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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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February 19, 2019
Dark Chocolate Bark

I have been trying to stay on track with nutrition, but sometimes I find it difficult to curb a sweet tooth. I love chocolate of all kinds. It calls to me. Especially chocolate and fruit or chocolate and peanut butter. Two of my favorite combos. This recipe is so versatile you can make it to […]

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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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November 27, 2018
Breakfast Cookies

It’s that time of year when everyone is busy with the added holiday bustle. There is always so much to get done before family gatherings and Christmas parties. Breakfast is one of those things for me that gets forgotten or skipped if I am too busy. I have learned if I do not prepare something […]

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November 20, 2018
Roasted Brussel Sprouts

As an adult one of my favorite vegetables is Brussel sprouts. As a kid I hated them. Everything from the smell to the taste. I didn’t want them, like them, or even want to see them. These days I am singing a different tune. I love them, but only if they are roasted. They are […]

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November 13, 2018
Red Curry, Butternut Squash, and Leek Soup

It’s getting cooler at night. Sweaters and sweatshirts are making their way out of closets. Comfort food is a must when I have a day off to relax. That amazing feeling of snuggling under a blanket while watching a movie or enjoying a fire outside while eating a bowl of deliciousness. Deliciousness known as soup. […]

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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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