Pioneer and visionary, our Founder Ruth Stricker integrated Eastern and Western practices in this unique center. Creating a liberal arts approach, Ruth offered that health and fitness are not the chief goal, but rather the potential to be good citizens of the earth.
March 12, 1935 – April 14, 2020
Ruth Ann Stricker of Deephaven, Minnesota, passed away peacefully on April 14, 2020. Connected in love and gratitude for her immeasurable contributions over the course of a remarkable life, Ruth’s family, friends and professional colleagues around the world honor this visionary of the health and wellness industry. Founder of The Marsh, A Center for Balance and Fitness in Minnetonka, Ruth was an industry icon and pioneer in mind-body work.
A Purposeful, Passionate Life
A compassionate international humanitarian and spa industry luminary, Ruth’s life touched many.
Attracted to Ruth’s mission and vision, our expert staff features highly educated fitness and wellness professionals who, in addition to significant experience and high degrees, have a warm heart and compassionate spirit.
Ruth’s work engendered exciting collaborations which continue to keep The Marsh at the leading edge, regionally, nationally and internationally.