Fitness Goals

How to Set Fitness SMART Goals

Leanna Olbinsky

Sworkit is here to help you make your goals go from average to SMART! We don’t expect you to change your goal, but this course is meant to be a tool in your toolkit of how to continually improve.

The sooner you set goals for yourself the better, but wait a minute! We’re not settling for an average, unspecific goal! We want a specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and timely goal. We call that a SMART goal.

Watch Certified Trainer, Steve, explain more about SMART goals and why they’ll help you feel held accountable for what you want to achieve.

What you’ll learn from this course on Setting SMART Goals:

  • Why SMART goals are right for you
  • How to get inspiration to set a SMART goal
  • How to make an average goal into a SMART goal
  • How you can track your SMART goal progress
  • Still want to learn more? Check it out. 👇
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Smart Fitness Goals

Specific: We love being specific at Sworkit. That means your goal is clear and easy to understand. Here’s what specific is not: “I want to look good” Note to self: You already look good!

Measurable: If you’re not tracking where you started, you won’t be able to see where you go. We’re not big fans of the scales either, but measuring your progress is a great way to see where you are with your goals.

Attainable: We’re all about shooting for the stars, but going too extreme when you set a goal might cause your head to spin when you’re not getting to the finish line. You don’t want your goals to bore you to death because they’re so easy to obtain, but you also want to be patient with yourself, too. We all know life happens. If your goal is attainable, (3 workouts per week vs. a workout every day) you give yourself some leniency which we all deserve.

Relevant: You know what sounded good to me? Being a runner. I was set on it. I had never run in my life, I didn’t even like it, and it made me want to skip working out altogether. That ladies and gents, is called making a goal that is irrelevant! And guess what? It lasted for 2 weeks. Set a goal that is relevant to your life and what makes YOU happy.

Timely: Make those goals 👏ur👏gent. Urgent! Set a date, mark it in your calendar and GO! With that being said, be kind to yourself, your family, and your social life. The great news is that you have the ability to do whatever you put your mind to. The not so great news is sometimes that comes with sacrifices. Seriously, exercising and being fit is like being in a full-commitment relationship. That means it comes with sacrifices, like skipping a glass of wine or sacrificing sleeping in a bit longer. We know we’re worth the commitment! Trust us!

Here are a few examples to inspire you to set your goals.

  • I will decrease my body fat by 5% in 3 months
  • I will do a stretch routine 3 times per week until I can touch my toes without bending my knees
  • I will do 10 push-ups every day when I wake up
  • I will follow the Sworkit Stronger Plan, working to be able to do 4 unassisted pull-ups in 30 days.
  • I want to become more flexible, so I’m going to complete 30 yoga sessions in 60 days.

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