Our Staff

Ruth Noonan

Ruth is the owner and lead teacher at Cockermouth Pilates Studio.

Ruth has a degree in Sport Science and a Post Graduate degree in teaching. She has been teaching Pilates since 2002, and specialises in Pilates for back care, pregnancy and rehabilitation.  Ruth is a qualified level 4 Exercise Specialist for people managing Back Pain. 

In her spare time Ruth enjoys swimming, climbing, cycling and walking (or running) with her lovely dog King.  She is Mum to 4 boys all of whom now tower over her!

Harriet Chappell

Harriet has been attending a weekly Pilates class with Ruth since she moved to Cumbria in 2008, she still enjoys her weekly lesson to zone out and focus on her own personal practice. Harriet got the Pilates bug in 2005 after having her first child, qualified as a Pilates teacher in 2010 and has been teaching in the studio since.  Harriet has additional qualifications in Pre and Post natal Pilates and Baby Yoga and has completed CPD for people exercising with Back Pain. 

When Harriet isn’t teaching or looking after her two children she enjoys walking, running, cycling, tennis, baking/cooking and is a big film lover!