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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Exercise 1: Lateral Band Walks for Hip StabilityWith the recent emphasis on the importance of fitness in golf, we often hear people talk about “core strength”. Many people think of this as meaning that you have strong abs, but the core is much more than that. The core is where all movement begins and is responsible for transferring power from the lower body to the upper body in most athletic movements. One often over looked part of the core is our hips.Many people think of the hips as being

Members at our gym are truly fortunate, not just because they workout in a super cool facility being trained by professional, highly educated and certified trainers, but also because they benefit from the collaboration of two other excellent professional resources; Specialized Orthopedics Physical Therapy and Power of Touch Sports Massage. If understanding how your body works, how to improve how your body works and how to address injuries and nagging or chronic pain is important to you, Olympia Fitness & Performance has got it all. This group of professionals talk

My Story - the Lowlight Reel From time to time when I'm training at the gym, someone will say to me "Oh that's so easy for you." I appreciate the compliment, but in my head I think "If only you could see all of the failures, and all the repetition behind this." I grew up skating on outdoor ice. My parents hired a bulldozer when I was little, and made a small rink in our backyard, complete with lights, boards, and a hut with a wood stove. I spent many happy hours noodling around on that

I don't Social Media often, but when I do, I remember why I hate it. It's because of your PR. Everyone who is on social media has seen someone (either someone they know, or a celebrity) posting about a PR that they set, along with a disastrous video or photo of them doing it. That video is usually accompanied by a caption that says something along the lines of "Forms not perfect, but I set a PR! Thanks to the best coach/trainer ever, I couldn’t have done it without you".Yes

Today's guest post is from Michelle Gauvin. Michelle has been running her massage therapy business out of The Way HPI since it first opened in 2011, and in that same time has worked out with our trainers consistently. Michelle is not only an exercise enthusiast, but also leads a very activity-based lifestyle which includes hobbies like volleyball, paddle-boarding, hiking, and snowboarding. Because of the way she lives her life, Michelle is the perfect person to describe what "Functional Training" really entails, and does a great job doing so in this

About the Author: Today's blog post is a guest post from Amanda Smith, DPT, from Specialized Orthopedic Physical Therapy in Warwick, RI. Amanda has been a Physical Therapist at SOPT since 2013 after receiving her Doctorate in PT from Sacred Heart University. Before attending Sacred Heart, she received her Bachelor's Degree from The University of Rhode Island where she was also a member of the track team. Amanda not only has experience in treating marathoners, but has also run multiple half marathons as well as the Chicago Marathon in 2014. If you

First Published in The Alpiner The most important thing that someone can gain from working with a golf fitness professional is an understanding of their body. A good professional will not only help you to improve on your weaknesses, but also help you to understand what they are and how they affect your game. This information combined with proper golf instruction can be a powerful tool to help you not only decrease the chance of having issues like back pain, but also take your game to

As many of you know, I will be leaving The Way and beginning a new chapter in my life and career. It’s absolutely a bittersweet feeling. I’m 100% confident it is the right decision for myself and for my career, but that certainly doesn’t make saying goodbye to a place that has become a home, and people that have become family, any easier. When I look back on the last five years of my life, all of which I’ve spent working towards becoming the best Strength Coach that I could

Rory McIlroy has repeatedly made it known that he loves lifting weights and is proud of his accomplishments in the weight room, as he should be. Despite his career success and the fact that he attributes his power to his workouts, he has come under fire a few times for his off the course training regimen. The most recent example was when Brandel Chamblee commented that he should be ‘wary” of ending up like Tiger Woods. If Rory needs to give up anything to avoid ending up like Tiger, it’s golf, not lifting, and Rory made mention

It's that time of year again. The gym is packed with people that you haven't seen since last January and won't see again after February 1st. All of the cardio machines have lines behind them and the benches are surrounded by groups of five. So what do you do? Well now may be the best time to work on some things that you don't do nearly enough of (and don't worry, you won't likely run in to lines of newbies waiting to do these exercises). Pull-ups A personal favorite of mine. While