An internationally recognized leader in the health and fitness industry, Ruth is dedicated to the growth and betterment of the industry through her tireless efforts. She has founded eight successful businesses and holds numerous awards and honors in the industry. She educates and energizes audiences with her presentations on personal growth, entrepreneurship, health, fitness, wellness, running a business and aquatic rehab and fitness.
In 1987, she saw a need for an organizing body in the aquatics field and she founded AEA to fulfill this need. The Aquatic Exercise Association (AEA) is a non-profit international association serving as a clearinghouse for all aspects of the aquatics industry.
In 1994, she founded the Aquatic Therapy and Rehab Institute, Inc. (ATRI) a non-profit educational organization dedicated to the professional development of health care professionals involved with aquatic therapy. ATRI offers continuing education courses at conferences and workshops that advance the knowledge and skills of the aquatic therapist.