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Goal Setting

The Inspiration For Follow Through

What separates one personal trainer from another?  Is it years of experience, education or number of certifications earned?  Or, is it the ability to listen to you, the client, understand your goals, work with you to refine those goals and then tailor an exercise program accordingly??

Part of your first session will be spent creating S.M.A.R.T. goals:


"I want to train to run the October 22, 2006, Chicago Marathon in 3:45."

"I want to exercise 3 times per week for 1 hour sessions for 3 months."

Measurable Record practice runs and compare marathon time to goal time.

Record number of times you exercise per week for 3 months.


Create realistic goals:
If you can only train 2 hours per week for the marathon, will this be enough to attain your 3:45 goal?


Choose a physical activity that will be of interest to you:
You hate running!  Therefore, training for the Chicago Marathon as a way to decrease body fat is not a S.M.A.R.T. goal.


The Chicago Marathon is Sunday, October 22, 2006.

After 3 months, did you achieve your goal of exercising 3 times/week?


Setting goals gives you a roadmap to follow so you can achieve success in all aspects of life.

"I've been working with Larry for almost 5 months now. His program design is excellent, matching my goals while keeping the exercises new and challenging.

The bottom line is that Larry knows how to get the job done. I would highly recommend Larry Gruber as a personal trainer to everyone I know."

-Georgia Fischer, MS, ATC, CSCS
  Head Athletic Trainer and Director of   Basketball Operations
  Chicago Sky WNBA