TNB Fitness Member Spotlight: Janet Miller

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How long have you been a member of TNBFITNESS?

Exactly one year.

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

I have known Tash Weddle for years, and have always admired her personally and professionally.  It was time for me to put some structure around getting fit and strong, so I immediately thought of TNB Fitness.

How do you feel now compared to when you started training at TNB?

I feel like I have a much better mastery of my personal health and fitness.  I feel 100 times stronger… It amazes me what the human body will do when you work with it.  For the first time in my life, working out 3-5 times a week has become an engrained habit.  

How has TNB helped you reach your goals?

I at first thought that this journey was about weight loss, and I’ve learned that it is not fundamentally about that.  It has made me view myself and my relationship to my body differently.  It has proven to me that I can achieve what I set my mind to.  My husband keeps telling me that it has altered my shape, in a great way.  Losing some weight has been a happy byproduct.  

What advice would you give to a person looking to join TNB?

I would call on the famous Nike slogan – best slogan ever written – of “Just Do It.” This is a safe place.  Tash, Gabe, Marielle, and Mckenna are always looking out for your best interest and your safety.  TNB is for every woman, every shape and size.  They meet you where you are.  And serendipity came into play and I happen to have a bunch of girlfriends who are training there, so we genuinely have fun.  

Complete this sentence - TNB is…


Giving Tuesday is on November 27th, 2018!

Giving Tuesday is on November 27th, 2018!

What is Giving Tuesday?

Giving Tuesday follows “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday,” two days devoted to consumerism, sales, and buying for the holidays. Giving Tuesday is a day to give back to others, the community, and shift focus from consumerism onto paying it forward for others!

The New Beginnings Center, local non-profit that offers nutrition and fitness coaching to low-income women in Nashville, will be participating in Giving Tuesday. If you see fit, please donate to New Beginnings on Tuesday, November 27th, and help continue the mission of empower women to change the course of their lives!

Thank you for your contribution!

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Is it true that being unfit is worse than smoking? The answer is… YES.

Bottom line: "Survival of the fittest", that's a phrase that you would usually expect to read in a biology textbook, not in a study about human health and longevity... but wait: humans are animals and in the animal kingdom it's the fittest who survive - against that background, let me ask you: Is it really surprising that being 'super fit' vs. 'unfit' increases your all-cause mortality risk by a factor 5x, and hence 3.6-fold more than smoking in the same cohort of N = 122,007 patients of the Cleveland Clinic who were screened for their cardiorespiratory fitness?

Read the full article here: “Survival of the Fittest”

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Spirit of Wellness Luncheon

On October 4th, 2018, The New Beginnings Center had their 7th annual Spirit of Wellness Luncheon! We want to say a huge thank you to all of the TNB Fitness members who came and supported the New Beginnings Center at this event!

If you were not able to make this event but would still like to show your support please click the button below to contribute to the cause!

All new donor $1,000 donations made to The New Beginnings Center will be MATCHED! Doubling your impact and support of women in Nashville!


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Sips, Sweets, and Jewelry, all in support of The New Beginnings Center!

Join us at Kendra Scott in Green Hills on Monday, November 26th, from 5:30-7:30pm for a shopping event! For this time only, 20% of the proceeds will benefit The New Beginnings Center. Knock out holiday shopping and give back to the community, all at once!

Friends welcome - the more the merrier!

TNB Fitness Member Spotlight: Tari Hughes

TNB Fitness Member Spotlight: Tari Hughes

TNB Fitness Member Spotlight: Tari Hughes

How long have you been a member of TNBFITNESS?

Around 4 months

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

I have always been a daily early morning exerciser and about 18 months ago, I changed jobs and began working out at a different YMCA in order to accommodate an earlier work start. That change in routine altered the fitness regimen I had been on and, with the stress of a new job, I found myself with some weight gain and had definitely lost strength and leanness. So when I happened into a conversation at a cocktail party where words like “transformational” and “life changing” were being used, I asked what they were talking about — TNB Fitness of course! The timing was perfect. I called Tash, went in for an evaluation and the rest is history. 

How do you feel now compared to when you started training at TNB?

I feel great. I’m starting to get my lean muscle mass back, my energy is much higher and I know I am working smartly and safely with the individualized workouts and attentive trainers.

How has TNB helped you reach your goals?

My goals were to get leaner, stronger and, of course, lose a few pounds. I’m a “rules” girl and I’ve been very consistent and done everything Tash has suggested with both exercise and nutrition. It is truly a balance and one does not work without the other. It was taking longer than I wanted to start seeing results but I knew that I was doing the right things so I persevered. Now my clothes are fitting better and the scale is moving in the right direction. It feels wonderful.

What advice would you give to a person looking to join TNB?

It is a most encouraging atmosphere and the attentiveness to form by the trainers is absolutely unparalleled. The staff is so knowledgeable about physiology, safety and what women of a certain age need to get and stay strong. If you want to stay motivated in a compassionate yet challenging environment, TNB Fitness is the place for you. I love it!

Complete this sentence - TNB is... 

