The 45 Best Fitness Motivation Quotes for Inspiration


Challenging yourself to a new fitness routine or lifestyle change can be difficult. Whether you’re trying to lose a certain amount of weight, train for an event, or get in better shape, there will always be days where you just don’t feel encouraged to keep going. That’s where the best fitness motivation quotes come in for inspiration!

We have rounded up our top 45 fitness motivation quotes for you to use the next time you need a little bit of inspiration! Start reading, and start training!

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The 45 Best Fitness Motivation Quotes for Inspiration

All of our top picks for the best fitness motivation quotes for inspiration may come in handy while training, but they can also come in handy when it comes to other areas in your life! We all need a little motivation from time to time.

You may want to bookmark this page and revisit it whenever you’re feeling particularly uninspired, or save a few on your phone for the next time you need a little pick-me-up!

“Today, I will do what others won’t so tomorrow I can do what others can’t.”

– Jerry Rice

“Do something today that your future self will thank you for.”


“No matter how slow you go, you are still lapping everybody on the couch.”


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

-Wayne Gretzky

“If you want something you’ve never had, you must be willing to do something you’ve never done.”

-Thomas Jefferson

“You’re only one workout away from a good mood.”


“Nothing will work unless you do.”

-Maya Angelou

“Making excuses burns zero calories per hour.”


“If you’re tired of starting over, stop giving up.”


“Do what you have to do until you can do what you want to do.”

-Oprah Winfrey

“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

“Just believe in yourself. Even if you don’t, pretend that you do, and at some point, you will.”

– Venus Williams

“Strive for progress, not perfection.”


“All great achievements require time.”

-Maya Angelou

“Of course it’s hard. It’s supposed to be hard. If it were easy, everybody would do it. Hard is what makes it great.”

-Jimmy Dugan (A League of Their Own)

“Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.”

-Jim Ryun

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

-Khloe Kardashian

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

-Jack Lalanne

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

-Arnold Schwarzenneger

“Do something today that your future self will thank you for.”

-Sean Patrick Flanery

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

-Fred Devito

“Train hard, turn up, run your best and the rest will take care of itself.”

-Usain Bolt

“If you ever lack the motivation to train then think what happens to your mind & body when you don’t.”

-Shifu Yan Lei

“Exercise is done against one’s wishes and maintained only because the alternative is worse.”

-George A. Sheehan

“Age is no barrier. It’s a limitation you put on your mind.”

-Jackie Joyner-Kersee

“You can have results or excuses, but not both.”

-Arnold Schwarzenneger

“Strenght does not come from the physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.”


“Respect your body. It’s the only one you get.”


“The best way to predict the future is to create it.”

-Abraham Lincoln

“Work hard in silence. Let success be your noise.”

-Frank Ocean

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


“Strive for progress, not perfection.”


“The difference between try and triumph is a little umph.”

-Marvin Phillips

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


“Exercise is a celebration of what your body can do. Not a punishment for what you ate.”


“I will beat her. I will train harder. I will eat cleaner. I know her weaknesses. I know her strengths. I’ve lost to her before, but not this time. She’s going down. I have the advantage because I know her well. She is the old me.”


“Your legs are not giving out. Your head is giving up. Keep going.”


“I’ve missed more than 9,000 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.”

-Michael Jordan

“It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.”

-Babe Ruth

“If people are doubting how far you can go, go so far that you can’t hear them anymore.”

-Michele Ruiz

“You can either experience the pain of discipline or the pain of regret. The choice is yours.”


“If something is important enough, even if the odds are stacked against you, you should still do it.”

-Elon Musk

“One day or day one. You decide.”


“The hard days are what make you stronger.”

-Aly Raisman

“You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction.”

-George Lorimer

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There are days where you wake up in the morning and know that you have to exercise to stick to your plan, but your body just doesn’t want to. You have two options: make excuses and don’t exercise, or do it anyway! We hope that these fitness motivation quotes can help encourage you to pick the latter option the next time you find yourself in this situation!