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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Food. Food is delicious. Food is comforting. Food is fuel. Food is needed. Food connects us to others. It helps us stay connected with people, whether it’s family dinners, holiday celebrations or even a good night out with friends.  Just as these relationships have an impact on our health, our relationship with food also plays a major role in our overall wellness.  How often do you stop and really think about your relationship with what you’re consuming? Are you eating to live? Or do you live to eat? It can be hard to face and may be ignored by

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

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

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

By Steve Zarriello As we roll into the New Year, many people will be taking on the challenge of starting a new fitness journey. Everyone that’s looking to make changes has already been evaluating what they’re going to do to based on what they’ve heard from friends, family, and colleagues. “This is the best kind of workout, I’m in the best shape of my life doing them”. “I lost X amount of pounds working out at this place!”. “This diet is the best, I’ve never had results like this before!”. “Everyone

The pull-up is a challenging but beneficial vertical pulling exercise. Many people fall into the bad habit of trying to get as many done as they can without reaping the full benefits of the exercise because they allow their form to suffer. For a correct pull-up follow these tips: -Start just short of a dead hang, with the arms fully straight but not letting the shoulders shrug up toward the ears -Keep your core tight and avoid swinging as you pull up -Stick your chest out toward the bar and

The 1/2 Kneeling Landmine Press is an ideal alternative to overhead pressing, especially for anyone who struggles with maintaining neutral spinal posture. When done correctly it promotes good upward rotation of the scapula and lumbopelvic/anterior core control. To perform the Landmine Press correctly keep these cues in mind: -Squeeze your abs and the glute on the pressing side to stabilize the hips and lumbar spine -Start with some space between the elbow and the side, then press the bar up in a "Half U" pattern -Keep a neutral "double chin"