61 Inspiring Fitness Quotes to Get You on the Groove

If your daily chores are making it hard for you to focus on your fitness, the following collection of quotes may inspire you.

(Last Updated On: 01/05/2019)

‘Health is wealth’ is something that we all have been hearing since childhood. However, only a handful of us acknowledged the significance of fitness and strived to make it a permanent part of our daily lives.

Maintaining a good state of fitness does not merely means having a body free from sickness. There is a lot more to it. A complete fitness refers to a state of complete physical, mental, social, and spiritual well-being of a person.

In today’s world, the hectic routines and never-ending responsibilities have made it hard for people to pay attention to their fitness levels. I see a lot of people are working under stressful conditions, completely neglecting their health. This has consequently lead to an increase in the prevalence of certain potentially-fatal diseases such as depression, hypertension, diabetes, and obesity.

I believe fitness to be among the most important aspects of a person’s life. The significance of fitness in daily living has been backed up by numerous studies, each of which has emphasized how we must start paying attention to it as soon as possible.

If your daily chores are making it hard for you to focus on your fitness, the following collection of quotes may inspire you.

Top Motivational Fitness Quote

“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

“Training gives us an outlet for suppressed energies created by stress and thus tones the spirit just as exercise conditions the body.” ~ Arnold Schwarzenegger

“Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they’ve been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It’s a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“Some quit due to slow progress, never grasping the fact that slow progress…is progress.” ~ Anonymous

“Lack of activity destroys the good condition of every human being, while movement and methodical physical exercise save it and preserve it.” ~ Plato

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

“You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.” ~ZigZiglar

“There is a necessity for a regulating discipline of exercise that, whilst evoking the human energies, will not suffer them to be wasted.” ~ Thomas de Quincey

“Money is the most envied, but the least enjoyed. Health is the most enjoyed, but the least envied.” ~ Charles Caleb Colton

“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

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

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

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

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” ~ Mark Twain

“A bear, however hard he tries, grows tubby without exercise.” ~ A.A. Milne

“Getting fit is all about mind over matter. I don’t mind, so it doesn’t matter.” ~ Adam Hargreaves

“Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever.” ~ Lance Armstrong

“Ride as much or as little, as long or as short as you feel. But ride” ~ Eddy Merckx

“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

“It’s easier to stay in shape if you never let yourself get out of shape in the first place.” ~ Bill Loguidice

“It is exercise alone that supports these spirits, and keeps the mind in vigor.” ~ Cicero

“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.” ~ Arnold Schwarzenegger

“You’ve got to block out all distractions when you train. Your focus has to be 100% into the rep. You’ve got to get into a zone. You know you’re in the zone when guys in the gym look you in the eye and then quickly turn away ’cause they see the fire. You’ve got to be all business.” ~ Mike Matarazzo

“There are 1,440 minutes in a day. Use 20 of them to work out.” ~ Anonymous

“The individual who says it is not possible should move out of the way of those doing it.” ~ Tricia Cunningham

“The reason fat men are good-natured is they can neither fight nor run.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt

“No one wakes up in the morning and says, ‘I want to gain 150 pounds and I will start right now!” ~ Tricia Cunningham,

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

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

“Biceps are like ornaments on a Christmas tree.” ~ Ed Coan

“Sell yourself short on nutrition and you’re selling yourself short on maximizing your physique development.” ~ Ernie Taylor

“Your love for what you do and willingness to push yourself where others aren’t prepared to go is what will make you great.” ~ Laurence Shahlaei

“If it weren’t for the fact that the TV set and the refrigerator are so far apart, some of us wouldn’t get any exercise at all.” ~ Joey Adams

“I believe that the Good Lord gave us a finite number of heartbeats and I’m damned if I’m going to use up mine running up and down a street.” ~ Neil Armstrong

Fitness Quotes for Females

With the continuous evolution in the realm of health and fitness, women are becoming more and more health conscious. An increasingly large number of women have embraced the importance of fitness and have taken measures to improve it.

Nevertheless, there is still a considerable number of women who still ignore their health and focus on fulfilling responsibilities towards their families. What these women fail to realize is that fitness does not merely encompass having a great body shape. It also includes acquiring an optimum level of health so that one can work to the best of their abilities.

I firmly believe that fitness is an important part of womanhood. Paying attention to fitness can keep females in a sound state of both mind and body which would eventually boost their confidence. Furthermore, it can tremendously help females in decreasing their risk to a lot of diseases like cancer, depression, obesity, heart problems, and diabetes. Paying attention to fitness can also help in terms of enhancing female fertility.

The following collection of quotes is meant to inspire women to take care of their fitness levels in order to live a happy and healthy life.

“It’s your health. Don’t leave it up to someone else.” ~ Lisa Barger

“Nobody is worth more than your body.” ~ Melody Carstairs

“Courage or comfort. You can’t have both.” ~Brené Brown

“Fit is not a destination. It is a way of life.” ~ Anonymous

“Your children will become what you are; so be what you want them to be.” ~ Anonymous

You won’t get that nice butt by sitting on it

Be the girl who decided to. Go for it!

Train together, stay together

Train like a beast, look like a beauty.

Pain is weakness leaving the body

Squat, because no one ever wrote a song about a small ass

If you are not willing to put in work, don’t complain

Destroy what destroys you

Doubt kills more dreams than failure

Make naysayers an excellent form of motivation

Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent.

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

Education is Important but big biceps are Important

I got 99 problems but a BENCH ain’t one

When the going gets tough the tough gets going

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

My thighs are so sexy. They can’t stop touching each other

Sexy is a mind state, not a waist size

It’s not about the size you wear. But the way you wear your size

Don’t wish for a good body, Work for it!

Unless you puke, faint, or die, keep going!

Once you control your mind, you can conquer your body!

This month’s exercise is next month’s health

STRONG, is the new skinny

You don’t sweat. You sparkle.


For me, fitness is like the key to ultimate success. It does not matter where you are, what you do for a living, or how you spend your life; fitness is essential for every one of us. Without appropriate fitness and health, no one can achieve their life goals or contribute to society. It is needed to stay young both inside and out.

It is time you stop making any more excuses and do something about your fitness. So, get up and start doing something about it right now!