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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Successful single-leg balance can be defined as your ability to maintain upright body posture without having to step down or grab onto something. In more scientific terms, it refers to the ability of your central nervous system to keep the body’s center of mass within safe boundaries above the base of support (your foot) during or after perturbation.  Perturbation is commonly defined as a disturbance of motion, course, arrangement, or state of equilibrium. Some examples of disturbances include an unstable surface, body contact with another athlete or an unexpected obstacle, or

In part one, we focused on the hip hinge as it relates to deadlifting and athletic performance.  In part two I’m writing for the average gym goer;  Those who aren’t young athletes, but want to reach a high level of fitness without getting hurt.  To review, a hip hinge is the ability to move the hips without allowing the low back to flex along with it.  The failure of the hips to move can often be the chief culprit for low back pain.  We typically see tight hips in those

PART II – Calculating Your Daily Caloric Needs Calculating your unique macronutrient intake can be a challenging thing if you are not familiar with what to do and how to do it. It can be confusing, and it requires doing some math which a lot of people seem to dislike. But, don’t worry! I am going to walk you through it. The first step in counting your macronutrients is to find out how many calories you need to be consuming each day based on your activity level. Take a moment and write down your age, weight,

When training an athlete of any level and age, the number one goal is to ensure that they don't get hurt. Whether it's on the field or in training, an injury that keeps an athlete off the field makes them less valuable to their team. Training to prevent injuries on the field is a little more complicated than avoiding training injuries because of the uncontrolled nature of competitive sports. The weight room however, is a controlled environment, and a controlled environment is a much easier place to prevent injuries. It

Unfortunately for the average golfer, back pain is likely something that they’ll deal with at some point in their golfing lifecycle. Back pain doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s painful to a debilitating degree, but it can difficult to deal with regardless. As we all know it doesn’t take much the throw off your swing. Just being a couple dimples off-center face contact can have a dramatic effect on where the ball travels. Some mild tightness, or worse, sharp shooting pain, can certainly affect the way you move enough to throw

It’s more than a chore, it’s your life.   It sounds super dramatic but movement and overall health are intertwined. Whether any of us like it or not, if we want to have a long and enjoyable life, we have to move.  We all spend enough time in static seated positions like at our desks during work, behind the wheel while driving, or even on our couches watching Netflix. I bet if we calculated the time we spend sitting down all week we would all get a number that would scare us.   Our

I sincerely believe people can achieve almost anything that they put their mind to. And often the hardest part of the process is just that—putting your mind to it.   When struggling with a goal, we all talk to ourselves in our heads, and often those voices are negative:   ‘You can’t even balance on one foot for 10 seconds.” “You can’t walk two miles without pain.” “Your left shoulder isn’t nearly as strong as your right.”   You will have ups and downs while rehabbing from an injury or surgery, and mental strength will help you to

Out of all exercises in existence, the Deadlift might be the purest display of full body strength because it stresses just about the entire musculoskeletal system from head to toe.  There’s something about pulling heavy weight off the ground that gets us feeling all macho-like.  The Conventional Deadlift begins by flexing at the hips and gripping the bar with an overhand grip (setup), and moving the hips from flexion into extension while keeping a neutral spine.  There are several variations that work the body differently, like the Romanian Deadlift, Hex

PART I If you are involved in the health or fitness community, chances are you have heard of the term “counting macros”. Counting your macronutrient intake can be beneficial in many ways. It can help promote weight loss or weight gain and can help you achieve your specific goals. Keep in mind that everyone is different and what works for you may not work for someone else. In order to be able to count your macronutrients, you first must understand what macronutrients are.  Macronutrients are substances required in relatively large amounts in

Golf is a sport, but many people don’t think of it as being “athletic”. Whether it’s because there’s no running involved, or because many people indulge in adult beverages while playing, for some reason it’s not viewed in the same light as many other sports. For those who really want to improve though, they should view it as any other athlete would look at their sport. For many people the cool weather comes around and they immediately put their clubs in the basement, not to be seen again until their