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Now enrolling for the '23-'24 school year!

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About the program

Iron Souls is a teen empowerment program for middle and high school-age girls that provides them with the tools they need to thrive both physically and emotionally. We equip girls with the confidence, knowledge, and skills necessary to reach their full potential and become leaders in their communities through quality coaching and a research based curriculum that focuses on...

  • social & emotional wellness

  • nutritional education

  • structured strength training

"It doesn't
feel like
a chore."

~ Amelia

To apply:


When & Where?

Iron Souls is an on-going, jump in when you can, program that meets twice a week on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:30 - 5:30 pm.


The program is held at The New Beginnings

Center at 509 Craighead Street in Nashville,

near I-65 and Wedgewood.

"We are
encouraged to be
our own version
of our best."

~ Hayley


How it works

We meet twice a week for an hour:

FIRST 30 MINUTES: connection and conversation

about health and wellness topics like nutrition,

sleep, stress management, exercise, and 

mental and emotional resilience skills and strategies.

SECOND 30 MINUTES: strength and conditioning training

"It's fun.You
make friends.
Get to be with Amanda
for an hour everyday."

~ Isabella

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Coach Amanda

With 10 years of college and high school

strength and conditioning coaching

experience, Amanda leads our IRON SOULS

program. She is as an outdoor enthusiast, a self-proclaimed chef, and firm believer in the education

and empowerment of women in sports, fitness, and health and wellness. Simply put, she is a rock star with a heart for empowering young women, and an easy-to-connect-with demeanor.

Amanda has worked with numerous teams across the U.S., holds Bachelor’s Degrees in Biology and History, a Master’s Degree in Applied Exercise Science, and a virtual alphabet soup of certifications. She is the heart of this program!

"Y'all are kind,
and we talk about
how how our
day has been."

~ Alexandria

Coach Amber

As mom to two teenage daughters, a teenage son, and seasoned coach and teacher, Amber believes the only thing women shouldn’t wear is the weight of other people’s expectations and judgements. Her strong sense of devotion to empowering young women was inspired from informal youth development programs she was part of as a young person.


Favorite quote: “It's not what you are that holds you back, it's what you think you are not.”

― Denis Waitley


Amber believes everything starts with how we feel about ourselves, that fitness should be fun, and that wellbeing includes wellness of the whole individual. She’s the first person to suggest an adventure and loves exploring the outdoors.


Amber holds a CrossFit Kids certification, is a National Academy of Sports Medicine accredited Personal Trainer, and NASM-Performance Enhancement Specialist.

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Iron Souls is a program of The New Beginnings Center, a nonprofit whose mission is to help women and teenage girls of all races, religions and financial situations discover the strength in themselves, inside and out.  TNBC empowers women and girls to be the healthiest they can be through individualized, world-class coaching in fitness, nutrition, and behavior change. These are skills needed to build and sustain a healthy lifestyle for the long-term.

To apply:

For additional information, please email us at

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