“A woman who is strong and physically fit is a woman empowered. Whatever her challenges, obstacles or setbacks, she can and will thrive because she’s overcome physical limits. We want to give every motivated woman a chance to experience that success – no matter her age, her background or her income.”

Natasha Weddle – New Beginnings President and CEO

With nearly two decades of expertise in providing training and education to improve fitness, nutrition and health, Natasha Weddle leads New Beginnings in helping women gain new skills and confidence as they gain new strength.

Weddle holds the distinction of Master Strength Coach, the highest honor that can be achieved in the profession, from the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Association. She has personally coached over 600 clients across a range of sports, ages and abilities to achieve new levels of fitness.

She is a dedicated advocate for women and their abilities to push beyond stereotypes, self-doubts and self-imposed limits — and knows health and fitness can be foundations to new beginnings and life transformations.

“Early in my profession, I realized that without self-confidence, no amount of talent or training could bring personal success or satisfaction. I set out to find a way to teach self-reliance, courage and resilience not just as they apply to sports, but to life. I expanded my strength and fitness coaching beyond physical training. Utilizing concepts of self-actualization, my clients have reached a deeper level, changing negative thought patterns and behaviors that lead to poor self-image. The results have been amazing.”

“My hope is that through the creation of New Beginnings, we can provide the underserved populations of our commmunity with the education, resources and social support that will be the beginning of a new and better life for them. I plan to demonstrate the necessity of first addressing cognitive processes in the pursuit of creating a healthy body as well as the cost-effectiveness of taking a targeted, proactive approach toward healing the obesity epidemic in this country.”

Throughout her career, Weddle has worked at the collegiate level, training athletes in their pursuit of success in their chosen sport – achieving recognition as a “Master Strength and Conditioning Coach” from the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Association. This title acknowledges the best coaches in the field of strength and conditioning. She has contributed to three Division I National Championships, numerous conference championships, and NCAA appearances.

Certifications

  • Master Strength Coach, Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association
  • Certified Strength and Coaching Specialist (CSCS), National Strength and Conditioning Association
  • Strength and Conditioning Coach Certified (SCCC), Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association
  • Certified Kettlebell Instructor (SFG), Strong First
  • Certified Barbell Instrctor (SFL), Strong First
  • Certified Nutrition Coah, Level 1, Precision Nutrition
  • FMS Certified Levels 1 & 2, Functional Movement Systems

Experience

  • 17 years of collegiate strength and conditioning coaching experience with more than 600 athletes
  • Teams trained: women’s basketball, volleyball, soccer, softball, track, lacrosse, field hockey, swimming, diving, golf, tennis, gymnastics and bowling
    • University of Tennessee—1996–1998
    • Kent State University—1998–2000
    • Purdue University—2000–2005
    • Vanderbilt University—2005–2013