The Manning Breaks Ground

The Manning, Nashville’s much-anticipated luxury condominium residences, breaks ground this year. The building will command some of Music City’s choicest real estate, the gateway to Belle Meade—location, location, location! The 36 luxury units begin at $1.85 million with floor plans that range from 2,500 to 6,200 square feet. The features and amenities run throughout, from the full-time concierge facilitating everything from plant and pet care services to the on-site M Bar providing fresh coffee, juices and pastries to residents to the saltwater pool. It’s understated elegance at its best.

Stretch until You Reach the Power to Pause!

Connie Williams, a longtime Brentwood resident and certified stretching instructor, has opened the Power to Pause, a studio dedicated to keeping us all more limber members of our community. The key is assisted stretching, a strain-free technique which elongates muscles for our enhanced health and well-being. In fact, the American College of Sports Medicine recommends adults incorporate stretching into their fitness routines 2 to 3 times per week. Flexibility is not a prerequisite to participate. Simply being a human with a desire to stay healthy is all you need. Classes at the Power to Pause Studio are 75 minutes and are offered multiple times Monday through Thursday. To see a class schedule and reserve your spot, visit

New Fitness Trend Electrifies Around Town

Manduu, a revolutionary fitness studio that incorporates electrical muscle stimulation (EMS) to deliver an efficient, effective workout, opens its third local studio in less than a year.  This one will be in Green Hills and, like the others in Cool Springs and Brentwood, will offer the only FDA-cleared commercial EMS system in the US. “This technology allows us to be incredibly efficient and produce measurable results,” comments Manduu America Owner and CEO Jason Ritzen. “When you experience Manduu, you’ll recognize that this is the future of fitness training.”

A Beehive of Activity at the Tennessee Agricultural Museum

The Ellington Agricultural Center is a beehive of activity.  Not only is the 207 acre campus the HQ of the Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency, but it’s also home to the Tennessee Agricultural Museum.  And now, thanks to Gene Armstrong, president of the Nashville Area Beekeepers Association, the museum itself is home to thousands of honey bees, safely on view to visitors inside a transparent hive Gene has built and installed in a wall.  “Over 1/3 of what we eat depends on pollinating insects,” Gene says, “primarily honey bees. Honeybees have been under threat for several decades, causing a severe decline in bee colonies. The good news is that interested parties have started to work together to solve the various problems. There have clearly been improvements made in recent years.”  To see the bees in action, make sure to visit the museum for its reopening in early October. To learn what you can do to help bees or even keep your own hive, visit