Episode 007: New Year's Resolutions: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

New Years Resolutions gives people the ability to Reflect & Set Goals for 2017.

Happy New Year Everyone! Happy 2017!

The New Year is upon us and many people begin to reflect on goals and expectations for the upcoming year. For many, those are goals that relate to healthy habits. I want to get to the gym more. I want to eat better. I’m going to cut out gluten! These goals are all amazing but we want to make sure that we set you up for success.

The Fitness Industry has Pushed back against New Years Resolutions … but why?!

In the last couple of years, there has been a push back from the fitness and health industry on New Years Resolutions. Some in the fitness industry wish we would make goals year round. In their mind, why wait until a specific day. We can make goals any time of the year! But I think we can’t deny that there seems to be this new sense of energy with the new year. The energy that there is something fresh, no mistakes in it.

SMART Goals and Goals that are based on You!

In this podcast, Nick and Christina compare notes on New Years Resolutions. Nick loves using SMART goals. These are specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and timely goals. Having goals that you can track is super important. It allows you to measure your progress and know how close or how far you are from reaching the goals you set.

Christina loves the goals specific to you. Goals that don’t depend on what other people do. If our goal is to place in the top 50 in a race, our placing is dependent on who shows up. You can train your butt off, have a HUGE personal best and then feel like you’ve failed because you didn’t reach your goal.

Doesn’t make much sense does it?

Anyways… enjoy the podcast and all the best as you start 2017!

Are you looking for a personal trainer to help you reach your New Years Resolution goals in the gym? Check out our article on some of the things you should be looking for in a trainer.


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