100 Fitness Quotes

by - 2/01/2022 06:00:00 PM


Studies have shown that most people give up on their New Year's resolutions by now. I've noticed that fitness and overall wellness, are huge ones. I've compiled a list of some of the most inspirational quotes to inspire you on your weight loss journey. 

100 Fitness Quotes

  1. ¨The only way for a rich man to be healthy is by exercise and abstinence, to live as if he were poor.¨- William Temple
  2. “All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.”- Walt Disney
  3. ¨Great works are performed, not by strength, but by perseverance.¨ – Samuel Johnson
  4. “A champion is someone who gets up when they can’t.”- Jack Dempsey
  5. “If something stands between you and your success, move it. Never be denied.”- Dwayne Johnson
  6. ¨The purpose of training is to tighten up the slack, toughen the body, and polish the spirit.¨ – Morihei Ueshiba
  7. ¨Number one, like yourself. Number two, you have to eat healthy. And number three, you’ve got to squeeze your buns. That’s my formula.¨- Richard Simmons
  8. ¨Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did.¨ – Newt Gingrich
  9. “You have to think it before you can do it. The mind is what makes it all possible.”- Kai Greene
  10. “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then is not an act but a habit.” —Aristotle
  11. “No pain, no gain.” — Unknown
  12. “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” —Wayne Gretzky
  13. ¨You must do the thing you think you cannot do.¨ – Eleanor Roosevelt
  14. “In training, you listen to your body. In competition, you tell your body to shut up.” – Rich Froning Jr.
  15. ¨I wanted to get really fit. I wanted to lose some weight. So I’ve been doing Pilates and yoga, trying to lean out my body so I won’t be bulky.¨- Serena Williams
  16. “Action is the foundational key to all success.”- Pablo Picasso
  17.  ¨Setting goals is the first step into turning the invisible into the visible.¨ – Tony Robbins
  18. ¨Your body is the church where Nature asks to be reverenced.¨ – Marquis de Sade
  19. “Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.”- Abraham Lincoln
  20. ¨Get comfortable with being uncomfortable!¨ – Jillian Michaels
  21. “The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person’s determination.” —Tommy Lasorda
  22. “If you want something you’ve never had, you must be willing to do something you’ve never done.” —Thomas Jefferson
  23. ¨To enjoy the glow of good health, you must exercise. – Gene Tunney
  24. ¨Every champion was once a contender that refused to give up.¨ – Sylvester Stallone
  25. ¨Your current body is the only body that can take you to your new body — so be kind to it.¨ – Elaine Moran
  26. ¨Blood, sweat, and respect. First two you give. Last one you earn.¨ – The Rock
  27. ¨Exercise is king. Nutrition is queen. Put them together and you’ve got a kingdom.¨ – Jack LaLanne
  28. ¨The muscle and the mind must become one. One without the other is zero.¨ – Lee Haney
  29. ¨If it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you.¨ – Fred Devito
  30. ¨Living a healthy lifestyle will only deprive you of poor health, lethargy, and fat.¨ – Jill Johnson
  31. “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
  32. ¨Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.¨ – Confucius
  33. “Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.” —Mahatma Gandhi
  34. ¨Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.¨ – Lou Holtz
  35. “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
  36. ¨Getting fit is all about mind over matter. I don’t mind, so it doesn’t matter.¨ – Adam Hargreaves
  37. “Just believe in yourself. Even if you don’t pretend that you do and, and some point, you will.” —Venus Williams
  38. ¨The more you sweat in training, the less you bleed in combat.¨ -Richard Marcinko
  39. “All great achievements require time.” —Maya Angelou
  40. “We cannot start over. But we can begin now and make a new ending.” —Zig Ziglar
  41. ¨Don’t train to be skinny. Train to be a bad ass.¨ – Demi Lovato
  42. ¨I train to be the best in the world on my worst day.¨ – Ronda Rousey
  43. ¨The deadlift also serves as a way to train the mind to do things that are hard.¨ – Mark Rippetoe
  44. ¨Tough times don’t last. Tough people do.¨ – Robert H. Schuller
  45. ¨A feeble body weakens the mind.¨ – Jean-Jacques Rousseau
  46. ¨Put all excuses aside and remember this: You are capable.¨ – Zig Ziglar
  47. ¨Bodybuilding is much like any other sport. To be successful, you must dedicate yourself 100% to your training, diet, and mental approach.¨ – Arnold Schwarzenegger
  48.  ¨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
  49. ¨Swimming is normal for me. I’m relaxed. I’m comfortable, and I know my surroundings. It’s my home.¨- Michael Phelps
  50. “If you think lifting is dangerous, try being weak. Being weak is dangerous.” – Bret Contreras
  51. ¨There is a moment when you get older when your metabolism slows down and you don’t feel like working out anymore, so you don’t want to keep yourself fit anymore, but that’s your decision. Why should you be judged for it?¨ – Janet Jackson
  52. “The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.”- bruce Lee
