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About STEPS Fitness of NashvilleSTEPS was founded in 1986 by Dr. Irv Rubenstein, Exercise Physiologist. Three years later STEPS, Inc. built its first facility, laying the lasting foundation for personal fitness training in Middle Tennessee. At the time, STEPS was the first and only exclusively personal fitness training facility between New York and Los Angeles. Having moved and expanded twice, STEPS current location boasts a 8000 sq. ft. space, housing our state-of-the-art gym, management offices, and other related services, making STEPS one of the largest personal fitness training centers in the known universe!
Personal Fitness Training Testimonials
A friend of mine recommended STEPS to improve my core strength and level of fitness. I have just finished my 12th workout at this facility and I must say that my experience has exceeded my expectations. My trainer, Stephanie Kemp, varies the workouts to keep them from getting stale and pushes me just enough. After six weeks my flexibility increased noticeably. STEPS has all the equipment, weights, bands, etc. that one could want in a gym, but the typical gym atmosphere is noticeably absent. I would recommend STEPS to anyone.
Charles T. Faulkner, M.D.
“When I think of how my life has changed in the few months since the first time I met with Irv at STEPS, I am amazed and grateful. The results are significant … physically and mentally. Irv’s encouragement and enthusiasm, coupled with his considerable expertise, are powerful motivating factors. Irv is a gem … a plum …a terrific ‘coach’!”
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. Irv said it once, he said it 100 times—“Hold your shoulders back!” I started to feel better and began to look forward to my exercise routines. Today I feel stronger and more energetic than I have felt in some time. My trainer is highly professional and always positive. STEPS is giving me a new and healthy way of dealing with this disease.
“The training with Latina was great!! With her training I discovered what areas need the most focus and how to be effective in my workouts. We also discussed nutrition and my diet and eating habits as well. Latina has provided me with the necessary tools to work out on my own from home with the equipment that I have. She checks in with me once in a while just to keep me on track with my workouts. I had a very positive experience with STEPS and Latina!”
“STEPS seems to be a place where a variety of folks can find people and a program that works for them. Your understanding that one size doesn’t fit all worked well for me, and I will continue to be an advocate of you and your team. As important as the technical weights training were the small, but effective lifestyle changes you suggested. I feel fortunate to have created a balanced running and weights routine which is measured by reasonable expectations. The practice over the year has delivered more energy, better sleep, fewer aches and pains, and more strength and stability.”
My experience with Steps has been very rewarding. Thanks to Irv, I stand taller and sit straighter. He knows the very muscles to target that strengthen my neck and back and allow me to the get the most of my workouts.
Shirley Horowitz, owner of Davishire Interiors
“It was so nice to go to a “not gym” to workout – people are there to do one thing – work out and enhance their health and well being. That is the best kind of atmosphere – no judgment. Osa is a quiet enforcer – he does not say a lot – but he very effectively PUSHES you in a good way. I see why people speak so complimentary of you and your facility – you are all highly credible and kind. I am so glad I have started a relationship with STEPS!”
Many personal trainers are not qualified to train older bodies. Maintaining a healthy, strong body is a unique science in older adults. Irv Rubenstein has the education and the experience to effectively strengthen older bodies. My health and well-being is enhanced thanks to my twice weekly sessions with Irv.
STEPS holds a special place in my heart. I nearly destroyed my body with an eating disorder; I lost bone, muscle, and most of all myself. Through strength training, I have made my bones denser, my muscles stronger, and my spirit brighter. I have a second chance at life, and I owe a large part of that to STEPS and my trainer, Irv.
I want to thank you for all your advice and encouragement for my upcoming knee surgery. I have done the “Irvies” exercises faithfully, and I definitely feel stronger. Maybe that’s why my jeans keep getting baggier, especially in the seat. You could say the exercises benefit all 3 knees — left knee, right knee, and hi-ney. I am looking forward to getting the op over with, get back on my feet and start kicking a$$ again!