Realistic Fitness Goals to Achieve a Healthier You in 2022

Ah, the annual new year’s resolutions – who doesn’t have them? Each year, you start with goals to fulfill in the next 12 months, and if you’re like most people, you probably have one fitness-related goal. Whether that’s to lose ten pounds or get a six-pack, you probably have long-term goals. Unfortunately, that in itself may be the reason you fail. You set long-term goals and fall off the wagon a few weeks into it. 

So instead of shooting for the stars right off the start of the year, why not start with these easier-to-achieve goals suggested by your trusted fitness studio in Wellesley:

Do a New Workout Routine Every Month

Well, if you ask us, doing the same routine every week can get boring real quick. Doing a different routine each month can change things up a bit, and you can avoid boredom. It’s also beneficial because you can always switch it up if you’re feeling like you’re not getting the results you wanted.

Extend Your Stretching Minutes

If you are a regular at your gym, chances are you’ve considered signing up for yoga classes. Yoga is a great way to stretch and strengthen your body, but you can start with just a few minutes a day. Don’t just sit at your desk for eight hours and go home. Stretching for just a few minutes a day is a great way to relieve stress, increase blood flow and improve your posture. It can also improve your coordination, increase energy and improve digestion. It’s also great for your skin.

Practice Proper Form

If you are trying to get fit like most people, most people are trying to lose weight or gain muscle. While this will likely also involve cardio, you want to ensure you’re doing it right. For example, if you’re doing bicep curls, you want to make sure your form is correct. Don’t just do them mindlessly and assume they’re benefiting you.

Work Out With a Buddy

If you want to stay committed to your workouts, having a friend or a work colleague to work out with is a great way to do it. You’ll keep each other accountable and motivated to show up. You can also offer motivation to each other. If you or your friend is feeling tired, you can encourage each other to keep going.

Work on Mental Health Weekly

Too often, we focus on our physical health or diets and don’t work on our mental health. You should de-stress and have time to focus on your mental health for at least one hour a week. We don’t mean you have to meditate for an hour, but you can take the time to read a book, do some yoga or just relax outside.


Working on a new workout routine each month and practicing proper form can be easy ways to incorporate fitness into your lifestyle. It’s easier said than done, of course, but if you make it a point to put these resolutions into action, you’ll feel better in no time at all. You’ll also be able to live up to those annual fitness-related goals you set each year. It’s also a good idea to try custom fitness programs from your local fitness studio so you can be guided by a professional. 

The Fit Factor PT is a modern fitness studio in Wellesley where you can start your fitness journey. Contact us today to know about our studio and our programs!

Chad has been my personal trainer for over 10 years.  He is very dedicated and resourceful as a trainer.  I would highly recommend Chad.  He has kept my body healthy through all these years and in my 50s. Chad is also very accommodating to working with your schedule. Wouldn't go anywhere else.

Joan C

I love working out with Chad! I have been working out with him for the past year and a half and have had the best results compared with other trainers. Chad’s dedication to his clients, humor, warmth and expertise are a winning combination. I look forward to our sessions and always leave feeling stronger, more flexible and energetic. I highly recommend Chad.

Brittany chick

I have been working with Chad (the trainer) for almost three years now and have gone through an amazing transformation! He bonds greatly with his clients and is a very qualified trainer. He tailors workouts to individual clients and has helped me perform better as an equestrian and achieve my physique goals. If you are looking for a great one-on-one trainer, I would highly recommend.

Yvonne C.

When I started going to the fit factor I went in thinking I had a pretty good knowledge of weight lifting and exercise without having much to improve. I was so wrong! Chad was incredible and really took the time to explain and show proper technique as well as a variety of different exercises that I had never done before. I now have much more confidence in my form and have a really great and well rounded routine. Additionally, Chad catered to my personal goals and really listened to what I wanted to accomplish. I cannot recommend The fit factor and Chad enough!

Giuseppe Leonelli

I have been weight lifting for over five years but have never had dedicated instruction from a trainer. Chad was able to notice where my form was failing and correct it immediately. He also guided me towards effective exercises so that I could keep achieving my goals and moving up. After a couple of months of working with him I was able to see some great results. Chad knows his stuff!

Jonas Escobedo

Chad has been great with not only the types of specialized workouts each session but also with checking in after the sessions. He has a real passion for seeing people make big health changes; which makes it fun. Would highly recommend!

William Gotschewski

I went to Chad looking to get back in shape and lose weight, which had crept up from working long hours. Chad was super patient and non-judgmental. We started at a level where I would see results but not get so sore or so disappointed at what I could not do it. He focused on what I could do if I pushed myself hard and taught me that step/skill building was an integral part of the process. We also talked about nutrition and self-care. As other reviews have mentioned, he cares about his clients beyond the appointment time, and wants them to make positive change to their lives that will stick. I lost 30+ pounds and I am in the best shape of my life. I have been able to maintain this for 2 years. He taught me how to create a sustainable workout plan. Even during the pandemic I was able to maintain my weight and my fitness level thanks for his frequent check-ins and the solid fitness base we created through his work and fitness mentorship. I highly recommend him!

Tere Ramos

I started with Chad in August 2020, my first semester of college was cancelled and i needed something active to do. At that point I was a small underweight kid looking to gain muscle and gain weight. I went to Chad 3 times a week until late January 2021. Those 5 months were great, I really enjoyed going to chad and it was the highlight of my week and something I would look forward to going to 3 times every week. Throughout this time Chad has perfected my form on workouts and had a great and unique workout for me everytime. I went in weighing 125 pounds at 5’10 and now I weigh 150 pounds after the five months. Not only did Chad give workouts but he also gave me a diet for me to follow so I could maximize my time with him. He really personalizes workouts for each person. Currently i’m in the best shape of my life and am super confident in my body. GO TO FIT-FACTOR!!

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