Gym Sayings and Quotes

Love it or hate it, physical activity and regular exercise are part of a healthy routine. Sweat it out with the collection of humorous and insightful gym quotes below.

Increased physical activity enhances positive energy     

Lailah Gifty Akita

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

Edward Stanley

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

Adam Hargreaves

The more you sweat in training, the less you bleed in combat.     

Richard Marcinko

The deadlift also serves as a way to train the mind to do things that are hard.     

Mark Rippetoe

Your current body is the only body that can take you to your new body — so be kind to it.     

Elaine Moran

The real workout starts when you want to stop.     

Ronnie Coleman

If you think lifting weights is dangerous, try being weak. Being weak is dangerous.     

Bret Contreras

I don't believe in bodybuilders using steroids. If a man doesn't have enough male hormones in his system to create, a nice hard, muscular body, he should take up ping pong.     

Steve Reeves

In training, you listen to your body. In competition, you tell your body to shut up.     

Rich Froning Jr

Don't be scared to LIFT HEAVY! You won't get huge and bulky, you'll just get amazing.     

Jessie Hilgenberg

Don't quit. You're already in pain. You're already hurt. Get a reward from it!     

Eric Thomas

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

Bill Loguidice

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

Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever.     

Lance Armstrong

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

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

There's no secret formula. I lift heavy, work hard, and aim to be the best.     

Ronnie Coleman

You shall gain, but you shall pay with sweat, blood, and vomit.     

Pavel Tsatsouline

To be number one, you have to train like you're number two     

Maurice Green

People laugh and call me lazy, while they twit around in their three-hour workout making zero progress. Sometimes, instead of what you do in the weight room, it's what you don't do that will lead to success.     

Jim Wendler

The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person's determination.     

Tommy Lasorda

The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses, behind the lines, in the gym, and out there on the road, long before I dance under those lights.     

Muhammad Ali

Be patient and tough; some day this pain will be useful to you     


The pain of discipline is nothing like the pain of disappointment.     

Justin Langer

No matter who you are, no matter what you do, you absolutely, positively do have the power to change.     

Bill Phillips

Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.     

Arnold Schwarzenegger