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130 Motivational Workout Quotes Inspiring You to Fitness

Everyone wants to have a healthy lifestyle and be in shape. For some people, putting in the hard work that it takes to stay fit is as natural as sleeping, eating, and breathing — it’s a necessary part of their life. once you’re conditioned, exercising just becomes part of your daily routine. Ultimately, when you finally do get into the habit of working out, you feel amazing and energized and much more satisfied with your day. So, whether you’re trying to lose weight, stay fit or just clear your mind after a busy day at work, fitness should become an important part of your life.

Get motivated with these 130 motivational quotes and kick up a new workout routine, go harder, longer, and stronger with these intense-yet-inspiring quotes that can take your fitness to the next level. These quotes help keep me inspired to push harder and reach your goals.

130 of the Best Motivational Workout Quotes

1

“Success isn’t always about greatness. It’s about consistency. Consistent hard work gains success. Greatness will come.”

2

“I hate every minute of training. But I said, don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.” – Mohammad Ali

3

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

4

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

5

“All our dreams can come true if we dare to pursue them.” – Walt Disney

6

“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

7

“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

8

“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

9

“Train insane or remain the same.”

10

“Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside of you that is greater than any obstacle.”

11

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

12

“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

13

“Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.” – Abraham Lincoln

14

“Exercise is king. Nutrition is the queen. Put them together, and you’ve got a kingdom.” – Jack LaLanne

15

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

16

“A champion is someone who gets up when they can’t.” – Jack Dempsey

17

“If you ever lack the motivation to train, then think what happens to your mind & body when you don’t.” – Shifu Yan Lei

18

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

19

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

20

“We run for the people who think they cant.” – Dick Hoyt

21

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

22

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

23

“If it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you.” – Fred Devito

24

“Don’t be afraid of being a beginner.”

25

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

26

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

27

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

28

“70% of people that start a fitness plan quit. Except you. Not this time.”

29

“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

30

“Sore. The most satisfying pain.”

31

“You don’t have to be extreme, just consistent.”

32

“Definition of a perfect workout: when you hate doing it, but you love finishing it.”

33

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

34

“Believe in yourself. Even if you don’t pretend that you do and, and some point, you will.” – Venus Williams

35

“I will sacrifice whatever is necessary to be the best.” – J.J. Watt

36

“Train hard, turn up, run your best, and the rest will take care of itself.” – Usain Bolt

37

“The difference between wanting and achieving is discipline.”

38

“Don’t wish for a good body; work for it.”

39

“Unless you puke, faint, or die, keep going.” – Jillian Michaels

40

“You must expect great things of yourself before you can do them.” – Michael Jordan

41

“Age is no barrier. It’s a limitation you put on your mind.” – Jackie Joyner-Kersee

42

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

43

“Good things come to those who sweat.”

44

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

45

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

46

“Making excuses burns zero calories per hour.”

47

“Success starts with self-discipline.”

48

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

49

“I am the greatest; I said that even before I knew I was.”

50

“We must train hard. It’s not about denying a weakness may exist but about denying its right to persist.” – Vince McConnell

51

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

52

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

53

“Go the extra mile. It’s never crowded.”

54

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

55

“Wake up. Work out. Look hot. Kickass.”

56

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

57

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

58

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

59

“What hurts today makes you stronger tomorrow.” – Jay Cutler

60

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

61

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

62

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

63

“Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out.” – John Wooden

64

“The body achieves what the mind believes.”

65

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

66

“Most people give up right before the big break comes — don’t let that person be you.” – Michael Boyle

67

“Sweat is fat crying.”

68

“Hustle for that muscle.”

69

“The clock is ticking. Are you becoming the person you want to be.” – Greg Plitt

70

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

71

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

72

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

73

“Do today what others won’t so tomorrow you can do what others can’t.” – Jerry Rice

74

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

75

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

76

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

77

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

78

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

79

“The pain you feel today will be the strength you feel tomorrow.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

80

“Obstacles can’t stop you. Problems can’t stop you. People can’t stop you. Only you can stop you.”

81

“Action is the foundational key to all success.” – Pablo Picasso

82

“It’s pretty simple. Either you do it, or you don’t.”

83

“Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body; it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity.” – John F. Kennedy

84

“We must appreciate and never underestimate our inner power.” – Noah Galloway

85

“Sweat is magic. Cover yourself in it daily to grant your wishes.”

86

“You have to think about it before you can do it. The mind is what makes it all possible.” – Kai Greene

87

“Work hard in silence. Let success be your noise.”

88

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

89

“All great achievements require time.” – Maya Angelou

90

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

91

“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

92

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

93

“First, they will laugh. Then they will copy. Don’t give up.”

94

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

95

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

96

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

97

“The hard part isn’t getting your body in shape. The hard part is getting your mind in shape.”

98

“Remember this: Your body is your slave. It works for you.” – Jack LaLanne

99

“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

100

“You can have results or excuses, but not both.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

101

“There is no magic pill.”

102

“Don’t limit your challenges, challenge your limits.” – Jerry Dunn

103

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

104

“I may not be there yet, but I’m closer than I was yesterday.”

105

“We cannot start over. But we can begin now and make a new ending.” – Zig Ziglar

106

“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.”

107

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

108

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

109

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

110

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

111

“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

112

“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.”

113

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

114

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

115

“Create healthy habits, not restrictions.”

116

“Strive for progress, not perfection.”

117

“Remember, Rome wasn’t built in a day. Work hard; good results will come.”

118

“All progress takes place outside the comfort zone.” – Michael John Bobak

119

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

120

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

121

“Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill

122

“The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.” – Bruce Lee

123

“Well done is better than well said.” – Benjamin Franklin

124

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

125

“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but squats will make me badass.”

126

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

127

“Exercise is done against one’s wishes and maintained only because the alternative is worse.” – George A. Sheehan

128

“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

129

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

130

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

131

“Nothing truly great ever came from a comfort zone.”

132

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

133

“Less sugar, more fruit. Less soda, more water. Less driving, more walking. Less worry, more sleep. Fewer words, more action.”

134

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

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