In February The Tennessean featured The New Beginnings Center's program in their article about prevention as the best cure for heart disease. We've included a little snippet below - but for the full article go here!
"Today the New Beginnings Center provides low-income women with the education, coaching and accountability they need to be successful. Every three months, 40 women begin a 12-week coaching program that is modeled on behavior change — not a temporary diet. And for women with a household income of 150 percent or less of the low-income limits determined by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, all costs are covered.
Participants meet two to three times a week to learn about nutrition basics; they participate in a workout that is individualized and designed to meet each attendee at her current fitness level; and they also go through various life coaching exercises. “We do vision boards and personal mission statements, and we discuss things like how to handle stress,” says Weddle.
Weddle says that, on average, participants achieve 7 percent weight loss in the first 12 weeks of the program (those who attend regularly for 12 weeks have the option of continuing to attend classes and work out for the remainder of the year), and 50 percent of the women eliminate or decrease their medication dosages. Blood pressure meds are usually the first to go."
New Beginnings January 2017 NewsletterRead More
"TNBC is excited to welcome Carol Daniels, the 2014 Philanthropist of the year, as our guest speaker. This is a great opportunity to come together and discuss the future of health and how we can do our part to keep moving Nashville to a healthier, happier future. "Read More
"Carol has been so instrumental in TNBC’s rapid growth and service to hundreds of women in the last four and a half years. "Read More
Over 165 individuals, businesses and community partners joined TNBC board and clients in supporting our annual 2015 Spirit of Wellness event. The Spirit of Wellness Award is given once a year to honor a TNBC partner who has dedicated their lives in support of improving the quality of life and wellness to those at risk in our community. This year’s award was accepted on behalf of J.D. Elliott, the 2015 honoree, by his wife Anita Raines Elliott and, Scott Perry, president, Memorial Foundation.Read More
Welcoming the New Year is a great time to re-evaluate your life and make healthy, beneficial – and hopefully realistic – goals for your personal and professional life. Yet, statistics show that many people fail at keeping New Year’s resolutions and end up feeling helplessly stuck in unproductive patterns and habits.Read More
New Beginnings recently celebrated the original founders and volunteer of the year, Libby Dorris, at our Summer Celebration on August 20th. This was such a fun event with an awesome band, great food and lots of great company. We are so grateful to all our founders. Without you, none of our success would be possible.
New Beginnings Open House
Over 60 guests came out to our Building a Stronger Nashville Open House on April 6th for some wine, hors d’oeuvres, music and to learn more about how New Beginnings is creating a healthy culture in Nashville. Thanks to all who attended this fun event.
Tash had been working in the fitness industry for over eighteen years when she realized, even with all of these certifications: Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coach, Master Strength & Conditioning Coach, she had reached the ceiling in a primarily male dominated field. A few years ago, Tash met Chris McCarthy, then CEO of Habitat for Humanity, and they begin to discuss collaboration; New Beginnings was created.Read More
'Social enterprise' tailors program to help meet needs of individual clients.Read More
TNBC congratulates these women on their hard work and success. Women who have graduated from the New Beginnings program this winter have achieved seven percent weight loss during the first 12 weeks of the program and are continuing to make progress towards their one year goals. Please join us in congratulating these ladies on their accomplishments!
Spirit of Wellness Luncheon
Over 200 friends and donors joined Tash Weddle in honoring co-founder Chris McCarthy at our annual Spirit of Wellness Luncheon on November 6th at Belmont’s Curb Event Center. Chris has played a vital role since New Beginning’s inception in June 2011 and continues to volunteer her time and service to help TNBC provide wellness coaching to over 200 women per year regardless of their ability to pay.
Volunteer Spotlight: Lydia Howarth
On August 26th New Beginnings honored Lydia Howarth in the first Volunteer of the Year event. Lydia is an outstanding volunteer and supporter of New Beginnings since its inception and family and friends joined us in celebrating her good work with the agency..
Our March event – A Night With Alice Randall – was a great success! Alice Randall, author of Ada’s Rules, did a great job in educating us all about the problems related to obesity in our community. She recognized Tash Weddle and The New Beginnings Center (TNBC) for their proactive steps and innovative ideas that are improving statistics in Nashville.Read More
Many of us believe that fitness is a necessity, something that everyone should prioritize. But in reality, fitness is a luxury. Gym memberships and personal trainers cost money and eating nutritiously is often expensive and time-consuming. Natasha Weddle is working to change this reality and bring fitness to the masses.Read More