Fitness Gym Workout Motivation Quotes

Working out is probably one of the hardest things to start. It takes a great deal of effort on our part to get off the couch and exercise. But, if you are really determined, you will find a reason to motivate yourself. And if you’re still looking for a reason, let these quotes motivate you.

122 Quotes to Motivate You to Start Working Out

Here are 122 words of wisdom that are not only guaranteed to exercise your mind but your body as well.

1. “Of course it’s hard. It’s supposed to be If it were easy, everybody would do it. Hard is what makes it great.”

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

3. “Strength does not come from the physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.” – Gandhi

4. “The only bad workout is the one that didn’t happen.” – Anonymous

5. “If you’re not sweating, you’re not working.” – Anonymous

6. “You don’t get the ass you want by sitting on” – Anonymous

7. “The best ab exercise is five sets of stop eating so much junk food.” – Anonymous

8. “No pain, no gain. Shut up and train.” – Anonymous

9. “To enjoy the glow of good health, you must exercise.” – Gene Tunney

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

11. “Treat your body like a temple.” – Anonymous

12. “Sweat is fat crying.” – Anonymous

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

14. “Nothing tastes as good as being fit feels.” – Anonymous

15. “Champions aren’t made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them- a desire, a dream, a vision.” – Muhammad Ali

16. “Your body can stand almost anything. It’s your mind that you have to convince.” – Anonymous

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

18. “Fitness is like a relationship. You can’t cheat and expect it to work.” – Anonymous

19. “Do something today that your future self will thank you for.” – Sean Patrick Flanery

20. “Sore. The most satisfying pain.” – Anonymous

21. “Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent.” – Anonymous

22. “Pain is weakness leaving the ” – Anonymous

23. “Success isn’t always about greatness. It’s about consistency. Consistent hard work gains success. Greatness will come.” – Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

24. “Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.” – Joseph Addison

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

26. “The last three or four reps is what makes the muscle grow. This area of pain divides the champion from someone else who is not a champion.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

27. “Don’t wait until you’ve reached your goal to be proud of yourself. Be proud of every step you take toward reaching that ” – Anonymous

28. “Train insane or remain the same.” – Anonymous

29. “True enjoyment comes from activity of the mind and exercise of the body; the two are ever united.” – Wilhelm von Humboldt

30. “Respect your body. It’s the only one you get.” – Anonymous

31. “No matter how slow you go, you are still lapping everybody on the couch.” – Anonymous

32. “Go hard or go home.” – Anonymous

33. “In training, you listen to your body. In competition, you tell your body to shut up.” – Rich Froning

34. “It’s your workout, your time, your body. Own It.” – Anonymous

35. “Definition of a really good workout: when you hate doing it, but you love finishing it.” – Anonymous

36. “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

37. “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” – Wayne Gretzky

38. “You have to remember something: Everybody pities the weak; jealousy you have to earn.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

39. “You shall gain, but you shall pay with sweat, blood, and vomit.” – Pavel Tsatsouline

40. “When you’re at the gym feeling like you’ll never be one of those people who look like they’ve been at it their entire lives, remember that they all started somewhere.” – Anonymous

41. “Push yourself because no one else is going to do it for you.” – Anonymous

42. “Exercise should be regarded as tribute to the heart.” – Gene Tunney

43. “The best way to predict the future is to create it.” – Abraham Lincoln

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

45. “It’s simple if it jiggles, it’s fat.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

46. “There’s no secret formula. I lift heavy, work hard, and aim to be the best.” – Ronnie Coleman

47. “Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.” – Jim Ryin

48. “Suck it up. And one day you won’t have to suck it in.” – Anonymous

49. “Fitness is not about being better than someone else. It’s about being better than you used to be.” – Khloe Kardashian

50. “Work hard in silence. Let success be your noise.” – Frank Ocean

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

52. “The pain of today is the victory of tomorrow.” – Anonymous

53. “If something stands between you and your success, move it. Never be ” – Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

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

55. “I will beat her. I will train harder. I will eat cleaner. I know her strengths. I’ve lost to her before but not this time. She is going down. I have the advantage because I know her well. She is the old me.” – Anonymous

56. “Rome wasn’t built in a day, but they worked on it every single day.” – Anonymous

57. “To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.” – Steve Prefontaine

58. “When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

59. “There comes a certain point in life when you have to stop blaming other people for how you feel or the misfortunes in your You can’t go through life obsessing about what might have been.” – Hugh Jackman

60. “Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.” – Henry Ford

61. “Success starts with self-discipline.” – Anonymous

62. “Use the 21/90 rule: It takes 21 days to create a habit. It takes 90 days to create a lifestyle.” – Anonymous

63. “You’re only one workout away from a good mood.” – Anonymous

64. “The only time ‘success’ comes before ‘work’ is in the dictionary.” – Anonymous

65. “Success is usually the culmination of controlling failure.” – Sylvester Stallone

66. “Challenging yourself every day is one of the most exciting ways to live.” – Anonymous

