201 Gym Motivation Quotes To Inspire Men And Women

Last updated on June 3rd, 2024


Gym Motivational Quotes To Inspire Men And Women To Exceed Limits


“Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark, in the hopeless swamps of the approximate, the not quite, the not yet, the not at all. Do not let the hero in your soul perish, in lonely frustration for the life you deserved, but have never been able to reach. Check your road and the nature of your battle. The world you desire can be won. It exists… it is real… it is possible… it is yours.”

– Ayn Rand

Gym Motivation Quotes For Men And Women

Gym Motivation Quotes For Men And Women: Are You a Gymaholic? Do you know what’s the key to accomplishing your lofty goals? It is hard work, motivation, tenacity, or perhaps a good idea. Taking the sage advice of those who have already achieved success can be one of the best ways to accomplish it yourself.

If you’re looking for motivation to help you achieve your Gym-goals, use these gym motivational quotes below to inspire your new daily affirmations. On your journey towards greatness, there will be some stumbling blocks and failures along the way.

These inspirational gym quotes for men & women include insights to help you overcome those hurdles. If you ever notice your energy or your spirit begin to drop, simply recite an inspirational Gym quote to quickly boost your mood.

If you are looking for another way to stay motivated in life, be sure to download my free guide to staying motivated during tough times. You can also check out below uplifting excerpts or positive proclamations that can lead you to persevere through difficult circumstances.

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Courage is not limited to the battlefield or the Indianapolis 500 or bravely catching a thief in your house. The real tests of courage are much quieter. They are the inner tests, like remaining faithful when nobody’s looking, like enduring pain when the room is empty, like standing alone when you’re misunderstood.

– Charles R. Swindoll

Your 1st blog post will be bad, but your 1000th will be great. Your 1st meditation will be scattered, but your 1000th will be focused. Your 1st workout will be weak, but your 1000th will be strong. Put in your reps.

– James Clear

But if you in your pain call birth an affliction and the support of the flesh a curse written upon your brow, then I answer that naught but the sweat of your brow shall wash away that which is written.

– Kahlil Gibran

Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve.

– Mary Kay Ash

Set goals, Exercise, Love Yourself, and Focus on fitness. Rest and relax, Eat right, Sleep better, Enjoy life, Care for others. Tell yourself you can do this.

– Lifelords

Do not let anyone or anything define You! You decide who you are! You decide when you are going to do something! You control your destiny!

– Lifelords

Enduring means accepting. Accepting things as they are and not as you would wish them to be, and then looking ahead, not behind.

– Rafael Nadal

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

– Christian D. Larson

I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.

– Muhammad Ali

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

– Michael Phelps

There are 24 hours in a day. Dedicate one of them to becoming a stronger better version of yourself.

– Lifelords

Being defeated is only a temporary condition; giving up is what makes it permanent.

– Marilyn vos Savant

First, you just want to look good. Then you realize it’s deeper than that.

– Lifelords

Your lack of dedication is an insult to those who believe in you.

– Lifelords

Go hard for anything you do. Your name is attached to it.

– Anonymous

Stress is caused by being ‘here’ but wanting to be ‘there.’

– Eckhart Tolle

When you feel like quitting, remember why you started.

– Ave Mateiu

Do not limit your Challenges. Challenge your limits.

– Jerry Dunn

Be a warrior. Get in the Gym and go to war.

– Lifelords

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Best Gym Quotes That Will Motivate Yourself To Become Fit

Don’t wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles, and less-than-perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident, and more and more successful.

– Mark Victor Hansen

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

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

Unless you are willing to drench yourself in your work beyond the capacity of the average man, you are just not cut out for positions at the top.

– James C. Penny

The last three or four reps are what makes the muscle grow. This area of pain divides a champion from someone who is not a champion.

– Arnold Schwarzenegger

Working out might feel like a burden at first. But if you stay consistent exercising will become a part of you and will feel like therapy.

– Lifelords

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

If you have a dream you have a responsibility to yourself to chase it. Because If you do not you are just a dreamer.

– Marco Pierre White

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

– Thomas Jefferson

Think of your workouts as important meetings you schedule with yourself. Bosses don’t cancel.

– Anonymous

Sometimes I look back and realize things I used to struggle with are now part of my lifestyle.

– Lifelords

The Gym… A playground for beasts. An escape from reality. The factory of dreams.

– Lifelords

Persistence. Perfection. Patience. Power. Prioritize your passion. It keeps you sane.

– Criss Jami

Believe in yourself every single day and you will be unstoppable.

– Emily Guay

When my body shouts ‘Stop’, My mind screams ‘Never’.

– An Instagram Caption

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

– Kerri Walsh Jennings

I wake up in the morning to become my own Hero.

– Gymaholic

Look in the mirror. That’s your competition.

