In this LIVE episode, Heather and I unveil the secrets of setting achievable fitness goals that foster consistent progress. From goal setting to performance measurement, we’ve got it all covered. Whether you’re aiming to attend a certain number of classes each week or aspire to master a pull-up, we walk you through how to set these goals and gradually build upon them. But that’s not all! We also explore the power of group workouts, the role of a coach, and how modern tools and apps can aid in your fitness journey. We discuss the importance of maintaining momentum, setting new goals, and celebrating small milestones. This episode is jam-packed with practical advice, motivational tips, and a deep dive into all things fitness. Ready to embark on your fitness journey?

Unlocking the Secrets to Setting and Achieving Fitness Goals

Are you ready to embark on your fitness journey, but aren’t sure how to start? In this podcast episode, we delve deep into the art of setting and achieving fitness goals. It’s not just about showing up at the gym – it’s about setting tangible, realistic goals and systematically working towards them.

The first step to achieving your fitness goals is to set them. Whether it’s attending a certain number of classes each week or mastering a pull-up, setting these goals provides a clear path to follow. By making your goals achievable and gradually building upon them, you set yourself up for consistent progress and success.

The SMART Goal Framework

Explanation of Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Time-Bound


A specific goal is clearly defined and focuses on a particular outcome. It answers the “what,” “why,” and “how” of your goal. A specific goal provides clarity and eliminates ambiguity, making it easier to understand and work towards.

Example: Instead of setting a vague goal like “Get in shape,” a specific goal would be “Lose 10 pounds of body weight by following a balanced diet and attending CrossFit classes.”


A measurable goal is one that can be quantified or tracked. It involves defining concrete criteria for success so you can measure your progress and determine when you’ve achieved your goal.

Example: Rather than stating “Improve my kickboxing skills,” a measurable goal would be “Increase my kickboxing speed and accuracy by practicing daily and consistently hitting targets during training.”


An achievable goal is realistic and attainable based on your current resources, skills, and circumstances. It ensures that your goal is challenging enough to motivate you, but not so unrealistic that it becomes discouraging.

Example: Instead of setting an overly ambitious goal like “Win a kickboxing championship within a month,” an achievable goal would be “Compete in a local kickboxing tournament and advance to the semi-finals by six months from now.”


A relevant goal is aligned with your values, aspirations, and long-term objectives. It ensures that your goal contributes to your overall growth and is meaningful within the context of your life or organization.

Example: Rather than pursuing a goal that doesn’t align with your interests, a relevant goal would be “Improve my cardiovascular fitness through CrossFit and kickboxing to support my overall health and energy levels.”


A time-bound goal has a specific deadline or timeframe for completion. It adds a sense of urgency and prevents procrastination, allowing you to stay focused and motivated.

Example: Instead of having an open-ended goal like “Master advanced kickboxing techniques,” a time-bound goal would be “Perfect the advanced spinning back kick technique within three months of consistent practice.”

Monitoring Performance

Setting goals is crucial, but equally important is the ability to measure performance. From benchmark workouts to body composition, tracking progress provides valuable insights into how effective your workout regime is. This episode also explores skill-based goals for activities like martial arts and the science behind effective performance planning.

Dealing with Injuries

Injuries can be a significant setback in your fitness journey. However, they also provide an opportunity to adjust your goals and maintain motivation. It’s essential to find the right balance between pushing your limits and respecting your body’s limitations. Having a coach can be incredibly beneficial during these times, offering advice on goal setting and monitoring progress.

The Power of Group Workouts

Having a support system can greatly enhance your chances of achieving your fitness goals. Group workouts and coaches can provide motivation, monitor progress and provide a sense of community. Modern tools and apps can also aid in goal tracking, and maintaining a physical or digital journal can be a valuable source of motivation.

Maintaining Momentum

Maintaining momentum is a crucial aspect of achieving fitness goals. The podcast episode discusses the importance of setting new goals, celebrating small milestones and the potential of using gamification to keep oneself accountable.


Whether you’re a fitness novice or a seasoned gym-goer, setting and achieving fitness goals can be a challenging yet rewarding process. By understanding the importance of goal setting, tracking progress, and maintaining motivation, you can conquer your fitness journey and achieve your desired results. So, tune in to this podcast episode for practical advice, motivational tips, and a deep-dive into all things fitness.


(0:00:01) – Setting Fitness Goals for Progress
(0:05:03) – Measuring Performance and Setting Goals
(0:11:10) – Setting Achievable and Specific Fitness Goals
(0:23:43) – Achieving Fitness Goals and Managing Injuries
(0:33:13) – Screens, Goals, and Overcoming Challenges
(0:44:25) – Group Workouts and Setting Goals
(0:50:18) – Managing Goals and Balancing Multiple Pursuits
(1:03:01) – Maintaining Momentum and Setting New Goals
(1:08:58) – Consistency and Goal Setting Importance

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