Joanne Cornish first experienced Pilates in 2006 whilst living in Newcastle, following surgery to correct a disc prolapse. At the time, Joanne worked as an accountant and manager for a large multinational company, a career that required regular overseas travel and she found that practicing Pilates enabled her to body to withstand the strain that this brought.
On returning to Lancashire in 2011 Joanne decided to have a change in career, taking her life in a new direction. She enrolled on a Pilates Foundation matwork training course with the Thoughtful Body Studio in Derby under the instruction of Rachel Rafiefar, qualifying as a Pilates Foundation matwork teacher in December 2011. Joanne continued her training in 2012 and is now qualified as a fully comprehensive matwork and apparatus instructor.
Joanne established Joanne Cornish Pilates in January 2012 and soon after, opened her studio in the heart of Longridge. Joanne continues to develop her knowledge and training in the Pilates method, and in 2014 attended workshops and seminars presented by master instructors from the UK and USA.