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This is a list of 10 smart goals to give you a few examples. I often get the question, what is a good fitness goal? 

The answer depends on what you are after. I would strongly encourage you to make a vision board that examines the big picture of what you are after (see my vision board here). However, for goals, I like small short term goals. I listed 10 smart goals here to give you a few examples to work from.

You will notice #1 is always an outcome goal and #2 is always a process goal. I like setting both. More to come on this soon.

10 SMART Goals

For Weight Loss

  1. I will see at least 2 of the data points I measure improve for 6 consecutive weeks. They will improve by at least 2% every week.  See my post on how to measure weight loss for more info.
  2. I will prepare my lunch and bring it with me every day for the month of March.

For The Runner

  1. I will run the BMO half marathon on May the 1st in less that 1 hour and 45 minutes.
  2. I will join a running club in January and get out for at least two 45 minute runs every week from January-March.

For Those Who Lift

  1. I will set a new personal record for squat 1 rep max by March 15th
  2. I will do three 45-minute gym sessions per week.

For Those Getting Started At The Gym

  1. I will run for 4 minutes without stopping at 5mph on the treadmill by March 15th.
  2. I will spend 20 minutes on the treadmill at least 3 times per week.

If You Have Back Pain

  1. I will be able to hold a side plank for 45 seconds on each side by March 15th
  2. I will do the core strength exercises I have been prescribed 5 days per week.

I hope this gives you a framework to break your vision down into SMART goals. I would love to hear what you are working on. If you have a goal to share, feel free to leave a comment below. Telling people helps to hold you accountable to following through.

Yours in fitness,


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