The 86 Best Motivational Gym & Fitness Quotes

Updated 17th March 2023

Gym Motivation Quotes

Are you struggling to find the motivation to hit the gym?

Look no further than these inspiring and powerful gym quotes!

Whether you’re a seasoned athlete or a beginner just starting your fitness journey, these quotes will give you the push you need to crush your goals and reach new heights. From famous athletes to motivational speakers, we’ve gathered the best quotes to help you stay motivated, focused, and committed to your fitness goals.

So, get ready to sweat and be inspired by these motivational gym quotes!

Motivational Fitness Quotes

  1.  A one hour workout is only 4 percent  of your day. NO EXCUSES.
  2.  Be stronger than your excuses.
  3.  Do something today that your future self will thank you for.
  4. Every positive thought propels you in the right direction.
  5. Excuses are for people who don’t want it bad enough.
  6. Excuses don’t burn calories.
  7. Fitness is not about being better than someone. Fitness is about being better than the person you were yesterday.
  8. I can. I will. End of Story.
  9. I may not become perfect, but I sure as hell am going to come close.
  10. I’m doing it for ME.
  11. “I” Is the only difference between fit and fat.
  12. If you still look cute after the gym, you didn’t workout hard enough.
  13.  Muscles are torn in the gym, fed in the kitchen and built in bed.
  14. No one ever drowned in sweat.
  15. No one is you, and that is your power!
  16. Pain is temporary, pride is forever.
  17. Squat like Channing Tatum is watching. – Erin Weiss
  18. Stop waiting for things to happen. Go out and make them happen.
  19. Strive for progress, not perfection
  20. Success doesn’t happen overnight. Keep your eyes on the prize and don’t look back
  21. Surround yourself with people who believe in your dreams.
  22. Sweat is your fat crying.
  23. Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.
  24. The body achieves what the mind believes.
  25. The difference between who you are and who you want to be is what you do.
  26. The good stuff is always worth the work it takes.
  27. 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.
  28.  The miracle isn’t that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start.
  29. The only disability in life is a bad attitude.
  30. The only way to define your limits is by going beyond them
  31. The only way to finish, is to start.
  32. The secret to getting ahead is getting started.
  33. There are seven days in a week and someday isn’t one of them.
  34. Think BIG and don’t listen to people who tell you it can’t be done. Life’s too short to think small.
  35. Today I will do what others won’t, so tomorrow I can do what others can’t.
  36. Wake up with determination, go to bed with satisfaction.
  37. We all have the same amount of hours in our day. Deciding how to use your hours is up to you.
  38. Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t – you’re right.
  39. You are a perishable item. Live accordingly
  40. You are what you eat, so don’t be fast, easy, cheap or fake.
  41. You can only fail if you quit.
  42. You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.
  43. The best project you’ll ever work on is YOU.
  44. One of the greatest pleasures in life is realizing that two weeks ago your body couldn’t do what it just did.
  45. Exercise equals endorphins. Endorphins make you happy.
  46. Sustainable weight loss is a complete lifestyle change, not a 12 week eating plan.
  47. Your legs are not giving out. Your head is giving up. Keep going.
  48. Your desire to change must be greater than your desire to stay the same.
  49. Your body is a reflection of what you are. If you want to look healthy, you will have to be healthy.
  50. You’ve only got 3 choices in life: Give up, give in, or give it all you’ve got.
  51. You’re only one workout away from a good mood.
  52. You have a choice. You can throw in the towel, or you can use it to wipe the sweat off your face.
  53. You can’t start the next chapter of your life if you keep rereading the last one.
  54. You can feel sore tomorrow or you can feel sorry tomorrow. You choose.
  55. We cannot become what we want to be by remaining what we are.
  56. Transformation is not a future event. It is a present activity.
  57. Today I will do what others won’t, so tomorrow I can do what others can’t.
  58. The timing rarely seems “right” until we’re looking back. Stop making excuses for your dreams.
  59. You only regret the workouts you don’t do.
  60. The good stuff is always worth the work it takes.
  61. Sore? Tired? Out of Breath? Good. It’s Working.
  62. Running slow isn’t a character flaw. Quitting is.
  63. Limitations exist only if you let them.
  64. Life has no remote. Get up and change it yourself.
  65. Junk food you’ve craved for an hour, or the body you’ve craved for a lifetime? Your decision.
  66. It took more than a day to put it on. It will take more than a day to take it off.
  67. It always seems impossible until it’s done.
  68. If you’re tired of starting over, stop giving up.
  69. I would rather have a life of “oh wells” than a life of “what ifs”.
  70. If you start now, you’ll start seeing results one day earlier than if you wait until tomorrow. Start today.
  71. Good, better, best. Never let it rest until your good is better, and your better is best.
  72. Forget about getting skinny. Eat well and exercise. The weight will take care of itself.
  73. FACT: Thinking about working out burns approximately zero calories per hour.
  74. Don’t give up what you want most for what you want now.
  75. It’s a lifestyle. Train like there’s no finish line.
  76. Deep inside you there is a person who refuses to be kept deep inside you.
  77. Being challenged in life is inevitable. Being defeated is optional.
  78. Action always beats intention.
  79. Don’t be upset by the results you didn’t get with the work you didn’t do.
  80. Fad diets can change your weight. Working out will change your body.
  81. I am what I am today because of the choices I made yesterday.
  82. I don’t work out because I hate my body. I work out because I love it.
  83. I would rather be covered in sweat at the gym than covered with clothes at the beach.
  84. I’m not losing weight, I’m getting rid of it. I have no intention of finding it again.
  85. In the end we just regret the chances we didn’t take.
  86. Just go. Getting out the door is always the hardest part.


When you feel like giving up, these quotes can give you the extra push you need to keep going and achieve your fitness goals. Whether you write them on a post-it note, hang them up in your gym or recite them to yourself during a tough workout, these powerful words can be the fuel you need to stay focused and motivated.

So, the next time you’re feeling discouraged or in need of some inspiration, turn to these motivational gym quotes and let them guide you towards a stronger, healthier, and more fulfilled you. Remember, you’ve got this!