Have you been going to the gym for a while, but don’t seem to be getting any closer to reaching your goals? Many of us feel this way, but often are unsure as to why we aren’t hitting our goals as we seem to be doing everything right. We are going to the gym, getting our steps in, and hitting our calories – so why aren’t we reaching our goals? Here at Urban Fitness we want to explore with you just a few of the reasons why you might not be hitting your goals at the gym.

Urban Fitness are South Dublin’s leading group coaching gym, helping members get in the best shape of their lives with our friendly and non-intimidating training. We have a number of membership options to choose from, to suit everyone and their unique goals. To learn more about some of the reasons why you might not be hitting your goals at the gym, keep reading and make sure to visit our website for further information.

Eating Too Much or Too Little

One reason as to why you may not be hitting your gym goals could be because you are either eating either too much or too little. How much and what you eat will be completely dependent on what you are looking to achieve, but often we find ourselves either over or underestimating the amount of calories we are eating which can be detrimental to our goals. To ensure that you are working towards reaching your goals, it is best if you know how many calories you should be consuming and stick to them as much as you can. This will make a huge difference in your progress if you aren’t currently focusing much on your diet and how much you are eating.


Are you being consistent? This could be either with your gym sessions, your diet, your cardio, or your steps. Consistency is key, and a lack of consistency is one of the main reasons as to why so many people find it difficult to reach their goals. Often people jump on and off the fitness bandwagon constantly, or they stick to their goals a few days a week and the other days completely fall off track. We don’t get the results we want overnight, and we don’t get the results we want by being inconsistent. Consistency is king when it comes to hitting your goals at the gym and should never be overlooked.

Not Moving Enough Throughout the Day

If you are looking to lose body fat and feel like you aren’t progressing, another factor to consider could be how much you are moving throughout the day – especially if you work a sedentary job. How much you move throughout your day will impact your NEAT – which stands for non-exercise activity thermogenesis – which sounds complex but essentially means how much energy you use on activities that aren’t at the gym. By increasing the amount you move, through activities such as walking more, you can increase your NEAT and burn more calories which will help you to achieve your weight loss goals much easier.

Achieve Your Goals at Urban Fitness

We hope that this short post has explained just a few of the reasons as to why you might not be hitting your goals at the gym, and how you can change your habits to hit those milestones that you’ve worked so hard towards. Our team of knowledgeable and experienced coaches help members get in the very best shape of their lives from our fully equipped gym facility – so that they can feel, look and perform at their very best both inside and outside of our gym. We have a range of membership options to choose from, including our renowned group training, our small group personal training, and our one-on-one personal training.

If you’d like to get started with hitting your gym goals in South Dublin at Urban Fitness, why not fill out our online contact form? From here we will book a call with you to get to know you, and your goals better and talk through our membership options with you in further detail. We can then get started with your journey at Urban Fitness and getting you to your goals, step by step. To learn more about our South Dublin based gym where we help our members grow, achieve their fitness goals, and succeed, please visit our website today.