Ruth Tongue

Ruth Tongue written in dark blue inside a sketched circle


Ruth is a STOTT trained Pilates instructor and has been teaching for over 13 years across London, the UK and Europe. Ruth’s background in Sports Science and dance ensures that all classes are designed to balance the body in a safe, yet challenging and creative way. Ruth teaches one-to-one mat Pilates in London,  online Pilates classes, Pilates in the workplace, and works with athletes, dancers, footballers, pre and post-natal women and young and older individuals with all levels of fitness. Ruth is also trained in barre, and yoga and mindfulness for children.

Ruth runs Pilates retreats in Europe (Mallorca, Sicily, the South of France, Spain and the UK) as well as teaching SUP (Stand Up Paddleboard) Pilates and SUP yoga during the spring and summer months in the UK, Europe and at festivals such as Latitude and Wilderness Festival.

Current Classes

Ruth is currently teaching online, mixed level mat Pilates on Tuesday evenings at 6.30pm. Next course starts on Tuesday 2nd January 2023. Contact Ruth for booking. 

One to one Pilates sessions

Ruth works with individuals, couples and small groups to offer home Pilates. Ruth can work with individuals to reduce back and joint pain, improve core strength and fitness, prepare for pregnancy and birth, improve flexibility for sport, and reduce risk of injury or return from injury. 

Ruth teaches one to one mat Pilates across London, and online. 

Corporate Pilates

 Pilates in the workplace can not only help to reduce back and joint pain and improve posture but  but is also a great way to increase connection and team building and is a chance to encourage hybrid workers back into the office. 

We know that employees who move more throughout the day are more motivated, productive and healthier overall and that musculoskeletal ill health is still one of the key causes of sickness absence in the workplace. Pilates can drammatically reduce this risk! 

Ruth can adapt her classes for all levels – from complete beginners to advanced Pilates pros!



Check out the Retreats page to find out about upcoming retreats and book your place – we’ve got our next Pilates retreat in June 2024 in Southern Spain. 

Happy Clients

"Ruth is a great Pilates teacher. She has helped alleviate my lower back pain and maintain flexibility. She is knowledgeable and helpful and I would strongly recommend her."
Stuart, London
"Pilates classes with Ruth are like being wrapped in a comfort blanket - she eases you into a series of exercises that work for mind, body and soul. At whatever age or level you will see a difference in your core, posture and flexibility."
Elaine, Greenwich