50 Best Workout Quotes To Help You Reach Your Fitness Goals

50 Best Workout Quotes To Help You Reach Your Fitness Goals

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The fitness journey involves the mind, body and soul. It goes beyond looking good to feeling great and content with your body. While you sweat to burn calories, you also burn negativity in the process. When you build muscle, you also build spirit and character. When you change your diet, you take control of your life healthwise.

Whether you are working out to lose weight, stay in shape, build muscle, or simply for fun, you can go a long way with a bit of motivation. It is also possible to develop solid mental health through motivation while working out. On that note, here are the 50 best workout quotes to help you reach your fitness goals.

Best Workout Quotes

“I don’t workout because I hate my body, I workout because I love my body.”


“No pain, no gain.”


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

Mark Rippetoe

“Your body can do it. It’s time to convince your mind.”


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

Ronnie Coleman

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

Muhammad Ali

“Those who think they have no time for bodily exercise will sooner or later have to find time for illness.”

Edward Stanley

“It’s going to be a journey. It’s not a sprint to get in shape.”

Kerri Walsh Jennings

“No matter how many mistakes you make or how slow you progress, you are still way ahead of everyone who isn’t trying.”

Tony Robbins

“Don’t train to be skinny. Train to be a badass.” – Demi Lovato

“I already know what giving up feels like. I want to see what happens if I don’t.”

Neila Rey

“Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever.”

Lance Armstrong

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

Adam Hargreaves

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

Khloe Kardashian

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

Jill Johnson

“In two weeks, you’ll feel it. In four weeks, you’ll see it. In eight weeks, you’ll hear it.”


“Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.”

Michael Jordan

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

Jack LaLanne

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

Richard Marcinko

“I train to be the best in the world on my worst day.”

“Every champion was once a contender that refused to give up.”

Sylvester Stallone

“A feeble body weakens the mind.”

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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

Bret Contreras

“Our bodies are our gardens – our wills are our gardeners.”

William Shakespeare

“The pain you feel today will be the strength you feel tomorrow.”

Arnold Schwarzenegger

“The muscle and the mind must become one. One without the other is zero.”

Lee Haney

“Great works are performed, not by strength, but by perseverance.”

Samuel Johnson

“A champion is someone who gets up when they can’t.”

Jack Dempsey

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

Elaine Moran

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

“You may not be there yet, but you are closer than you were yesterday.”


“Increased physical activity enhances positive energy.”

Lailah Gifty Akita

“Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.”

Joseph Addison

“When you feel like quitting, think about why you started.”


“The body achieves what the mind believes.”


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

Muhammad Ali

“Rome wasn’t built in a day, but they worked on it every single day.”


“Fall in love with taking care of your body.”


“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.”

Wayne Gretzky

“If there is no struggle, there is no progress.”

“When you skip an opportunity to work out, you skip an opportunity to improve yourself.”


“Motivation is what gets you started, but persistence is the only thing that guarantees your success.”

Edmond Mbiaka

“You have to be fearless to have success.”

Serena Williams

“It’s supposed to be hard. If it were easy, everyone would do it.”

Tom Hanks

“You don’t get what you want, you get what you work for.”


“The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential…these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.”


“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.”


“Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.”

Carl Bard

“Run when you can, walk if you have to. Crawl if you must; just never give up.”

Dean Karnazes

“You have a choice. You can throw in the towel or you can use it to wipe the sweat off your face.”

As the saying goes, “where there is a will, there’s a way”. Working out can be difficult to keep up with, but a willing spirit convinces the mind, and the body endures what you thought would be impossible. If you still need extra motivation, please check out these 50 inspiring and powerful mindfulness quotes to supplement your workout.

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