CEO of The New Beginnings Center, Tash 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 held the position of strength & conditioning coach at Vanderbilt University, Purdue University, Kent State University and The University of Tennessee. Tash has personally coached thousands of clients across a range of sports, ages and abilities and guided them all towards their full potential.
Tash is a dedicated advocate for women and their abilities to push beyond stereotypes, self-doubts and self-imposed limits. She knows that health and fitness can be the very foundation to new beginnings and life transformations.
- CSCS (Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist, NSCA)
- SCCC (Strength & Conditioning Coach Certified, CSCCa)
- MSCC (Master Strength & Conditioning Coach, CSCCa)
- SFG (Strong First Kettlebell Instructor)
- SFL (Strong First Barbell Instructor)
- SFB (Strong First Body Weight Instructor)
- OS (Original Strength Instructor)
- FMS Level 2 (Functional Movement Systems)
- PN (Precision Nutrition)
- A12 Coach (Amazing 12-Week Transformation)
Program Director and coach of The New Beginnings Center, Marielle's coaching background originated in competitive ballroom and Latin dance. During her undergraduate studies in the UK, Marielle competed on the Oxford University Dancesport ‘A team’, and upon graduation returned to Nashville where she coached students and competed professionally. After shifting her focus from dance, to working a classic 9-5, Marielle stumbled upon The New Beginnings Center and took part in the twelve-week program in hopes to regain some level of fitness. However, Marielle found much more than an amazing fitness and wellness program, she additionally rediscovered her love for technique, physical activity, health, and coaching! Now a certified personal trainer through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), Marielle is passionate about helping women achieve and maintain a healthy body, and of equal importance, a healthy body image.
Tara Carmichael is a Certified Personal Trainer and Holistic Life Coach, specializing in Wellness & Fitness. She has a passion for helping others reach their personal fitness goals through education and guidance while focusing on nutrition, wellness, and encouraging an active lifestyle. Tara has a well-rounded career background that includes banking, sales, marketing and education. She has earned a B.S. in Educational Child Psychology from University of Memphis and a M.S. in Professional School Counseling from Tennessee State University. Tara received her certification as a Holistic Coach from Radiant Health Institute and her Personal Training certification through NSCA. Working for The New Beginnings Center has given her an opportunity to combine all her skills and passion for helping others into one career. She believes that new beginnings start with the mind first. Once the mind is ready and is focused, the spirit and body will follow.
Originally from Maryland, Mckenna moved to Nashville in 2016 upon graduating from Berklee College of Music in Boston. Mckenna has always had a passion for helping others, whether it be through her music or through movement. When a training opportunity came up shortly after her move to Nashville, she ran with it and hasn’t turned back since!
Mckenna is a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). Firmly believing in the wellness of mind, body, and spirit, Mckenna is passionate about empowering women and is inspired by learning their stories. Mckenna originally came to TNB Fitness through volunteering with The New Beginnings Center and has fallen in love with coaching at this unique and special establishment.