Fitness Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old fitness quotes, fitness sayings, and fitness proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

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

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

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

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.     


Fitness needs to be perceived as fun and games or we subconsciously avoid it.     

Alan Thicke

It's easier to stay in shape if you never let yourself get out of shape in the first place.     

Bill Loguidice

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

Bill Loguidice

Every time you work out you strengthen your body. Every time you don't you weaken it.     

Toni Sorenson

Getting more exercise isn't only good for your waistline. It's a natural anti-depressant, that leaves you in a great mood.     

Auliq Ice

Fitness is like marriage. You can't cheat on it and expect it to work.     

Bonnie Pfiester

The only real insurance you have against disease is a healthy body. Invest wisely, generously and often in that policy.     

Toni Sorenson

Do yourself a favor, and realize that there's no technique in the world that will save you. There are no pills, no secrets, no passwords on the path to greatness. You've got to embrace the pain, push the threshold, and feel the suck, and then you've got to muster the courage to go back six times a week.     

Jon Gilson

A man's health can be judged by which he takes two at a time pills or stairs.     

Joan Welsh

Living a healthy lifestyle will only deprive you of poor health, lethargy, and fat.     

Jill Johnson

If you don't do what's best for your body, you're the one who comes up on the short end.     

Julius Erving

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


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

Edward Stanley

The higher your energy level, the more efficient your body. The more efficient your body, the better you feel and the more you will use your talent to produce outstanding results.     

Anthony Robbins

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

V.L. Allinear

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


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

Carol Welch

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

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Aerobics: a series of strenuous exercises which help convert fats, sugars, and starches into aches, pains, and cramps.     


A man too busy to take care of his health is like a mechanic too busy to take care of his tools.     


Warning: Before beginning an program of physical inactivity, consult your doctor. Sedentary living is abnormal and dangerous to your health.     

Frank Forencich

Fit is not a destination, it is a way of life.     


Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live.     

Jim Rohn

If a man achieves victory over this body, who in the world can exercise power over him? He who rules himself rules over the whole world.     

Vinoba Bhave

You can feel sore tomorrow or you can feel sorry tomorrow. You choose.     


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