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36 Workout Motivation Quotes

Updated: Jun 30, 2022

By Claire The Millennial Londoner


Disclaimer: This blog post is compiled from a mixture of famous and anonymous quotes. I am not claiming ownership of any of them and as always this post may contain affiliate links that allow me to support this blog site at no extra cost to you.


Finding the motivation to get fit can be challenging, especially during the summer when it's hot and muggy. Hopefully after reading this blog post full of captivating and inspiring quotes you'll be buzzing to get your workout started.

Fitness is fantastic for your overall health but one thing people often struggle with is staying motivated. It can be difficult to dedicate yourself to a consistent routine when you're body is aching, you're tired and unmotivated.

Let's be honest would you rather be sitting on the sofa with some snacks scrolling through Tiktok or doing an intense workout session at the gym?

Unless you have a passion for fitness your answer will most likely be the first option. I love being able to just relax and unwind BUT I know deep down the benefits of a workout session would be far greater than sitting around.

So I've compiled a list of motivational workout quotes to hopefully kick your drive for fitness back into gear in time for summer.

Here are 36 Workout Motivational Quotes

1. John F. Kennedy

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.

2. Jim Rohn

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

3. Florence Griffith Joyner

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

4. Franklin Pierce Adams

Health is the thing that makes you feel that now is the best time of the year.

5. Karen Lamb

A year from now you may wish you had started today.

6. Vince Lombardi

Most people fail, not because of lack of desire, but, because of lack of commitment.

7. Fred Devito

If it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you.

8. Jack LaLanne

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

9. Adam Hargreaves

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

10. Lance Armstrong

Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever.

11. John Wooden

Nothing will work unless you do.

12. Muhammad Ali

Don’t count the days, make the days count.

13. Lailah Gifty Akita

Increased physical activity enhances positive energy.

14. Tommy Lasorda

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

15. Rich Froning Jr.

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

16. Unknown

No pain, no gain.

17. Unknown

Exercise is like telling your body, ‘You’re gonna hate me for this, but you’ll thank me later.

18. Muhammad Ali

I don’t count my sit-ups. I only start counting when it starts hurting because they’re the only ones that count.

19. Unknown

The hard part isn’t getting your body in shape. The hard part is getting your mind in shape.

20. Ronnie Coleman

The real workout starts when you want to stop.

21. Unknown

A one-hour workout is 4% of your day. No excuses.

22. Robin Sharma

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

23. Unknown

Your body can stand almost anything. It’s your mind that you have to convince.

24. Unknown

The body achieves what the mind believes.

25. Unknown

You don’t have to be extreme, just consistent.

26. Vince Lombardi

Most people fail, not because of lack of desire, but because of lack of commitment.

27. Unknown

Train insane or remain the same.

28. Lailah Gifty Akita

Increased physical activity enhances positive energy.


29. Erin Gray

I like exercise. I like a healthy body.

30. Matt McGorry

The mind is the most important part of achieving any fitness goal. Mental change always comes before physical change.

31. Unknown

Work out because you love your body, not because you hate it.

32. Unknown

Think of your workouts as important meetings you schedule with yourself. Bosses don’t cancel

33. Unknown

You can throw in the towel, or you can use it to wipe the sweat off your face.

34. Unknown

Keep your squats low and your standards high.

35. Unknown

Wake up with determination, go to bed with satisfaction.

36. Usain Bolt

Time, Effort, Sacrifice, and Sweat. How will you pay for your goals

And there you have it, I'll make more posts like this in the future because there are plenty of quotes that can help you in every aspect of your life. Be sure to subscribe so you can be updated when I post them.

In the meantime check out my other quotes post that will help you next time your anxiety kicks in HERE

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