S.M.A.R.T approach to New Years Resolutions


While New Year’s resolutions might be a little bit cliché, most of us make them – even if we do so subconsciously.  And chances are good that if you are like most Americans, your 2015 resolution was to:

·       Lose weightAlex_copy3

·       Enjoy life to the fullest

·       Get or Stay fit and healthy

The vast majority of resolutions fall into these three categories, and luckily, CycleBar can help you with all of them.  John Norcross, Ph.D., came up with the acronym SMART as a way meet New Year’s goals:

SPECIFIC:  Instead of "Get in Shape" try "Sign up for Tuesday class at CycleBar for 8 weeks"

MEASURABLE:  Increase my highest watts (how hard I’m working) each week from X to Y (rather than “get in better shape”)

ATTAINABLE:  Add 1 CycleBar class to my weekly workout schedule (rather than “fit into college-size jeans by reunion”) 

RELEVANT: Burn 750 extra calories per week (one more CycleBar class and one less cookie!) rather than “get skinny this year”

TIME-SPECIFIC: Try two new classes and two new healthy recipes by March 1 (rather than “eat healthier and exercise more”)

Follow these SMART principles, and it’s much more likely that you’ll reach your goal, and in 2016, you won’t be making the same old resolution again. Fortunately spin classes can help!

CycleBar (formerly Spynergy) has been providing indoor cycling classes at our studio since 2005.  We have a simple philosophy:  Great Workout, Great Fun.  Serving Wellesley, Needham, Newton, Natick, Weston, Dover, Chestnut Hill and surrounding communities.


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