Best Fitness Quotes
These fitness quotes speak to the importance of movement, physical activity, and exercise.
Get inspired to be the very best version of yourself with the advice and words of fitness experts, trainers, authors, and celebrities.
As the Greek philosopher Aristotle once said, “Movement is life.” So let’s get started. Today is the day to begin your fitness journey.
Best fitness quotes for good health
Use these fitness quotes as motivation before going to the gym, yoga class, for a run, or for making resolutions for the new year.
1. Inspirational fitness quotes
The human body is the best work of art.
Jess C. Scott
Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.
Your body is the church where Nature asks to be reverenced.
Marquis de Sade
Want to learn to eat a lot? Here it is: Eat a little. That way, you will be around long enough to eat a lot.
A fit, healthy body — that is the best fashion statement.
Jess C. Scott
Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.
To enjoy the glow of good health, you must exercise.
Look in the mirror. That’s your competition.
The miracle isn’t that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start.
The best day to start exercising is today. Tomorrow can turn into weeks, months or years.
When it comes to eating right and exercising, there is no ‘I’ll start tomorrow.’ Tomorrow is disease.
V. L. Allinear
It’s never too late to get fit
It’s never too late to become what you might have been.
Those who think they have not time for bodily exercise will sooner or later have to find time for illness.
2. Positive mindset fitness quotes
The five S’s of sports training are: stamina, speed, strength, skill, and spirit; but the greatest of these is spirit.
Your body can stand almost anything. It’s your mind that you have to convince.
A healthy body is a platform for flourishing a healthy mind.
You have to think it before you can do it. The mind is what makes it all possible.
Clear your mind of can’t.
Movement is a medicine for creating change in a person’s physical, emotional, and mental states.
The higher your energy level, the more efficient your body. The more efficient your body, the better you feel and the more you will use your talent to produce outstanding results.
Never give up, keep going
Run when you can, walk if you have to, crawl if you must; just never give up.
Your journey to a healthier weight is not a journey that you start and then give up. It is a journey that you are living every day for the rest of your life.
Thich Nhat Han
Most people give up right before the big break comes — don’t let that person be you.
The only bad workout is the one that didn’t happen.
3. Hard work and achievement fitness quotes
Get comfortable with being uncomfortable!
Strength does not come from the physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
When working out, length is not a substitute for intensity.
You dream. You plan. You reach. There will be obstacles. There will be doubters. There will be mistakes. But with hard work, with belief, with confidence and trust in yourself and those around you, there are no limits.
If you think lifting weights is dangerous, try being weak. Being weak is dangerous.
Discipline and dedication sayings
It’s going to be a journey. It’s not a sprint to get in shape.
Kerri Walsh Jennings
You would be surprised what two hours of daily exercise and five hundred stomach crunches can do for you.
Only the disciplined are truly free. The undisciplined are slaves to moods, appetites and passions.
Fitness is attained one exercise session at a time.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then is not an act but a habit.
Not less than two hours a day should be devoted to exercise, and the weather should be little regarded.
It’s easier to stay in shape if you never let yourself get out of shape in the first place.
Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.
We do not stop exercising because we grow old — we grow old because we stop exercising.
Dr. Kenneth Cooper
When you get stronger everything in the world gets easier. Change yourself and you’ve changed everything.
Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.
When health is absent, wisdom cannot reveal itself, art cannot become manifest, strength cannot be exerted, wealth is useless, and reason is powerless.
What hurts today makes you stronger tomorrow.
It is a disgrace to grow old through sheer carelessness before seeing what manner of man you may become by developing your bodily strength and beauty to their highest limit.
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
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.
The internal processes of muscle growth are seriously complicated, people devote their lives to it, but the external processes that kick it off, the things in your control can be distilled down to a few principles: Get stronger in the right rep ranges, eat appropriately, commit to the program and consistently work hard at it.
4. Fitness quotes about goals
Don’t wait until you’ve reached your goal to be proud of yourself. Be proud of every step you take toward reaching that goal.
Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.
I don’t count my sit-ups; I only start counting when it starts hurting because they are the only ones that count.
