60 Motivational Fitness Quotes to Push Your Limits


Regular physical activity, along with wholesome nutrition, is the foundation for a healthy lifestyle. In fact, in times of dietary illnesses and chronic disease as a result of lacking regular exercise, one of the most important things you can do is taking care of your health. Exercising your body and eating healthily can at times be quite challenging. At the same time, it will help you to avoid a lot of trouble with being forced to fight complicated illnesses in the future. Keeping your body lean, mean, flexible, and healthy helps you to enjoy the great benefits of living a balanced life. However, you may not always feel like doing your exercises. Whenever you need some motivational encouragement, inspiring fitness quotes will get you energized for working out. Therefore, we’ve prepared a collection of motivational fitness quotes that will help you to push your limits day after day.

Regular exercise helps you to keep your body functioning optimally. If you’re physically fit, you’ll be happier, healthier, and more resistant to infections. Similarly, when you’re physically fit, you’re less likely to suffer from heart diseases, high blood pressure, and diabetes.

“A bear, however hard he tries, grows tubby without exercise.”
A.A. Milne

Despite all the great benefits that come with exercising, it can be quite a challenge to integrate fitness into your daily routine. In fact, those of us who try to exercise regularly know how much willpower it takes sometimes to get up from the comfortable couch and start working out.

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The following fitness quotes will motivate you to push your boundaries

Whenever you’re struggling to get into the groove of exercising, motivational fitness quotes can work wonders. These statements will get you excited about working out, which in turn helps you to finally get off the couch. In fact, motivating exercise quotes have the potential to reawaken your passion and excitement for working out.

60 Motivational Fitness Quotes

What is so inspiring about the following quotes about fitness is that they stem from authors who themselves know how much willpower it takes to work out day after day. As such, these individuals understand how difficult it is to overcome their weaker selfs. At the same time, these authors have found inspiring ways to motivate themselves to workout. Let’s have a look at the motivating and inspiring ideas of these authors.

Here are these motivational fitness quotes:


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

Getting fit is all about mind over matter quote


“Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever.”
Lance Armstrong

Pain is temporary motivational fitness quote


“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.”
Michael Phelps

There are no limits quote


“For me, life is continuously being hungry. The meaning of life is not simply to exist, to survive, but to move ahead, to go up, to achieve, to conquer.”
Arnold Schwarzenegger

Arnold Schwarzenegger fitness quote


“Don’t measure yourself by what you have accomplished, but by what you should have accomplished with your ability.”
John Wooden

What you should have accomplished with your ability quote


“It’s easier to stay in shape if you never let yourself get out of shape in the first place.”
Bill Loguidice


“Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.”
Arnold Schwarzenegger


“It is exercise alone that supports these spirits, and keeps the mind in vigor.”


“The miracle isn’t that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start.”
John Bingham


“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.”
Arnold Schwarzenegger


“You’ve got to block out all distractions when you train. Your focus has to be 100% into the rep. You’ve got to get into a zone. You know you’re in the zone when guys in the gym look you in the eye and then quickly turn away ’cause they see the fire. You’ve got to be all business.”
Mike Matarazzo


“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.”
Thomas Jefferson


“Everybody wants to be a bodybuilder, but nobody wants to lift no heavy weights.”
Ronnie Coleman


“Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.”
Mahatma Gandhi


“You would be surprised what two hours of daily exercise and five hundred stomach crunches can do for you.”
Justina Chen


“You shall gain, but you shall pay with sweat, blood, and vomit.”
Pavel Tsatsouline


“Discipline is doing what you hate to do, but nonetheless doing it like you love it.”
Mike Tyson


“At the end of the day, your health is your responsibility.”
Jillian Michaels


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


“The individual who says it is not possible should move out of the way of those doing it.”
Tricia Cunningham


“There are no shortcuts. The fact that a shortcut is important to you means that you are [lazy].”
Mark Rippetoe


“The best day to start exercising is today. Tomorrow can turn into weeks, months or years.”
Mark Dilworth


“Pain is weakness leaving the body”
Tera Lynn Childs


“I could feel my anger dissipating as the miles went by – you can’t run and stay mad!”
Kathrine Switzer


