goal setting tips

Are you looking for a way to ensure that you hit your goals this year? Do you feel that you need help with goal setting strategies that really work? If so, then you need to start by learning all that you can about the goal setting process with goal setting tips that you can apply right away.

Setting goals just for the sake of setting them won’t do any good. It requires action to turn them into a reality! It’s all about setting yourself up for success by providing actionable steps.

See below for an in-depth guide listing several goal-setting tips. These will help you envision yourself obtaining your goals and battling through adversity.

1. Establish a Vision

Many people have tried to get inside the mind of Michael Jordan. One of the best basketball players of all time, MJ accomplished goals at an alarming rate. The moment was never too big for him.

But what makes him the most special player of all was his mindset. The way he established big and small goes are the stuff of legends. He always stressed the importance of practicing like you want to play and envisioning himself making the free throw with the game on the line.

…Did you catch that last part? Envisioning himself making the free throw with the game on the line.

He saw himself coming up in the clutch long before it ever happened. That’s the kind of goal-setting vision we all need to instill in ourselves. If we can see ourselves accomplishing the goal, it can give us the confidence and inspiration to work towards the goal in the first place!

Most of us never take the time to envision ourselves losing 30 pounds or getting that job that we’ve always wanted. We just sit in the prison of our hopelessness.

No longer! Find some time today to sit in solitude and envision the goals you want to accomplish. What does that look like? What will it take to get there? What will it feel like when you finally get under 200 pounds again? These are the question you need to ask yourself!

2. Organize Those Goals Effectively

Think back to the big projects you’ve completed in your lifetime. What made those projects more realistic than the ones you didn’t accomplish? We’re willing to be that it had something to do with your organization.

The success rate of you accomplishing your goals starts at the very beginning, in the organization stage. This is what helps you create concrete parameters for your goals; it ensures that you’re on the right track.

First, start by using the SMART goals method. For those of you unfamiliar, “SMART” stands for:

  • Specific: Define your goals; lower them down to a niche meaning/
  • Measurable: Set small goals that can help you gauge your progress towards your end goal /
  • Achievable: Find the balance between a goal that’s challenging, but entirely possible/
  • Realistic: Is this goal realistic? Do you have the ability to accomplish it?
  • Time-Based: Create deadlines. This creates urgency and ensures you remain consistent.

One last note, be sure to write down these goals. Studies show that you’re 42-percent more likely to achieve your goals when you write them down.

3. Create Accountability

Every person, regardless of the goal, goes through the same ebbs and flows. At first, you’re riding a high; you’ve got all the inspiration you need (and then some) to work towards the goals you’ve set.

However, the path to any worthwhile goal involves many setbacks and hurdles. You’re too tired to work out, you’re feeling defeated because you aren’t seeing the results you’d hoped for, etc.

It’s in those moments that your inspiration (power from within) is at its lowest. That’s when you need motivation (power from external sources) to encourage you and pick you up off your feet!

Make sure that you give yourself accountability towards your long-term goals. You don’t have to go this alone! Accountability takes many forms, such as small group training, hiring trainers, finding mentorship, or teaming up with others working towards the same goal.

4. Gear Towards Change

If there’s one thing that humans don’t like, it’s change. Change pushes us in directions that we don’t want to go; it’s notorious for making us feel uncomfortable.

However, as the old saying goes, “If you want results you’ve never had, then you have to do something you’ve never done.” Wiser words have never been spoken.

Don’t avoid change, embrace it. When you’re setting your goals, look for ways to switch them up from the methods you’ve tried before. When you’re working towards your goals, do something each day that makes you feel uncomfortable. It will expand your horizons!

5. Take Action

You’ve done all the preparation you need. You’ve envisioned what it’s like to accomplish this goal, but your imagination isn’t going to get you to where you want to go.

Just like Arnold H. Glasow once said, “An idea not coupled with action will never get any bigger than the brain cell it occupied.” It’s time to act, people!

Start by taking little actions each day. In fact, give yourself 5 tiny actions to knock out each day towards your goals. When done over 30 days, that’s 150 small goals you’ve accomplished. Over 365 days, that’s 1,825 small goals you’ve finished! You’ll surpass your long-term goal with ease.