  53.  ¨What’s important is to get into shape and then not to have to worry about it. I don’t want to get on stage and not being able to do something. Not being physically fit doesn’t work for me.¨ – Chris Cornell
  54. ¨Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.¨ – Jim Rohn
  55. ¨Here’s what I tell anybody and this is what I believe. The greatest gift we have is the gift of life. We understand that. That comes from our Creator. We’re given a body. Now you may not like it, but you can maximize that body the best it can be maximized.¨ – Mike Ditka
  56. “You must expect great things of yourself before you can do them.”- Michael Jordan
  57. ¨The pain you feel today will be the strength you feel tomorrow.¨ – Arnold Schwarzenegger
  58.  ¨I’m not a waif-y girl and never will be. I think it’s healthy when fitness experts encourage fitness rather than getting a certain body shape.¨- Sophia Bush
  59. ¨Exercise is labor without weariness.¨ – Samuel Johnson
  60. ¨Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.¨ – Michael Jordan
  61. ¨The first time I see a jogger smiling, I’ll consider it.¨- Joan Rivers
  62. “All progress takes place outside the comfort zone.”- Michal Joan Bobak
  63. ¨Look in the mirror. That’s your competition.¨ – John Assaraf
  64. ¨The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.¨ – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  65. “Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit.¨ ― Vince Lombardi Jr
  66. ¨A year from now you may wish you had started today.¨ – Karen Lamb
  67. ¨Our growing softness, our increasing lack of physical fitness, is a menace to our security.¨— John F. Kennedy
  68.  ¨Don’t give up on your dreams, or your dreams will give up on you.¨ – John Wooden
  69. “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
  70. ¨Most people fail, not because of lack of desire, but, because of lack of commitment.¨ – Vince Lombardi
  71. “Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.” -Henry David Thoreau 
  72. ¨The groundwork for all happiness is good health.¨ – Leigh Hunt
  73. “The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.”- Vidal Sassoon
  74. ¨The human body is the best picture of the human soul.¨ – Ludwig Wittgenstein
  75. ¨Our bodies are our gardens – our wills are our gardeners.¨ – William Shakespeare
  76. “The clock is ticking. Are you becoming the person you want to be?” – Greg Plitt
  77. ¨Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.¨- Joseph Addison
  78.  ¨Exercise is king. Nutrition is queen. Put them together and you’ve got a kingdom.¨ – Jack LaLanne
  79. ¨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
  80. “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t, you’re right.” – Henry Ford
  81. ¨There’s 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
  82. ¨Success is what comes after your stop making excuses.¨ – Luis Galarza
  83. ¨Sometimes you don’t realize your own strength until you come face to face with your greatest weakness.¨ – Susan Gale
  84. “Today I will do what others won’t, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can’t.” —Jerry Rice
  85. ¨Confidence comes from discipline and training.¨ – Robert Kiyosaki
  86. ¨One isn’t necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential.¨ – Maya Angelou
  87. “You shall gain, but you shall pay with sweat, blood, and vomit.” – Pavel Tsatsouline
  88. “To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.” —Steve Prefontaine
  89. ¨The best way to gain self-confidence is to do what you are afraid to do.¨ – Swati Sharma
  90. “There’s no secret formula. I lift heavy, work hard, and aim to be the best.” – Ronnie Coleman
  91. “Nothing will work unless you do.” —Maya Angelou
  92. “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
  93. ¨Increased physical activity enhances positive energy.¨ – Lailah Gifty Akita
  94. ¨Believe in yourself. You are braver than you think, more talented than you know, and capable of more than you imagine.¨ – Roy T. Bennett
  95. “Don’t count the days, make the days count.” —Muhammad Ali
  96. ¨Those who think they have no time for bodily exercise will sooner or later have to find time for illness.¨ – Edward Stanley
  97. “Do what you have to do until you can do what you want to do.” —Oprah Winfrey
  98. ¨Nothing will work unless you do.¨ – John Wooden
  99. “It’s going to be a journey. It’s not a sprint to get in shape.” —Kerri Walsh Jennings
  100. ¨Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever.¨ – Lance Armstrong

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

  2. I'm sending this to a friend who would love it! My favorite is ¨Look in the mirror. That’s your competition.¨

  3. Wow, so much motivation in this post! I LOVE Oprah's quote, “Do what you have to do until you can do what you want to do.” <3

  4. so much motivation in here. I picked some favorites and added to my vision board

  5. Leading a healthier lifestyle is my goal for 2022. This is what I need to keep at it

  6. I love all these motivational quotes. We need it to keep going with our fitness goals

  7. I think I can change some of these into affirmations! Thank you!

  8. I am sharing these with my co teacher, she teaches physical Education and would love it.


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