Ruthie Lawrence began her Pilates career in Palm Beach in 2002. She is a highly trained Pilates instructor who has a commitment to excellence.
Ruthie Lawrence began her Pilates career in Palm Beach in 2002. She is a highly trained Pilates instructor who has a commitment to excellence. Ruthie developed her own ‘inside out method’ of training that is particularly successful for people who want to improve their posture, internal body strength, balance, and flexibility. She is devoted to helping her clients understand the concepts of bone stabilization so they can use this method for all activities or functions performed within a day. Her intent for all of her clients is to achieve a lengthening of all muscles while creating a stronger, balanced more beautiful body.
My wife pointed out that I was starting to stoop a little as I grew older and I noticed my balance was occasionally a little shaky. I have been a Ruthie Lawrence client now for 4 years and it has changed my life, all for the better. Her ‘inside-out method’ is truly amazing.
I am a tall slim women and have kept myself fit over the years with a daily yoga practice. I was looking for a change and my husband had been working with Ruthie for years. I saw the changes in his flexibility, strength and balance. I now have worked with Ruthie for over a year and Ruthie has a total grasp of all aspects of the body, fascia, and what each muscle can do. She is a master at all aspects of Pilates and has created the “Ruthie wall” that helps you go deeper into your exercise program with wonderful results.
As a physician, I truly appreciate Ruthie’s knowledge of anatomy and how our body is meant to function when properly aligned. She brings empathy and insight to her work; Ruthie has helped me tremendously. Despite my history of scoliosis, hip bursitis, and spinal surgery, I am now able to live life with less pain and much more freedom of movement.
As a busy yoga teacher, I have experienced injuries. I immediately call Ruthie. Her knowledge of fascia is fascinating and I believe she is keeping me from having hip surgery. She has given me tools to stay out of pain. She has helped my entire family from my 12 year old son to my 24 year old daughter. In addition, I have called Ruthie to collaborate on yoga students with injuries. Her help has been invaluable.
For the last 45 years I ran to keep in shape. When I finally retired after eclipsing 80, I figured it was time to put my core in the shape that my legs were in. It worked. Thanks to the Pilate Training with Ruthie Lawrence, I was able to handle the inevitable senior bumps with ease and surprise the staff at Good Samaritan Hospital.
I feel so lucky to have found Ruthie! I’ve taken Pilates classes in Los Angeles and New York, some were good, some were ok, but none were as effective and fun at the same time as Ruthie’s. If you’re going to pay for a private lesson you want the instructor to focus on YOU, and you want them to know what they are doing. Ruthie knows what she is doing! Every hour is designed to bring your whole body to it’s best point. I have never felt as toned, fit, flexible or comfortable in my clothes as I do now that I follow a regular routine of Pilates workouts with Ruthie.
I have multiple sclerosis, and although I used to be very fit, exercise became frustrating for me. My balance is off, and one side of my body is weaker than the other, not to mention the fact that I could never keep up with a class of 20 year old’s any more. So, I started private Pilates classes with Ruthie, and my faith in myself has been restored! Ruthie immediately recognized how to modify the exercises for me, and encouraged me to see beyond my disability. Ruthie has a great personality, obviously has tons of experience, and her new studio is really clean and beautiful. Whether you have a disability or not, I highly recommend Ruthie at Palm Beach Pilates.
Ruthie has a unique ability to amend her class on the go, as she listens to what clients say and what their bodies “tell” her. This flexibility, coupled with her knowledge makes her a treasured part of our fitness program.
I’ve had the good fortune of working with Ruthie for multiple years. A deep thinker, she takes Pilates to another level with her expansion of the basic principles in a way that is tailored to the needs of the client. As I have a challenging work schedule, Ruthie is always accommodating and flexible and is a vital part of meeting my fitness goals. Finally, she is a quality person who is deeply committed to help each individual achieve their unique goals.
Ever since I have been training with Ruthie Lawrence I have found a more balanced stance, I am walking better in my shoes and can stand up taller through out my day. Her enthusiasm lead to the development of Ruthie’s wall, without it I couldn’t feel as tall as I am now. Thank you Ruthie and I’m proud of you and Palm Beach Pilates.