2018 WAMS SK Honouree:
Lead Pilates & Lead Integrated Health Therapies
The Saskatchewan division of the MS Society of Canada is thrilled to recognize Jana Danielson, owner of Lead Pilates & Lead Integrated Health Therapies, as the inaugural Women Against MS Honouree.
As a health innovator, Jana enriches the lives of others. She began teaching Pilates out of her basement over a decade ago and her passion for the physical fitness system led to her own commercial studio in 2010, and five years later a 9,000-square foot state-of-the-art facility. Today, Lead Integrated Health Therapies’ uniquely integrated business model offers approximately 100 movement classes per week, in addition to chiropractic, naturopathic, reflexology, physiotherapy, psychology and massage therapy services.
Jana’s original approach to wellness has gained tremendous respect from the fitness, health and corporate sectors. In 2016, she partnered with Dr. Charity Evans, University of Saskatchewan Associate Professor of Pharmacy, and MS researcher. Together they were awarded one of only three Canadian MS Society Wellness Research Innovation Grants. Their study on the benefits of Pilates in people living with multiple sclerosis demonstrated statistically significant results and sparked the launch of the new Pilates MS Move class. This was the first Pilates class for people living with MS in our province. Jana’s innovation and community-minded health focus continues to improve the quality of life of people affected by multiple sclerosis.