Music City S.L.A.M.

Where We SLAM

Shelby Park

Shelby Bottoms Nature Center and Greenway

Monday –  Friday | 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

Shelby Park is nestled in the heart of East Nashville and has everything we need for a killer S.L.A.M. workout: a huge green space for sprints and strength work, running paths to get those strollers moving, picnic tables for step ups, a playground for the kiddos, and even a view of the Cumberland River.

Parking & Start Location

We meet in the empty field to the left of the Shelby Lower Playground, located by the river off of Davidson Ave, next to Vinny Links Golf Course and the baseball fields. Several parking spots line Davidson Ave along with a parking lot at the playground.

Questions? Contact Becca & Cortney.

Mana Sports Club
3030 Dickerson Pike, Nashville, TN 37207
Backup Location
Parking & Start Location

The main parking lot is fenced-in and completely safe. We will meet in this parking lot for socially-distant workouts! This location allows us to maintain adequate spacing while still getting in a great workout!

Questions? Contact Becca & Cortney.

Mana Sports Club

Shelby Park

SLAM Bosses

Becca & Cortney |

Hi! We are Cortney & Becca, and we’re glad you’re here. As Stroller Strong Moms Nashville co-owners and coaches, our mission is to provide YOU a safe place to come as you are, wherever you are, in your journey of motherhood. This is a community where you can reconnect, heal, discover, and grow – with yourself and mothers just like you. So pack up the kiddo(s) and come Sweat Like A Mother (S.L.A.M.) with us. As we often say, “come for the workout, stay for the community.” 











The Nashville Team

Cortney Hawks (Co-owner & Coach) 

Cortney Hawks is an ACE Certified Group Fitness Instructor and is certified in CPR/AED through AHA. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Spanish. A transplant from Charleston, SC she moved to Nashville in 2016, discovering SLAM in 2019 after her second was born. She grew up playing soccer competitively, coaching and reffing local soccer leagues, leading excursions as a camp counselor, and has always had a passion for connecting with others. Pre-SLAM, Cortney spent her days managing for Athleta and overseeing their local community involvement. She immediately found home when she found SLAM. She found a tribe to navigate through motherhood and find balance with. And the amount of strength and camaraderie felt from a group of women she had just met was unmeasurable. Cortney is thrilled to have the opportunity to impact others in the same manner. She and her husband Jon are proud parents of two children and love to explore. Her favorite ways to sweat like a mother are SSM classes, hiking, and biking.

Becca Dryden (Co-owner & Coach) 

Becca is a long-time Nashvillian and mom of two rambunctious boys. She is an ACE-certified group fitness instructor and CPR/AED certified through AHA with a continuing education focus on athleticism and nutrition, prenatal and postpartum. Before having kids, Becca worked in mental health doing homeless outreach and resource coordination. She continues to have a passion for community-based advocacy work. Becca has always been an active person – competitive swimming as a kid, classical dance from adolescence through college, yoga, lots of hiking, and the occasional sweaty living room dance party with her kids. SSM Nashville has been a meaningful way to move her body while developing strong friendships, self-confidence, and new respect for herself and her body’s abilities (the SLAM tan is an added bonus). Becca is so grateful for the community she has found through SSM Nashville, and is honored to be able to help continue building on such a strong foundation.
Becca’s favorite ways to Sweat Like A Mother are circuit training, endurance running, hiking, and working in the garden. Becca’s least favorite way to Sweat Like A Mother is the daily heart-pumping task of putting socks on either of her children.

Sarah Staab (Founder & Coach) 

Sarah is an ACE certified Group Fitness Instructor, Pregnancy & Postpartum Athleticism Coach, UESCA certified Run Coach, and the founder of Stroller Strong Moms Nashville.
Sarah played Division I college soccer, and has since become an avid runner, but after having two daughters (Lucy & Edie) she found an entirely new level of strength and fitness thanks to SLAM.
Sarah believes that fitness is as much about mental health, and learning that we can do hard things, as it is about physical health. As a mom, it has been empowering to rediscover her own strength; as a coach, it is nothing short of amazing for her to see members achieve new levels in fitness, as well as confidence in themselves, and their abilities as they merge being an athlete and a mother.
Sarah’s favorite way to sweat is a long run with great friends – and though her coaching will be virtual while her family lives in Germany, she ALWAYS prefers to Sweat Like A Mother in person, next to SLAM sisters – and you should too! So get yourself to a class!

Megan Lenihan

Megan is an ACE certified personal trainer, group fitness instructor, and is CPR certified through AHA. Her continuing education courses focus on prenatal and postpartum fitness. As a former Division I soccer player, Megan has always prioritized fitness and friendships—which she was so happy to find again in SLAM! Megan holds a master’s degree in social work and strongly believes in the importance of fostering one’s mental health. She and her husband Mark have three children, Will, Frankie and Jackie. Megan’s favorite ways to sweat like a mother are running and tabatas!

Anne Louise Cranwell

Anne Louise is an ACE certified group fitness instructor, a Pregnancy and Postpartum Athleticism coach, and is CPR/AED certified through AHA. A former Division III college athlete, Anne Louise loves being part of a team, and she fell in love with S.L.A.M. Nashville on day one. She holds a master’s degree in women’s history and has worked as a teacher and a coach. Anne Louise and her husband, Chris, have two boys and love to go on family adventures. In her free time, Anne Louise loves to read, see live music, and play outside. Her favorite ways to sweat like a mother include S.L.A.M. classes and anything that requires teamwork.

Nora Hegstrom 

Nora is a mom to 1.5 (second on the way) who loves a good workout and is always down for some Five Points Pizza. She is a Nashville transplant by way of Michigan and San Francisco, CA and is still searching for advice on the correct usage of the word “y’all.” She is a physical therapist, ACE certified group fitness instructor and CPR/AED certified through AHA. Nora holds a B.S. in Physiology from Michigan State University and a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Grand Valley State University.
Nora found SLAM in early 2020, a few months after her son was born, and immediately fell in love with the welcoming and supportive community. She became stronger than she ever thought possible postpartum while at the same time bettering her mental health with the fellowship of wonderfully strong SLAM women. Nora lives with her husband, son and kooky dog. She loves to cook, bake, travel and drink beer outside with friends. Nora’s favorite ways to sweat like a mother include running, HIIT training and hiking.