Tips For Setting Exercise Goals That Go Beyond Weight Loss

Welcome back to this week’s edition of 2-Minute Tuesdays where we are talking about one exercise topic for two minute and giving you three reasons why you should follow our advice.  Now this week, we are talking to those of you who are setting New Year’s resolutions. What resolutions could you set for yourself that aren’t weight loss but still exercise related?

1) Set How Many Times/Week You Want To Get To The Gym

Tip Number One for Setting Effective New Year’s Exercise Goals:  Set a measurable goal for the number of times you want to get to the gym each week.  The great thing about this type of goal is it is easily measured and attainable each and every week.

Action Step:  How many times each week can you consistently commit to getting to the gym?  Set that number and write down your workout times in your schedule!

Related: Tips for Fighting the New Year’s Gym Crowd

2) Set The Goal Of Improving Your Strength

Tip Number Two for Setting Effective New Year’s Exercise Goals:  Set the goal of improving your strength over this upcoming year. Strength is very easy to track by the weeks and months, but what we see is that if it isn’t given any attention, over time is starts to go down.  Make the most of 2019 by setting the goal to increase your strength as the year goes by.

Action Step:  Want help in planning what to do at the gym to improve your strength?  Enroll in our Virtual Membership Program to receive guidance on the exercises you should be doing when you workout!

Related: Exercise Tips For The Post-Christmas Blues

3) Commit To Each Change For At Least 8 Weeks

Tip Number Three for Setting Effective New Year’s Exercise Goals:  Set a goal to stay committed to each change for at least eight weeks.  Often times, many people have really solid intentions to change, but when they don’t see results after a week, they give up.  We always recommend to try to stick to the changes you want to make for at least eight weeks so that your body has the time to get the results you want.

Action Step:  Check out this podcast episode on the 5 Steps of Behavioral Change!

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Muscle Activation Schaumburg is an exercise facility located in Schaumburg, IL with a goal to help you keep your health for as long as possible. We know that it is your health that allows you to do the things you love in life. This is why we promote a lifestyle that includes exercise, rather than exercise that is a burden to your life. Muscle Activation Schaumburg provides Muscle Activation Techniques® (MAT®) and personal training services to its clients. We use MAT® and exercise to increase the function of your body. A well-functioning body is what allows you to stay healthy and do the things you love. We value helping the members of our community of Schaumburg as well as surrounding communities of the Northwest Suburbs improve their health.

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