What is an exercise contract?

An exercise contract is generally made with a fitness professional or coach to help you be accountable for your goals. This contract usually delineates what you need to do to move forward and reach your goals. Exercise contracts can include: start date, end date, long term goal(s), short term goals and a positive reward for reaching your goals. You sign and date it, and it stays in possession of the fitness professional or coach to be revisited each week. The contract gives you and the fitness professional or coach a way to stay on track and a point of conversation about successes, obstacles and challenges.

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Should I have short term fitness goals?
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Of course you should.  Actually you should have a short term goal and a long term goal.  However don...
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What type of goals should I set for my fitness program?
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I like SMART goals, Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Time-sensitiveI like to set long...
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How do I keep track of my goals?
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