401 Fitness Motivational Quotes To Inspire Fitness Freaks

Last updated on June 5th, 2024


Motivational Fitness Quotes For Males And Females To Help Them Get To Goal


“Nobody has the right to be an amateur in the matter of physical training. It is a shame for a man to grow old without seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable.”

– Socrates

Fitness Motivational Quotes

Fitness Motivational Quotes To Inspire Male And Female: As Buddha said in the Dhammapada of the Khuddaka Nikaya, “Arogya Parama Labha” – ‘Health is the greatest wealth’ for human beings. Fitness refers to a set of attributes that people have. In contrast with physical activity and exercise, fitness is more about the state of the body.

Experts define physical fitness as “one’s ability to execute daily activities with optimal performance, endurance, and strength with the management of disease, fatigue, and stress and reduced sedentary behavior.” Maintaining a physically fit body will overall make you stronger, and live a healthy lifestyle.

Being physically fit will improve the performance of all the muscles in your body including your heart, and helps with balance, power, speed, coordination, and many more aspects. Increased fitness may lift your mood and improve your sleep patterns.

When you have great fitness, Your healthy body gives you the strength and energy that help you to achieve better results in every aspect of your life. Here are 400 of the best fitness motivational quotes I’ve collected over the years.

To simplify the reading we have divided these fitness quotes into two separate parts. Read more fitness quotes in 201 Gym Motivation Quotes To Inspire Men And Women.

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The message that underlies healing is simple yet radical: We are already whole… Underneath our fears and worries, unaffected by the many layers of our conditioning and actions, is a peaceful core. The work of healing is peeling away the barriers of fear that keep us unaware of our true nature of love, peace, and rich interconnection with the web of life. Healing is the rediscovery of who we are and who we have always been.

– Joan Borysenko

As a people, we have become obsessed with Health. There is something fundamentally, radically unhealthy about all this. We do not seem to be seeking more exuberance in living as much as staving off failure, putting off dying. We have lost all confidence in the human body.

– Lewis Thomas, The Medusa and the Snail, 1979

I think you might dispense with half your doctors, if you would only consult Doctor Sun more, and be more under the treatment of these great hydropathic doctors, the clouds!

– Henry Ward Beecher, Royal Truths

I was never a natural athlete, but I paid my dues in sweat and concentration and took the time necessary to learn karate and become a world champion.

– Chuck Norris

Fitness is not a one-time thing. You will never be done with your goals, when you finish them you will find bigger ones.

– Anonymous

When I have no CARES on my mind, and no ACHES in my body, I feel like I have just about struck oil.

– Josh Billings

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

– Brett Hoebel, Misattributed to Khloe Kardashian

Train like an athlete, eat like a nutritionist, sleep like a baby, and win like a champion!

– A Pinterest Meme

Impossible. That’s what they told me. So I went out there and showed them it’s not.

– Anonymous

You can feel sore tomorrow or you can feel sorry tomorrow. You Choose…

– @Cherielianne(07/6/2011)

The psychological tools I’ve gained from bodybuilding will never atrophy.

– Tom Platz

Remember this: Your body is your slave. It works for you.

– Jack LaLanne

Our bodies are gardens, our wills are our gardeners.

– William Shakespeare

You are the artist, your body is the canvas.

– Kai Greene

Fit is not a destination. It’s a way of life.

– Anonymous

Pain is temporary. Pride is forever.

– Don Diablo

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Great Fitness Quotes With Images To Motivate You For Workout

Training in a sensible way. It’s not gonna happen overnight. Don’t try to get in shape one day or one week or even a month. Take your time. Do a good job. Take photos. Learn to look like and visualize what you’d like to look like. Don’t fall for any kind of scheme of getting big quickly. Do not bulk up. Don’t get big quick. If you can follow that, you’ll develop a great body and you’ll have it for a long time.

– Frank Zane

We established most of our self-beliefs during our childhood, but they were based on our limited understanding of the world around us. They are either flawed or have become outdated. We can’t take these beliefs at face value anymore.

– Yong Kang Chan

I’ve heard you want that body. Are you willing to sacrifice some daily pleasures to achieve your goals? To tell your friends you can’t come because you got Gym?

– Gymaholic

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

You can’t expect to change years of bad habits in a couple of weeks. Work hard. Be Patient. Never Give Up.

– Anonymous

Our bodies are a reflection of our spirit, soul, and heart. And as our bodies and strength grow, so do we.

– Anonymous

My dark days made me strong. Or maybe I already was strong, and they made me prove it.

