Four Characteristics of Successful Sports Therapy Goals

Sports Therapy | Fitness

Sports therapy is all about having the athlete become their best self. A personal trainer’s goals are the goals of the athlete. However, some people go into a training program and expect instant results. You may get discouraged when you don’t see the progress you were expecting immediately and want to quit. Our goals are your goals, and we want to do everything possible to help you achieve them. So, here are four characteristics of any successful sports therapy goal.

Measurable

The most important aspect of any goal that you want to achieve is measuring the success of that goal. Vague goals such as wanting to be a better athlete or feeling better physically are admirable goals, but how do you measure that? Setting a goal that can be objectively measured so you can keep track of your progress is vital to getting the most out of your sports therapy.

Achievable

A great measurable goal may be to dunk a basketball at regulation height. You can keep track of your progress and measure your vertical leap. But if you stand 5’4”, it is not likely that any amount of training will help that goal become a reality. Your sports therapy trainer wants you to succeed, and setting realistic, achievable goals will help make your goals a reality.

Relevant to You

Sometimes parents or peers may pressure you into doing something you may not want to do. If your friends all play baseball and you prefer tennis, your fitness goals should reflect that. Your sports therapy trainer will help you answer the ‘why’ of your goal. Knowing that you are achieving this goal for you will keep you bought into the training and make it more likely you will succeed.

Timely

A journey of 10,000 miles begins with a single step, but that will still be a very long journey. Our expectation of how long things should take is often clouded by optimism bias. That means we think of how long something should take as if everything were to go perfectly. But setbacks happen. Injuries occur. Setting up a timeline of progress will keep your goals in perspective. 

The experienced professionals at Continuum Wellness help make goals a reality for athletes. Regardless of whether you are an aspiring high school athlete, club player or someone just looking to better themselves, sports therapy can help you. Contact Continuum Wellness today to set up your initial appointment.