Hi, my name is Ruth Hoyle and I am the business owner.

RuthMy love of fitness and Pilates began at an early age as a competitive swimmer.

I studied sports science and leisure studies at Sheffield Hallam University and then went on to train in many different types of group exercise.

In 2000, I trained with Michael King at The Pilates Institute and spent many years teaching classes in the Manchester area.

More recently I have trained with Cherry Baker at Modern Pilates. This has taken my knowledge and teaching to a new level allowing me to offer a more clinical and current approach to Pilates. I have specialised training in the spine, abdominals, pelvic floor, hip/knee and Pilates in pregnancy.

I am also a Spine Safe Pilates Reformer teacher.

Among many other qualifications, I am also a specialist in pre and post natal exercise. I really enjoy working with new mums at such a special time in their lives.

With a career spanning over 18 years in the health and fitness industry, I bring lots of knowledge and experience. I am extremely passionate about what I do and really enjoy working with everyone, from complete beginners to seasoned athletes. I pride myself on keeping appraised on all the latest research and education within my industry. 

I have a very strong work ethic and give my all in everything I do. I truly believe that with a goal and a positive mind you will make it every time!

I am a social person and spend my free time with family and friends.  I enjoy swimming, running and competing in Modern Pentathlon. I am currently ranked in the top 3 in Great Britain for my age. 

In 2016, I was proud to be a finalist in the National Community Fitness Instructor of the year.

I am also the presenter of The Healthy Breakfast Show on Chorley FM, Saturday morning 7-9am. This show is all about encouraging the local community to lead a healthy lifestyle.

Here are just a few examples of the qualifications I hold;

  • Modern Pilates /CYQ level 3 Diploma in Modern Pilates
  • Modern Pilates -Spinal and abdominal diagnostics
  • Modern Pilates- Hip and knee diagnostics
  • Modern Pilates- Progressive Matwork
  • Modern Pilates- Progressive Matwork  with equipment
  • Modern Pilates - Pilates In Pregnancy
  • Modern PIlates - Pelvic floor function & Dysfunction
  • Modern Pilates - Shoulder diagnostics
  • CYQ level 3 Specialist in Ante/Post natal exercise
  • Biomechanics Education - Certified Biomechanics Trainer
  • Spine Safe Pilates Reformer Teacher
  • The Pilates Institute - Pilates Based Matwork
  • Michael King - Pilates Matwork update 2015
  • M Bodies traning academy -Practical Fascial Release methods for Movement Professionals 
  • Barre Pilates Method - Certified instructor


Hi. My name is Kay Ashley. I work for Exercise Angels as a freelance teacher.

I teach the Monday evening classes at Buckshaw Village and am on hand to help out with cover for Ruth. I am a Pilates professional who is passionate about helping people maintain and improve function, flexibility and improve wellbeing and quality of life.

I have a wealth of experience in fitness and have been a group exercise teacher for over 20 years. 

On a personal note I am a mum to 10 year old twins who keep me busy with their numerous activities. Pilates helps me keep up.

My qualifications are listed below:

  • Level 2 Diploma in Health and Fitness Studies
  • Level 2 Diploma in Sports Therapy
  • Level 3 Diploma in Holistic Therapies
  • Level 3 Pilates Diploma
  • Specialist Pilates – Hip and Knee
  • Aquacise teacher
  • Spin instructor
  • Level 3 Exercise Referral Instructor
  • Level 2 British Triathlon Federation Coach


We would love to hear from you if you are interested in joining any of the classes on the Exercise Angels programme.


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