Trainer Tip Tuesday: SMART Goals

SMART is an acronym we can use to guide our goal setting. This helps to ensure that our goals are meaningful and reachable. 

Each goal should be: 






 How to use SMART: 

  • Specific – Each goal should be clear and specific to help you focus your efforts. It also makes it clear whether you accomplished your goal or not. 
  • Measurable – Having measurable goals helps you track your progress and stay motivated. 
  • Achievable – Goals should be realistic and attainable to achieve success. 
  • Relevant – This is to ensure that our goals are important to us and serve as a reminder for what we’re working towards. 
  • Time-bound – Setting a deadline for our goals keeps us motivated to continue working towards them. 

Non-SMART goal example: Start walking more this month. 

SMART goal example: Walk 30 minutes per day, 5 days per week for this month.