Example of trainer developing a SMART goal
We had a great session today with lots of strong resistance training, flexibility work, and some really exciting cardiovascular variations, including all sorts of jumps and turns. We came up with a skills-based SMART goal today:
MAIN GOAL: I want to become a better dancer.
Specific: I want to learn five new turns, five new jumps, and one type of splits.
Measurable: This goal is measurable because I know the number of dance skills I want to learn.
Action: I will practice my turns, jumps, and splits for 30 minutes a day.
Realistic: This goal is realistic, because I have 30 minutes every day to do things that I like to do.
Time: I want to accomplish this goal by the end of April.
PROCESS GOAL: I will procrastinate less.
Specific: I will spend only 90 minutes on the internet a day.
Measurable: This goal is measurable because I know how many minutes I spend on the internet.
Action: I will use a timer to help myself remember how long I’ve spent online.
Realistic: This goal is realistic, because I have an alarm timer on my phone.
Time: If I procrastinate less, I will have enough time to accomplish my dancing goal by the end of April.
I think that we came up with some great ideas for her goals, and I am so excited to help her achieve them!