Use These Goal Setting Tips for Your Personal and Professional Lives

Now that you have seen an in-depth guide with goal setting tips that will help you succeed, be sure to use them to your advantage.

Take the time to read this article for more information on our January Promos that can help you accomplish all your 2022 fitness goals. to get started, take a look at our available classes to help you reach new heights this year.

Restaurant Strong Fund

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted all of us.

While we know that it is vital that non-essential workers stay home and social distance to slow the spread of the virus…. doing so has unfortunately wreaked havoc on the economy, particularly small businesses and those employed by them. Restaurants and restaurant employees are one group heavily affected.

Because of this, The Greg Hill Foundation and Samuel Adams have teamed up to support those from the restaurant industry across the country who have been impacted by the Covid-19 closures.”

The Restaurant Strong Fund has been raising money for restaurants and their workers across 20 states. Will you join VIM to help Massachusetts reach its goal of $1,000,000?

Join us for our Instagram Live workout on Tuesday, May 5th at 5:30 PM – Bodyweight Burn w/Rachel, where she will be encouraging viewers to donate to the fund.
Can’t make it? Just click the button below to donate now!

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To Our Loyal Members and VIM Family,

We wanted to give you an update based on recent orders and advisories from Federal, State and Local governmental authorities regarding COVID-19. VIM FITNESS is temporarily closed based on current governmental guidance in place, and will be closed until further notice. Starting April 1, 2020, ALL MONTHLY RECURRING PAYMENTS WILL BE SUSPENDED until we re-open.

Below we have outlined important membership updates to answer questions you may have:

  • Starting April 1, 2020, recurring monthly services that have not yet been processed, will be temporarily suspended and monthly recurring electronic funds transfers from your credit card or bank account will cease until VIM Fitness reopens.
  • For Monthly recurring memberships to VIM that have already been processed between March 18th and 31st, we will provide a prorated credit that can be applied against future charges on your membership account. Credits are non-refundable and non-transferrable.
  • March membership dues credit will be available to be applied towards future charges on your membership account once the club re-opens.
  • For those of you on a yearly paid in full memberships, VIM will provide credit to you in the form of additional time at the end of your original 12-Month term for the amount of time equal to the days we are closed due to COVID-19. Credits are non-refundable and non-transferrable.

While we are closed, please continue to monitor our website, Facebook, and Instagram pages. For our valued members of VIM FITNESS, we will continue to post workouts, videos, fun fitness tips, and motivation for FREE to keep you moving from home. Please look out for our NEWLY launched “Work out of the Day” segments on Instagram and Facebook and Live Group Exercise classes daily on “Instagram Live” with your favorite instructors!.

We thank you for your ongoing commitment and support to VIM FITNESS. We encourage all members to stay active and healthy during this time. We hope to see you in the gym very soon!

Any questions don’t hesitate to reach out to [email protected]

Thank you for your patience and understanding.





To Our Loyal Members and VIM Family,

We hope everyone out there is staying safe and healthy!

We want to send an update on current conditions. In accordance with State and local guidelines, we need to remain closed at our University Park and Central Square locations through April 7, 2020. We will be sure to update you as things change.

Please continue to monitor our website, Facebook, and Instagram. As a reminder, we will remain active on social media posting workouts, videos, fun fitness tips, and motivation to keep you moving from home. Please look out for our NEWLY launched “Work out of the Day” segments on Instagram and Facebook and live Group Exercise classes daily on “Instagram Live” to give you motivation and direction for workouts.

Please keep those in need in your thoughts during this difficult time for many. We will continue to support our employees and their families during this time in an effort to do our small part.

Valued members, if you are on a monthly membership option, we are currently formulating a plan to provide for a reduced monthly fee in a future month, due to the time we have had to be mandatorily shutdown.

For those of you on a yearly membership, we would be glad to credit you additional time at the end of your membership term.

We ask for your patience as we finalize these plans and try to get further clarity on the situation. In the meantime, you are welcome to reach out to [email protected] with any questions you may have.

We thank you for your ongoing commitment and support to VIM FITNESS. We encourage all members to stay active and healthy during this time. We hope to see you in the gym very soon!

Thank you for your patience and understanding.



instagram live

In an uncertain time like the present, keeping our bodies and minds healthy should be a top priority!

While we can’t teach our classes in person like we are used to, we CAN deliver to you INSTAGRAM LIVE ONLINE CLASSES with your favorite instructors and trainers!

