Play Like Your Life Depends on it (because it does!)

‚ÄúWe don‚Äôt stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing‚ÄĚ -George Bernard Shaw   When was the last time you TRULY PLAYED?¬†   I have observed that many adults have simply forgotten how to play, or they don‚Äôt value it. This is especially evident in the gym. Adults seem to …

The Freedom of Fasting (But not the fasting you’re thinking of)

Have you ever learned a huge lesson but it didn‚Äôt ‚Äútake‚ÄĚ at the time? I once learned a valuable lesson, one that I should have altered my life from, but I allowed my habits to overcome the lesson I slipped back into my ways of doing things. Here‚Äôs what I mean‚Ķ I use my phone‚Äôs …

Do you want to Become Bulletproof?

  You may not know this, but this week something pretty cool is happening at Original Strength Institute.¬† We’ve been challenging people to step up to the plate and see if they are ready to take their training up a notch. We challenge them with the Becoming Bulletproof Test.¬† OS Institute co-owner and my good …

“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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …