Community Research Partners: ‘Understanding Client Success in a Lifestyle and Fitness Intervention’ July 12

“New Beginnings: Understanding Client Success in a Lifestyle and Fitness Intervention” is scheduled from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Friday, July 12, at the New Beginnings Center, 509 Craighead St., Ste. 100, Nashville, 37204.

The event is sponsored by the Meharry-Vanderbilt Community Engaged Research Core.

A light breakfast will be provided.

Please RSVP to, or call (615) 963-2817.

New Beginnings is dedicated to providing individualized programs, allowing women to achieve new levels of fitness, strength, well-being and confidence. Although, physical activity is known to reduce risk of chronic diseases, disadvantaged groups are less likely to have access to and engage in physical activity interventions.

Identifying factors that facilitate participation in lifestyle intervention programs provides insight for how to design customized coaching approaches. This study, is aimed at evaluating a group of women participating in a structured, 12-week lifestyle intervention. The presentation will identify if individual traits and functional status were associated with program completion and assessing the impact of distance from participants’ homes to the facility.

Presenters include:

  • Sarah Jones, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  • Tasha Weedle, New Beginnings Center
  • Kathy Zhao, Vanderbilt University Medical Center