– John Assaraf

Physically strong…Mentally Indestructible

– Anonymous

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Wonderful Gym Motivation Quotes For Men And Women

I had to grow to love my body. I did not have a good self-image at first. Finally, it occurred to me, I’m either going to love me or hate me. And I chose to love myself. Then everything kind of sprung from there. Things that I thought weren’t attractive became sexy. Confidence makes you sexy.

– Queen Latifah

Renew, release, let go. Yesterday’s gone. There’s nothing you can do to bring it back. You can’t “should’ve done something. You can only DO something. Renew yourself. Release that attachment. Today is a new day!

– Steve Maraboli

We need women at all levels, including the top, to change the dynamic, reshape the conversation, to make sure women’s voices are heard and heeded, not overlooked and ignored.

– Sheryl Sandberg

Look good. Feel good. Dammmn Good… When you are in shape, people stop judging the clothes you wear but instead admire the gains you have made.

– Lifelords

All men make mistakes, but a good man yields when he knows his course is wrong, and repairs the evil. The only crime is pride.

– Sophocles

Respect your body. Fuel your body. Challenge your body. Move your body. And most of all, love your body.

– Fitness Inspiration Community on Instagram

It is by fighting the limitations, temptations, and failures of the world that we reach our highest possibilities.

– Helen Keller

Just believe in yourself. Even if you don’t, just pretend that you do and at some point, you will.

– Venus Williams

Wanna give up? Remember those who said you are not good enough!

– Lifelords

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

– Vidal Sassoon

The successful warrior is the average man, with a laser-like focus.

– Bruce Lee

Tomorrow is the only day in the year that appeals to a lazy man.

– Jimmy Lyons

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

– Steve Prefontaine

I’m trying to build a summer body. I’m trying to build a lifestyle.

– Gymaholic

Work hard in silence, let your success be the noise.

– Frank Ocean

You just can’t beat the person who never gives up.

– Babe Ruth

Workout…It’s a process of positive changes.

– Anonymous

Excuses are useless, results are priceless.

– Ziad K. Abdelnour

Your only limit is you.

– Anonymous

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Inspirational Gym Quotes To Boost Your Mood With Images

I’m not old enough to play baseball or football. I’m not eight yet. My mom told me when you start baseball, you aren’t going to be able to run that fast because you had an operation. I told Mom I wouldn’t need to run that fast. When I play baseball, I’ll just hit them out of the park. Then I’ll be able to walk.

– Edward J. McGrath, Jr., As quoted in Chicken Soup for the Soul (1993)

I’ve always found that anything worth achieving will always have obstacles in the way and you’ve got to have that drive and determination to overcome those obstacles on route to whatever it is that you want to accomplish.

– Chuck Norris

I never could have done what I have done without the habits of punctuality, order, and diligence, without the determination to concentrate myself on one subject at a time.

– Charles Dickens

Bodybuilding is much like any other sport. To be successful, you must dedicate yourself 100% to your training, diet, and mental approach.

– Arnold Schwarzenegger

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

Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did.

– Newton Leroy Gingrich

I may not be the fittest, I may not be the strongest but I’ll be damned if I’m not trying my hardest.

– Lifelords

In training, you listen to your body. In competition, you tell your body to shut up.

– Rich Froning Jr.

The difficulties that you are having now are part of the process of growth.

– Anonymous

And you ask ‘What if I fall?’ Oh but my darling, what if you fly?

– Erin Hanson

Your mind will quit a thousand times before your body will.

– Reginald Red

Focus on your goal. Don’t look in any direction but ahead.

– Anonymous

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

– Anonymous

Fuck what others say. Nobody should judge passion.

– Gymaholic

Why be normal when you can be a beast?

– Anonymous

I’m not there yet but damn I’m progressing.

– Lifelords

Do not just show up. Make a statement.

– Anonymous

Do not find yourself. Build yourself.

– Anonymous

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Gym Quotes For Those Who Don’t Want To Give Up on Dreams

Science is showing us that there are neurological (brain) factors that contribute to self-control and willpower, along with learning and upbringing. And when these brain systems are functioning improperly or become damaged, normal levels of self-control and willpower are impossible.

– Russell A. Barkley

Never give up, and be confident in what you do. There may be tough times, but the difficulties which you face will make you more determined to achieve your objectives and to win against all the odds.

– Marta

If you have a dream in your eyes, do not just wait for it to happen. Gather your power to believe that you can succeed and leave no stone unturned to make it a reality.

– Anonymous

The hard days are the best because that’s when champions are made, so if you push through, you can push through anything.

– Dana Vollmer

You might hate feeling pain while working out but you will fall in love with that post-workout feeling.

– Anonymous

Very few people have the lack of skills but they fail because they do not use their skills properly.

– Calvin Coolidge

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

– Morihei Ueshiba

Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.

– Michael Jordan

At first, they will ask why you are doing it. Later they will ask how you did it.

