Setting up a fitness goal can seem obvious. We can assume people would say they want to either lose weight or gain muscle, and that is as far as a fitness goal goes. Let's dive into those general answers and look at the impact a little deeper.
When a potential client and I meet for the first session a majority of the appointment will be a discussion of fitness goals. The reason fitness goals need ample time and conversation is because we want to figure out why you want to lose weight or gain muscle. The decision of the fitness goal will have an affect physically, mentally, and emotionally.
Physical change from a fitness goal can help prevent injury and allow for more strenuous physical activity. An individual can experience more adventures or hobbies that were once not an option. Mental change from a fitness goal can show habits that are set subconsciously in the brain that aren't particularly good or beneficial. An individual will have to work hard on noticing what they are actively doing and decide if it is helping or hindering their goal. Lastly, emotional change from a fitness goal can occur from the balancing of hormones caused by a change of diet and or exercise, which will allow an individual to cope with emotional trauma or blocks.
Diving into a fitness goal is so important. It can drastically alter someone's life for the better. Understanding the impact of a fitness goal can help an individual understand themselves more and lead them to their most ideal self.