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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As Read in RI Fit Magazine, Pages 34-35 With the first snow of the year and winter finally showing up today, I figured now would be an appropriate time to address the most common of winter sports, and what we all do wrong in preparation for it. Many people make the mistake of waiting until the week before they go skiing (or snowboarding) to start training for it, or don't train for it at all, and end up paying for it the first few days on the slopes with unbearable leg

Introduction The topic of unstable surface training has been one of great controversy within the strength and conditioning community for over a decade, and most people either find themselves on one side of the debate or the other. Either people love it and use it for everything, or they hate it and avoid using it for anything. That being said, I feel that we should all be somewhere in the middle on this issue. Go search the internet for unstable surface training and you will find notable names in the strength

As many of our summer athletes head back to school, whether that be middle/high school, prep school, college, etc, it's good for us to take a step back and review our own performances as strength coaches. Did our athletes' testing numbers get better? Was our programming adequate? Was it appropriate? What could we have done better? It gives us an idea of what areas we as coaches need to improve upon, because there are always improvements to be made, and it also gives us something physical to hand our

In this day and age of instant gratification -- fast food, fast cars, getting pissed at the internet taking more than 5 seconds to load Facebook -- we tend to be impatient with our goals and not realize how far we've progressed on our journeys, whatever they may be. In the fitness industry, I see a ton of clients who work their butts off for 75% of the year, but come the Summer, vacation awaits! I'm going to tell you how to keep up with your workouts, even when you

Often times strength coaches, personal trainers, and the like fall into the habit of thinking every client should be able to perform the perfect squat, the perfect deadlift, the perfect overhead press, etc. The issue with this is that not everyone's structural anatomy is created equal. It's our job as Strength & Conditioning professionals to determine whether poor quality of movement in a client is a structural issue, which we then have to work around, or if it is a functional issue, which we can use all of our tools

Train for performance, and the aesthetics will come. When I was still green in the strength and conditioning world, one of my co-workers said something to a client who was concerned with the way that they looked and wanted to improve their overall physique. He said to them "train for performance and the aesthetics will come". Train for performance… at the time, to me that meant train for sports performance because I had my blinders on and there was only one way to train. If you think about it that made