77 Motivational Fitness Quotes – For The Best Workouts Ever

motivational fitness quotes

Fitness Quotes That Will Get You Going

Motivational quotes offer you the best words of encouragement imaginable.

Whether this is your first step towards a healthy lifestyle, or you are already smashing your fitness goals, these inspirational workout quotes will make sure next time you lace up your trainers, you’ll be sure to achieve great things.

These fitness motivation quotes from famous athletes, authors and celebrities, will make what you thought was impossible today, more than achievable!

13 Motivational Fitness Quotes

“If we could give every individual the right amount of nourishment and exercise, not too little and not too much, we would have found the safest way to health.” 

– Hippocrates

“Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.” 

Jim Ryin

“You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.” 

– Zig Ziglar

“Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.” 

– Jim Rohn

“Our growing softness, our increasing lack of physical fitness, is a menace to our security.” 

– John F. Kennedy

Motivational Fitness Quotes
Motivational Fitness Quotes

“Time and health are two precious assets that we don’t recognize and appreciate until they have been depleted.” 

– Denis Waitley

“Exercise is labor without weariness.” 

– Samuel Johnson

“A feeble body weakens the mind.”

– Jean-Jacques Rousseau

“Look in the mirror. That’s your competition.” 

– John Assaraf

Motivational Fitness Quotes
Motivational Fitness Quotes

“The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” 

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

“If you think lifting is dangerous, try being weak. Being weak is dangerous.” 

– Bret Contreras

“True enjoyment comes from activity of the mind and exercise of the body; the two are ever united.” 

– Wilhelm von Humboldt

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then is not an act but a habit.” 

– Aristotle

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“A fit, healthy body—that is the best fashion statement.” 

– Jess C. Scott

“If it doesn’t challenge you it doesn’t change you!” 

– Fred Devito

“The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person’s determination.” 

– Tommy Lasorda

“Fitness, in my opinion, is a mental exercise more than just physical.” 

– Anushka Shetty

“Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.” 

– Henry David Thoreau

Motivational Fitness Quotes
Motivational Fitness Quotes

“I don’t count my sit-ups. I only start counting when it starts hurting because they’re the only ones that count.” 

– Muhammad Ali

“It’s challenging, but you have to at least try to eat right and exercise.” 

– Joely Fisher

”You need to eat normally and healthfully, and you need to exercise. I’m so passionate about this because I think people spend their lives not happy in their bodies.” 

– Courtney Thorne-Smith

“Some people want it to happen, some wish it could happen, others make it happen.”

– Michael Jordan

Motivational Fitness Quotes
Motivational Fitness Quotes

“Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.” 

– Earl Nightingale

“Find fitness with fun dancing. It is fun and makes you forget about the dreaded exercise.” 

– Paula Abdul

“Energy & persistence conquer all things.” 

Benjamin Franklin

“Exercise is king. Nutrition is queen. Put them together and you’ve got a kingdom.”

– Jack LaLanne

“To enjoy the glow of good health, you must exercise.” 

– Gene Tunney

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“The real workout starts when you want to stop.” 

– Ronnie Coleman

“Today I will do what others won’t, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can’t.” 

– Jerry Rice

“All progress takes place outside the comfort zone.” 

– Michal Joan Bobak

“Stay hard!”

– David Goggins

“The secret of our success is that we never, never give up.” 

– Wilma Mankiller

“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

Motivational Fitness Quotes
Motivational Fitness Quotes

“In fitness, there are no shortcuts. It involves immense discipline and hard work.” 

Mahesh Babu

“Tough times don’t last. Tough people do.” 

– Robert H. Schuller

“Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit.” 

– Vince Lombardi Jr

“You can either suffer the pain of discipline or the pain of regret.” 

– Jim Rohn

“To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.” 

– Steve Prefontaine

“If you want something you’ve never had, you must be willing to do something you’ve never done.” 

– Thomas Jefferson

14 Fitness Quotes To Keep You Focused

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.”

– Mark Twain

“The reason I exercise is for the quality of life I enjoy.” 

– Kenneth H. Cooper

Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.” 

Mahatma Gandhi

“My fitness journey will be a lifelong journey.” 

– Khloe Kardashian

Motivational Fitness Quotes
Motivational Fitness Quotes

“When I do get time, I like to hike and I take lots of vitamins and powders to keep healthy.” 

– Catherine Bell

“The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.” 

– Vidal Sasson

“Take plenty of exercise. Always be cheerful. Take all the sleep you need. You may expect to be well.” 

– James Freeman Clarke

“You may not be there yet, but you are closer than you were yesterday.” 

– Unknown

“A year from now you may wish you had started today.” 

– Karen Lamb

Motivational Fitness Quotes
Motivational Fitness Quotes

“The purpose of training is to tighten up the slack, toughen the body, and polish the spirit.” 

– Morehiei Ueshiba

“And I believe that the best buy in public health today must be a combination of regular physical exercise and a healthy diet.” 

– Julie Bishop

“Most people fail, not because of lack of desire, but because of lack of commitment.” 

– Vince Lombardi

“Swimming is normal for me. I’m relaxed. I’m comfortable, and I know my surroundings. It’s my home.” 

– Michael Phelps

“All great achievements require time.” 

– Maya Angelou

12 Motivational Fitness Quotes To Lift Your Spirits

“If you have a body, you are an athlete!” 

– Bill Bowerman

“There is a moment when you get older when your metabolism slows down and you don’t feel like working out any more, so you don’t want to keep yourself fit any more, but that’s your decision. Why should you be judged for it?” 

– Janet Jackson

“Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.” 

– Henry Ford

“The first time I see a jogger smiling, I’ll consider it.” 

– Joan Rivers

“Don’t give up on your dreams, or your dreams will give up on you.” 

– John Wooden

“Exercise should be regarded as a tribute to the heart.” 

– Gene Tunney

Motivational Fitness Quotes
Motivational Fitness Quotes

“Fitness is not about being better than someone else… It’s about being better than you used to be.” 

– Khloe Kardashian

“The groundwork for all happiness is good health.” 

– Leigh Hunt

“Put all excuses aside and remember this: You are capable.” 

– Zig Ziglar

“A muscle is like a car. If you want it to run well early in the morning, you have to warm it up.” 

– Florence Griffith Joyner

“The same voice that says “give up” can also be trained to say “keep going.””

– Unknown

“Training gives us an outlet for suppressed energies created by stress and thus tones the spirit just as exercise conditions the body.” 

– Arnold Schwarzenegger

12 Anonymous Motivational Fitness Quotes

“When you feel like stopping…think about why you started.”

“You are one workout away from a better mood.” 

“Train hard, fight easy.”

“The difference between try and triumph is a little ‘umph.’”

“Hustle for that muscle.”

“If you still look good at the end of your workout, you didn’t train hard enough.”

“It’s never too late and you’re never too old to become better.”

“Keep your squats low and your standards high.”

Motivational Fitness Quotes
Motivational Fitness Quotes

“Sore. The most satisfying pain.” 

“Seventy percent of people that start a fitness plan quit. Except you. Not this time.”

“One workout at a time. One meal at a time. One day at a time.”

“Three months from now, you will thank yourself.”