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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We have all heard of the importance of a balanced diet, but what does that actually mean? Many of us tend to take the easy route when deciding what our next meal is. Whether that’s choosing something quick like take out, or throwing something into the microwave, sometimes we choose convenience over nutritional value.  Poor nutrition and an unbalanced diet can affect our overall health and well being, our sleep, and lead to complications like heart disease and diabetes. Understanding the basics of nutrition is the first step you need

Once upon a time, a buck, drinking from a crystal spring, saw himself mirrored in the clear water. He greatly admired the graceful arch of his antlers, but he was very much ashamed of his tiny hooves. At that moment he sensed a predator and bounded away through the forest. As he ran, his wide-spreading antlers caught in the branches of the trees, and soon the predator overtook him. Then the buck realized that his feet would have saved him had it not been for the ornaments on his head. Similar to

            When you hear the words “heavy lifting,” golf probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind.  Have you noticed however that many professional golfers today, like Bryson DeChambeau, have a strong athletic build?  Many PGA golfers incorporate heavy weightlifting into their golf training because there is substantial carryover to performance.  For instance, because the average PGA backswing lasts around 0.75 seconds and the downswing is roughly 0.25 seconds, the amount of power PGA golfers are capable of generating in one second is incredible and does not happen by

From sitting down and scrolling through social media to the hundreds of commercials we’ve all seen, a defined mid section has always been highlighted. From professional athletes to superstar models, it seems like everyone who is “important” has a six-pack or at least super toned abs.   As much as they are appealing and can make you an Instagram model, your core is more important than you think and is actually a lot more than the muscle that forms the  “six-pack”.   To overview quickly, your core is made up a variety of muscles

In recent years, we have seen a steady increase in the number of ACL injuries, particularly in young female athletes. Why is this happening and how can we prevent it? There are a multitude of possible reason for it, but the good news is that it is preventable. Much of the cause is due to the increased participation in sports over the past 30 years, and particularly the increased participation in women’s sports. Women are naturally prone to suffering ACL injuries because of a series of anatomical factors working against

A skater will briefly use short choppy strides when changing direction from backwards to forwards (hockey), or when starting a race (speedskating). However, in terms of building and maintaining maximum speed, both athletes need to develop a long stride. In simple terms, a long stride is one where the pushing leg reaches full extension, and the athlete is able to balance on the gliding leg long enough to begin loading that leg for the next push. The following activities require minimal equipment and will pay big dividends. Hard Roll Skating power

Protein is a valuable source for all of us.  It helps us build and sustain our muscles, which help us in everyday activities and are even more important for us if we’re athletes.   Although for most of our lives we’ve been feed the idea that meat is the way to go to get all the protein we need, there are other options that are just as good that also highly nutritious. These alternative protein sources can work well with people who try to avoid eating meat in their diet but also

Do I what? Disassociate from what? How am I supposed to do that?   Disassociation is a major component of athletics and golf that is often utilized without even realizing it. If you watch just about any professional sport you’ll be able to pick it out. Watch the quarterback or baseball player snap their hips to create power in their throw or put speed behind the bat. The same technique applies to golf and actually has a specific sequence that it’s supposed to follow. Disassociation is where a great deal of your

Renowned strength and conditioning coach Eric Cressey made a great post recently about the power of a good warm-up.  Cressey said “some of my best workouts came on days when the idea of training seemed impossible.  Sometimes all you need to do is walk through the doors and put yourself through a solid warm-up, then see how you feel.”  Simple message, yet so incredibly accurate.  We all have those sluggish days when we’re not fired up mentally and/or physically.  But did you ever regret a workout?  These are the workouts

I don’t know how to ride a bike. Not on the street, at least. So I do quite a bit of conditioning in my basement, on an old road bike hooked up to a trainer. To get myself through 20, 30 or 40 minutes of sheer boredom, I listen to a podcast called The Moth Radio Hour. The series is comprised of recordings of people telling their real-life stories, live and on-stage. I recently a listened to a story by Sharon Salzburg, a meditation teacher who brought the discipline to the United