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Reach For Your Goal

“Reach for the stars” is a S club 7 song we all know too well! But maybe there are some wise words in this song….

When starting a training programme it is important to set goals to keep you focused and motivated. Reaching a goal is truly something to celebrate and feel good about!

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When thinking about goal setting I always like to follow the SMART principle:





Time based

Your training goals should be specific to you and what you wish to achieve, measurable so you know when you have reached your target, achievable so you never feel disheartened, relevant to keep you on track and time based so you are not tempted to slack!!!

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An example of a SMART goal I used while training for my first half marathon was

“To jog 10 kilometers in a 1 hour time frame within 1 month”

Once you have reached your goals it’s a great idea to make new and higher ones! You will find your training is more effective when you have regular targets to hit.

If you need help with goal setting get in contact with our Fierce Fit personal trainers!

author: Louise Rigby

Louise Rigby graduated with a Sports Therapy (BSc) Hons degree in 2015 from the University of Central Lancashire. Alongside her degree she has attained a VTCT level 4 certificate in sports massage therapy and holds a Level 2 emergency aid and trauma management qualification. She is a member of the Society of Sports therapy and takes part in regular CPD. Through her time at university Louise gained experience in the assessment, prevention and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries and has worked with sports teams such as the Rochdale hornets and the Fijian rugby league team. Louise has always had a keen interest in sport and exercise and has performed competitively in gymnastics, cheerleading, dancing and volleyball. In her spare time Louise enjoys going to the gym and socialising with friends. She is a passionate and enthusiastic individual which can be observed when meeting and treating her massage patients!


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