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!

(401) 467-6701
Mon - Fri 6AM - 8PM
Saturday 8AM - 12PM | Sunday CLOSED
Follow Us

(401) 467-6701

Sports Training

  A significant part of an athletes program that is often neglected is the involvement of isometric strength training. To put this simply, isometric exercise involves activation of a specific muscle, or muscles, without changing the length of that muscle. Think, “strengthening without lengthening.” For example, holding the bottom position of a wall squat for a certain amount of time would be considered an isometric exercise. In this position, you are actively firing certain muscles without movement. Now that we have an understanding of what isometrics are, lets discuss the top

Training youth athletes can be a hot topic at times for parents and coaches. Too often parents worry about their children getting hurt, growth being stunted from heavy lifting and just not having fun. With proper coaching and programming however, none of these concerns should ever arise. To make sure youth athletes are spending time in training and getting the most of it I’ll be going over 3 ideas and concepts that I believe coaches should keep in mind so that parents aren’t worrying about their children and the athletes

  Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) tears are nothing short of soul-crushing.  Athletes who suffer one are in for a long 9–12 month ride of surgery concerns, head-scratching post-op differences of opinion, and the potential for insurance companies to prematurely cut them off, resulting in high risk for a re-tear.  It is extremely frustrating that we still lack common knowledge about this injury.  Especially when we have been seeing such a huge spike in ACL tears in recent years.  In America alone, over 200,000 ACL injuries occur each year and 70 percent

When we talk about speed, we often think about linear speed and acceleration. While these components are significant to the success of athletes in their sport, we often overlook the importance of training laterally. If you watch a basketball game, no matter the level of competition, you will notice players constantly moving side-to-side and changing direction. Staying in front of an opponent as a defender requires a considerable amount of lateral speed and the ability to change direction quickly. The best way to improve sport specific movements is to mimic

Acceleration training is more essential than top end speed training for most athletes. Not to say max speed training isn’t important, but athletes decelerate and accelerate more often in most sports than they reach their top speed. From moving one direction than having to sprint in another direction to trying to beat a defender or stop an attacker, acceleration can be found in almost every sport. Because it’s so prevalent in most sports, it should be a top training priority.   Acceleration is how fast an athlete can increase his or her

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

We often talk about the importance of strength and conditioning in optimizing your sports performance. Sadly, just showing up for your session isn’t enough to see any improvement in your game play. Here are three ways you can optimize your sessions every time you step foot in the gym.  Do It Right Your strength and conditioning coaches write programs with a purpose. Every movement is selected for a specific reason, but that is only achieved when you perform every exercise properly. Here are some ways to ensure you’re doing a movement “right”! Proper

Regular physical activity can have many health benefits for children. Frequent exercise will help develop strong muscles and bones and build confidence at a young age. One of the main barriers why kids may not want to exercise, or go to the gym, could simply be because they do not enjoy what they are doing. It is very hard for a child to understand the benefits of proper movement and strength training. The more engaged they are during their training program, the more likely they are to enjoy their gym

Many athletes enter the gym with the goal of getting faster. As strength and conditioning coaches, how can we make sure that happens? There are two variables that we can manipulate to help an athlete get faster. Speed is a simple function of the distance an individual covers with each step (stride length) and how quickly those steps happen (stride frequency) (1). If you improve either variable, your speed will increase. Stride length is often increased through developing power through the legs.  Power development is a common theme in strength and

Adductor training is frequently neglected or undervalued when designing programs for athletes. Stretching these muscles is important to maintain flexibility and decrease risk of injury, but there should also be an emphasis on the strength component. Strength programs tend to focus on outer hip strengthening, or the hip abductors, with minimal attention to the inner thigh. Placing more attention to this area can reduce the risk of groin injuries while protecting the knee from injury. In order to understand the importance of the adductors in relation to sports performance, we