Nourish brand ambassador: Ruth Marie Dales

On the 31st January 2015, Ruth became the third ever Bikini Athlete from the UK to compete in the IFBB Professional League. Ruth was awarded her IFBB Pro Card at the UKBFF British Finals on October 11th 2014 where she took the Overall British Title, only five months after competing in her very first IFBB International event. As an amateur, Ruth placed 5th in the Olympia Amateur Europe in Prague, and Bronze medalled in the Arnold Classic Europe in Madrid, taking one of the four medals won by Team UK.

As a registered Pharmacist, qualified Independent Prescriber and 8 years experience as an Advisor to NHS doctors, Ruth advocates an evidence based and holistic approach towards health and fitness.  Completely self-coached and her background in track and field athletics forming the basis of her training, she combined training for performance with aesthetics. In March 2016, after a 5-year break from the track, Ruth placed 9th In the European Indoor Masters Athletics Championships in Ancona, demonstrating that aesthetics and performance can go hand in hand if you train and fuel your body smartly.

Ruth is a published commercial fitness model, having been part of the Marmot Women’s Running, Urban Wear and Touch Glove campaigns that have seen her images on websites and billboards in the UK and Europe. "I love creating images that are eye catching and inspirational.  For me it’s about expressing my passion through an image with the hope that this can inspire others."

In 2015, Ruth studied Post Graduate Masters modules in Sports and Exercise Nutrition at Leeds Beckett University with a view to entering the Sports and Exercise Nutrition Register (SENr) in the future. Ruth aspires to work with Professional Athletes to help them optimise their nutrition for both training and competition.

Welcome to the team Ruth! 

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