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 …

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 …

Creme Brule Baked Oatmeal

I don’t know about you, but a warm breakfast can really kick my day off in a good way – especially if it’s sweet. This baked oatmeal feels like an indulgence but won’t completely kill your healthy eating. This recipe also makes a great cook ahead option. Store it in an airtight container (or more …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Chicken Soup

Fall is finally upon us! The air is crisp and the leaves are changing color…that means time for warmer recipes! This recipe is not only simple but most likely you already have these ingredients in your kitchen. It’s a one pot meal ready in just 40 minutes.   Ingredients: 30 Ounces of Chicken Broth 2 …

Roasted Bone-In Chicken with Veggies

Looking for an easy healthy dinner?! This meal can be thrown together in just minutes. Choose either assorted veggies or pick the ones your like, you can’t go wrong with either! If your not a huge Quinoa fan then opt for wild rice.   Ingredients:¬† 2 lbs bone-in, skinless chicken breasts 1 tsp. garlic powder …

Dave and Amanda Pickering – Working Together Forever!

Our Spotlight Members for this week are Dave and Amanda Pickering! ¬†They started together a little over a year ago and you can always seem them as partners working out as a unit! ¬†They were chosen as our Spotlight member because of their dedication to OSI and fitness; plus the fact that whenever they come …

Our Favorite Sweet Potato Recipes

Here are our 5 favorite recipes that have to do with sweet potatoes!¬†Not only do they taste like dessert, but they provide some surprising health benefits. Sweet potatoes contain antioxidant nutrients, anti-inflammatory nutrients and have shown several other benefits. We have picked 5 different recipes to help give you an idea of how sweet potatoes …