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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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

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 my last blog post I got into the topic of early sport specialization and the detrimental effect that it has on the development of young athletes. As the post made it's way around the internet people either agreed with the idea or thought that it was a ludicrous concept and that kids needed to spend as much time as possible practicing their respective sport. The latter, oddly enough, generally seemed to be people who stood to make a profit off of training the kids for a specific sport. Shortly after

Also Read: Battling the Early Deterioration of the Single Sport Athlete Playing one sport year round won't get your kid to the pros. In fact if anything it may hurt his or her chances. In today's world we've all become obsessed with the idea of instant gratification and when we want something we want it as fast as possible. So then more practice at one specific skill or more time spent on one thing must make you better at it right? Not necessarily. One area where we see a lot of this

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