90 Fitness and Workout Motivation Quotes & Sayings

90 Best Fitness and Workout Quotes That Will Keep You Motivated

The health benefits of a regular workout and fitness regime are hard to ignore. However, at times, we need motivational support to lift our spirits and get us going. Inspirational fitness quotes can provide us with the right and timely bursts of wisdom needed to push through the hurdles and accomplish our goals for a fitter and fulfilled life.

Super Inspiring Workout Motivation Quotes

Exercise is defined as any physical activity or movement that makes your muscles work and requires your body to burn calories.  When it comes to getting in shape, consistency is the key. These morning workout quotes and funny exercise quotes can motivate you like an on-demand personal coach. Here is a compilation of some of the best gym quotes and sayings that can help you rise above your excuses for not exercising.

  1. “Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going”.- Jim Ryun
  2. “Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live”. Jim Rohn
  3. “Exercise is king. Nutrition is queen. Put them together, and you’ve got a kingdom” -Jack Lalanne
  4. “What hurts today makes you stronger tomorrow” – Jay Cutler
  5. “I hate every minute of training. But I said, don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion”- Muhammad Ali
  6. “The last three or four reps is what makes the muscle grow. This area of pain divides a champion from someone who is not a champion”- Arnold Schwarzenegger
  7. “Exercise is labor without weariness” – Samuel Johnson
  8. “Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen” –  Michael Jordan
  9. “Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit” – Vince Lombardi Jr
  10. “Swimming is normal for me. I’m relaxed. I’m comfortable, and I know my surroundings. It’s my home”- Michael Phelps
  11. “The groundwork for all happinessis good health” – Leigh Hunt
  12. “Our bodies are our gardens – our wills are our gardeners”– William Shakespeare
  13. “Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, but it is also the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity” – John F. Kennedy
  14. “Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment” – Jim Rohn
  15. “Setting goals is the first step into turning the invisible into the visible” – Tony Robbins
  16. “Your body is the church where Nature asks to be reverenced”– Marquis de Sade.
  17. “The only way for a rich man to be healthy is by exercise and abstinence, to live as if he were poor” – William Temple
  18. “Great works are performed, not by strength, but by perseverance”– Samuel Johnson
  19. “The purpose of training is to tighten up the slack, toughen the body, and polish the spirit” – Morihei Ueshiba
  20. “One isn’t necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential” – Maya Angelou
  21. “Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will” – Mahatma Gandhi
  22. “The more you sweat in training, the less you bleed in combat” – Richard Marcinko
  23. “All great achievements require time” – Maya Angelou
  24. “To enjoy the glow of good health, you must exercise” – Gene Tunney
  25. “Every champion was once a contender that refused to give up” – Sylvester Stallone
  26. “The muscle and the mind must become one. One without the other is zero” – Lee Haney
  27. “Living a healthy lifestyle will only deprive you of poor health, lethargy, and fat” – Jill Johnson
  28. “A champion is someone who gets up when they can’t” – Jack Dempsey
  29. “All progress takes place outside the comfort zone” – Michael John Bobak
  30. “The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus” – Bruce Lee
  31. “Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out” – John Wooden
  32. “Don’t train to be skinny. Train to be a badass” – Demi Lovato
  33. “Getting fit is all about mind over matter. I don’t mind, so it doesn’t matter.¨ – Adam Hargreaves
  34. “Do what you have to do until you can do what you want to do.” —Oprah Winfrey
  35. “Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall” – Confucius
  36. “Increased physical activity enhances positive energy” – Lailah Gifty Akita
  37. “If you want something you’ve never had, you must be willing to do something you’ve never done” – Thomas Jefferson
  38. “The difference between the impossible and possible is a person’s determination” – Tommy Lasorda
  39. “We cannot start over. But we can begin now and make a new beginning”- Zig Zagler
  40. “ Health is not about the weight you lose, but about the life, you gain”- Dr. Josh Axe
