Exercise Sayings and Quotes

Although it can be hard to develop a routine, exercise works wonders on our physical and emotional well-being. FInd the motivation to get started with the list of wise and humorous exercise quotes below.

To enjoy the glow of good health, you must exercise.     

Gene Tunney

Exercise to stimulate, not to annihilate. The world wasn't formed in a day, and neither were we. Set small goals and build upon them.     

Lee Haney

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

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Exercise is labor without weariness.     

Samuel Johnson

Few people know how to take a walk. The qualifications are endurance, plain clothes, old shoes, an eye for nature, good humor, vast curiosity, good speech, good silence and nothing too much.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Other exercises develop single powers and muscles, but dancing embellishes, exercises, and equalizes all the muscles at once.     

Jean Paul

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.     


Movement is a medicine for creating change in a person's physical, emotional, and mental states.     

Carol Welch

It is a shame for a man to grow old without seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable.     


Exercise and application produce order in our affairs, health of body, cheerfulness of mind, and these make us precious to our friends.     

Thomas Jefferson

True enjoyment comes from activity of the mind and exercise of the body; the two are ever united.     

Wilhelm Von Humboldt

We do not stop exercising because we grow old - we grow old because we stop exercising.     

Kenneth Cooper

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

Those who think they have not time for bodily exercise will sooner or later have to find time for illness.     

Edward Stanley

An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.     

Adam Smith

Fitness: if it came in a bottle, everyone would be in good shape.     


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


A vigorous five-mile walk will do more good for an unhappy but otherwise healthy adult than all the medicine and psychology in the world.     

Paul Dudley White

To be good, we must do good; and by doing good we take a sure means of being good, as the use and exercise of the muscles increase their power.     

Tryon Edwards

I have to exercise in the morning before my brain figures out what I'm doing.     

Marsha Doble

It is exercise alone that supports the spirits, and keeps the mind in vigor.     

Marcus Tullius Cicero

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

Walking: the most ancient exercise and still the best modern exercise.     

Carrie Latet

Any workout which does not involve a certain minimum of danger or responsibility does not improve the body - it just wears it out.     

Norman Mailer

To keep the body in good health is a duty...otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.     


Too many people confine their exercise to jumping to conclusions, running up bills, stretching the truth, bending over backwards, lying down on the job, sidestepping responsibility and pushing their luck.     


Jogging is very beneficial. It's good for your legs and your feet. It's also very good for the ground. It makes it feel needed.     

Charles M. Schulz

When it comes to eating right and exercising, there is no "I'll start tomorrow." Tomorrow is disease.     

Terri Guillements

Getting fit is all about mind over matter. I don't mind, so it doesn't matter.     

Adam Hargreaves

Exercise is like an addiction. Once you're in it, you feel like your body needs it.     

Elsa Pataky

When working out, length is not a substitute for intensity.     

Bill Loguidice

Feed your fitness. Starve your mediocrity.     

Krystal Breakley

Physical activity is an excellent stress-buster and provides other health benefits as well. It also can improve your mood and self image.     

Jon Wickham

People say that losing weight is no walk in the park. When I hear that I think, yeah, that's the problem.     

Chris Adams

Exercise and temperance can preserve something of our early strength even in old age.     


Nothing lifts me out of a bad mood better than a hard work out on my treadmill. It never fails. Exercise is nothing short of a miracle.     


Great effort is required to arrest decay and restore vigor. One must exercise proper deliberation, plan carefully before making a move, and be alert in guarding against relapse following a renaissance.     


Working out is my biggest hobby. It's my Zen hour. I just zone out.     

Zac Efron

Research says getting regular exercise is one of the most effective ways to cope with stress.     

Chris Meno

Breathing correctly is the key to better fitness, muscle strength, stamina and athletic endurance.     

Dr. Michael Yessis

The difference between someone who is in shape, and someone who is not in shape, is the individual who is in shape works out even when they do not want to.     


Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very far.     

Thomas Jefferson

I feel better in my mind when I work out. It makes everything better.     

Keri Russell

The reason I exercise is for the quality of life I enjoy.     

Kenneth H. Cooper

Exercise should be regarded as tribute to the heart     

Gene Tunney

Patients should have rest, food, fresh air, and exercise - the quadrangle of health.     

William Osler

Exercise and temperance can preserve something of our early strength even in old age.     


Look like a beauty. Train like a beast.     

April Jones

There's nothing sweeter than sweat.     

Lindsey Leavitt

Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.     

Joseph Addison

An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.     

Henry David Thoreau

Typically, people who exercise, start eating better and becoming more productive at work. They smoke less and show more patience with colleagues and family. They use their credit cards less frequently and say they feel less stressed. Exercise is a keystone habit that triggers widespread change.     

Charles Duhigg

You have to exercise, or at some point you’ll just break down.     

Barack Obama

Even when all is known, the care of a man is not yet complete, because eating alone will not keep a man well; he must also take exercise. For food and exercise, while possessing opposite qualities, yet work together to produce health.     


When it comes to health and well-being, regular exercise is about as close to a magic potion as you can get.     

Tich Nhat Hanh

Running is not just exercise; it is a lifestyle.     