– Lifelords

What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?

– Robert Schuller

We can push ourselves further. We always have more to give.

– Simone Biles

Small daily improvements over time lead to massive gains.

– Anonymous

Wishes are like seeds – few ever develop into something.

– Michael Garofalo

Body Under Construction… Mind on a Mission.

– Lifelords

Do not worry. Small progress is still progress.

– Lifelords

One hour of pain produces a lifetime of pride.

– Greg Plitt

Why do smart people make stupid choices?

– Sheila Kohler

Do it with passion, or not at all.

– Rosa Nochette Carey

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Motivational Quotes For Those Who Are Addicted To Gym

Our ordinary mind always tries to persuade us that we are nothing but acorns and that our greatest happiness will be to become bigger, fatter, shinier acorns; but that is of interest only to pigs. Our faith gives us knowledge of something better: that we can become oak trees.

– Ernst Friedrich Schumacher

Success is when you can spend 90 percent of your time doing the things you want to do and only 10 percent doing things you have to do. Most people’s lives are just the opposite.

– Scott Spangler

Determination, energy, and courage appear spontaneously when we care deeply about something. We take risks that are unimaginable in any other context.

– Margaret J. Wheatley

The resistance that you fight physically in the gym and the resistance that you fight in life can only build a strong character.

– Arnold Schwarzenegger

Understand that where you are now and what you are capable of becoming can be forever progressing.

– Kai Greene

No pain, no gain. Work out till you feel that pain and soreness in your muscles. This one is good pain.

– Lifelords

Tis in ourselves that we are thus or thus. Our bodies are our gardens – our wills are our gardeners.

– William Shakespeare

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

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

– Jerry Rice

Your current situation is giving you an opportunity to re-evaluate what you want.

– Tashabee

It takes 21 days to build a habit. It takes 90 days to create a lifestyle.

– Anonymous

You shall gain, but you shall pay with sweat, blood, and vomit.

– Pavel Tsatsouline

This moment is not your life, it’s just a moment in your life.

– Ryan Holiday

Crave the result so intensely that the work is irrelevant.

– Tim S. Grover

Great things never come from the comfort zone.

– Neil Strauss

Wake up, Workout, and make shit happen.

– Anonymous

What you do right now is what matters.

– Pema Chödrön

Train insane or remain the same.

– Jillian Michaels

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Short Gym Quotes By Famous Personalities With Pictures

You have to believe in a placebo or it won’t work, but if it works, it’s obviously working in some indirect way, through feedback in the immune system, let us say, or in the willpower of the patient to take a more strenuous exercise in their own therapy.

– Charles Jencks

We can achieve anything we desire if we give ourselves the time and the right resources to learn, but these are worthless without the focus and determination to be successful.

– Rosemary Peck

Get the fuck out of Bed. Sleep early, Wake up early, Meditate, Work out, Eat, Learn, Stop Dreaming, And start making this dream a reality.

– Gymaholic

Days become weeks and weeks become months. With time and consistency, you will achieve great things.

– Anonymous

It’s supposed to be hard. If it wasn’t hard, everyone would do it. The hard is what makes it great.

– Tom Hanks

I learned that if you want to make it bad enough, no matter how bad it is, you can make it.

– Gale Sayers

Whether you are lost, broken, or lonely there is always hope and it’s spelled. G.Y.M

– Anonymous

You should never stay at the same level. Always push yourself to the next.

– Marnelli Dimzon

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

– Bret Contreras

Time, Effort, Sacrifice, and Sweat. How will you pay for your goals?

– Usain Bolt

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

– John Wooden

Advice for nearly everything: start slowly and maintain traction.

– Michael

Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.

– John Wooden

What hurts today makes you stronger tomorrow.

– Jay Cutler

No one has to agree with you for you to be right.

– @AmuseChimp

I learned to love myself in order to love others…

– Michelle Knight

Gym…Where I break me. Where I remake me.

– Lifelords

Muscle soreness is the new hangover.

– Anonymous

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Inspiring Gym Quotes For Women Who Are Forged In Fire

Whenever I feel bad, I use that feeling to motivate me to work harder. I only allow myself one day to feel sorry for myself. When I’m not feeling my best I ask myself, ‘What are you gonna do about it?’ I use the negativity to fuel the transformation into a better me.

– Beyonce Knowles

It is not that determination is one of the attributes of success in every walk of life from the best salesperson or the greatest statesperson; in fact, it is the primary ingredient between mediocracy and accomplishment.

– Byron R. Pulsifer

Nobody cares about your excuses. Nobody pities you for procrastinating. Nobody is going to coddle you because you are lazy. It’s your ass. You move it.

– Anonymous

I have discovered in life that there are ways of getting almost anywhere you want to go if you really want to go.

