Fitness Equipment and Goal Setting

How to Set Your Fitness Goal

Change.  Change is the key for setting a fitness goal.  Just like grains of sand on a beach, there are just as many methods to set a fitness goal.  Just about all of these methods isolate on a few basic principals.

  1. What do you want to change about yourself? You can have one thing you would like to change or many things you would like to change.
  2. Why? What are your reasons for these changes?  The more superficial the reason the less likely you will stick with your goal.  There is a big difference in saying that you want to loose some weight to look better and having your doctor say you have to loose weight or you are going to run the risk of developing severe health problems.  The deeper your reason for change the more likely you will stick to your goal.
  3. Be Realistic. You have to crawl before you can walk.  It is always best in starting off with one large goal that has many smaller goals leading up to it.  Say you want to loose weight, start off with at least a goal of making it to the gym 5 days a week or using your home gym equipment 5 days a week.  You can then build to more complex goals from there.
  4. How? How are you going to change?  Is it going to be just diet, just exercise, or a combination?  In order to enhance results it is always best to start off with a sound nutrition base and then incorporate strength training and cardiovascular training to enhance it.  That goes for if you are just looking to tone up for swimsuit season to becoming a competitive bodybuilder.
  5. Have Fun. If you are not having fun, then you are not going to do it.  You can have fun in your workouts by incorporating variety by changing your routine or where you work out or by including friends and family members in your workouts.

How Your Fitness Goal Affects Your Fitness Equipment Choices

Things like motivation level, access to a commercial health club, budget, geographical location, and schedule all factor into where you can work out and what your fitness equipment choices can be.  If you have access to a health club and it is able to accommodate your schedule and budget you would then have access to a wide array of commercial gym equipment that is top of the line to suit your needs.  On the other hand, if you are unable to get to a commercial health club due to geographical location, schedule, or budget you then have to take a look at what fitness equipment will work with your space limitations in your home and with your budget.

In closing, there are many ways to determine your health and fitness goals.  A majority of these methods all revolve around some basic principals that can affect the types of exercise equipment you can use.  It all comes down to finding a way to stay consistent, have variety, and ultimately have fun on the road to your healthy lifestyle goal.

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  1. T.J. Foxworth says:

    It helps to have someone who will lovingly “crack the whip” and motivate you on those days when you don’t think you have it in you. What’s also great is that feeling you get when you do something you never did or never thought you could do. Don’t get discouraged when you have those days where you feel you’re going backwards,(i.e. not able to lift as much as you did last week or the 5k took 5 minutes longer than yesterday.) It happens.

  2. FitnessExpert says:

    Thank you for your input. I am sure that our readers will find your insight extremely motivational as well as informative.

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    “For all of Your Fitness Equipment and Exercise Equipment Needs”


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