– Emery Lord

If a man reflects upon his physical or moral condition, he usually finds himself to be ill.

– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

It’s a long road. It seems impossible but it will be worth it. You will be rewarded.

– Anonymous

Your body will not change if you do not learn to build a strong mind.

– Anonymous

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

– Anonymous

Fitness is like marriage you can’t cheat on it and expect it to work.

– ResultsWithLucy

I’m not done until my muscles are screaming for mercy.

– Anonymous

My ultimate goal is to be better today than yesterday.

– Anonymous

Hard work + Discipline + Dedication = That’s me.

– Anonymous

The sweat, the time, the devotion. It pays off.

– Simeon Panda

Once you see results, it becomes an addiction.

– Arnold Schwarzenegger

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Uplifting Fitness Motivation Quotes To Develop A New Lifestyle

If you take time to realize what your dream is and what you really want in life — no matter what it is, whether it’s sports or in other fields — you have to realize that there is always work to do, and you want to be the hardest working person in whatever you do, and you put yourself in a position to be successful. And you have to have a passion for what you do.

– Stephen Curry

I was thinking of my patients, and how the worst moment for them was when they discovered they were masters of their own fate. It was not a matter of bad or good luck. When they could no longer blame fate, they were in despair.

– Anaïs Nin

Rules for A Healthy Living: Less soda, more water. Less sugar, more fruits. Less driving, more walking. Less worry, more sleep. Less anger, more laughter. Less words, more action.

– Boomer Health Solutions

Sometimes you climb out of bed in the morning and you think, I’m not going to make it, but you laugh inside – remembering all the times you’ve felt that way.

– Charles Bukowski

You are planting seeds now and one day when you least expect those flowers will bloom. Trust the process.

– Germany Kent

I am not the strongest, I’m not the biggest, I’m not the fastest but I’m Consistent, Persistent, and Resilient!

– Sagar Jadhav (His Facebook Page, 13/10/2016)

Fitness is the best drug. That post-workout feeling is something that money can’t buy.

– Anonymous

Focus on yourself. This is the only time of the day when your problems do away.

– Anonymous

Eat right, Sleep enough, and work hard. You will become the best you can be.

– Anonymous

Setting fitness goals is the first step in changing how you look, think, and feel.

– Fitness and Faithfulness (Facebook)

Dream big, Start small, Work hard, Stay focused, Keep going forward.

– Lifelords

Your body is the church where Nature asks to be reverenced.

– Marquis de Sad

Actions speak louder than words. Don’t just say it. Prove it.

– Anonymous

Secret: There is no secret. Only hard work and consistency.

– Lifelords

You created your limits, learn to break them too.

– Lifelords

Your New Year’s Resolution is my everyday.

– Lifelords

Don’t be afraid of being a beginner.

– Anonymous

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Famous Fitness Quotes That Will Transform Your Physique

It does not matter where you are in your fitness journey. As long as you continue to put in effort people will always respect you. There’s no need to compare your success to someone else’s; focus on your personal strengths that make you unique. Stay on your path and remember what’s really important: being better than you used to be!

– The Bar Method

I will beat her. I will train harder. I will eat cleaner. I know her weaknesses. I know her strengths. I know she’s lost before but not this time. She is going down. I have the advantage because I know her well. She is the old me.

– Bonnie Pfiester (Pfitblog)

You will hit rock bottom. Days where you want to give up everything. Nobody is motivated 24/7. It’s okay to feel down. But now is the best moment to get back up. Fitness is your problem solver.

– Anonymous

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

Take a deep breath to remember you are the child who lived through survival mode and the empowered adult who chose their healing.

– Nicole LePera

We are not our trauma–We are not our brain chemistry. That’s part of who we are, but we’re so much more than that.

– Sam J. Miller

Staying here forever won’t make you achieve anything. Stop dreaming and start living your dreams.

– Anonymous

If you mean to keep as well as possible, the less you think about your health the better.

– Oliver Wendell Holmes

What is fear but that ‘thing’ that we believed to be as powerful as it pretended to be.

– Craig D. Lounsbrough

70 percent of people that start a fitness plan QUIT, except you. Not this time.

– Anonymous

You are building your body, but are you building your mental strength?

– Anonymous

The only time you are allowed to get low in your life is during your squat.

– Anonymous

Do something today that your future self will thank you for.

– Sean Patrick Flanery

Fitness isn’t a seasonal hobby. Fitness is a lifestyle.

