Benefits of Meeting With a Registered Dietician

During one of our last few 6 Week Challenges, where we support and encourage our members to take steps towards living a long, healthy life, we brought in the awesome dietitians from The Endurance Edge. They have brought a wealth of information to OSi and our members! Sarah is here, on-site at OSi, offering Discovery …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Ava Whitehead – Mixing it up and overcoming obstacles!

Ava Whitehead is OSI’s spotlight member of the month!!! She has been working out with us for 9 months and we love having her in class! ¬†She is the Program Director at Agap√© Kure Beach Ministries; her schedule varies so¬†Ava is able to come to classes at all different times¬†with different trainers, which is great! …

Michael Colón РResetting and Changing for the Better

Michael has been with us at OSI training at mostly the 5:30am class for almost a year and a half! ¬†His dedication to fitness and OSI is apparent in everything he does. ¬†Because of this show of commitment he is being recognized as our spotlight member this week!! ¬†Congratulations Michael and keep doing you! How …

Michael and Emma Vogel – Partners in Everything!

On July 22nd, 2016 Michael and Emma said I do! ¬†Leading up to that point, they’ve been working hard together; not just on planning their wedding, but also getting stronger and healthier as a unit at¬†OSI. ¬†Michael started OSI in January 2016 and Emma joined him a month later in February. ¬†They have attended faithfully …

Stella Barker – Journey to Health

Stella Barker is our spotlight member¬†of the month!!! Stella first came when OSI was still OPT, she’s been with us for 4 years and has seen amazing results. ¬†She went from not being happy with her body to¬†being able to move again and¬†accomplishing things she didn’t think were possible. ¬†She has lost many pounds and …

The Behm Team – Baby Steps to a Better Life Together

Cliff and Taylor Behm have been with Original Strength since 2012; their dedication to OSI, devotion to improving themselves, and their strength gained as a unit, physically and mentally, is inspiring! ¬†Their journey to where they are today as a “fit couple” has not always been easy, but the important thing is that they have …

Scott – Pressing Reset for life

Scott is our spotlight member of the week! ¬†His training consistency gets extra applause¬†because he manages to come to the 5:30am classes every week! ¬†Scott is a Krav Maga (and many other martial arts) expert and after teaching a great woman’s self defense class last month, he is offering another opportunity on August 20th! ¬†Congratulations …

Talia – Working Hard and Accomplishing Goals!

Talia is our Spotlight member of the week! ¬†Talia works hard and is committed to attending classes at OSi during her lunch break. ¬† She even walks over from her downtown office and has invited co-workers to join her! We have all watched her progress and admire her determination to achieve her goals! ¬† #teamtalia!! …

Jennifer – Down almost 40 pounds!

Our spotlight member for the week is Jennifer Beck!!! ¬†She has been working out at Original Strength doing one on one sessions for 7 months and has accomplished some major things! ¬†She has lost almost 40 pounds by sticking with her workouts and eating right, bonus she is getting stronger everyday! ¬†Jennifer is mom to …

Show Up

When I was 13 years old, the football coach told me if I wanted to play football, I was going to have to hit the weight room. I took that as a clear statement: I would not play if I did not lift weights. The football coach did not tell me anything else. He didn’t …