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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Early extension is an extremely common, yet avoidable faulty swing characteristic.  In fact, 70% of all golfers early extend and 99% of PGA tour players do not.  Quite the correlation for great ball striking, wouldn’t you say?  There's a good chance early extension is hurting your score card because it significantly increases the risk for a block or hook shot.  It also has potential for causing some harm to the body as it results in rapid, forceful, undesirable spinal movement.   So, what is early extension?             Early Extension occurs when the hips

When you ask for advice on training to improve your golf game, you’ll probably hear responses about rotational power, hip mobility, and core strength. While all of these aspects of training are important, you can’t forget about the two structures that support you through all 18 holes: your feet! Your feet are your foundation for balance and power. If they don’t support you properly, it doesn’t matter how much mobility, strength, or power you have, you have failed to create a strong connection with the ground. This results in a loss

The winter can be the end of the typical golf season in New England. With the gap of time between now and the warm spring, it is the perfect time for golfers to train like any athlete does in their offseason. Offseason training should be specific to each individual, working on your weaknesses and emphasizing certain parts of your golf game. Below, you will learn two exercises for strength, power, and mobility that golfers can perform during their off-season to elevate your game for the spring.   Strength Having a solid foundation of

Your shoulders are more important than you think in the golf swing. They’re certainly not the primary driver of your swing like the hips. They are very close to the connection between your body and the golf club though, so they must move properly. Here are three problems (and solutions) that can be addressed in your shoulders that can affect your golf swing.   The Problem Posture Source: www.mytpi.com One of the most common address position issues that we see is a rounding of the upper back. This position will actually decrease the amount of

There’s no question that the golf swing is a full body movement, but your body only has one true connection with the golf club; your hands. Between playing rounds and getting out to the range to practice, the muscles in your forearms that control your grip can take a beating during golf season. Just like any other part of your body, it’s important to take care of those muscles to ensure that you don’t suffer a case of golf or tennis elbow. While these conditions have different names and occur

We all know golfers who sound like a broken record when they’re hacking up the course.  Every slice or hooked shot off the tee leads to a handful of excuses, convincing themselves it’s the equipment’s fault or some self-resolvable swing miscalculation.     Or your annoying self-proclaimed know-it-all golf buddy (we all have one) gives you the “well this is what works for me” lecture every time you’re struggling.  But neither yourself nor your friends are helping at all.  Low quality advice leads to low quality performance.  When irritated golfers have finally had

Having proper hip mobility is an important piece to any golfer’s game. A golfer who has tight hips can develop compensatory movements. If this happens, surrounding areas usually pick up the slack, resulting in injuries and increased pain. Establishing and maintaining hip mobility allows for golfers to have a smoother turn in their backswing and downswing. It also helps increase power by allowing for the optimal rotation needed during the golf swing.   Heavy resistance band stretching is a great way to develop better hip mobility. This technique will stretch both the

Each year the average golfer takes their clubs out of storage from a long hiatus and heads to the course to “dust off the cobwebs.” Some of us succeed, and for the rest of us, we never get rid of the rust. We often blame our equipment for our on-course woes, but never take into consideration WHO is swinging the club. Instead of spending unnecessary money on the newest hardware, why not dedicate time to our bodies? Having a golf fitness program is a great way to work on specific

It is no secret that rotation is an important part to anyone’s golf swing, but what are we doing to improve our rotation? When golfers want to hit the ball farther or have a more fluid swing, buying the newest club is the first thing that comes to mind. By doing so, small improvements may be noticed, but was the problem actually solved? Certain issues on the golf course may not be due to our hardware, but from some type of functional limitation. Being consistent with a proper stretching and

Whether you are a casual golfer or a professional, we all have our pre-round routine. Some of us like to get to the course early to practice on the putting green, and some of us are running to the first hole as our tee time is starting. What we don’t often think about is what we are doing, or not doing, before our round and how it is affecting our play. How many of us are actually stretching before we tee off? Most golfers get a few practice swings in