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60 Fitness Motivation Quotes That Will Get You To Work Out



Every new year we all want to reinvent ourselves and try to list down new ways or “resolutions”. More often than not, we all want to get in shape and finally be more physically fit and healthy. Not only that, but this in turn incredibly boosts one’s confidence.

Some people might think fixating on one’s body is a superficial endeavor but it invalidates the fact that working out is an arduous journey that not only strengthens the physique but also the mind. Working out is no easy feat and now we’re going to give you a little boost to start your journey with these fitness motivation quotes from athletes, trainers, authors, and the likes.

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“I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” – Michael Jordan

“It’s not whether you get knocked down; it’s whether you get up.” – Vince Lombardi

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

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

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

“A well-built physique is a status symbol. It reflects you worked hard for it, no money can buy it. You cannot inherit it. You cannot steal it. You cannot borrow it. You cannot hold on to it without constant work. It shows dedication. It shows discipline. It shows self-respect. It shows dignity. It shows patience, work ethic, passion.” – Pauline Nordin

“When working out, length is not a substitute for intensity.” – Bill Loguidice

“Anyone can go hard on the last sprint of a workout, if you’re tough, you’ll go hard on each and every one” – Travis Macy

“When you develop the habit of voluntarily putting yourself under stress, it becomes a source of joy and even comfort. You feel happy, satisfied and relaxed after the workout. The best thing is that you lose fear of physical stress because you have started enjoying it.” – Awdhesh Singh

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

“The earlier you invest in health, the more dividends it pays later.” – Tarun Sharma

“The only bad exercise is the one you skipped.” – Amit Kalantri

“Health is the gift we give ourselves every time we work out.” – Toni Sorenson

“Painful workouts yield gainful results. This is true of every gain. No pain, no gain.” – Haresh Sippy

“When you feel bad, try to hold on. When you feel good, it’s time to push.” – Travis Macy

“90% of the time when you think you can’t go any faster, you probably can.” – Travis Macy

“Stop making excuses and start giving yourself enough reasons why you must eat healthier and exercise regularly. Excuses are your enemies of progress.” – Edmond Mbiaka

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

“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

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

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

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

“Create healthy habits, not restrictions.” —Unknown

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

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

“Fitness is like a relationship. You can’t cheat and expect it to work.” – Unknown

“Motivation may be what starts you off, but it’s habit that keeps you going back for more. Are your habits working for you or against you? Are your habits helping you to achieve your goals or hindering the process?”
― Miya Yamanouchi

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 “I hate every minute of training. But I said, don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.” – Muhammad Ali

“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

“All great achievements require time.” – Maya Angelou

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

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

“Don’t dream of winning, train for it!” – Mo Farah

“Nothing, not even pain, lasts forever. If I can just keep putting one foot in front of the other, I will eventually get to the end.” – Kim Cowart

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

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

“The harder the battle, the sweeter the victory.” – Les Brown

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

“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

 “Be patient and tough; someday this pain will be useful to you.” – Ovid

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

“If you make exercise your hobby instead of your enemy it becomes your friend; it’s the one thing that will never let you down. It will always be there for you and it will always make you better than you were before. Remember every time you go to the gym, every time you put the right supplement in your mouth, you’re better than you were ten minutes ago. […] The irony is most people know what to do, they just don’t do what they know.” – Sylvester Stallone

 “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

“Your mind is the strongest and most valuable muscle you can grow in the gym.” – Greg Plitt

“Those who think they have not timed for bodily exercise will sooner or later have to find time for illness.” – Edward Stanley

“We all have the same amount of hours in our day. Deciding how to use your hours is up to you.” – Unknown

“There are two types of pain, the one that breaks you and the one that changes you. In the gym, pain is felt as a result of weakness leaving the body. Physical pain is the glue of transformation and the pain of progress. The more you endure the harder it gets to accept the thought of failure.” – Greg Plitt

“The more you sweat in training, the less you bleed in combat.” – Navy SEALs

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

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

“The real workout starts when you want to stop.” – Ronnie Coleman

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

“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, I will try again tomorrow.”  Mary Anne Radmacher

Starting out your work out routine and goals is a daunting task to do. However, one thing’s for sure, you’ll just have to start and try.

I'm Nikos Alepidis, blogger at motivirus. I'm passioned for all things related to motivation & personal development. My goal is to help and inspire people to become better.

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