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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There's an old motto in the world of athletics "the best type of ability is availability".  High school athlete's account for an estimated 2 million injuries and 500,000 doctors visits every year.  According to the CDC, more than half of all sport-related injuries are preventable.  So what’s the real issue here?  If you ask me, based on observation and talking to young athletes, they’re either not putting enough effort into taking care of their bodies or they’re getting training advice from a friend or a sport coach who isn’t qualified

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

Unfortunately for the average golfer, back pain is likely something that they’ll deal with at some point in their golfing lifecycle. Back pain doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s painful to a debilitating degree, but it can difficult to deal with regardless. As we all know it doesn’t take much the throw off your swing. Just being a couple dimples off-center face contact can have a dramatic effect on where the ball travels. Some mild tightness, or worse, sharp shooting pain, can certainly affect the way you move enough to throw

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

Golf is a sport, but many people don’t think of it as being “athletic”. Whether it’s because there’s no running involved, or because many people indulge in adult beverages while playing, for some reason it’s not viewed in the same light as many other sports. For those who really want to improve though, they should view it as any other athlete would look at their sport. For many people the cool weather comes around and they immediately put their clubs in the basement, not to be seen again until their

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