Here's a Goal setting form for starting a fitness program you can download and print.
To get this form in pdf or word format, just click the links below. You can also write your goals in a fitness journal and record your results along the way.
Fitness goals form (Pdf format)
Fitness goals form (Word format)
The Importance of Setting a Fitness Goal
The first thing you should do when starting a fitness program is to know your goals. For example... you may decide you want to lose 25 pounds in 6 months. This is a specific goal that you have set for 6 months. To keep from overwhelming yourself you should set a long term goal and short term goals.
Short term goals
Your short term goal should be goals you can accomplish in a short amount of time. An example of a short term goals would be to go to join a gym and get a trainer. You may also want to set a goal to lose 2 pounds in the next two weeks.
- Jog on the treadmill for longer than you did the week before.
- Run an extra lap on the track
- Go grocery store and buy some healthier foods
Long term goals
Your long term goal should be realistic but challenging to reach your goals. You may not want to say you are going to look win Mr. Olympia in 3 months of training. Instead you may say you are going to gain 15 pounds of muscle and get ripped. For women, you may not look like a supermodel body in 2 months but 6 months may be enough to give you the look you are working for. If you can’t reach your goals you need to adjust your short-term goals.
According to “Fitness for Dummies”, list common goals as the following
- Improve your health. Exercising enough to lower your blood pressure, increase muscle strength and lower body fat.
- Alter your looks. You may want to look like your favorite movie star or look good in your bathing suit.
- Training for an athletic event. You may want to run in the next 5k race downtown for fun.