– Langston Hughes

When you start feeling pain…This is where most people give up. For me – This is where everything starts.

– Anonymous

Get ready, be prepared. So when opportunities finally show themselves, you’ll be able to own them.

– Hannah Gabriels

Aesthetic…Aim for size, symmetry, shape, and condition. Looking just ‘Big’ is overrated.

– Anonymous

Motivation… I don’t need anything to get in the gym, my passion drives me.

– Lifelords

Be Humble. Be Hungry. And always be the hardest worker in the room.

– Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson

Focus on Aesthetics. Size matters, but symmetry is more important.

– Anonymous

Do it because six months from now, you will thank yourself.

– Lifelords

The most important thing about having goals is having one.

– Geoffrey F. Abert

Your life conditions in the long run are your own fault.

– Bill Masur

The real workout starts when you want to stop.

– Ronnie Coleman

It’s simple. Work hard and trust the process.

– Lifelords

Pain… One day this pain will make sense.

– Lifelords

Believe in yourself and fucking Go for it!

– Anonymous

Work for strong, not skinny.

– Anonymous

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Gym Motivation Quotes That Will Transform Your Personality

You do not have to be your mother unless she is who you want to be. So if you inherit something, inherit their strength. If you inherit something, inherit their resilience. Because the only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.

– Nike Advt. crafted By Janet Champ, Charlotte Moore (1991), Misattributed to R.W. Emerson

Routine, repetition, tedium, monotony, ephemeracy, inconsequence, abstraction, disorder, boredom, angst, ennui – these are the true hero’s enemies, and make no mistake, they are fearsome indeed. For they are real.

– David Foster Wallace

4 Simple Rules to get the most out of Gym: Never go 3 days without exercise, Workout at least 3 days a week. Never miss a Monday, A Never give-up attitude.

– Lifelords

I’m already prepared to fail. That does not scare me anymore because I know I will be ready to get back up.

– Tavis Castro

You have to push past your perceived limits, push past that point you thought was as far as you can go.

– Drew Brees

One day the people who don’t even believe in you will tell everyone how they met you.

– Johnny Depp

It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed.

– Napoleon Hill

Confidence breeds success. Believe in yourself when you are in the Gym.

– Lifelords

My body is under construction. I’m the architect of my own destiny.

– Anonymous

Always make a total effort, even when the odds are against you.

– Arnold Palmer

Push harder than yesterday if you want a different tomorrow.

– Vincent Williams Sr.

If you commit 100% to the process, you will get results.

– Anonymous

I’m proud of my progress, but I will never be satisfied.

– Lifelords

Your body is the Engine. Your mind is the Engineer.

– Anonymous

It is not your business to succeed, but to do right.

– C.S. Lewis

When you start this lifestyle you can’t go back.

– Lifelords

The only one who can beat me is Me.

– Michael Johnson

No one cares, work harder.

– Anonymous

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Gym Quotes For Those Who Are Always Hungry For More

If you can hit a man two inches farther than he can hit you, you are, in the truthful language of the “Fancy,” his better man physically. ‘Tis the same morally: all men are brave, but if one man is brave two minutes longer than the other he has a decided advantage.

– Anonymous (Temple Bar: A London Magazine, May 1878)

How would your life be different if…You stopped making negative judgmental assumptions about people you encounter? Let today be the day…You look for the good in everyone you meet and respect their journey.

– Steve Maraboli

You can only succeed when you are determined because, with determination, you will be able to look for solutions to your problems even if it seems impossible to do.

– Aidin Safavi

The harder you work and the more prepared you are for something, you’re going to be able to persevere through anything.

– Carli Lloyd

The vision of a champion is bent over, drenched in sweat, at the point of exhaustion, when nobody else is looking.

– Mia Hamm

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

– Vince Mcconnell

Work hard, Work smart, Push yourself, Stay consistent, Be patient, Don’t ever give up.

– Lifelords

Be courageous – Look for opportunities to put your hand up and have a go. Back yourself.

– Gail Kelly

You would not always be motivated. You must learn to be disciplined.

– Anonymous

You will be influential and powerful in the field of your gift and talent.

– Sunday Adelaja

Dedication…I’m hard with myself because failure is not an option.

– Lifelords

The harder the workout the greater the feeling of accomplishment.

– Anonymous

Every champion was once a contender who refused to give up.

– Rock Balboa

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

– Marvin Phillips

Looking good in Gym clothes, dressed and naked.

– Anonymous

Never compare yourself to somebody else.

– Lifelords

Walk like a man. Work out like an animal.

– Mr. Great Fitness

Want to be respected? Be consistent.

– Lifelords

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Thanks for reading these gym motivational quotes. I hope you have surely liked all these quotes. Also, check out these Stay Strong Quotes and Workout Quotes that will inspire you to defy expectations and adhere to your own personal beliefs.

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– Lewis Howes

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