67. “Good things come to those who sweat.” – Anonymous

68. “Strive for progress, not” – Anonymous

69. “Nothing will work unless you do.” – Maya Angelou

70. “Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.” – Anonymous

71. “Don’t be afraid of failure. This is the way to succeed.” – LeBron James

72. “When you feel like quitting, think about why you started.” – Anonymous

73. “A one-hour workout is 4% of your day. No excuses.” – Anonymous

74. “The difference between try and triumph is a little umph.” – Marvin Phillips

75. “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” – Anonymous

76. “Failure is only a temporary change in direction to set you straight for your next” – Anonymous

77. “I feel an endless need to learn, to improve, to evolve- not only to please the coach and the fans- but also to feel satisfied with myself.” – Cristiano Ronaldo

78. “The same voice that says ‘give up’ can also be trained to say ‘keep going.'” – Anonymous

79. “The body achieves what the mind believes.” – Anonymous

80. “I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. Twenty-six times I’ve been trusted to take the game-winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” – Michael Jordan

81. “Winners train, losers complain.” – Anonymous

82. “You’re going to have to let it hurt. Let it suck. The harder you work, the better you will look. Your appearance isn’t parallel to how heavy you lift; it’s parallel to how hard you work.” – Joe Manganiello

83. “Walk away from every workout feeling proud, accomplished, and strong as hell.” – Anonymous

84. “What seems impossible today will one day become your warm-up.” – Anonymous

85. “The last three or four reps is what makes the muscle grow. This area of pain divides the champion from someone else who is not a champion. That’s what most people lack, having the guts to go on and just say they’ll go through the pain no matter what happens.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

86. “Good is not enough if better is possible.” – Anonymous

87. “You have to push past your perceived limits, push past that point you thought was as far as you can go.” – Drew Brees

88. “Three little words: You’ve Got This. (Now, Get)” – Anonymous

89. “Someone busier than you is working out right now.” – Anonymous

90. “Don’t count the days, make the days count.” – Muhammad Ali

91. “Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.” – Michael Jordan

92. “If you ain’t pissed off for greatness, that just means you’re okay with being mediocre.” – Ray Lewis

93. “Hustle for that muscle.” – Anonymous

94. “Making excuses burns zero calories per hour.” – Anonymous

95. “Just like in bodybuilding, failure is also a necessary experience for growth in our own lives, for if we’re never tested to our limits, how will we know how strong we really are? How will we ever grow?” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

96. “You dream. You plan. You reach. There will be obstacles. There will be doubters. There will be mistakes. But with hard work, with belief, with confidence and trust in yourself and those around you, there are no limits.” – Michael Phelps

97. “The hardest lift of all is lifting your butt off the couch.” – Anonymous

98. “If you’re tired of starting over, stop giving up.” – Anonymous

99. “The fight is won or lost far away from the witnesses, behind the lines, in the gym, and out there on the road; long before I dance under those lights.” – Muhammad Ali

100. “When you have a clear vision of your goal, it’s easier to take the first step toward it.” -L.L. Cool J.

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

102. “Do what you have to do until you can do what you want to do.” – Oprah Winfrey

103. “Tough times don’t last. Tough people do.” – Anonymous

104. “We run for the people who think they can’t.” – Dick Hoyt

105. “A good workout is when you make your dry fit shirt look like false advertising.” – Anonymous

106. “Create healthy habits, not restrictions.” – Anonymous

107. “Try and fail but don’t fail to try.” – Anonymous

108. “I was never a natural athlete, but I paid my dues in sweat and concentration, and took the time necessary to learn karate and became a world champion.” – Chuck Norris

109. “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

110. “Don’t let the scale define you. Be active, be healthy, be happy.” – Anonymous

111. “You are born weak and die weak, what you are in between those two periods of time is up to you.” – Anonymous

112. “Your health account, your bank account, they’re the same thing. The more you put in, the more you can take out. Exercise is king and nutrition is queen. Together you have a kingdom.” – Jack LaLanne

113. “It comes down to one simple thing: how bad do you want it?” – Anonymous

114. “It’s going to be a journey. It’s not a sprint to get in shape.” – Kerri Walsh Jennings

115. “If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it.”

116. “To keep winning, I have to keep improving.” – Craig Alexander

117. “Obstacles can’t stop you. Problems can’t stop you. People can’t stop you. Only you can stop you.” – Jeffrey Gitomer

118. “No matter how many mistakes you make or how slow you progress, you are still way ahead of everyone who isn’t trying.” – Tony Robbins

119. “Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside, and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever.” – Lance Armstrong

120. “I know that if I set my mind to something, even if people are saying I can’t do it, I will achieve it.” – David Beckham

121. “Exercise is like telling your body ‘you’re gonna hate me for this, but you’ll thank me later.'” – Anonymous

122. “All great achievements require time.” – Maya Angelou

Final Thoughts

Achieving a healthy and fit body requires time, effort, and hard work. Hopefully, these quotes have motivated you to get up and move. Don’t get discouraged by the pain. It will only bother you at the beginning.

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