Episode 041 What’s the difference between process and outcome goals for fitness clients

What’s the difference between process and outcome goals for fitness clients

In this episode of our FitPro Sessions podcast, you will find out the difference between process and outcome goals and how you can apply these to your fitness clients.

You’ll discover:

  • How to write goals as part of your Fitness Course assessment portfolio
  • The difference between Process and Outcome goals
  • The difference between outcome and performance goals
  • The importance of effective goal setting when designing workout plans
  • Taking time to understand what your client REALLY wants
  • The problem with looking at goals totally upside down
  • Three examples of goal setting for Fitness Goals including Fat loss, health-related and running goals

Today’s training will explore the difference between process and outcome goals and give you tangible examples that you can apply to ANY fitness client

Watch the full video and grab the show notes below:

Episode 041 What’s the difference between process and outcome goals for fitness clients


0:30 Introduction to Episode 041 of the FitPro Sessions Podcast
1:00 It is guaranteed that you need to understand the difference between process and outcome goals
2:00 Applying goals to working with fitness clients
3:30 Great goals beyond SMART goals
5:00 The key to goal setting is to know what your client really wants
7:00 Diving three questions deep to understand what your client wants
9:30 What is a long term outcome goal?
12:00 How do you relate the outcome goal to their process goals?
14:30 Pushing over ONE domino as the outcome
17:00 Moving form an outcome goal to a performance goal.
19:00 Outcome and Performance goals could be very similar
19:30 Your goal is about becoming something at the end
22:00 What’s the difference between outcome, performance, and process goals
23:15 Process goals are 100% in our control like modifiable nutritional changes or FITT principles in the activity.
26:30 Knocking down process goal dominos every day
30:00 Example 1: Fat Loss Goals
33:55 Example 2: Reducing Blood Pressure Goal
37:30 Example 3: Marathon running goal
39:40 Example 4: Triathlon GB selection goal
41:40 Practice lots of scenarios of clients and goals
42:00 Link to SMART goals video HERE
44:00 What is the FitPro31 Coaching Programme?
46:00 Reach out to us and join us in our Inner circle Facebook Group for more guidance and support
47:00 Comment below – what is your big takeaway lesson from this episode?

What’s the difference between process and outcome goals for fitness clients

The outcome goal is long term and is characterized by something your client wants to Be, Have and or Feel within a certain time frame

The performance goal is a domino that you need to knock over to achieve the outcome goal – IT IS NOT A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT GOAL

Performance and outcome very similar for fitness clients, so make sure you find out what your client REALLY wants

A Process goal is 100% in your client’s control, it consists of modifiable changes in activity, nutrition, mindset, sleep etc.

These process goals stack up to achieve the performance goal and then the outcome goal.

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