What is a Strategy and Goal Session?

A Strategy and Goal Session is another benefit included with your Performance Training Membership. It is a 20-minute, one-on-one appointment with our head strength coach, Derek Sims. During this time, you can discuss and reflect on your training goals, training program, consistency, motivation, and other lifestyle factors such as sleep and stress than affect your results and outcomes. After this meeting, will will create an updated training program for you that best fits your goals, schedule, and other individual factors.

How do I schedule a Strategy and Goal Session?

Simple! Schedule using the calendar widget on this page, or speak to any of your EVOLVE team members.

Why should I schedule a Strategy and Goal Session?

Look, it can be difficult to stay motivated and follow an appropriate training program throughout an entire year, let alone over the course of several years or a lifespan. There are a lot of factors that come into play: your goals in and out of the gym, time available to exercise, activities and exercise that you enjoy or dislike, the current phase of your career or family life, injuries and injury history, training experience, equipment and exercise selection, periodization and progression over time, consistency, motivation, and many more. This stuff is hard, and that’s what we are here for — to help! We try our absolute hardest to set up the best program for you, but that “best program” is created at one point in time, and it will necessarily have to evolve and shift over time.

Strategy and Goal Sessions are designed to help with this murky process. It’s a time to sit down with your coach, reflect, and chart an updated path forward. We recommend doing them every 3 months, or when you are feeling “stuck,” unmotivated, or inconsistent with your training and healthy behaviors. Usually you don’t just need to “try harder,” but instead have an updated plan that better fits your needs.

During these sessions, your strength coach will also be assessing for other needs that will help you achieve your goals, such as physical therapy for pain or injuries, or nutrition counseling to improve your health and recovery.