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Why You Need To Be Setting SMART Goals

Learn more about what a SMART goal is and why you should be setting them.
Goals Overview
Goals Overview

By Austin Lawson, Personal Trainer at Prahran

When setting you goals, you should be aiming to ensure they are SMART. This means they are specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and time bound.

An example of a goal that isn't SMART is "I want to lose weight". Now, if we look at a SMART goal it would sound like "In 9 weeks time, I will have lost 2kg of fat mass". Do you see this difference?

Detailing the amount of fat mass you want to lose, addresses the component of specific and measurable. We're also ensuring it is attainable, whereby within 9 weeks is a very realistic timeframe to achieve 250 - 500 grams of fat mass per week. It is also relevant, if you have a long term fat loss goal. And lastly time bound, every 9 weeks we do a Vision BIOSCAN to see your results. 

This makes your goals easier to assess at the end of your 9 week program and also easy for you and your trainer to make sure you are on track towards your SMART goal.

Keep in mind, every goal you set should follow the SMART principles and your goals will become a lot clearer.

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