Training with a purpose and with structured direction is proven to enhance your ability to reach your goals. Setting a realistic goal that can be specifically measured and monitored is essential in reaching optimal results. The most important element to achieving a goal is actually setting a goal that is something you want to achieve. A big goal is often scary when looked at on its own and may take quite a while to achieve. This is where breaking it down and setting mini weekly goals will help you see progress during the process and keep your motivation high. For example, attending every group-exercise session during the week is a weekly goal that can be measured in VVT, accessed by both trainer and client and also ensures that you can keep up your weekly cardio goals.
Whether the goal is body composition focused or exercise driven, these are two options that can be monitored weekly and measured accordingly. Training without a goal or purpose can minimise motivation levels and diminish intensity during workouts. As a result, it is less likely that change will occur.
Taking regular progress photos is another really good way of monitoring changes that are occuring to your body composition - the scales do not tell the whole story! You will be surprised to see the differences that have occured within a short period of time even when you are thinking nothing much has changed.
Visualising how you will look and feel when you achieve your goal is also a great way to tap into the extra motivation to smash out a tough weight session or hard cardio workout. Also letting your trainer know what they can say to get you to give that extra few % effort can also work well!
Let's set some awesome goals and then work together to smash them.
*Disclaimer: Individual results vary based on agreed goals. Click here for details.