Workout Motivation Sayings and Quotes

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

I will sacrifice whatever is necessary to be the best.     

J.J. Watt

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

Gene Tunney

If you ever lack the motivation to train then think what happens to your minds and body when you don't.     

Shifu Yan Lei

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

Greg Plitt

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

Jim Rohn

It is a shame for a woman to grow old without ever seeing the strength and beauty of which her body is capable.     


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

Jess C. Scott

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

Pavel Tsatsouline

The reason fat men are good natured is they can neither fight nor run.     

Theodore Roosevelt

Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.     

Lou Holtz

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

A bear, however hard he tries, grows tubby without exercise.     

A.A. Milne

The purpose of training is to tighten up the slack, toughen the body, and polish the spirit.     

Morihei Ueshiba

Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.     

Mahatma Gandhi

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

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

Ronnie Coleman

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

Wilhelm Von Humboldt

Energy and persistence conquer all things.     

Benjamin Franklin

If you keep on eating unhealthy food than no matter how many weight loss tips you follow, you are likely to retain weight and become obese. If only you start eating healthy food, you will be pleasantly surprised how easy it is to lose weight.     

Subodh Gupta

The secret of getting ahead is getting started.     

Mark Twain

Motivation will almost always beat mere talent.     

Norman R. Augustine

Strength doesn't come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn't.     

Ashley Greene

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

Rich Froning Jr.

Becoming healthy is the best decision I have ever made.     


The real workout starts when you want to stop.     

Lazar Angelov

We don't stop exercising because we grow old. We grow old because we stop exercising.     

Mike Banks

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

Adam Hargreaves

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

Jack Lalanne

For me, exercise is more than just physical – it's therapeutic.     

Michelle Obama

Nothing is impossible. The word itself says I'm possible.     

Audrey Hepburn