Ruth Perkins

Photo credit, Andy Lynch

Photo credit, Andy Lynch

RUth Perkins, elite runner, coach and owner of perkins coaching

Ruth has been an avid runner since Middle School and has over 10 years of experience as a personal trainer. 

She is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), one of the world's top ranked certifying agencies in the field. Additionally, she holds a USA Track and Field (USATF) Level 1 certification in coaching.

After having her son in 2006 she began working at the Mel Korum YMCA as a Health and Wellness Coach. After having her daughter in 2008, she transitioned into sub-contracting as a Personal Trainer, where her clientele continued to grow. Today, she is still working with several of the same clients she began with in 2009!

In 2014, she launched Perkins Coaching with the desire to work specifically with runners. Through Perkins Coaching, she is able to offer clients workouts on the track, road, and trail, prehab and functional strength training, access to physical therapy and massage therapy, and many other opportunities specific to running.

Throughout the process of building Perkins Coaching, Ruth has continued her own running journey, frequently winning local races, ranking top 10 in multiple national championships and competing in both the 2012 and 2016 Olympic Trials Marathon.