Stay motivated and unlock your full potential with these powerful fitness quotes, gathered from renowned athletes to fitness experts.
Fitness is more than just a physical pursuit; it is a transformative journey that encompasses the mind, body, and soul. It is the commitment to prioritize your health, cultivate inner strength, and unlock your full potential.
Within this journey, fitness quotes act as powerful reminders of the incredible impact that fitness has on our lives. The wisdom reflecting the experiences, insights, and wisdom of athletes, trainers, and fitness enthusiasts who have paved the way before us.
They are more than just words; they have the ability to ignite a fire within, sparking motivation and fostering a positive mindset. Whether you engage in a variety of activities, from cardiovascular and strength training to yoga, Pilates and more, we got covered.
So, embrace the transformative power of fitness quotes and let them fuel your motivation and inspire you to reach new heights. Allow them to become a source of empowerment, guidance, and camaraderie as you embark on your fitness journey.
Famous fitness quotes
Our food should be our medicine and our medicine should be our food.
The doctor of the future will no longer treat the human frame with drugs, but rather will cure and prevent disease with nutrition.
Thomas A. Edison
We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.
George Bernard Shaw
The body does not want you to do this. As you run, it tells you to stop but the mind must be strong. You always go too far for your body. You must handle the pain with strategy…It is not age; it is not diet. It is the will to succeed.
Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
George Bernard Shaw
Train hard, turn up, run your best and the rest will take care of itself.
Sometimes I train in the middle of the night, all on my own. Can’t sleep, don’t want to sleep, get up, go to the gym, work. This is early for me, being here at half ten in the morning, this is really early, and I’m only here because I screwed up yesterday and kept you hanging around. Other times I’ll call up my wrestling coach, or my jiu jitsu coach, or my deep–tissue guy, and want to really focus on one part of what I do. I train in all these different disciplines.
Physical fitness can neither be acquired by wishful thinking nor by outright purchase.
You must also give mental and physical fitness priority.
Our growing softness, our increasing lack of physical fitness, is a menace to our security.
John F. Kennedy
Fitness motivation quotes
Find inspiration and motivation with our powerful fitness quotes. Ignite your passion, overcome obstacles, and achieve greatness on your fitness journey.
Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.
You have to push past your perceived limits, push past that point you thought was as far as you can go.
Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising every time we fall.
I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.
Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.
Take plenty of exercise. Always be cheerful. Take all the sleep you need. You may expect to be well.
James Freeman Clarke
We cannot start over. But we can begin now and make a new ending.
You shall gain, but you shall pay with sweat, blood, and vomit.
To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.
All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.
Fitness quotes for women
It takes more than just a good looking body. You’ve got to have the heart and soul to go with it.
I concentrate on exercises from the waist down, since that is the laziest part of a woman’s body.
A woman’s health is her capital.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Choose your exercise using the same criteria you’d apply to choosing a date – that is, attractive to you and able to hold your interest for an hour.
I really don’t think I need buns of steel. I’d be happy with buns of cinnamon.
Workouts are like brushing my teeth; I don’t think about them, I just do them. The decision has already been made.
I’m not a waif–y girl and never will be. I think it’s healthy when fitness experts encourage fitness rather than getting a certain body shape.
Your health is what you make of it. Everything you do and think either adds to the vitality, energy, and spirit you possess or takes away from it.
I didn’t have the same fitness or ability as the other girls, so I had to beat them with my mind.
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.
Female fitness quotes
As for butter versus margarine, I trust cows more than chemists.
Joan Dye Gussow
Getting fit is a political act – you are taking charge of your life.
Your current body is the only body that can take you to your new body – so be kind to it.
I wanted to get really fit. I wanted to lose some weight. So I’ve been doing Pilates and yoga, trying to lean out my body so I won’t be bulky.
My fitness journey will be a lifelong journey.
The hardest thing about exercise is to start doing it. Once you are doing exercise regularly, the hardest thing is to stop it.
Running is the greatest metaphor for life, because you get out of it what you put into it.
Fitness, in my opinion, is a mental exercise more than just physical.
A fit, healthy body–that is the best fashion statement.
Jess C. Scott
Adopting a new healthier lifestyle can involve changing diet to include more fresh fruit and vegetables as well as increasing levels of exercise.
Health fitness quotes
It is exercise alone that supports the spirits, and keeps the mind in vigor.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
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
You need to eat normally and healthfully, and you need to exercise. I’m so passionate about this because I think people spend their lives not happy in their bodies.
Every living cell in your body is made from the food you eat. If you consistently eat junk food then you’ll have a junk body.
I’m healthy now. I probably wouldn’t say I’m at my best fitness level and I haven’t played that much lately, but I’m healthy and that’s all that matters.
We retire too early and we die too young, our prime of life should be in the 70’s and old age should not come until we are almost 100.
