Realistic Goal Setting For Starting an Exercise Program

Posted January 11, 2021 | By ale_bellot

Digital Education Programming Presented by the
Center for Health & Wellbeing

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You’ve decided it’s time to start exercising in the new year. Congratulations! You’ve taken the first step on your wellbeing journey. One of the easiest parts of starting an exercise program is deciding to do it. The hardest part? Deciding what your fitness goals will be. Whether you’re designing your own exercise program or getting started on one with the help of a certified fitness instructor, the most important idea to consider is your fitness goals. In this program, Crosby Wellness Center fitness specialist Danielle Mize discusses how to set SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-bound) goals with specific strategies and tips to help integrate fitness into your everyday lifestyle.

By viewing this program, you can expect to:

  • learn how to set SMART goals for starting an exercise program;
  • learn how to break large goals into small actionable steps;
  • understand the American Heart Association’s recommendations for physical activity.

This program is presented by Danielle Mize and is hosted by the Winter Park Health Foundation.

About Your Program Presenter
Danielle Mize is a fitness specialist at the Crosby Wellness Center in Winter Park, FL. Holding a Master of Science in Sport and Exercise Science, Mize has 10 years of experience in health and fitness coaching. While at the University of Central Florida (UCF), she fell in love with her daily workouts and the resources available to her at the UCF Wellness Center and used them as a way to manage the stress of a busy schedule. She decided to change majors and pursue a career in fitness so she could extend her enthusiasm and knowledge to others in the hope that they, too, would grow to have a passion for health and fitness.

Following her time at UCF, Mize has continued to call Orlando her home and extend her portfolio to include certification as an ACE certified health coach, RRCA endurance running coach and ACSM exercise physiologist. She believes that health and wellness is achievable for all and strives to help others through fitness coaching and health education. This work often includes educating others on goal setting, identifying ways to sneak fitness into hectic lifestyles, and planning for setbacks. When not helping others towards their wellness goals, Mize can usually be found training for her next half marathon or having adventures in the great wide somewhere.