specialist, Nutritious Movement December 2017.
QCF Level 3 Award in Education and Training January 2018
Level 4 Certificate in Instructing Pilates Matwork Body Control Pilates (completion due 2018)
Body Control Pilates Intermediate Mat Pilates. (Completion June 2018)
Level 3 Award in Designing Pre- and Postnatal Pilates Programmes (completion due 2018)
Level 3 Award in Physical Activity (Pilates) and Health Considerations for the Older Adult (completion due 2018).

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Qualifications

Level 3 Teaching Pilates Matwork
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Qualifications

Level 3 Teaching Pilates Matwork