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 …

Let’s Get Real: 4 Reasons You’re not Seeing Results

Let’s get real people. ¬†The majority of us can list out at least 5 things that they can do to start feeling better in their bodies. ¬†We all have a general idea of what to do to get the results we are looking for, but our issue is really, how do we keep doing what …

Kale Chip Nachos

I often hear that¬†that many people WANT to eat kale but have no idea what to do with it. Enter: THE NACHO. We can do anything with a nacho, right? This recipe melds together many of our favorites – sweet potatoes, black beans, avocado, tasty flavors, some crunch and not to mention that it only …

“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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

One-Pot Chicken Thighs with Cilantro-Lime Black Bean Rice

Hip Hip Hooray for One-Pan meals! This Chicken with Cilantro-Lime Black Bean Rice is a flavorful, delicious and healthy dinner! It’s easy to make and everything is done in one pot, on the stove-top, no need to turn on the oven! Just let the rice cook in the juices from the chicken thighs and in …

Standish Lietz – Putting the Wonder in Wonder Woman

Meet one of our favorite pregnant, mommy of a set of twin boys making their appearance in early 2017, Standish! Standish has been training with us at OS Institute for almost a year. ¬†She has done group classes, challenges, and consistent personal training with Dani. ¬†When she’s not at OSi, she makes sure to also …

One pan Roasted Pork with Sweet Potatoes, Pear, Apple and Garlic

The ingredients of this dish balance each other out wonderfully, but there is always room for making it your own. The sweet potato can be replaced with any other potato, carrots or parsnip. Add some broccoli for a splash of green, or cauliflower if you like it better. Toss it in a pan and you …

Sweet Potato Noodles with Peanut Sauce

These sweet potato noodles make a fast, easy, and delicious dinner. How cool is it that you can make noodles with vegetables? Topped with a creamy and rich peanut sauce, this recipe makes the perfect¬†noodle bowl to keep you full¬†while not making you¬†sleepy for the rest of the day. Go crunchy with fresh green onions …

Turkey Taco Quinoa Skillet

Healthy eating can be delicious, colorful, full of flavor and easy to make. This Turkey Taco Quinoa Skillet is a perfect example of a flavorful, healthy, one pan meal that everyone in the family is sure to enjoy! It can be served as is, in tortillas for tacos or on top of your favorite greens …

Tammy Norton – Showing Everyone How it’s Done!

Tammy Norton is our Spotlight member for this week!! ¬†She is one of the most positive people we’ve ever met and we love having her in the 5:30am class! ¬†She has been with us since the July BobBarker Challenge. ¬†Read about her reasons and results of pressing reset and¬†her take on why everyone should be …

Overnight Oats

Talk about an easy breakfast! If you aren’t familiar with overnight oats here is a quick overview as to what they are.¬†Instead of cooking your oats with liquid on the stove or in the microwave, you mix rolled (AKA: old-fashioned) oats¬†with the liquid and other mix-ins, and let it rest in the fridge overnight.¬†In the …