When we start out on a journey, whether it be a vacation road trip or a journey of self improvement, we need to have a game plan. We need to have a map, a plan of how to get to our destination and how long it is going to take us to get there. We also must take the opportunity to ask directions (yes, even the men must ask now and then). An important aspect of any fitness program is setting goals. Without a clear goal in mind, it is difficult to commit to a program. This worksheet is designed to assist you in setting goals and defining obstacles that may impede progress toward your goal.
In order to write a goal, you must have a clear indication of what a goal consists of. Goals need to be:
S specific Details of how much, how long, etc.
M measurable How will you measure your progress
A attainable Be realistic in setting your goals
R reward based Attach a reward to each goal
T time frame Set a specific date for each goal
As an example:
List your fitness goals for the next 3 – 12 months using the details above. How will you feel once you reach your goal?
Where do you rate your health in your life: Low ___ Medium ___ High____
How committed are you to a fitness program? Very ___ Semi ___ Not Very ___
Outline obstacles that could impede your commitment to a fitness program or to your progress within your fitness program (could include things such as: lack of motivation, work schedules, home
life, family schedules, transportation issues).
List 3 methods to overcome obstacles listed above.
As personal trainers, we are here to assist you in defining your goals and assisting you to overcome obstacles to success. With a firm goal and game plan in hand, you are less likely to get lost along the way and you have increased your chances of success in reaching your goal.
Till next time,