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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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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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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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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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April 24, 2018
Holly's Done With Health Taking the Backseat!

Meet Holly Cohoon! Movement has always been a part of Holly's life but once kids came along, movement took a backseat. Holly started OS Institute about a year and a half ago doing personal training with Tim.  A few months ago she transitioned into group classes.   She is the epitome of strength, determination and […]

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February 2, 2018
Cancer survivor has new outlook on being strong and able

Meet Vickie Cardin- Our Spotlight Member of the Week Vickie has been a member with us since February 2017 (we are actually just now coming up on her one year anniversary!)  Vickie is strong and focused on staying healthy since she is a stage three cancer survivor. We are so grateful to have Vickie, and […]

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January 8, 2018
Tiffany Taylor- Strong Mom, Strong Life

Meet Tiffany Taylor - Our spotlight member of the week!! Tiffany has been a member at OSi since the beginning and she is a total badass. She is an awesome workout partner and has some seriously sweet moves when old school rap is playing! She loves shopping, entertaining her family and friends, and really enjoys […]

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August 30, 2017
OSi Spotlight - 'I have totally re-transformed my body and mind!'

Meet Craig Sowers. Craig joined us in May 2017 to prep for an important test he was getting ready to complete.  He stopped in to check things out and ended up falling in love with the OSi Family and mentality.  Since May, Craig has lost 20 pounds, gained muscle, and is feeling better than ever. […]

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June 12, 2017
"I'm headed to jitz!"

"I'm headed to jitz!"   I never imagined myself saying those words.   Before coming to Original Strength Institute, I had very little experience with fitness and exercise. I mean, sure, I'd throw on a youtube video and bust out 10 minutes of Plyo and call it a day. But, that's essentially it! I would […]

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June 7, 2017
Rebecca Lyons - Moving Pain Free and Smashing Goals

Rebecca Lyons is our Spotlight Member this week!!!  Rebecca has been at OSI for a year and we love having her and her family with us!  She has accomplished some amazing things while she has been here and when she is in class we always know it is going to be awesome and encouraging!  Keep it […]

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May 10, 2017
Meet Jayne - Her 'I CAN'T' excuse became 'I CAN'

Our Spotlight Member this week is 63-year-young and strong, Jayne Koch!!   We love Jayne and we are so glad she is at OS Institute with us!  She is one of those people that everyone wants to partner up with and is an awesome encourager.  We always know that when Jayne is in class, the class […]

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April 27, 2017
Eric Beasley - Making Life Better One Tap Out at a Time!

Meet our friend Eric. Eric Beasley is our Jiu Jitsu Spotlight member of the month! Eric has been with a part of our Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy for more than 2 years.  His friend Ryan invited him out to try a class and he was instantly hooked! He is a great training partner and hard worker, and […]

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March 24, 2017
New Dad - Lost 20lbs and 8 inches and Gaining a Better Life!

Meet our Member Spotlight of the week, Tim Byers!!!  Tim and his wife Tenille have an adorable baby girl named Ellie, we love when they visit class!  Tim has been coming to OSI for a couple months now and he has seen some great results so we want to celebrate with him.  He recently participated […]

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March 1, 2017
Charissa James - Stronger, Capable, and Loving It!

Charissa James is our Spotlight Member this week!!!  Charissa has been working out at OSi for a little over a year, she usually comes to the 9:30am classes with her husband Stephen.  During her time at OSI she has grown in confidence, strength, physical ability, and learned to enjoy exercising!  We love having her in […]

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February 22, 2017
Interview: Spartan Captain Steve

Here at OSi, we're forming a group to compete in the Spartan Sprint Race in Concord, NC, on April 9th, 2017. We're lucky enough to have a Spartan pro amongst our ranks and we've officially named him as our Captain - he didn't really get a say but we're confident that he'll successfully lead us […]

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February 8, 2017
Doug Long - Moving Better and Feeling Younger!

Doug Long is our Spotlight Member of the week!!! He has been with us for almost a year.  Doug is awesome, we love having him in class and he is great example of everything you can accomplish if you don't give up!  He always comes to the 4pm classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  We've watched […]

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January 25, 2017
Meet Diane - STRONGEST Grandma We Know

Check out this special member spotlight! Diane Rasey has been at OS Institute since January of 2012. She is one of the strongest, ripped, and hard working 54 year old's we know. She is one of our longest participating members who has been with us since basically the start!! She was chosen to be our […]

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January 11, 2017
Italo Intriago - Moving Injury Free

Italo Intriago is Original Strength Institute's Spotlight Member this week!  As of January 4th, Italo has been with us for a whole year!  He generally attends the 5:30am or the noon class.  All of the coaches at OSI have enjoyed watching his strength increase and his mobility improve.  He always gives it his all in class […]

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December 14, 2016
Fischer and Hunter Pearson - Brothers, Baseball, and Brawn

Our Spotlight Members of the week are Fischer and Hunter Pearson!!!  Fischer and Hunter are brothers, amazing baseball players, and great kids; they always give it their all in class and meet anything thrown at them by their instructors head on!  They both have seen many improvements in their strength and baseball skills since starting OSI, read […]

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