14 Trainer Questions to Ask Yourself to set Fitness Goals

Often when people first start-off with a fitness journey they do not ask themselves the right questions. These are 14 questions to ask yourself before you start planning or designing a fitness program. Personal trainers often ask these with clients on the first sessions.

  1. What are your short term goals? (3 – 6 months)
  2. What are your long term goals? (beyond 6 months)
  3. What could prevent you from achieving your fitness goals? (work, school, kids, etc.)
  4. What is motivating you to make a fitness program?
  5. What is important to you?
  6. How will health and fitness support your goals for yourself?
  7. What sports or exercise programs have you participated in the past?
  8. Are there fitness or exercise programs you enjoy?
  9. Are there certain exercises you hate?
  10. Do you have a favorite exercise you feel good at?
  11. How do you intend to integrate exercise into your life?
  12. How much time can yo commit to an excise program?
  13. What social support (family and friends) do you have to change your lifestyle?
  14. When is the last time you kept to an exercise routine (3 times per week)? How long did this last? Why did it stop?

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