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150 Motivational Workout Quotes to Inspire You to Fitness

Last Updated: August 27, 2022 by Team

Everyone wants to have a healthy lifestyle and be in shape. For some people, putting in the hard work 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 becomes part of your daily routine.

When you finally get into the habit of working out, you feel amazing and energized and much more satisfied with your day. So, fitness should become essential if you’re trying to lose weight, stay fit, or clear your mind after a busy day at work.

Get motivated with these 150 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 my goals.

150 Workout Quotes

Top 10 Workout Quotes

“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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Short Workout Quotes

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

“Train insane or remain the same.”

“There is no magic pill.”

“Success starts with self-discipline.”

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

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

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

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

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

“Making excuses burns zero calories per hour.”

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

“Good things come to those who sweat.”

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

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

“Create healthy habits, not restrictions.”


Funny Workout Quotes

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

“The difference between wanting and achieving is discipline.”

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

“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

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

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

“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

“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


Morning Workout Quotes

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

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

“The body achieves what the mind believes.”

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

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

“Sweat is fat crying.”

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

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

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

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

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

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

Work out because you love Your Body. not because you hate it.

Back Workout Quotes

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“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

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

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

“Hustle for that muscle.”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The only bad workout is the one that didn't happen.

Monday Workout Quotes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“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.”

“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

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

“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

“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

Work out because you love your body not because you hate it.

Tuesday Workout Quotes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“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


Saturday Workout Quotes

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

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

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

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

“All great achievements require time.” – Maya Angelou

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

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

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

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

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

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


Sunday Workout Quotes

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“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

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

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

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

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

“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.”

“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

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

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

“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

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

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

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


Workout Quotes For Men

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Workout Quotes For Her

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

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

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

“Strive for progress, not perfection.”

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

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

“Sore. The most satisfying pain.”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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