We are super excited to invite you to a Pilates Brunch in London on the 17th September to find out the perfect holistic approach to your personal active lifestyle. This event will be ran by the lovely Ruth Tongue, where she will serve you a nourishing dose of Pilates, yummy brunch by Raw at the La Suite West Hotel in London, and our very own Tanja Mrnjaus will be on hand to answer all your styling queries and offer fashion advice. We support all positive lifestyle activities and see styling and fashion as an extension of a healthy lifestyle. Before the event we wanted to introduce Ruth and find out a little more about her practise and all the wonderful things she does.
In conversation with Ruth
Tell us a little about yourself, past, present and future!
I’m a nutritionist, Pilates teacher, health journalist and have been working in well-being for over 10 years. I teach Pilates across London and run retreats in Mallorca and the South of France. I regularly write for many health and fitness magazines and also work with individuals, businesses, and local community schemes to help people to make healthy lifestyle changes.
What is the best thing about what you do?
I get to travel and work in amazing places as well as getting to help individuals to reach their personal goals – seeing the effect that these changes can have on a person’s life is the most rewarding part of my job.
Have you always championed a healthy lifestyle, and what made you choose this path?
My diet was pretty shocking as a teenager – doughnuts for breakfast on the way to school and pot noodles for lunch. But I was always really active as I danced most nights of the week and my parents used to march us up mountains in North Wales. I started to think more about nutrition when I started training as a dancer full time and realised that a cuppa soup for lunch wasn’t going to cut it anymore.
If you can give one tip on how to maintain a balanced lifestyle what would that be?
Listen to your body and always give it a little of what it fancies.
Why is Pilates so good?
Pilates is a great combination of mind and body training. Without realising it, the breath work is like a meditation – you are 100% focused on a single thing, your breath. Which means any worries or stresses are forgotten about when you’re in that moment. On top of that, it’s great for strengthening the core, reducing injury risk, and creating long, lean muscles.
What are some of your favourite active brands?
How would you describe your personal style?
I love the French style – always chic and elegant, though I’m not sure I always pull that off!
What are you looking forward to wearing this season?
I never really look forward to winter as I’m a real summer sun-seeker, but I guess it’s always quite nice to wrap up in some cosy knitwear!
If you could have a stylist for the day what would you like them to achieve for you?
I need this! I’m a massive hoarder and have clothes spilling out of my wardrobe – so I’d love to know how to ‘say goodbye’ to all the clothes that I can’t bring myself to let go of.
Complete this sentence – my guilty pleasure is……
Just one?? Eating peanut butter from the jar, having chocolate for breakfast and ice cold Provence Rose wine!
To make sure you get your dose of well-being and styling advice book your tickets HERE and we hope to see you there!