Be SMART when tackling your next big run

Monday 29 August, 2016

Do you ever look at a professional athlete, sporting superstar or fitness professional and wonder:

  • How did they do that?
  • How did they get that six-pack?
  • How did they make their PT business so successful?
  • How did they get all those Instagram followers?

Well we’ve done a little digging and (thanks to the professionals and FIAFitnation) we’ve discovered that the successful people we often look up to all have one thing in common – they’re SMART about their goals.

That’s right budding fitness superstars, we’ve unlocked the secret to being successful and achieving your goals. Regardless of whether your goals are personal, social or business related, by using the SMART system you can be sure your dreams will become a reality.

Beat your personal best when you set goals the SMART way

  • Specific: Choose a single goal or project. Don’t try to over commit or select numerous small tasks, just pick one goal and set small achievable milestones to help you track your progress.
  • Measurable: How will you measure your success? For example, if you want to run 10km you can measure your improvement in the number of extra kilometres you run in a single session.
  • Attainable: Can you actually achieve your goal? Ensuring that the overall goal (and milestones) you have chosen is achievable, is essential for your success. Avoid setting goals that you’re not confident in seeing through and ultimately completing.
  • Realistic: This is the most important step in setting your goals. By truly understanding your strengths, weaknesses and motivations, you can make your dreams a reality. Although achieving your goals will be hard work, by ensuring that they are realistic you can boost your chances of success. 
  • Timely: Can you achieve your goal within your nominated timeframe? It’s important to give yourself enough time to achieve your goal, so you don’t feel like you’ve already failed before you’ve given your goals a real shot at success. For example, try to add an extra kilometre to your run every 2 weeks if you’re planning on running a 10km marathon, instead of trying to run 5kms in two weeks straight off the bat.

FIAFitnation – the SMART choice

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To find out more about our industry-focused courses or to sign-up for our Professional Membership, contact us today.

This page was last updated on: Tuesday 01 August 2017

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