...a place that empowers me to be my best self. I love the social enterprise aspect that our fees help fund New Beginnings which gives other women the opportunity to take charge of their health and wellness. That’s the key before most any other change can be made.

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I’m a very goal oriented person. Nothing feels better to me than moving up to the next level or a heavier weight because it means I’m getting stronger.

Join us for a morning of community fitness in support of

The New Beginnings Center!  

Lululemon Nashville has partnered with The New Beginnings Center for their #HereToBe non-profit partnership!  All classes throughout the day will be a $5 donation and proceeds will benefit New Beginnings Center's mission to empower women through elite nutrition and fitness coaching, regardless of ability to pay!  Get your weekend workout in and donate to a noble cause all at once!

Sounds fun, but want to be MORE involved?  Volunteer to work The New Beginnings Center's booth!  To express interest or for more details email 

TNB Fitness members now have access to Defiance Fuel products, delivered to your doorstep, at 20% off!  

Enjoy true cellular hydration! 

TNB Member Code for 20% Off Product:



  • Intracellular/Extracellular Water Ratios and water mobility (water moving in and out of the cells)

  • Cell Charge or Parallel Capacitance which is a measurement of cell membrane health

  • Basil Metabolic Rate (BMR) The measure of how much fuel your body burns.

  • Phase Angel an indicator of overall health.

Join us for The New Beginnings Center's 7th Annual

Spirit of Wellness Luncheon

Honoring Nancy Anness

Enjoy lunch while learning more about TNB Fitness's social enterprise The New Beginnings Center.  Hear firsthand stories from clients and from President and CEO Tash Weddle!

There is no cost to attend.  A request for donations will be made.

TNB Fitness Member Spotlight: Sue Veith

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How long have you been a member of TNBFITNESS?

I’ve been working out at TNB Fitness for over four years now!

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

I loved the fact that I’d be working out with other women in a clean, welcoming environment and that my workout routine would be customized to my specific needs.  I also appreciated the FMS screening which provided a baseline fitness level and identified areas of opportunity for me to work on. Finally, I appreciated the nutritional counseling that TNB offers as part of the package.  

How do you feel now compared to when you started training at TNB?

When I started at TNB, I could only do “girl” push ups and assisted chin ups.  My previous trainer never challenged me to do more.  Now I can do legit push ups and chin ups—all without assistance.  It’s an awesome feeling to conquer something you never thought you could do!  I also have more stamina and energy and the self-confidence to accomplish anything I want to do.   Examples of accomplishments after joining TNB include running in a 5K race, indoor rock climbing and scaling Mount Le Conte in the Smokies—all after the age of 60!

How has TNB helped you reach your goals?

As I approach the golden years of my life, my main fitness goal is to maintain my strength so I can remain independent as long as possible.  I can honestly say that TNB has far exceeded my expectations relative to that goal.  I am stronger than I’ve ever been in my life and as healthy as I was in my 20’s and 30’s. 

What advice would you give to a person looking to join TNB?

Based on my experience, this is the best, most effective workout model in the Nashville area.  You won’t get a better return on investment in your most precious assest—your health and welfare!

Complete this sentence -  TNB is...  



Did you check in for your workout?!

Through the month of June join us in a Facebook check-in contest!  Whoever has the most check-ins at the end of the month will win a prize!  

How to:

1) "Check-In" on Facebook each time you come in for a workout

2) Use the hashtag #BecauseOfTNBFitnessICan

That's IT!  Good luck!


Thank YOU for all of your support!

With your help The New Beginnings Center raised well over $11,000 in this year's #BigPayback - the most we've raised in this event to date!  We couldn't have done it without YOU and appreciate every contribution that was made.  Thank you for your continued support! 

Are you, or someone you know, looking for a place to volunteer a few hours per week?  If so...  We are currently accepting new volunteers to start with our next round of New Beginnings Classes on July 10th, 2018!  Commitment is every Tuesday & Thursday evening for 12 weeks.  Help women on their fitness and health journey, expand your own knowledge, and be an additional source of encouragement!

Email Marielle at if your are interested in volunteering or learning more!


Join us for our next vision board workshop on Saturday, June 2nd, from 11AM-12PM!

Can't make it but want to contribute?  Bring in any old magazines you no longer want to TNB Fitness and we'll use the images in these for our vision boards!  You can also enjoy the benefits of decluttering your home.  ;)    

TNB Fitness Member Spotlight: Dawn Foster

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Member Spotlight:

Dawn Foster





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

I was training hard with the Nashville Rowing team and while I felt strong, I was getting back injuries, not losing any weight and burning out.  I knew I needed to do something different.  I was looking for a personal trainer and nutrition coach and my chiropractor told me about TNB.  TNB was exactly what I was looking for and so much more.  I had never done a Functional Movement Screen and I was so impressed with the time that Tash took with me to understand my history, expectations and goals.  It was a bonus for me to learn that TNB is a woman-owned business that helps other women through The New Beginnings Center and I wanted to support that.


How do you feel now compared to when you started training at TNB?

I feel fantastic!  I feel so much stronger and leaner than before.  I’m more aware of areas of my body that need work that I never knew were issues.  I love coming to each training session and I feel so energized after every training session.