– Anonymous

You will find your strength in the pain. Keep going.

– Anonymous

Nothing tastes as good as being fit feels.

– Elizabeth Berg

I’m different so fuck your opinion.

– The Joker

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Fitness Motivational Quotes To Create A New Addiction In Life

My definition of fitness is to be able to carry out all of the activities in life that you desire, plus have a physical reserve at the end of the day to do something besides lie down and flip the remote. If you can do all that, if you’re functional, then you’re fit. It doesn’t matter if you have great abs or can bench-press your body weight. Those things have nothing to do with real life.

– James F. Glynn

Your health account, and 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. Put them together and you’ve got a kingdom.

– Jack LaLanne

Rest and self-care are so important. When you take time to replenish your spirit, it allows you to serve others from the overflow. You cannot serve from an empty vessel.

– Eleanor Brown

When we learn to obey nature’s laws and our nature rightly, our little spheres will move joyfully onward in the orbit designed for us.

– Brita Elizabeth Johnson

One small crack does not mean that you are broken, it means that you were put to the test and you didn’t fall apart.

– Linda Poindexter

Work hard and train your body in a way that it becomes an inspiration and competition for others.

– Inder Kundnani

Comfort is death. Be proud but never satisfied. There is always room for improvement.

– Anonymous

Most people want the easy way. I want to struggle, so I know I deserve it.

– Anonymous

Getting fit is all about mind over matter. I don’t mind, so it doesn’t matter.

– Adam Hargreaves

Pain, I used to hate you but now I understand why you did all this.

– Anonymous

The pain you feel today will be the strength you feel tomorrow.

– Arnold Schwarzenegger

Learn to embrace pain and burn it as fuel for your journey.

– Kenji Miyazawa

Fitness is an investment that you will likely profit from.

– Anonymous

Passion + Dedication + Brutal workouts = Gains

– Anonymous

Winners do not complain about the grind.

– Anonymous

One life, one body, one chance.

– Anonymous

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Short Fitness Quotes To Boost Your Health And Wellness

Your brain doesn’t have a special structure that contains so-called willpower. It’s not something that you have a set quantity of and that you can’t do anything about. The reason why people believe that they don’t have willpower is that they merely don’t do what they think they should. But reasons other than willpower exist to account for the lack of effort.

– Anonymous (Overcoming Anxiety for Dummies)

What a fool, quoth he, am I, thus to lie in a stinking dungeon, when I may as well walk at liberty! I have a key in my bosom, called Promise, that will, I am persuaded, open any lock in Doubting Castle.

– John Bunyan

There is increasing evidence that cultivating positive mental states like kindness and compassion definitely leads to better psychological health and happiness.

– Dalai Lama

For some of us, it’s way more than just lifting. It’s one of the best things in life we’ve discovered and we are proud to be a part of it.

– Anonymous

There are a lot of people in this world who spend so much time watching their health that they haven’t the time to enjoy it.

– Josh Billings

The good Lord gave you a body that can stand almost anything. It’s your mind that you have to convince.

– Vince Lombardi

I love pain, the right kind of pain. The one that makes you grow stronger mentally and physically.

– Anonymous

Stretching oneself too thin is the disease of modern life letting oneself get too thick, the other.

– Terri Guillemets

Physical fitness and mental fitness complement each other. Your body is psychosomatic.

– Inder Kundnani

When I feel tired, I just think about how great I will feel once I finally reach my goal.

– Michael Phelps

Keep listening to your body. It will tell you when something is not okay.

– Emily Infeld

Fitness will teach you: Focus, Consistency, Happiness, and Discipline.

– Gymaholic

A fit, healthy body – that is the best fashion statement.

– Jess C. Scott

Fitness is not quitting, it’s getting up one more time.

– Anonymous

I may not be perfect but watch me improve.

– Anonymous

Don’t complain. Enjoy the pain.

– Anonymous

Posing is a performing art.

– Arnold Schwarzenegger

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Inspirational Fitness Quotes To Break Your Old Limits

If you’re fifty, exercise your mind and body regularly, eat well, and have a general zest for life, you’re likely younger – in very real, physical terms than your neighbor who is forty-four works in a dead-end job, eats chicken wings twice a day, considers thinking too strenuous and looks at lifting a beer glass as a reasonable daily workout.

– Ken Robinson

You are 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 your life is, it’s parallel to how hard you work.

– Joe Manganiello

The difference between someone who is in shape and someone who is not in shape, is the individual who is in shape works out even when they don’t want to.

