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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Strength and conditioning coaches occasionally direct the majority of their focus on their athlete’s movement quality and strength development while mistakenly letting their conditioning take a back seat.  I’ve also noticed that within the industry we’ve developed a habit of referring to ourselves as just “strength coaches”.  Perhaps because it’s simply easier to say, but we need to remind ourselves that we are strength and conditioning coaches.  We cannot view the conditioning aspect of training as supplemental because then we’d be doing our athletes a huge disservice.  It’s no secret

Good form is always the most important thing in exercise. It’s more important than your range of motion, it’s more important than how much resistance you can use, and it’s more important than whether or not you finish all of your reps. If you can’t maintain proper form then an exercise becomes useless in the sense that it simply reinforces bad movement patterns. When someone doesn’t understand what an exercise should feel like and you tell them to move a body part from point A to point B, their body

The Physical Therapy (PT) Post-Rehab program at Olympia Fitness + Performance is a collaboration between your strength coach, your physical therapist and you, the client. It is a focused program where you can work on taking the next step from PT to active life.   Each party has distinct yet overlapping responsibilities. The physical therapist diagnoses the source of your pain and dysfunction, and prescribes a treatment plan to bring you to the point where you are largely pain-free. At this stage, you then transfer to working with a strength coach, who

The last thing any athlete or parent wants to hear is that they need a whole year to recover from a serious knee injury. Too often young female athletes suffer from knee injuries that sideline them for a good chunk of time and take them away from the joy of playing their respected sport. Sadly, female athletes are more prone to knee injuries than their male counterparts. There are multiple reasons for this and they include anatomy, core stability, and conditioning.   So what can young women do? Should they avoid participating

There's an old motto in the world of athletics "the best type of ability is availability".  High school athlete's account for an estimated 2 million injuries and 500,000 doctors visits every year.  According to the CDC, more than half of all sport-related injuries are preventable.  So what’s the real issue here?  If you ask me, based on observation and talking to young athletes, they’re either not putting enough effort into taking care of their bodies or they’re getting training advice from a friend or a sport coach who isn’t qualified

We all have the same weaknesses. It may sound like a blanket statement, but in all of the assessments that I’ve done on golfers, I have found the same problems in just about everyone. We’re weak in all the wrong places, and those places are the same for everyone. Sure, there may be other areas that you need to work on, and those may be different than the problem areas that someone else has, but most golfers have the same issues with their body in relation to their swing.   When I

Let me start by saying that this should not be mistaken as an article telling you not to take Covid-19 seriously. People are dying and that should not be denied, nor minimized. Our nurses, doctors and first responders are putting their lives on the line against an invisible enemy every day. Our teachers and parents are doing their best to help a young generation build their educational foundation against all odds. Business owners are trying to figure out how to operate with the seemingly random and prohibitive rules created by

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,