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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Getting to know Your Joints Part 2 - Anatomy In part 1 of this blog series we touched base on the nuts & bolts of what joints are and how several factors can positively & negatively impact their health. We also went over joint stability and joint flexibility and factors that impact both. These are all topics I will glimpse over again soon but for the sake of this post I want to dig deep down into the skeletal level. There are three different types of joints in the human body. Fibrous joints

When executed properly the lunge is a very beneficial single leg exercise that provides a challenge to even the strongest individuals. The dumbbell lunge challenges not only leg strength but also grip and core strength when done with heavy enough weights or for high enough reps. There's also a lateral hip stability element to the lunge in that it requires some balance side to side and gets some good eccentric glute activation on the lead leg when done under control and with the right amount of external rotation. We use

Getting to Know Your Joints Part 1 - Intro. The premise of these blog posts will be for me to explain the strucure and function of our joints. I also will provide details and video demonstrations describing the science behind several 'prehab' and strengthening exercises for different joints, enjoy! How often do you think about the current health status of your joints? Whether you're an elite weightlifter, athlete, a regular gym-goer or a sedentary individual, an array of musculoskeletal misfortunes can pop up out of nowhere. Simply stated, joints are where two

“People sacrifice their health to build wealth, then they spend all of their wealth trying to get their health back”. Those are the wise words of one of my longest standing clients. He makes a good point in that as we get older something inevitably changes in our lives, they get busier and we cut things out to make time for work. Do you remember what it was like to be bored? I can honestly say that there are times where I miss the abundant amount of down time that

Back Pain and Golf: The Fix is Simpler Than You Think I’m sure you’ve heard one of your friends talk about it, or experienced it yourself, or maybe you’ve even both discussed it together. Back pain is so common that it’s estimated 85% of Americans will suffer from it at some point in their life. As we get out to the range and on to the course more often, many people will start to experience that aching back creeping in again. The fortunate thing about back pain is that it’s very

All workouts should be preceded by a proper dynamic warmup. If you haven't done a dynamic warmup before check out this one on our youtube channel! While you're there check out our instructional videos on any exercises that you're not familiar with! Tuesday 2/13 Sets Exercise Reps x3 SetsAs Little Rest as Possible Medicine Ball Side Toss x8E Single Leg Contralateral Dumbbell RDL x10E Stability Ball Plank Circles x15E Knee Hug Elevated Hip Extensions x10E Dumbbell Curl/Press/Upright Row x8 Band Monster Walks x10 Yards E Contralateral Supermans x15E Single Arm Cable Pulldowns x10E *The Daily Lift is a general fitness program to help increase strength, power, and endurance. If you would like

Check out this great article in the Cranston Herald about some of the services that we offer and the incredible clients that we have! The focus of this article is on the work that we do to help people pass the RI PPA, a physical assessment that anyone who want to be a firefighter must pass. The article also touches on our work with the Cranston East Football team as well as one of our most inspiring clients. Clink the link below to read the article! Cranston gym trains aspiring firefighters

The Fundamentals of Foam Rolling (Self-Myofascial Release) Written By: Michael Lefebvre of Olympia Fitness and Performance. B.S Oftentimes When leading a client through a foam rolling series. I'll get asked questions like "What's the point of this? What is this even doing?" (Usually the discomfort naturally elicits a curse word or two but that's beside the point). My initial response is usually "well, do you know what Fascia is?" Nine times out of ten the answer will be no. I occasionally have to remind

In 1960, the US Men's Olympic team won a gold medal in Squaw Valley. The majority of the members of that team, including Bob Cleary, worked full-time jobs apart from hockey. Cleary, interviewed in 2010 for USA Hockey Magazine, recalled "I couldn't try out for the Olympic Team at first because I just got married and opened an insurance business. I couldn't afford to be away for all the time leading up to the Games." (1) The NHL contained only 6 teams, and TV coverage was in its infancy. On

This weekend I had the privilege of giving a presentation for the Rhode Island State Association of Fire Fighters on the necessity of fitness for Fire Fighters. We've trained first responders at our facility for years and I've always felt strongly about the necessity of fitness for dangerous jobs, like Fire Fighting. Once I started doing the research though, I realized that it's not just first responders who need to be doing something about their physical fitness for health and safety reasons, it's everyone. I know from my own work