– Anonymous

There is no normal life that is free of pain. It’s the very wrestling with our problems that can be the impetus for our growth.

– Fred Rogers

One thing that does seem to be clear is that health and happiness are connected, more so than we’re often aware.

– Bobby Duffy

Some struggle is healthy. If you can embrace it rather than be angry, you can use it as your pilot light.

– Damon Wayans

Your fitness is 100% mental. Your body won’t go where your mind doesn’t push it.

– Copper Body Shop

Physical fitness can neither be achieved by wishful thinking nor outright purchase.

– Joseph Pilates

There is no shortcut. It takes time to build a better, stronger version of yourself.

– Anonymous

To all those who hate waking up, just remember that someday you won’t.

– Thibaut

Fitness is 20% exercise and 80% nutrition. You can’t outrun your fork.

– Fitness Quotes on Facebook

Stop treating your body like you’ve got a spare one in the closet.

– Dan Go

Pain will show up. You can either run from it or grow from it.

– Anonymous

Every day is a new challenge. In fact, every day is Day 1.

– Anonymous

You are as important to your health as it is to you.

– Terri Guillemets

The body achieves what the mind believes.

– Napoleon Hill

Size without shape is grotesque.

– Vince Gironda

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Best Fitness And Workout Quotes To Shape Your Body Now

Life is too short to waste any amount of time wondering what other people think about you. In the first place, if they had better things going on in their lives, they wouldn’t have the time to sit around and talk about you. What’s important to me is not others’ opinions of me, but what’s important to me is my opinion of myself.

– C. Joybell C.

Leave all the afternoon for exercise and recreation, which are as necessary as reading. I would rather say more necessary because health is worth more than learning.

– Thomas Jefferson

Being negative and lazy is a disease that leads to pain, hardship, depression, poor health, and failure. Be proactive and give a damn to achieve success!

– Phil Heath

Nothing will benefit human health and increase the chances for survival of life on earth as much as the evaluation of a vegetarian diet.

– Albert Einstein

Sorry, there´s no magic bullet. You gotta eat healthy and live healthy to be healthy and look healthy. End of story.

– Morgan Spurlock

Our growing softness, and our increasing lack of physical fitness, are menace to our security.

– John F. Kennedy

You have to think about it before you can do it. The mind is what makes it all possible.

– Kai Greene

It’s no longer a question of staying healthy. It’s a question of finding a sickness you like.

– Jackie Mason

Do not spend time trying to please other people. Spend time working on you.

– Anonymous

Living a healthy lifestyle will only deprive you of poor health, lethargy, and fat.

– Jill Johnson

Train your mind to see the positive in any negative situation and keep going.

– Anonymous

If you believe you can, You might. If you know you can, You will!

– Steve Maraboli

It’s going to be a journey, it’s not a sprint to get in shape.

– Kerri Walsh Jennings

Getting shredded happens one step at a time.

– Anonymous

Sometimes you have to be your own hero.

– Greg Dybec, Misattributed to Deb Sofield, Mirage (Movie)

Health consists of temperance alone.

– Alexander Pope

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Female Fitness Quotes With Pictures For Trendsetter Women

Everyone should be his own physician. We ought to assist and not force nature. Eat with moderation what agrees with your constitution. Nothing is good for the body but what we can digest. What medicine can produce digestion? Exercise. What will recruit strength? Sleep. What will alleviate incurable ills? Patience.

– Voltaire

You have to be as relaxed as possible about food and fitness and the rest of it, or you’ll be a slave to your beauty habits… you may have great skin but you become a robot.

– Audrey Hepburn

Every symptom has a story to tell about your life. A fascinating story, that can reveal the complex links between your body, mind, emotions, and spirit.

– Kristina Turner

Just because no one else can heal or do your inner work for you doesn’t mean you can, should, or need to do it alone.

– Lisa Olivera

Hello, I am the fitness fairy. I just sprinkled motivation dust on you, now go work hard, this shit is expensive.

– Anonymous

If you are not pissed off for greatness, that just means you’re okay with being mediocre.

– Ray Lewis

Fitness needs to be perceived as fun and games or we subconsciously avoid it.

– Alan Thicke

Get Health. No labor, effort nor exercise that can gain it must be grudged.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

I will make sweat my best accessory, I will run harder than my mascara.

– Anonymous

Fitness – If it came in a bottle, everybody would have a great body.

– Cher

I’m going to succeed because I’m crazy enough to think I can.

