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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
I’m someone who likes to exercise but hates to work out: gym class as a kid scarred me for life! But Scott Kinney makes it fun, interesting, and—most importantly—an effective use of my limited time. I like the friendly, low-key STEPS vibe with everybody there to do their thing. I feel much stronger and healthier than I used to. Thanks, Scott, and thanks, STEPS. Couldn’t recommend the experience more highly.
“Irv, This morning, I noticed the big improvement in physical conditioning I had made over the last year – thanks to STEPS. What a change from a year ago! Then I was hefting heavy stuff in the garage (carefully) and was surprised at how easy it was. Steps is important in my life. I have seen other facilities and cannot imagine working out elsewhere. And you are fun to be around as well as adding a note of reassurance with your knowledge and diligence. I realize how difficult it must be, at some points, to do what you do. But you truly make a difference in many people’s lives, whether or not they stop and think about it.”
“I could not have climbed these steps without Colleen and Dawn!” Margaret Ann’s dedication to training enabled her to scale the ruins at Machu Picchu, along with the help of her trainers, Colleen Bridges and Dawn Denny.
Miss Margaret Ann, 82
“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’!”
“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!”
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.
I look forward to my workouts with Scott knowing that he will customize my workout to help me be able to continue, as I age, doing the activities I enjoy such as backpacking, cycling and swimming. He also offers helpful hints on bike maintenance at no additional charge.
“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!”
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.
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.