TNB Fitness Member Spotlight: Annis Marney

TNB Fitness Member Spotlight: Annis Marney

I am a dedicated client, but I am also a physician and deal with diabetes in particular, among other diseases. I talk with people a lot about nutrition and exercise. I have exercised my entire life, but I have never felt as well trained and strong as I do right now, in terms of total body health. I have recommended TNB to friends and patients and have absolute confidence in this “product.” Tash and Gabe are clearly professionals, and are also constantly learning themselves. Their advice evolves based both on my progress and my needs but also on what they are learning all the time about fitness.  I know I am in good hands.

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TNB Fitness Member Spotlight: Anna Page

TNB Fitness Member Spotlight: Anna Page

What attracted you to TNBFITNESS/What motivated you to join TNB?

It became clear my once a week trek to the street with the garbage can was not enough exercise to sustain a healthy life style.  I was at a pivotal time, I could succumb to the signs of ageing with a hump on my back, borderline high cholesterol and taking medication for aching joints or I could make the decision that I was not going down without a fight.  I chose to fight.

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TNB Fitness Member Spotlight: Pam Rice

TNB Fitness Member Spotlight: Pam Rice

How do you feel now compared to when you started training at TNB?
A lot of the aches and pains that I thought were a normal part of aging are gone. I'm stronger than I've ever been before, I have more energy than I've had in years, and my balance and flexibility have dramatically improved. I've lost over 40 pounds and now live a more active lifestyle, pursuing activities that I didn't feel like doing before, such as biking & hiking.

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Cancer Prevention-Part 1

Cancer Prevention-Part 1

We all have cells in our bodies that have mutant proteins from DNA damage.  What does this mean?  It means that we all have the potential in our DNA to develop some type of cancer if something goes wrong.  But we also have a large part in controlling whether or not cancer cells will develop or not.  This control is gained through diet, exercise and other lifestyle habits.

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TNB Fitness Member Spotlight: Sammy Cocks

TNB Fitness Member Spotlight: Sammy Cocks

Being an athlete before college I always thought I knew what I was doing in the gym. But the more I went the less I liked it and the more I realized I was hurting myself more than helping myself. I found TNB online and after one class I knew it was the perfect fit. The trainers are always looking out for you and making sure you are doing each exercise correctly so you don’t hurt yourself but strengthen yourself. I love all the women in the classes and they motivate me to do better and be a better person.

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Ramp It Up!

Ramp It Up!

What motivates you to get to the gym? Is it to improve your health? To decrease aches and pains so you can function better in your life? Or is aging gracefully your intention? All of these things are benefits you obtain from the time you invest in an intelligently designed and progressed workout routine. But honestly, almost everyone who starts out training with us has one goal in common — they just want to look better. Wanting to look good naked doesn’t make us vain and shallow. It’s an awesome feeling when your clothes fit well and you walk around in a body you like living in. Feeling good about your body makes everything in life better. 

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The Food Prep Ritual

The Food Prep Ritual

What if I told you that there is one thing you can do each week that would save you about $50 and give you at least three more hours of free time all while decreasing stress and improving your — would you do it? Well you should! The one thing I’m referring to is starting a food preparation ritual. In fact, prepping your food ahead of time is a critical step when trying to stick to a healthy eating plan long-term. 

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TNB Member Spotlight: Eleanor Wells

TNB Member Spotlight: Eleanor Wells

What attracted you to TNBFITNESS/What motivated you to join TNB?
As I have aged my weight has stayed relatively stable but my body composition has changed. I knew I was losing muscle tone and was not feeling strong. I had been working out at a local fitness studio but was experiencing pain and injury. I also did not have confidence in the instructors. I really wanted a challenging workout but one that was safe. I had read an article about Tash and was intrigued by her desire to have a gym for women, tailored for women’s needs and an individual’s specific challenges. I was also very impressed with her background. As a former nurse it was important to me to have trainers that were well qualified — not ones who had taken a weekend course to instruct.

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Confused About Fish Oil?

Confused About Fish Oil?

The New York Times recently ran an article; Fish Oil Claims Not Supported by Research. It’s caused quite a reaction, especially with some of our clients because we recommend fish oil to everyone, unless they are taking a blood thinner or are allergic to shell fish. 

I want to break this article down and show how the media has blown this out of proportion and explain why we will continue to recommend fish oil. 

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TNB Fitness Member Spotlight: Lynn Dwiggins

TNB Fitness Member Spotlight: Lynn Dwiggins

What attracted you to TNBFITNESS/What motivated you to join TNB?
In the spring of 2014, I was searching for a place I could get both nutrition and exercise coaching in Nashville. Then in June, I saw a newspaper article about TNBFITNESS which was described as having both nutrition and exercise training, was for women only, and also has a non-profit component – all of which was appealing to me.  So I called Tash and set up an evaluation appointment.  After meeting with Tash, I felt sure TNB was just what I'd been looking for. 

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Walking is Not Exercise

Walking is Not Exercise

A few weeks ago I was giving a presentation to a group regarding the best way to exercise.  I think I may have ruffled some feathers when I mentioned that walking does not count as exercise. “Whoa, wait a minute! Aren’t we supposed to walk at least 10,000 steps a day?” Yes, walking is something our bodies are designed to do, a lot of and often. It’s what we should be doing every day, like eating and sleeping, which is why it’s considered an activity, not exercise. 

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