I already know what giving up feels like. I want to see what happens if I don’t.
The difference between someone who is in shape, and someone who is not in shape, is the individual who is in shape works out even when they do not want to.
You have to push past your perceived limits, push past that point you thought was as far as you can go.
In training, you listen to your body. In competition, you tell your body to shut up.
Rich Froning Jr.
Your love for what you do and willingness to push yourself where others aren’t prepared to go is what will make you great.
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.
The only way you can hurt your body is if you don’t use it.
If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you.
If you aren’t hurting after a good workout then obviously you haven’t done something right.
Mark W. Boyer
All progress takes place outside the comfort zone.
Michael John Bobak
There’s more to life than training, but training is what puts more in your life.
Stop making excuses and start giving yourself enough reasons why you must eat healthier and exercise regularly. Excuses are your enemies of progress.
Once you are exercising regularly, the hardest thing is to stop it.
The road to nowhere is paved with excuses.
5. Short fitness quotes
Will is a skill.
Walking is man’s best medicine.
Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever.
Progress not perfection.
Action is the foundational key to all success.
There are no shortcuts.
Go the extra mile. It’s never crowded.
Energy and persistence conquer all things.
The greatest wealth is health.
Pain is weakness leaving the body.
Tera Lynn Childs
Run hard, be strong, think big!
The first wealth is health.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
6. Funny fitness quotes
I’m so unfamiliar with the gym, I call it James!
My idea of exercise is a good brisk sit.
Exercise is a dirty word. Every time I hear it I wash my mouth out with chocolate.
The reason fat men are good natured is they can neither fight nor run.
I really don’t think I need buns of steel. I’d be happy with buns of cinnamon.
The best abs exercise is five sets of stop eating so much.
Quirky fitness sayings
A bear, however hard he tries, grows tubby without exercise.
A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh
Nothing tastes as good as thin feels.
Stephen R. Covey
Let’s have a moment of silence for all those Americans who are stuck in traffic on their way to the gym to ride the stationary bicycle.
I’ve been fit and I’ve been fat, and fit is better.
A man’s health can be judged by which he takes two at a time – pills or stairs.
If you want to know the correct way to perform an exercise, the answer is: Whatever hurts most.
Getting fit is all about mind over matter. I don’t mind, so it doesn’t matter.
Trust me, if you do an honest 20 rep program, at some point Jesus will talk to you. On the last day of the program, he asked if he could work in.
7. Importance of fitness quotes
Training gives us an outlet for suppressed energies created by stress and thus tones the spirit just as exercise conditions the body.
Improving and maintaining health
With healthy lifestyle, we can avoid 60-70% of known illnesses.
Your health account, your bank account, they’re the same thing. The more you put in, the more you can take out. Exercise is king and nutrition is queen. Together you have a kingdom.
At the end of the day, your health is your responsibility.
To be precise, there are three gems for healthy life: sufficient workouts, healthy food, and enough sleep.
A wise man should consider that health is the greatest of human blessings, and learn how by his own thought to derive benefit from his illnesses.
Always take the stairs. There’ll be plenty of days where you can’t, so accept the opportunity to take the stairs as a gift and make a deposit into your Future Health account.
Diet and nutrition
To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art.
François de La Rochefoucauld
The doctor of the future will no longer treat the human frame with drugs, but rather will cure and prevent disease with nutrition.
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.
When you start eating food without labels, you no longer need to count the calories.
Our food should be our medicine and our medicine should be our food.
I believe that the best buy in public health today must be a combination of regular physical exercise and a healthy diet.
Weight loss doesn’t begin in the gym with a dumbbell; it starts in your head with a decision.
You can reach maximum performance by engaging in physical activities.
Lailah Gifty Akita
Mental health: Your happiness and well-being
Getting more exercise isn’t only good for your waistline. It’s a natural anti-depressant, that leaves you in a great mood.
The groundwork of all happiness is health.
Physical fitness is the first requisite of happiness.
I have decided to be happy because it is good for my health.