How has TNB helped you reach your goals?

I am so much more in tune with my body and I feel like I’m making changes that will help me for the rest of my life.  The nutrition coaching has helped me become more aware of what I’m eating and find the right ratio to fuel my body.  The individual training plans are filled with a variety of exercises that keep me interested and I can already see and feel the progress with increasing weight and better mobility.  I am becoming more confident about using weights and kettlebells because the trainers are right there teaching me and making sure I am using them correctly to avoid injury.  I’ve even become a morning workout person and I never thought I would say that! 


What advice would you give to a person looking to join TNB?

Just do it!  Tash, Gabe and the entire team are so helpful and knowledgeable.  The individual training plans combined with the supportive environment make it a really unique experience.  It’s the best thing I have done in a long time and I highly recommend it to everyone.


Complete this sentence - TNB is "Life-Changing, Empowering and Fun!"

Upcoming Workshop:


With Dr. JD Hasenbank, CCSP

Saturday, March 24th, at 11:00AM

Sometimes the best hacks in life are the simple ones; little modifications you never thought of but completely make sense once somebody teaches you. These simple tips and tricks will upgrade your choices, habits, postures, preferences and overall lifestyle. Learn how to be in control of your own energy, stress, flexibility and how your body feels. You have what it takes to be in-control of how you feel. Feel young again!

Dr. Hasenbank’s goal in life is to help others move better and hurt less. He has a passion for empowering patients to be in control of their body by utilizing self-assessment and self-directed therapy. He teaches them how to reset their tight muscles, release their myofascial adhesions and reprogram their poor posture, habits and movement patterns.  

He graduated from Texas Chiropractic College and is a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician and Functional Movement Specialist. He is trained in Strength & Conditioning, Corrective Exercise, Active Release, Assisted Isolated Stretching, Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization, Dry Needling, Electro-Acupuncture, Cranio-Sacral Therapy, Spinal and Extremity Manipulation.  

He has been in private practice for 17 years and worked with athletes in the NFL, NBA, MLB, PGA, NCAA & Olympics. He has also been able to care for some of Nashville's top musicians, performers, and tour with Kenny Chesney.

Please RSVP to Marielle at


Thanks TNB Fitness!


I would like to thank you all for the wonderful opportunity provided to me as a result of your contributions and commitment to the mission and vision of TNB Fitness and The New Beginnings Center.  As a result, I have grown and discovered that I am stronger than I thought I ever was. More so, I did not do it alone. The coaches, Tash and her staff gave me the extra push and support I needed to realize a dream come true. They were very mindful of our emotional and physical abilities when encouraging and working alongside me and the other women. By accepting the admission into this program, I was asking for help. I entered with fear and apprehensions, fear of facing myself and what was ahead of me of which of so eloquently eased by the staff.   However, I answered the call to The New Beginnings Center’s mission and vision to help me where I was stuck, and that it did. Most important, I did not have to do it ALONE. 

As a result of your contributions, I have lost 15lbs. and my blood pressure medication was adjusted because of it. I gained strength, courage, and wisdom. I am a Living Testimony of The New Beginning Center’s Mission and Vision. It has touched me in a way that I realized is bigger than myself, in that I have made new relationships and bonds with beautiful, kind, and wonderful women who have shared some of the same struggles as myself.

- Rochelle

Coach Favorite Recipe!  Asian Lettuce Wraps


1) Heat the oil in a medium sauté pan over medium heat.

2). Add the chopped green onions and cook for 2-3 minutes, until they begin to soften, but do not brown.  Add the carrots and ginger and sauté for another 1-2 minutes.

3).  Turn the heat up to medium high and add the ground turkey.  Cook, breaking up the meat as needed, until the meat is fully browned, 6-8 minutes.

4).  Add the water chestnuts, Amino Acids  or soy sauce, toasted sesame oil, and red pepper flakes to the meat mixture and stir until well combined.  Cook until the liquid is mostly evaporated, about 2-3 minutes.  Remove from the heat and fold into the cilantro.

5).  Use a slotted spoon to drain and scoop the filling into lettuce cups.  Serve warm. 


1 teaspoon coconut oil (or olive oil)

2/3 cup chopped green onions (white and green parts)

1 cup peeled and minced carrots (about 4)

2 tablespoons peeled and minced fresh ginger

1 pound ground turkey

8 ounce can (about 1 cup) diced water chestnuts, drained

¼ cup Braggs Amino Acids or soy sauce (low sodium)

2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil

Big pinch of crushed red pepper flakes

1/3 cup shopped fresh cilantro

Large lettuce leaves (Bibb lettuce works great), for serving 

 Fashion Show & Shopping at Cute & Comfy!

Sunday March 11th, 2:00-4:00PM

4121 Hillsboro Road, Suite 106, Nashville, TN 37215

Join us for a fashion show and shopping event to benefit The New Beginnings Center!  

20% of all purchases will be donated to The New Beginnings Center

Come get first look at Spring items and enjoy some light refreshments while you do!

Please RSVP to Caitlin at