– Joyce Carols van Binsbergen

I train to be the best in the world on my worst day.

– Ronda Rousey

Work hard especially when nobody is watching.

– Anonymous

If in life you stumble, make it part of your dance.

– River Maria Urke

God made disease to be a reparative process.

– Florence Nightingale

Eating well is a form of self-respect.

– Attributed to Sravani Saha Nakhro

Strong is beautiful.

– Anonymous

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Motivational Fitness Quotes For You To Make New Resolutions

Take a shower, and wash off the day. Drink a glass of water. Make the room dark. Lie down and close your eyes. Notice the silence. Notice your heart. Still beating. Still fighting. You made it, after all. You made it, another day. And you can make it one more. You’re doing just fine.

– Charlotte Eriksson

I would like to be the first man in the gym business to throw out my scale. If you don’t like what you see in the mirror, what difference does it make what the scale says?

– Vince Gironda

When I go out there on stage, I want to be more than just a blocky guy who waddles into the posing platform. I want the girls to feel something.

– Tom Platz

Chicken exits are self-sabotage. They give you a false explanation for why you don’t have something you want.

– Ali Vincent

Take care of yourself, be healthy, and always believe you can be successful in anything you truly want.

– Alessandra Ambrosio

Your current body is the only body that can take you to your new body – so be kind to it.

– Elaine Moran

Maybe it won’t work out. But maybe seeing if it does will be the best adventure ever.

– LiveLifeHappy

A muscle is like a car, if you want it to run well you have to warm it up.

– Florence Griffith Joyner

Do not watch the clock; Complete your goals before you think to rest.

– Pawan Pratap Singh

Don’t lose heart. Stay consistent. It will take patience and persistence.

– Neal Malik

The clock is ticking. Are you becoming the person you want to be?

– Greg Plitt

Set your fitness goals high and do not stop till you get there.

– Bo Jackson

People think I’m crazy. But I’m just dedicated.

– Lifelords

Continuity is how you build a great physique.

– Frank Zane

I didn’t come this far to only come this far.

– Tom Brady (CBS News, 06/01/2016),
Misattributed to Matthew Reilly

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Top Fitness Motivation Quotes For Your Best Gym Workout

I hope to one day see a sea of people all wearing silver ribbons as a sign that they understand the secret battle, and as a celebration of the victories made each day as we individually pull ourselves up out of our foxholes to see our scars heal, and to remember what the sun looks like.

– Jenny Lawson

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

– Alexa Tucker

Bodybuilding is an art, your body is the canvas, weights are your brush, and nutrition is your paint. We all have the ability to turn a self-portrait into a masterpiece.

– Kai Greene

Most people work hard and spend their health trying to achieve wealth. Then they retire and spend their wealth trying to get back their health.

– Kevin Gianni

Even the smallest changes in our daily routine can create incredible ripple effects that expand our vision of what is possible.

– Charles F. Glassman

There is no standard normal. Normal is subjective. There are seven billion versions of normal on this planet.

– Matt Haig, Reasons to Stay Alive

What some call health, if purchased by perpetual anxiety about diet, isn’t much better than tedious disease.

– George Dennison Prentice

Fitness is not 30% gym and 70% diet. It’s 100% dedication to the gym and your diet! Be more, do more…

– Anonymous

Most people give you right before the big break comes, don’t let that person be you.

– Michael Boyle

There are more ghosts in an unwell body than in an entire haunted mansion.

– Terri Guillemets

Fitness is about improving every single day. That’s what life is about.

– Anonymous

The worst thing I can be is the same as everybody else. I hate that.

– Arnold Schwarzenegger

Smile at pain. It’s the only thing that will make you feel alive.

– Anonymous

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

– Joan Rivers

Make your body the sexiest outfit you own.

– Attributed to Barbara Requesens

Don’t wish for a good body, work for it.

– Anonymous

Practice puts brains in your muscles.

– Sam Snead

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We hope you like these inspiring fitness motivational quotes. These fitness quotes would help both males and females to set their fitness goals. Always remember, Your overall health and well-being—emotional, mental, spiritual as well as physical—should always be your number one priority.

Without it, nothing else matters. Tired of my fitness quotes? Just block out everything health and fitness related, you know like in your real life. Also, do not forget to check our Powerful Mental Health Quotes.

“Set Goals. Eat Right. Love Yourself. Focus on Fitness. Rest and Relax. Eat Right. Smile. Portray Positive. Enjoy Life. Care for Others. Tell Yourself You can do this.”

– A Slogan by Nike

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