8. Running and walking fitness quotes
I have two doctors, my left leg and my right.
I could feel my anger dissipating as the miles went by — you can’t run and stay mad!
Walking: the most ancient exercise and still the best modern exercise.
Running is the greatest metaphor for life, because you get out of it what you put into it.
Above all, do not lose your desire to walk: Every day I walk myself into a state of wellbeing and walk away from every illness; I have walked myself into my best thoughts, and I know of no thought so burdensome that one cannot walk away from it.
Run often. Run long. But never outrun your joy of running.
9. Famous fitness quotes
If we could give every individual the right amount of nourishment and exercise, not too little and not too much, we would have found the safest way to health.
Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very far.
Lack of activity destroys the good condition of every human being, while movement and methodical physical exercise save it and preserve it.
It is exercise alone that supports the spirits, and keeps the mind in vigor.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.
To keep the body in good health is a duty… otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.
Brute animals are the most healthy, and they are exposed to all weather, and of men, those are healthiest who are the most exposed.
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
Fitness quotes from famous athletes and coaches
Great things come from hard work and perseverance. No excuses.
A muscle is like a car. If you want it to run well early in the morning, you have to warm it up.
Florence Griffith Joyner
You must expect great things of yourself before you can do them.
Good things come to those who hustle.
A champion is someone who gets up when they can’t.
The vision of a champion is bent over, drenched in sweat, at the point of exhaustion when nobody else is looking.
Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it.
Eat clean, stay fit, and have a burger to stay sane.
Fitness – If it came in a bottle, everybody would have a great body.
If something stands between you and your success, move it. Never be denied.
Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson
A man too busy to take care of his health is like a mechanic too busy to take care of his tools.
It is better to make many small steps in the right direction than to make a great leap forward only to stumble backward.
The secret to living well and longer is this: eat half, walk double, laugh triple, and love without measure.
10. Fitness captions for Instagram, whatsapp status
Add a fun caption to your social media posts!
- I don’t work out to add days to my life, I work out to add life to my days.
- Exercise, my natural high.
- Fitness: A lifestyle with no finish line.
- Even a bad run is better than no run.
- When in doubt, just keep running.
- Train like an athlete, Eat like a nutritionist, sleep like a baby, and win like a champion.
- When the going gets tough, the tough get going.
- Exercise: The more serious you are, the more fun it becomes.
- Food is the most abused anxiety drug. Exercise is the most underutilized antidepressant.
- I don’t always love the workout but I always love the result.
- When I lost all of my excuses, I found all of my results.
- Stop competing with others and start competing with yourself.
Funny fitness captions
- I like big weights and I cannot lie.
- Sweat is your fat crying.
- I don’t sweat, I sparkle.
- It’s my workout and I’ll cry if I want to.
- The difference between try and triumph is a little ‘umph’.
- Keep your squats low and your standards high.
- Life has its ups and downs, we call them squats.
- When life knocks you down, do a burpee.
- I only work out because I really, really like doughnuts.
- You don’t get the butt you want by sitting on it.
Inspirational fitness captions
- Every day is a fresh start.
- When my body shouts stop, my mind screams never.
- Sore? Tired? Out of breath? Good… it’s working.
- No one ever drowned in the sweat.
- The task ahead of you is never greater than the strength within you.
- Strive for progress, not perfection.
- Fit is not a destination. It’s a way of life.
- What seems impossible today will one day become your warm up.
- Three little words: You’ve Got This.
- Fitness is not about being better than someone else…it’s about being better than you used to be.
- The body achieves what the mind believes.
- Winners train. Losers complain.
- Good things come to those who sweat.
Motivational fitness captions
- Our bodies are capable of anything… It’s our minds we have to convince.
- Weights before dates.
- The only bad workout is the one you didn’t do.
- Motivation gets you started. Habit keeps you going.
- Don’t stop when you’re tired. Stop when you’re done.
- Sore today. Strong tomorrow.
- Life is short. Lift heavy things.
- No goal was ever met without a little sweat.
- A healthy outside starts from the inside.
- The stronger you are the better you feel.
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