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

Dr. Annis Marney

Tri-Star Medical (Frist Clinic)

Becky McIllwain
Pinnacle Financial Partners

Brooke Kelly
MP&F Strategic Communications

Bryan Martin


Donna Allen

Heather Powell
Tennessee Kidney Foundation

Jessica Jones

Karen Clark

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


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
Tash Weddle at tweddle@tnbcenter.org. 

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