John Bingham

Once you are doing exercise regularly, the hardest thing is to stop it.     

Erin Gray

If you don’t make time for exercise, you’ll probably have to make time for illness.     

Robin Sharma

The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will involve the patient in the proper use of food, fresh air, and exercise.     

Thomas Edison

Our growing softness, our increasing lack of physical fitness, is a menace to our security.     

John F. Kennedy

Leave all the afternoon for exercise and recreation, which are as necessary as reading. I will rather say more necessary because health is worth more than learning.     

Thomas Jefferson

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

Michael Phelps

Exercise is amazing, from the inside out. I feel so alive and have more energy.     

Vanessa Hudgens

Never hurry. Take plenty of exercise. Always be cheerful. Take all the sleep you need. You may expect to be well.     

James Freeman Clarke

One of the things I've always enjoyed is moving around and staying fit. Physicality is such a big part of being an actor, but it's also about stillness and silence.     

Joel Edgerton

The only way for a rich man to be healthy is by exercise and abstinence, to live as if he were poor.     

William Temple

I think if you exercise, your state of mind - my state of mind - is usually more at ease, ready for more mental challenges. Once I get the physical stuff out of the way it always seems like I have more calmness and better self-esteem.     

Stone Gossard

A muscle is like a car. If you want it to run well early in the morning, you have to warm it up.     

Florence Griffith Joyner

Exercise is the chief source of improvement in our faculties.     

Hugh Blair

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

Khloe Kardashian

Exercise is king. Nutrition is queen. Put them together and you’ve got a kingdom.     

Kack Lalanne

Train hard, turn up, run your best and the rest will take care of itself.     

Jerry Dunn

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

Exercise is done against one’s wishes and maintained only because the alternative is worse.     

George A. Sheehan

Exercise now, yeah you move like a dancer / Get it shorty, don't let me interrupt / Get it shorty, keep your mind on what you're doin'     

Eddie Smith

According to a recent study, simply thinking about exercise, even while sitting still, can have physical benefits. For all you know, I could be exercising right now.     

Chuck Lorre

You keep on exercising, and you're gonna be strong as a bull! These exercises are gonna make you real strong!     

Charles Stewart

A bicycle needs a certain amount of exercise. It's a well-known fact.     

Roy Clarke

Ladies, we are supposed to be exercising our bodies, not our mouths.     

Doris Orgel

The following exercise cranks up your self-esteem and makes you aware of your own abilities and the symptoms deep within you.     

Anton Klee

Morning exercise is futile at best. When one arises, the body is more subject to postural hypotension.     

Ken Levine

Never felt better since I've been on this diet of exercise and healthy food.     

Benny Medina

Exercise has been understood for centuries to provide benefits to the human body. Diet and exercise have long been prescribed as the first lines if therapy for metabolic diseases.     

Bruce Spiegelman

Lifestyle intervention such as physical exercise is widely recognized to improve whole-body performance and metabolism in health and disease.     

Bruce Spiegelman

Exercise your body, exercise your abilities, exercise you mind, it will make you health, wealth and wise.     

Joseph Julius Bonkowski

Thinking is just an excercise for the brain.     

Joseph Julius Bonkowski

Physical activity is so important that failure to lead a physically active lifestyle can result in several abnormalities.     

Hasan Sozen

Thirty minutes of exercise everyday canbe sufficient to maintain health and well-being.     

Aoife A. Donnelly

Regular physical activity is a well-known protective factor for the prevention and treatment of several non-communicable diseases, such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes and different types of cancer.     

Aoife A. Donnelly

Physical activity is also known to promote good mental health.     

Aoife A. Donnelly

Physical fitness is the ability of your body system to work together efficiently to allow you to be healthy and effectively perform activities perform activities of daily living.     

Charles B. Corbin

When people do physical activity especially for the purpose of getting fit, we say the are doing exercise.     

Charles B. Corbin

Performing physical activity has many benefits. Regular exercise leads to improved physical fitness. Both regular physical activity and good fitness provide benefits to health and wellness.     

Charles B. Corbin

Besides looking better, people who do regular physical activity feel better.     

Charles B. Corbin

A fit, healthy body, that is the best fashion statement.     

Jess C. Scott

The act of getting strong doesn't start in the gym, it starts in your head.     

Lisbeth Darsh

One workout at a time. One day at a time. One week at a time.     

Mick Kremling

When it comes to eating right and exercising, there is no 'I'll start tomorrow.' Tomorrow is disease.     

V L Allinear

Deep down we all really know what we need to do to get fit and healthy - eat right and exercise.     

Sarah Gabb

Physical fitness can neither be achieved by wishful thinking nor outright purchase.     

Joseph Pilates

Not only will exercise make you look fantastic, but it will make you feel that way too!     

Edward Lance

There's no sure-fire for good health, however the mixture of healthy eating and regular exercise comes awfully close.     

Edward Lance

Exercise can restore confidence in your body and make you feel more capable--more in control.     

Robert H. Phillip

The right types and amounts of excercise can help you break fatigue-rest-fatigue cycle and make you feel better in counttless other ways.     

Robert H. Phillip