If you’re looking to get fit and stay on track with your health goals, it’s important to set SMART fitness goals for yourself. SMART stands for specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and timely – these criteria will help ensure that you come up with achievable goals that are actually attainable.
One of the first things to consider when setting SMART fitness goals is personalization. While there are some general guidelines that may work well for certain people, ultimately what works best for you will depend on your unique needs and abilities.
Some factors to take into account include your current fitness level, any existing injuries or medical conditions that could affect your routine, and what kind of lifestyle you have outside of working out.
Keep in mind that whatever goal you set for yourself it’s also important to be willing to amend it after speaking to a professional fitness trainer because there might be things you don’t know that you don’t know.
Without talking too much about goal-setting I prefer giving you a few different examples which will serve you better.
Examples Of SMART Fitness Goals Include:
- Training 3 times per week with a personal trainer to improve my cardiovascular endurance and build muscle strength for the next 3 months.
- Tracking my protein, carbs, and fat intake daily using an app or food journal in order to optimize my diet for weight loss. I’ll do that to the best of my ability for the next 12 weeks
- Going on regular hikes every Sunday with friends or family members as a way to get more exercise while also making time for socializing. I’ll do this for at least 6 months.
- Doing 30 minutes of cardio exercise every morning before work as a way to energize me for the day ahead.
- Take a dance class once per week to learn a new skill while also getting a workout.
- Lose 5kg of body weight by following the instructions of Coach Petar Krastev. I will not quit until I reach my results
- Eat vegetables with every lunch and dinner 80% of the time.
Whether you’re just starting out on your fitness journey or looking for ways to stay motivated and accountable, setting SMART fitness goals is key. With these tips and examples in mind, you can create realistic goals that will help.
Setting Up Goals Before Hiring A Personal Trainer
If you are about to hire a personal trainer is a great idea to have some goals in mind so you can pick the right one for you. In many cases, you won’t be able to set the SMART goals by yourself in an effective and realistic way because you might under or overestimate your ability to achieve them.
In that case, you should simply know that whether you like to lose fat or learn calisthenics skills, there will be multiple factors determining your results and they must be considered.
Things like nutrition, training plan, periodisation, cravings, habits, negative behaviours, discipline etc. have to be addressed.
If you don’t feel competent in some of these areas or all of them it’s a good idea to search for a Coach that’s able to help in all of these areas.
Be realistic with yourself and don’t try to find cheap service by paying for only a training plan believing that you can do the rest properly if you know that this is not going to happen.
At Coach PK you can book a free consultation with coach Petar Krastev directly and he’ll help you set the right realistic goals and will give you the best advice moving forward.
When it comes to setting SMART fitness goals, personalization is key.
What works for one person might not work for another, so it’s important to take your unique needs and abilities into account. It’s also important to be willing to amend your goal after speaking to a professional trainer, as there might be factors you’re not aware of.
With these tips in mind, you can set realistic goals that will help you on your fitness journey.
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