Founder & Co-Director
Ruth is the Founder of Psalms & Stretches and is a Pilates and fitness instructor with over 10 years of experience. Originally trained as a contemporary dancer, Ruth graduated from Laban and went on to receive a post-grad Diploma from The Northern School of Contemporary Dance. Ruth then began her journey into the fitness industry as a practical way to transfer her skills in movement and went on to complete a wide variety of teacher training programmes (from Barre Fitness to Kangoo Jumps Bootcamp!). She is also a qualified Sports Massage therapist. Ruth specialises in Pilates, having experienced the benefits firsthand during her dance training, and believes it to be an invaluable influence when approaching any kind of exercise. Ruth began developing Psalms & Stretches in 2016 after feeling called to combine her skills in teaching exercise and choreographing movement with serving God in a creative way. It was the class she wanted to go to herself; a place where ministering to her wellbeing wasn't separate to her faith but complementary. Ruth has been teaching Psalms & Stretches in her local church and for Christian events across the country alongside creating the instructor training programme. She has also written for Woman Alive Magazine. She lives in SE London with her husband, Josh, who is a musician and their children Jesse and Simeon.