“If you’re capable of sending a legible text message between sets, you probably aren’t working hard enough.”
Dave Tate


“Create a routine. If you take these two steps – setting aside the time and making your body move – three or four days per week, hen you have in effect established a routine. It is this routine, this plan, this expectation of yourself that is going to give you the power to change the nature of your relationship with exercise.”
Bob Harper


“Get comfortable with being uncomfortable!”
Jillian Michaels


“There’s more to life than training, but training is what puts more in your life.”
Brooks Kubik


“You have to push past your perceived limits, push past that point you thought was as far as you can go.”
Drew Brees


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


“The first wealth is health.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson


“A fit, healthy body—that is the best fashion statement.”
Jess C. Scott


“80% of success is showing up.”
Woody Allen


“Strong people are harder to kill than weak people and more useful in general.”
Mark Rippetoe


“To be precise, there are three gems for healthy life: sufficient workouts, healthy food, and enough sleep.”
Girdhar Joshi


“A healthy body is a platform for flourishing a healthy mind.”
Pawan Mishra


“People laugh and call me lazy, while they twit around in their three-hour workout making zero progress. Sometimes, instead of what you do in the weight room, it’s what you don’t do that will lead to success.”
Jim Wendler


“Stop making excuses and start giving yourself enough reasons why you must eat healthier and exercise regularly. Excuses are your enemies of progress.”
Edmond Mbiaka


“The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.”
Ayn Rand


“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.”
Jack LaLanne


“If you aren’t hurting after a good workout then obviously you haven’t done something right”
Mark W. Boyer


“I will sacrifice whatever is necessary to be the best.”
J.J. Watt


“Those who do not find time for exercise would have to find time for illness.”
Edward Stanley


“Being a professional is doing the things you love to do, on the days you don’t feel like doing them.”
Julius Irving


“Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records. ”
William Arthur Ward


“Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.”
Lou Holtz


“Getting more exercise isn’t only good for your waistline. It’s a natural anti-depressant, that leaves you in a great mood.”
Auliq Ice


“Everyone has the ability to accomplish unique feats, everyone. You choose this. Become someone great in one other life. Forget about failing to many. Who cares? Doesn’t matter when you start or finish, just start, no deviations, no excuses.”
Tom Platz


“Most people give up right before the big break comes—don’t let that person be you.”
Michael Boyle


“Don’t have $100.00 shoes and a 10 cent squat.”
Louie Simmons


“Your love for what you do and willingness to push yourself where others aren’t prepared to go is what will make you great.”
Laurence Shahlaei


“The road to nowhere is paved with excuses.”
Mark Bell


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


“I would like to be the first man in the gym business to throw out my scale. If you don’t like what you see in the mirror, what difference does it make what the scale says?”
Vince Gironda


“You can reach maximum performance by engaging in physical activities.”
Lailah Gifty Akita


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


“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.”
Daniel Roberts


“It’s never too late to become what you might have been.”
George Eliot


“Motivation will almost always beat mere talent.”
Norman R. Augustine


“Energy and persistence conquer all things.”
Benjamin Franklin

In conclusion

“Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.”
Jim Rohn

I hope you enjoyed this collection of motivational fitness quotes.

Stay victorious!


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Steve is the founder of Planet of Success, the #1 choice when it comes to motivation, self-growth and empowerment. This world does not need followers. What it needs is people who stand in their own sovereignty. Join us in the quest to live life to the fullest!


  1. Hard work beats talent, when talent doesn’t work hard 😉

    Fitness is always such a good metaphor for life – 90% of these can easily be applied to life! Great article, love the motivation!

  2. These quotes are inspiring, but you need to make an effort to have a result. After all, one of the golden rules of eating healthy at restaurants is to choose “grilled” foods over “fried” choices.

  3. Hi, Thanks For Your Top-Notch Article. Actually, Regular exercise and physical activity promote strong muscles and bones. It improves respiratory, cardiovascular health, and overall health. Staying active can also help you maintain a healthy weight, reduce your risk for type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and reduce your risk for some cancers.

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