  41. “Eat like you love your body”- Laila Gifti Akita
  42. “Just believe in yourself. Even if you don’t, pretend that you do and, at some point, you will” – Venus Williams
  43. “Train hard, turn up, run your best, and the rest will take care of itself”- Usain Bolt
  44. “Unless you puke, faint, or die, keep going.”- Jillian Michaels
  45. “Age is no barrier. It’s a limitation you put on your mind.”- Jackie Joyner Kersee
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  46. “Remember this: Your body is your slave.  It works for you” -Jack Lalanne
  47. “Do something today that your future self will thank you for”- Sean Patrick Flanery
  48. “The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary” – Vidal Sassoon
  49. “The clock is ticking. Are you becoming the person you want to be?”- Greg Plitt
  50. “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t, you’re right” – Henry Ford
  51. “Action is the foundational key to all success” -Pablo Picasso
  52. “If something stands between you and your success, move it. Never be denied” – Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson.
  53. “If you ever lack the motivation to train then think what happens to your mind & body when you don’t” – Shifu Yan Lei
  54. “Exercise is done against one’s wishes and maintained only because the alternative is worse” – George A. Sheehan
  55. “Fitness is not about being better than someone else. It’s about being better than you used to be”- Khloe Kardashian
  56. “If it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you”- Fred Devito
  57. “Don’t limit your challenges, challenge your limits”- Jerry Dunn
  58. “Get comfortable with being uncomfortable!” – Jillian Michaels
  59. “I train to be the best in the world on my worst day” – Ronda Rousey
  60. “The deadlift also serves as a way to train the mind to do things that are hard”  – Mark Rippetoe
  61. “Your current body is the only body that can take you to your new body — so be kind to it” – Elaine Moran
  62. “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take” – Wayne Gretzky
  63. “You must do the thing you think you cannot do” – Eleanor Roosevelt
  64. “In training, you listen to your body. In competition, you tell your body to shut up” – Rich Froning Jr.
  65. “You shall gain, but you shall pay with sweat, blood, and vomit”- Pavel Tsatsouline
  66. “To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift”- Steve Prefontaine
  67. “Confidence comes from discipline and training” – Robert Kiyosaki
  68. “You have to think about it before you can do it. The mind is what makes it all possible”- Kai Greene
  69. “Sometimes you don’t realize your own strength until you come face to face with your greatest weakness” – Susan Gale
  70. “Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle”- Abraham Lincoln
  71. “All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them”- Walt Disney
  72. “Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment” – Jim Rohn
  73. “You must expect great things of yourself before you can do them”- Michael Jordan
  74. “The human body is the best picture of the human soul” – Ludwig Wittgenstein
  75. “Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body”- Joseph Addison
  76. “You can have results or excuses, but not both” – Arnold Schwarzenegger
  77. “Do today what others won’t so tomorrow you can do what others can’t”- Jerry Rice
  78. “No matter how many mistakes you make or how slow your progress, you are still way ahead of everyone who isn’t trying” – Tony Robbins
  79. “It’s going to be a journey. It’s not a sprint to get in shape” – Kerri Walsh Jennings
  80. “Don’t count the days, make the days count.” —Muhammad Ali
  81. “Nothing will work unless you do” —Maya Angelou
  82. “Hustle for that muscle”- Unknown
  83. “Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever” – Lance Armstrong
  84. “No pain, no gain” — Unknown
  85. “Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did”– Newt Gingrich
  86. “Action is the foundational key to all success”- Pablo Picasso
  87. “Tough times don’t last. Tough people do” – Robert H. Schuller
  88. “Look in the mirror. That’s your competition” – John Assaraf
  89. “Most people fail, not because of lack of desire, but because of lack of commitment” – Vince Lombardi
  90. “A year from now, you may wish you had started today” – Karen Lamb

While exercising is always beneficial, check with your physician before starting a new exercise program to avoid any negative impact on health.

Also Read:

How to Start Working Out After a Rest Day
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