By Kathryn WilderGoal setting is an important method to build momentum, motivation and confidence as your riders strive to make their new year’s resolutions a reality. With the new year approaching, share these tried-and-true goal-setting tips with your students as they set their sights on new achievements.
1. Create a journal
Recording thoughts and goals in a journal will help riders reconnect with their purpose. By writing down their goals and sharing them with others, they are more likely stayed committed and accountable. For example, your riders can learn more about how they feel after a Spinning® class and if they set realistic goals for the previous year.
2. Form precise goals
Riders should set goals that are specific and detailed. Precise and actionable goals, like “I will attend two Spinning classes per week,” are a great start.
3. Set time-based goals
Set short-term medium-term and long-term objectives. To give your riders a clear roadmap to succeeding their fitness ambitions, help your riders break down into smaller, more manageable increments.
4. Be realistic
It would be unrealistic for a rider to take two classes per day if they have a full-time job and family responsibilities in the evening. It is best to set realistic goals that are achievable, so that a tangible reward of success is felt once the milestone is achieved.