From the desk of Jill Spradlin, Fitness and Health Trainer Department Head:
One of the most common New Year’s resolutions is to lose weight, go to the gym, and get fit; though many of these aspirations fall a little short! When making your New Year’s resolutions, or anytime throughout the year, make sure you use the acronym SMART for effective goal setting.
A certified personal trainer
can help achieve those goals by regularly reviewing a client’s goals and the difficulties that he or she may have in reaching them. A client’s priorities and circumstances may change and it is important to be able to adjust goals when circumstances change. There are many benefits to setting goals. Setting a goal with help you direct attention to important elements of the skill being performed. They can also provide you with empowerment, satisfaction, self-confidence, increased focus, and increased motivation.
Here are a few things to think about to help you be successful in your fitness journey:
- Set a schedule and be consistent.
- Break up with old habits.
- What you eat in private, shows in public.
- Your stomach is not a trash can.
- One meal won’t make you fat, one work out won’t make you thin.
- Be proud of yourself.
- Give yourself compliments and mean it.
- Don’t be afraid to lift heavy.
- Cut out sugary drinks.
- Ask for help from a National Certified Personal Trainer.