Here’s how to access the classes:

1. Sign Up for Instagram Account or Log In to your Instagram account
2. Follow @vimfitness
3. At the time of the scheduled class, click on the @vimfitness icon that says LIVE in red
4. You will then be LIVE STREAMING your favorite instructors!

Don’t have/want Instagram?
After the class has finished, we will be posting the recording to Facebook for those who prefer that platform.


Don’t forget to comment and say ‘what’s up’ to your instructor during class! See you (virtually) soon!


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To Our Loyal Members,

We here at VIM FITNESS want everyone to know we always have our members’ best interest in mind when making any major decisions. We have struggled with this decision over the past few days. Since our most recent communication to you, the Federal Government has updated the recommendations for businesses to have no more than ten people in a large space to help flatten the curve of infections.

We value every member and want to take the necessary precautions to not only prevent the spread of COVID-19 but to also ensure our fitness community’s well-being. In keeping with that, we have made the difficult decision to close the facilities at University Park and Central Square for 2 weeks starting at the close of business today, Wednesday March 18th, 2020.

At this moment we will be closed until March 31, 2020. If any changes or updates are made we will post them to our website, Facebook, and Instagram. Please keep everyone in your thoughts during this short but tough time to include small businesses.

In the meantime we will remain active on social media posting workouts, videos, fun fitness tips, and motivation to keep you moving from home. Please look out for our NEWLY launched “Work out of the Day” segment on Instagram and Facebook to give you motivation and direction for workouts. If you would like to set up 1 to 1 personal training sessions or continue your 1-1 personal training sessions please reach out to [email protected] for details.

We thank you for your ongoing commitment to the VIM FITNESS community. We encourage all members to stay active and healthy in this sensitive time. We hope to see you in the gym very soon!

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate through this difficult time.



To Our VIM FIT Fam,
In light of the Governors order and in an effort to keep members and staff safe, starting March 17, 2020 we will be temporarily suspending all group exercise classes and small group training sessions til April 6, 2020. We will continue our nightly deep cleaning procedures with hospital grade disinfectants and continue our added cleaning schedules throughout the day. We’re dedicated to protecting against coronavirus, while remaining a place that our Fitness community can feel welcome and safe.
Here’s what is changing:
  • All group exercise classes and Small Group/Team Training sessions will suspend til April 6, 2020.
  • VIM Fitness will stay open as of right now with modified hours. Central square will be open from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm. Our University Park location will be open from 9:00am to 7:00pm
  • We will be offering the WORK OUT OF THE DAY on both our instagram page and facebook page for members to utilize and stay fit during this adjustment period of 3 weeks.
We thank you for your ongoing commitment to the VIM FITNESS community. Please understand that we are navigating through this as best as we can. We know this is tough on everyone but we will get through this and hope you continue to support VIM during this tough time. We encourage all members to stay fit and positive while we work through this together.
small business saturday

VIM Fitness is excited to host an Open House as a part of Cambridge’s Small Business Saturday campaign, which encourages residents and visitors to shop local on Saturday, November 30 and throughout the holiday season!

Join us between 1:00-4:00pm on Saturday, November 30th to tour our facilities, learn about our community, and take a free class.

Small Group Training Class 1
Vinyasa Yoga

Small Group Training Class 2
Total Body HIIT

Small Group Training Class 3

The Open House classes are free and open to the public. Those interested in trying a class must fill out a waiver prior to participating.

The Small Group Training Demo Classes are open to new members/prospective clients only.
Pre-registration is required for the Small Group Training Demo Classes. #ShopCambMA

Please email [email protected] to register.

breast cancer awareness benefit

VIM is joining the fight against breast cancer this October as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

We will be hosting Breast Cancer Awareness Benefit to raise money for breast cancer research through Dana Farber:


Friday, October 25th // 4 Classes offered between both VIM locations:

University Park
5:30-6:15pm Spinning

Central Square
5:30-6:15pm Circuit Express
5:30-6:30pm Vinyasa Yoga
6:30-7:30pm Zumba



All ticket holders will be entered into a raffle to WIN our 30 Day Small Group Training Trial ($89 value), which includes:

  • 4 Small Group Training Sessions

  • Unlimited Team Training

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