The New Beginnings Center (TNBC) is dedicated to providing a targeted solution to the health, wellness and obesity challenges facing Tennessee women.

  • New Beginnings is a place where women – whatever their age, background or income – can embark on programs that allow them to achieve new levels of fitness, strength, well-being and confidence.
  • Through these accomplishments, women learn what it takes to be healthier and stronger in mind and spirit, as well as body – and become empowered to take on the challenges of their lives and to build futures.
  • Scholarships to Tennessee women for New Beginnings’ services include strength and fitness training, nutritional education and personal empowerment classes. These scholarships will be provided based on need, income level and each applicant’s willingness to partner with – and commit to – the programs offered.
  • Scholarship support will be provided through sponsored grants or individual gifts to TNBC. Annual scholarship awards will be based on donations received and the capacity of TNBC to serve those women who qualify.
  • These 12-month workshops will focus on healthy choices for nutrition, activity/exercise, body image and self-confidence wile under the supervision of highly qualified certified personal trainers.
  • Scholarships will be renewed based on progress toward measurable goals and available funding. Progress will be measured weekly, with coaching provided to guide and track goals. Each client will receive her own written assessment and will be expected to partner in the steps needed to achieve agreed-upon objectives.


To qualify for a scholarship from New Beginnings, the following requirements must be met

  • All applicants will be selected based upon need and their willingness to partner with New Beginnings in achieving measurable goals and will be selected by board committee.

Selection criteria

1. You must have a demonstrated need for our services:  

  • Written doctor’s recommendation
  • Personal goals statement regarding your wellness objectives

2. Gross household income up to 150% of current HUD 2015 income levels. Sliding scale fees are applicable for incomes more than 150%*.


Application Form

Please fill out the application below:

Additional Documents Needed

Please have your doctor fill out the following medical clearance.

Please include copies of the following required documents with your application:

  • Written doctor’s recommendation letter
  • Personal goals statement regarding your wellness objectives
  • Copies of prior two years tax returns
  • Copies of payroll checks from the past three months

Now Accepting Applications 

Next Session: 5/2/2017 – 6/22/2017
Meets Weekly: Tuesday & Thursday evenings - 6PM or 7PM
Application Deadline: 4/24/2017

Satellite Programs  

We have satellite programs on the West Side at St. Luke's Community House as well as on the East side at Martha O'Brien. Contact us for more information. 615-432-2725.

3. Willingness to partner

  • Willingness to attend three sessions a week for three months in phase 1
  • Willingness to attend two to three sessions a week for three to nine months in phase 2
  • Willingness to commit to progress evaluations and measurements for up to one year