The first step in achieving your fitness goals is to set some. This might sound easier than it is however, and bad fitness goals can mean that you never achieve them. So how can you set your goals properly and then make sure you are working towards them? Read on.

What Is A Great Goal?

Setting goals is about more than just saying “I want to lose weight’ or, “I’d like to be fitter’. While these may be your general long term objectives, they often fail to serve the purpose of a goal: to inspire, to measure and to help you achieve great things.

A great goal should be specific, how much weight do you want to lose exactly? Or when do you want to be fitter by? How will you measure this fitness? A great goal sounds something like , I want to be able to run 1km in 5 minutes, by October. Or, I want to lose 5 inches off my waist by Christmas. These goals are specific, with time deadlines. You should also choose a goal that is achievable. There is no point saying you want to run a marathon in 2 months if the only exercise you do now is the 5 minute walk to the train station.

How Can You Make Sure You Reach Them?

Education: Congratulations, you’ve set some great goals. Now you’ll want to achieve them. To achieve these goals you need to make sure you are educated about how to get the results you want. A fitness professional can advise you about the best ways to gain muscle, lose weight, or tone up, and debunk some common myths you might be holding on to. Head to your gym in Williamstown for great, sound advice.

Inspiration: To keep working towards those goals you need to feel inspired. Make sure you set a system of reward in place for yourself if you achieve mini-goals, and of course the big ones. Make a commitment to a class, or find someone, like a Williamstown personal trainer, who can keep you committed.

Diversity: Diversity in exercise moves is a great way to keep your body working hard, and keep your mind interested. If you normally run, or lift weights, consider yoga in Williamstown classes or, if you only ever do yoga, consider trying some light weights or swimming.