Olympia Fitness RI

Olympia Fitness + Performance is a state of the art training facility in Cranston RI that employs a highly qualified staff of Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists (CSCS) and Certified Personal Trainers. We have worked with athletes and professionals of all ability levels and walks of life, and will do whatever it takes to help you achieve your goals. So what are you waiting for? Regardless of your current level of fitness, the time to start is now!

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When it comes to fitness goals, most people end up falling short of where they would like to be. Part of that is the lofty expectations that people have, and part of it is our “instant gratification” society where people want a quick fix. But take out the people who expect to lose 20 pounds in a month, and there are still plenty of others who make a commitment to diet or exercise and never see the results that they would like. It’s often something that the individual doesn’t realize

When I think of athletes, I think of the most powerful people in the world. From gymnasts launching themselves through the air, track stars running 100 meters under 11 seconds, or even a goal kick from a goalie in soccer, the amount of force top athletes can generate is extraordinary. Aspiring athletes who want to be any where near world class need the right training to do so and the right training includes power exercises/movements.   In this blog post I want to give coaches/athletes ideas and exercises , that use little

If you’ve tuned into any of the Olympic Trials recently, you have surely seen some of the incredible performances that athletes have left on the competitive stage. While these athletes have undergone thousands of hours of physical training, these phenomenal performances go deeper than just physical training. Athletes, like Sydney McLaughlin, the most recent 400m hurdles world record holder, are not impressing the world by staying within their comfort zones. When practicing to push their bodies to their limits, athletes must also practice pushing their minds to those same limits.   The

According to Stanford Children’s Health Organization, about thirty million children and teens participate in some form of organized sports, and more than 3.5 million injuries occur each year.  Perhaps this is due to the fact that many of these athletes are going through their “peak height velocity” period, also known as the growth spurt.  Growth spurts usually occur at around age 12 for females and age 14 in males.  During this phase, bones weaken, muscle imbalances develop, and muscle-tendon units tighten.  All of which are risk factors for injury.  Young

ACL injuries are devastating, and the best remedy for them is to try to prevent them in the first place. In a recent blog post, coach Mike Lefebvre listed 4 things to help prevent ACL tears and laid out a few concepts that we like to train in order to prevent ACL injuries. When we train these concepts, most exercises fit into more than one of the concepts that he mentioned. Below are a few examples of my favorites.   Single Leg Landmine RDL Why I like it: The landmine RDL hits just about

Each year the average golfer takes their clubs out of storage from a long hiatus and heads to the course to “dust off the cobwebs.” Some of us succeed, and for the rest of us, we never get rid of the rust. We often blame our equipment for our on-course woes, but never take into consideration WHO is swinging the club. Instead of spending unnecessary money on the newest hardware, why not dedicate time to our bodies? Having a golf fitness program is a great way to work on specific

Delay Age-Related Decline with Speed Development Training Techniques for speed development can be employed by people of all ages, with minimal equipment, in order to boost overall physical health and delay age-related muscular changes. What is speed development? In simple terms, it is training to produce a maximal amount of force in a minimal amount of time. This type of training produces a different effect on the body compared to generating moderate force over a long-duration activity. As the human body ages, overall muscle mass declines, and fast-twitch muscle fiber declines more rapidly

Small Quality Baby Steps In today’s world we want everything in an instant. From what we eat to our online orders, we want things as fast as possible. This same principle applies to us after an injury or when we’re suffering from pain. We all want the fastest route to the state we were in prior to the injury or pain, but what many people fail to realize is that getting things quickly comes at a cost.  The cost when it comes to post rehab training is that if we

A common misconception is the belief that athletes should stop training entirely while they are in-season.  It’s always a headscratcher when an athlete I’ve been working with is steadily progressing, then I get the “hey coach, I’m going to stop training because my season is starting” message.  Of course, collegiate athletes heading back to school who have their specific strength programs are an exception.  This usually applies to adolescent and high school athletes whether they are single-sport or multi-sport athletes.  It’s foreseeable that in-season athletes schedules will be hectic due

"It's not a diet, it's a lifestyle change". Sound familiar? That's what everyone that just started a new diet says because they've started to see results and like what they're seeing. Then they realize that it's taking away from their enjoyment of going out to dinner. Then they can't have what they want at a cookout. Then they want to have a few drinks while they're out playing golf. And soon enough they've given up on it and are heading back to the weight they started at. That's a diet,