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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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July 17, 2018
Stuffed Pepper Nachos

Sometimes you just need a nice, simple recipe that will hit the hankering you've got, right? These stuffed pepper nachos cover the Mexican craving, the finger food craving and they're so fast (and customizable) that they're work well for a quick get together with friends. Depending on what you fill and top them with - […]

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July 10, 2018
Tricolor Grilled Potato Salad

This dish is a feat for the eyes. And anything that looks this good is going to taste just as good, right? My eyes have never led me astray! Bacon, jalapeños, potatoes and olive oil can't ever be wrong. This is perfect as a side dish to any main meal - even as simple as […]

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July 3, 2018
Baked Breakfast Quinoa with Plums and Pistachios

It's July and that means there's a whole new list of produce that's in season. Woohoo! Eating produce that's in season will save you money and get you the freshest options. Win win, right? Often times, I like to expand my eating horizons and hunt for new recipes that I'm interested in trying or a […]

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June 26, 2018
Grilled Carne Asada with Tomatillo Watermelon Salsa

Summer time. when it's not a million percent humidity here in North Carolina, is classic grilling weather. Naturally, I had to hunt down a new, delicious grilling recipe to add to my menu this week. This steak recipe is packed with flavors I love - spicy tomatillo salsa, sweet watermelon and I'll definitely be adding […]

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June 19, 2018
Mini Frittata Egg Bites

Have you seen those egg bites at Starbucks that are all the rage right now? They're delicious but take a special machine to make and while that's an option for some, I know I don't need another appliance stuffed into my pantry between my bread machine and crock pots. This recipe makes 48 egg bites […]

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June 14, 2018
Meet Matt - A Dad Doing Great Dad Things

Meet Matt Merry. Have you seen our amazing videos and pictures lately?  All courtesy of Matt and Dogwood Media Video Productions.  Since starting a business, getting married to Jess (also a member here at OSi) and having a son (Jack)  in the past two and a half years, Matt decided it was time to get […]

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June 12, 2018
Basic Chia Seed Pudding

I run across chia seed pudding recipes often and they're mainly listed as breakfast foods - probably because they need some forethought and planning (similar to overnight oats). In my house, I don't do so awesome with that forethought and planning piece very often, so they're frequently a snack or a dessert that I can […]

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June 5, 2018
Dragon Fruit Salad with Lemony Chicken & Butternut Purée

I would consider this a fancier recipe - because y'all know I'm more of a casserole or bowl kinda gal. I need simple and fast most days. But sometimes something comes up and it's worth the extra work. Maybe you need a different anniversary dinner, or you're celebrating a big milestone or just need something […]

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May 31, 2018
They're All In - Committed to a Healthy and Happy Marriage

Meet Tammy and Todd Byers- one of our husband and wife member power couples.  They are the proud parents of 4 adult children and grandparents of 6! Todd, who's known for his title as the 'King of the Sled', joined us first back in 2016 after his son Tim joined us.  Then Tammy joined in […]

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