Fitness Professional

Irv rubenstein

President/CEO, STEPS Fitness

Nashville, TN 37212


With over 30 years experience training clients of all ages and with a myriad of conditions, goals and needs, I have had ample opportunity to apply the fundamentals of my education (Ph.D.-exercise science) on an ongoing basis. Coming from a martial arts background (6th dan Tae Kwon Do) with my own set of injur ... show more.




25-30 years

Payment Methods

  • Cash
  • Credit/debit Cards
  • Personal Check
  • I am interested in working with people who have the following conditions:

    I am certified in: Arthritis • Diabetes • Heart Disease • Osteoporosis • Women's Health • Obesity • Post-Surgical
    I am familiar with: Alzheimer's Disease • Breast Cancer • Cancer - General • Fibromyalgia • Mental Disorders • Multiple Sclerosis • Parkinson's • Respiratory Disease • Stroke


    Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN -- Exercise Science

    Industry Certifications

    American Academy of Health, Fitness and Rehabilitation Specialists -- Post-Rehab Conditioning Specialist

    American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) -- Exercise Physiologist

    American Council on Exercise (ACE) -- Personal Trainer

    National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) -- Personal Trainer

    National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) -- Certified Personal Trainer

    National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) -- Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

    National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) -- Certified Special Populations Specialist

    Continuing Education and Coursework

    ACSM -- annual convention
    Exercise, etc -- Designing weight management programs: Myths, motivation & weight management
    Exercise, etc -- Brains and balance past 60
    Exercise, etc -- Athletic fitness: 2014 best boot camp drills
    Vanderbilt University Medical Center -- Musculoskeletal symposium: The shoulder and the kinetic chain
    Vanderbilt University Medical Center -- The Vanderbilt Knee Conference
    ACSM -- annual convention
    Eating Disorders Coalition of TN -- Eating Disorders & Obesity: A national crisis?
    Eating Disorders Coalition of TN -- EDCT 4th Annual Forum: What works
    Exercise, etc -- Implementing practical programs: Top trends in portable fitness equipment
    ACSM -- Heart rate based training: Train smarter, not harder
    Cincinnati Childrens Hospital - Sports Medicine Biodynamics Center -- Management of the female athlete - Prevention and rehabilitation strategies
    NSCA -- annual convention
    NSCA -- Exercise programming guidelines for clients with lifestyle diseases and post-rehab concerns
    ACSM -- annual convention

    Additional Certifications

    CPR/AED -- Red Cross

    Liability Insurance -- Thompson Insurance Enterprises LLC

    Techniques and Specialities

    Fitness Activities and Specialty Areas

    • Back Pain Prevention/Postrehab
    • Fat Loss
    • Lifestyle Coaching
    • Postrehab/Injury Recovery
    • Weight Management
    • Core Training
    • Fitness Education
    • Lower Back Pain
    • Strength Training
    • Wellness/Preventive
    • Corporate Wellness
    • Flexibility
    • Personal Fitness Trainin
    • Toning and General Fitness