Dr. Irv Rubenstein, exercise physiologist, is co-founder and president of S.T.E.P.S., Inc., Nashville's first personal training center. He is a certified personal trainer (ACSM-H/FI, NSCA-CSCS, ACE, AAHFP-Post-Rehab Specialist) and national presenter of continuing education seminars.
Scott received a B.A. in Music (Trumpet Performance) from Louisiana State University. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA-CSCS). Scott is a 3rd Dan Black Belt and instructs the Vanderbilt Tae Kwon Do Club.
Colleen received a B.A. in Vocal Performance from Ouachita Baptist University and an M Ed. from Louisiana Tech. Her professional certifications include Certified Personal Trainer (NSCA-CPT) and NETA Group Fitness Instructor/water aerobics.
Amanda received a BS in Exercise and Sport Sciences from the University of Florida, where she specialized in athletic training, and worked with Florida Softball, as well as high school and club sport athletes.
Latina received a BS in Human Ecology from UT Knoxville, where she was a key contributor to the Lady Vols basketball team's 1996 national championship victory. She received a Masters in Secondary Health Education from East TN State University, a Masters in Marketing from Strayer University, and she is certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (CPT). Her pro basketball career was spent with the ABL’s Columbus Quest (’97 world champions) and the WNBA’s Houston Comets and Phoenix Mercury.
Bill received a B.A. in Mathematics from Brown University, an M.S. in Exercise Physiology from the University of Alabama, and a PhD in Exercise Science with a specialty in Biomechanics from the University of Tennessee Knoxville.
On May 31, 2013, we lost our dear friend Lisa to a hiking accident. The following is a reprint of her obituary. Lisa, as we learn to accept your passing we will miss your sweetness, quiet depth, and genuine caring spirit.
Stephanie received her BBA in Accounting and an MBA in Finance, both from the University of Memphis. She also holds certifications in personal training through the National Strength and Conditioning Association as well as Spinning through Madd Dogg Athletics.
Stephanie graduated from MTSU with a Masters in Exercise Science. With a passion for Natural Wellness, she continues to study Holistic and Alternative Therapy with a focus on Macrobiotics in Philadelphia at the Strengthening Health Institute.
Osa received a BS in Athletic Training from Middle Tennessee State University. He is a certified and licensed Athletic Trainer (ATC) as well as a certified personal trainer (NSCA-CPT). He has worked for Baptist Sports Medicine in their outreach program for high school athletics including Franklin High, Oakland, Hillsboro, Hickman as well as collegiate athletics at MTSU and Fisk.
Linda received a B.A. - emphasis on Japanese from Michigan State University. She is a Certified Personal Trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM - CPT). While she worked in the financial industry for ten years,
Jeff, a native of North Carolina, obtained his bachelors degree in Physical Education at Gallaudet University, Washington, D.C. After working as the CEO of a YMCA branch, he acquired his personal training certification through I.S.S.A. Jeff also works as the health and wellness director for Faith Family Medical Clinic where he specializes in lifestyle/behavior change.
When I started at STEPS, I had recently learned that I have Parkinson’s Disease, and I was spending a lot of time just sitting and worrying about the future. At STEPS, I started moving and was given great encouragement to try new ways to limber up and to stretch my muscles. If Dr.