S.M.A.R.T. Goals by Taylor Blumenfeld

S.M.A.R.T. Goals by Taylor Blumenfeld

S.M.A.R.T. Goals by Taylor Blumenfeld

S.M.A.R.T. Goals by Taylor Blumenfeld

According to a recent New Year’s resolution Forbes Health poll of 1,000 American adults, 48% of respondents said improving fitness was their top priority in 2024. However, the poll found that respondents only worked towards those goals an stuck to their new habits for an average of 3.74 months.

So…..What are some ways to stick to your goals?

Use the S.M.A.R.T. Goal setting method below to set clear, objective goals. The more specific your goal is the more likely you are to stick with it. Research also shows posting your goals somewhere you will see it often (bathroom mirror, refrigerator, closet, etc.) will help keep you motivated and accountable!

  • SPECIFIC – Goals should be well defined.

    “I will strength train at DCFL for 30 minutes, 3 days per week by April 1st.”

  • MEASURABLE – How will I know I’ve completed my goal? How do I track progress?

    “I will set a timer on my phone for 30 minutes each time I strength train. I will also mark off my calendar each day I make it to the gym.”

  • ATTAINABLE – Is this goal within reach?

    “My current schedule allows for 3 days per week for 30 minutes so it is reasonable.”

  • RELEVANT – Why is this goal important?

    “My doctor told me I am at risk for falls. This will help my balance and strength.”

  • TIME-BASED – Set a realistic time frame.

    “I will reach this goal by April 1st.”

April 1st. This gives me 2 months to build this new habit.

Stop by the magazine rack near the Keiser equipment to pick up a printedgoal setting sheet! Our Exercise Physiologists are here to help you set and reach your goals.


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