Life is not merely to be alive, but to be well.
He who cures a disease may be the skillfullest, but he that prevents it is the safest physician.
Symptoms, then, are in reality nothing but a cry from suffering organs.
When I do get time, I like to hike and I take lots of vitamins and powders to keep healthy.
Funny fitness quotes
I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me.
God did not intend religion to be an exercise club.
My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four. Unless there are three other people.
Some things you have to do every day. Eating seven apples on Saturday night instead of one a day just isn’t going to get the job done.
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.
I take my only exercise acting as a pallbearer at the funerals of my friends who exercise regularly.
My therapist told me the way to achieve true inner peace is to finish what I start. So far today, I have finished 2 bags of M&M’s and a chocolate cake. I feel better already.
I get pretty much all the exercise I need walking down airport concourses carrying bags.
Exercise is done against one’s wishes and maintained only because the alternative is worse.
George A. Sheehan
When future archaeologists dig up the remains of California, they’re going to find all of those gyms, their scary–looking gym equipment, and they’re going to assume that we were a culture obsessed with torture.
Female humor fitness quotes
For mad I may be, but I will never be convenient.
Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn’t.
When women go wrong, men go right after them.
Clearly, society has a tremendous stake in insisting on a woman’s natural fitness for the career of mother: the alternatives are all too expensive.
I am pushing sixty. That is enough exercise for me.
Quit worrying about your health. It’ll go away.
The two biggest sellers in any bookstore are the cookbooks and the diet books. The cookbooks tell you how to prepare the food, and the diet books tell you how not to eat any of it!
I like long walks, especially when they’re taken by people who annoy me.
When I feel like exercising, I just lie down until the feeling goes away.
Robert Maynard Hutchins
I think that making love is the best form of exercise.
Physical fitness quotes
Personally, I need a high level of physical fitness in order to feel at ease.
It’s going to be a journey. It’s not a sprint to get in shape.
Kerri Walsh Jennings
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
After being taught sets and reps and working at it for a length of time you can’t paint by numbers anymore. It must come from within. Any artist has an emotional contact with their work. A true bodybuilder doesn’t just build muscle he creates muscle. You can’t be a robot.
The last three or four reps is what makes the muscle grow.
Toughness is in the soul and spirit, not in muscles.
What’s important is to get into shape and then not to have to worry about it. I don’t want to get on stage and not be able to do something. Not being physically fit doesn’t work for me.
Physical fitness can neither be achieved by wishful thinking nor outright purchase.
I don’t do this to be healthy, I do this to get big muscles.
Physical fitness is the first requisite of happiness.
Short fitness quotes
I have two doctors, my left leg and my right.
G. M. Trevelyan
The first wealth is health.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I train to be the best in the world on my worst day.
People with goals succeed because they know where they’re going.
The first time I see a jogger smiling, I’ll consider it.
Our bodies are our gardens – our wills are our gardeners.
Nothing worth having was ever achieved without effort.
Winners never quit and quitters never win.
Confidence comes from discipline and training.
The human body is the best picture of the human soul.
Fitness quotes for Instagram
Go the extra mile. It’s never crowded.
You just can’t beat the person who never gives up.
The clock is ticking. Are you becoming the person you want to be?
When I workout early in the morning, the rest of the day feels so much better.
The deadlift also serves as a way to train the mind to do things that are hard.
To enjoy the glow of good health, you must exercise.
Living a healthy lifestyle will only deprive you of poor health, lethargy, and fat.
A champion is someone who gets up when they can’t.
We do not stop exercising because we grow old–we grow old because we stop exercising.
Dr. Kenneth Cooper
When it comes to eating right and exercising, there is no, ‘I’ll start tomorrow.’
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
Motivational fitness quotes
Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.
Happiness lies, first of all, in health.
George William Curtis
To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.
Eighty percent of success is showing up.
If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it.
William Arthur Ward
You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try.
Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.
The groundwork of all happiness is health.
Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
He who has health, has hope; and he who has hope, has everything.
These fitness quotes reminding you of the incredible strength and potential that lies within. They encapsulate the essence of dedication, resilience, and self–improvement, encouraging individuals to push beyond their limits and achieve their fitness goals.
By incorporating these quotes into our daily routines, we can cultivate habits that lead to long–term success in our fitness journeys. Let these fitness quotes serves a beacon of the strength and guide you to a stronger, healthier, and more vibrant version of yourself.
I hope you enjoy the power and impact of fitness quotes as much as I do. Feel free to share them with others, empowering them to embrace a healthy lifestyle and find the strength to overcome challenges.
Remember, keep pushing forward, embracing the sweat, the hard work, and the discipline that fitness demands. Let’s remember that every step, every rep, and every healthy choice you make is an invest in yourself and well–being.