Would you like to make a change to help you live a healthier life but don’t know where to start? Have you set big goals for yourself only to find yourself feeling so overwhelmed that you give up? It’s time for a SMART approach to fitness goal setting. This approach allows you to define goals in a specific and measurable way so that your progress can be easily tracked. SMART goals are:
Specific: Goals must be clear and unambiguous. For example, “I want to be healthier” is very vague. What exactly does “being healthy” look like? Does it mean losing weight? Eating less processed foods? Beginning an exercise program? Specifically identifying what “healthy” means to you will help to create a clear goal.
Measurable: Goals must be measurable so you can tell if you are making progress. How will you measure your progress? Making a goal measurable will also allow you to know when you have reached your goal.
Attainable: Goals should be realistically attainable. A goal that is too easily attained or very unrealistic can be very demotivating.
Relevant: The goal should have relevance and be important to you. Setting a goal that someone else would like for you to achieve is not very motivating!
Time-bound: Goals should have an estimated time for completion. Knowing that you have a deadline can help keep you motivated!
Need some help setting up goals that are right for you? Make an appointment with any member of our personal training staff to get you set on the right path!