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November 2, 2020
Meditation

Do you meditate? If not, it might be something you want to at least consider. Before you walk away, hear me out. You may have some reservations about it, I understand. I was once warned of it’s 'dangers' many moons ago, but as it turns out, those warnings were a bit misguided. I think the […]

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August 13, 2020
Play Like Your Life Depends on it (because it does!)

“We don’t stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing” -George Bernard Shaw   When was the last time you TRULY PLAYED?    I have observed that many adults have simply forgotten how to play, or they don’t value it. This is especially evident in the gym. Adults seem to […]

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August 11, 2020
Reopening Announcement

How much is enough? When have we done enough?   This is a question we’ve been trying to answer for a long time. When the pandemic started we were told if we all worked together, we could weather this storm. Closing the doors of our business, while it hurt, seemed like the best thing to […]

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July 31, 2020
The Freedom of Fasting (But not the fasting you're thinking of)

Have you ever learned a huge lesson but it didn’t “take” at the time? I once learned a valuable lesson, one that I should have altered my life from, but I allowed my habits to overcome the lesson I slipped back into my ways of doing things. Here’s what I mean… I use my phone’s […]

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May 14, 2020
Navigating Unchartered Waters

Oh, hi there, I'm Coach Laura from OSi and like many people around the world right now, I’m at home. My entire family has been home, roughly, for almost 7 weeks. I’ve cooked a zillion meals, done more dishes than I want to think about, and plenty of other repetitive tasks I don’t exactly enjoy […]

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May 13, 2020
The How and Why - On Checking In With Yourself

Hey guys, Coach Jamey here! I you have taken one of my Reset and Restore classes before at OS Institute or tried out one of my Reset and Restore videos in the video library, you know that I talk a lot about checking in with yourself. Today I want to dive a little deeper into […]

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May 6, 2020
Let's just keep thinking about tacos

While Cinco de Mayo and Taco Tuesday may have already passed, tacos still remain a bright spot in our current times and we're going to keep riding the taco train. And we just happen to have a foodie friend and taco lover (guest contributor, Kathleen) here to drop some recipe goodness.    Gone are the […]

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April 16, 2020
The ancient tool you need to add to your arsenal

Thousands of years ago, people could be found swinging various club-like items for physical and mental fitness in preparation for battle (and maybe for a little fun too). Today, club training is still a fixture in the training of wrestlers in both Iran and India.   From ancient Persia, to India, to Europe (including the […]

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March 12, 2020
Do you want to Become Bulletproof?

  You may not know this, but this week something pretty cool is happening at Original Strength Institute.  We've been challenging people to step up to the plate and see if they are ready to take their training up a notch. We challenge them with the Becoming Bulletproof Test.  OS Institute co-owner and my good […]

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February 1, 2020
5 Weekend Hacks to Stay on Track

Looking back at a the past week you may be feeling pretty good about how well you stuck to your plan.  Hopefully you're celebrating that you totally killed it this week. You got your movement in and your body is feeling good.  You got good rest.  You didn't eat ALL.THE.FOOD.  and what you did eat […]

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July 14, 2019
Meet our favorite, snarky gym buddies - Pam & Lisa

Meet the hilarious duo, Pam and Lisa. Pam and Lisa are neighbors, the best type of friends, and always bring up the level of goofiness and fun when they are at the gym.  They started running 5Ks in 2011 and training for Run the Quay at Original Strength Institute.  These races seemed like big scary […]

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March 27, 2019
Almond Coconut Bars

One of my favorite combos is coconut and almond. The salty, nutty flavor versus the sweet of coconut. My life is always changing and super busy in different ways every week. I am always looking for tasty snacks that help me stay on track. I constantly skim Pinterest and other cooking blogs for new recipes […]

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January 29, 2019
Zucchini Crust Pizza

Super Bowl is right around the corner. It is impossible to watch it without PIZZA! If you don’t want to completely blow your cleaner eating habits, this is the recipe for you: Zucchini crust pizza! I have been making this recipe for a couple of years. The zucchini crust has an amazing flavor and texture, […]

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January 15, 2019
Portabella Veggie Burger

Veggie burgers come in many different styles. I am a meat eater. I love a good Angus beef burger, but there are some days that I don’t want meat. Portabella Veggie Burgers are a great substitution. This recipe has amazing blends of flavor.  Worcestershire or Dale’s seasoning brings out the individual flavors of the beans, […]

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January 8, 2019
Taco Seasoning

Tacos!!! Is there anyone who doesn’t love tacos? There are so many options; chicken, shrimp, beef, or a mix. I love throwing chicken in the crock pot with a jar of salsa and 2 tablespoons of taco seasoning. It makes a delicious filling for tacos or toppings for nachos, salads, or quinoa. Making your own […]

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December 11, 2018
Buffalo Chicken Dip

It’s the time of parties and family gatherings. As a southerner I was told you should never show up empty handed. I have a recipe that will make everyone ask how to make. Buffalo chicken dip is the perfect dish to take to any party. Just heat and go. I have also included a healthier […]

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October 15, 2018
Apple Pie Smoothie

Fall is here and the cooler weather is on its way! Since we usually do not get cooler weather here in the south, until November (or later), I like to make seasonal drinks and foods just to put me in the fall spirit. I love apples. They taste so crisp and fresh in the fall. […]

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October 11, 2018
Not here for the movement, she's here for the people

Meet our friend Lydia! Lydia is the kind of person you want to have in your sessions, whether you're a participant, or the one coaching class. Her smile is infectious and she is willing to put in the work and cheer on the rest of the class.  She often wears a shirt that says 'Your […]

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September 5, 2018
Working Mom of 3 Down 2 Sizes and Stronger than Ever - Meet Bea

????Cue the Latin music and dancing and meet our girl Beatriz! She is full of life and you'll see her rocking a big smile, red lipstick, cheering on her gym friends, and dancing while at it.  Bea started of at OS Institute not totally sure if she was ready to jump into working out at […]

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July 31, 2018
Broccoli Apple Slaw

Who else loves a good, cool, crunchy side dish? It's pretty much the perfect addition to any type of grilled meat which also makes it perfect to take to a gathering with friends. This recipe has healthy fats (walnuts, almond butter, avocado oil) which will help you feel full along with some fruits and veggies […]

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