Our mission is to help women with lower income levels discover the strength in themselves, inside and out, and to become the healthiest they can be through individualized, world-class coaching in fitness, nutrition, and behavior change.

"New Beginnings is completely different from any other wellness or weight loss program I’ve been engaged with. New Beginnings helped me develop new, healthier habits that will be lifelong behaviors."

New Beginnings put me on the path to success. I was able to stop living in my unhealthy past.

- Elvia, New Beginnings Client

Meet our President and CEO

Meet Tash

With over two decades of expertise in providing training and education to improve fitness, nutrition and health, Tash Weddle leads TNBC 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 1250 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.  

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Meet the New Beginnings Board of Directors

Amanda Kolesaric - Fifth Third Bank

Bryan Martin - Deloitte

Brooke Kelly - MP&F Strategic Communications

Donna Allen - HCA

Dr. Annis Marney - Tri-Star Medical (Frist Clinic)

Dr. Sharon Piper - Retired Physician

Dr. Theresa Herman - Community Volunteer

Heather Powell - Tennessee Kidney Foundation

Jessica Jones - Caterpillar

Karen Clark - FirstBank

Lynne Teckman - Community Volunteer

Marjean Coddon - Community Volunteer

Melinda Balser - Community Volunteer

Nancy Anness - Ascension Saint Thomas

Nancy Benskin - Pinnacle Financial Partners

Selby Graepel - Community Volunteer

Wendy Thompson - Tennessee Board of Regents

Alli Sciarretta - Owen Board Fellow

Hilary Cumbest - Board Intern


509 Craighead St #100, Nashville, TN 37204, USA

(615) 432-2579

For questions about programs contact Karen Gillingham: KGillingham@tnbcenter.org

For questions about donations, sponsorships, or events contact
JanieLynn Lankford: jlankford@tnbcenter.org. 

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