How To Set Fitness Goals For The New Year

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Dec 02
2019

Do you have a difficult time learning how to set fitness goals for the new year that you can stick with? You have an idea in mind of what you want to do, accomplish, or be when the new year rolls around. However, it seems that each year, those goals don’t stick with you all year long. This is a common story for many, does it sound familiar to you? If so, we have some tips on how to set fitness goals for the new year that you can stick with.

There are effective ways to help you set and keep your fitness goals in the new year. Here are some tips on how exactly to do that.

How To Set Fitness Goals For The New Year

Start with one or two goals only

Pick one or two goals only to get you started. Yes, you may have a long list of things that you would like to implement in the new year, but trying to tackle them all at once can be overwhelming. Don’t overwhelm yourself by taking on too much too soon when the new year rolls around. Instead, pick one or two fitness and health goals that you would really love to focus on and go for those. 

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Set SMART goals

SMART goals are specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and timely. When looking at how to set fitness goals for the new year, run it through the SMART goals test to see if your goal meets each of these criteria.

Write them down

If you haven’t already, make it a point of writing down your goals. According to inc.com, when you write down your goals, you are 42% more likely to achieve them. Give yourself a boost when you start by simply writing down what you hope to achieve.

Find an accountability partner

An accountability partner is someone that you can check in with on a regular basis to help you monitor your progress. This could be a friend, partner, mentor, or a hired expert. When it comes to setting fitness goals for the new year, enlisting the help of an expert such as a physical therapist is a great place to start. A physical therapist can be an excellent accountability partner while at the same time guide you to a healthy lifestyle.

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Now that you know effective ways on how to set fitness goals for the new year…

…enlist the help from one of the physical therapists at Above & Beyond Physical Therapy. We have locations in both Phoenix and Queen Creek, so that you can find an expert close to home to help you get a healthy start to the new year. Contact us today.

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