Motivational Workout Words. 57 Fitness Quotes to Inspire You At The Gym.

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By Anna Marikar

We all know how important it is to take care of your body, get the right amount of nourishment, and exercise for a healthy body, but sometimes a few inspirational workout words can help to keep your mind on track.

We have gathered a few powerful motivational quotes and inspirational words to focus on and keep in your mind as you push yourself out of your comfort zone, all the way to smashing your fitness goals.

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Sometimes we all need a verbal kick in the ass, so here are some powerful Words of wisdom, and words of encouragement to help you on your way as you hit the gym near you.

You will soon have a glow of good health as you enjoy being the best version of yourself.

So grab your adjustable weights set, your headphones and get ready to hit the gym with these super inspiring quotes we carefully selected to keep you on track!

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Your future self thanks you for your dedication.

Fitness Motivation Quotes

Take minute to read through these motivational workout words.

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I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.

– Muhammad Ali
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Wake up. Kick ass. Repeat.

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

– Jim Rohn

Nothing will work, unless you do.

– Maya Angelou
don't stop when you're tired stop when you're done
Don’t stop when you are tired, stop when you are done.

“Get comfortable with being Uncomfortable”

– Jillian Michaels

“Unless you puke, faint or die, keep going.”

– Jillian Michaels

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

– Jack Lalanne
You didn't come this far, to only come this far
You didn’t come this far, to only come this far

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

– Jim Ryun

“Mental toughness is essential to success.”

– Vince Lombardi

“The good Lord gave you a body that can stand most anything. It’s your mind you have to convince.”

– Vince Lombardi
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Come run with us

“Every time I feel tired while I am exercising and training, I close my eyes to see that picture, to see that list with my name. This usually motivates me to work again.”

– Michael Jordan

“The only way to be a champion is by going through these forced reps and the torture and pain. That’s way I call it the torture routine. Because it’s like forced torture. Torturing my body. What helps me is to think of this pain as pleasure. Pain makes me grow. Growing is what I want. Therefore, for me pain is pleasure. And so when I am experiencing pain I’m in heaven. It’s great. People suggest this is masochistic. But they’re wrong. I like pain for a particular reason. I don’t like needle’s stuck in my arm. But I do like the pain that is necessary to be a champion.”

– Arnold Schwarzenegger
Quotes won't work unless you do.
Quotes won’t work unless you do.

“The best project you’ll ever work on is YOURSELF! Project KoKo is an everyday thing. Mind, body, soul,”

– Khloe Kardashian

Exercise is labor without weariness

– Samuel Johnson
pain is never permanent
Pain is never permanent

Leave all the afternoon for exercise and recreation, which are as necessary as reading. I will rather say more necessary because health is worth more than learning.

– Thomas Jefferson

Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson
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If you think you have peaked, find a new mountain

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

“Transformation isn’t a future event, it’s a present day activity. In this moment you can make a different choice, and it’s these small choices and successes that build up over time to help cultivate a healthy self-image and self esteem.”

– Jillian Michaels
habit is what keeps you going
habit is what keeps you going

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

– Jerry Rice

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

– Mahatma Gandhi
Small steps every day
Small steps every day

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

– Morihei Ueshiba

“All progress takes place outside the comfort zone.”

– Michael John Bobak

“The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.”

– Bruce Lee

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

– Khloe Kardashian

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

– Wayne Gretzky
aim high fly higher
Aim high, fly higher

“The future depends on what you do today.”

– Mahatma Gandhi

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

– Rhonda Rousey

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

– Bret Contreras

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

– Sean Patrick Flanery
motivation is temporary, discipline is key
Motivation is temporary, Discipline is key.

If you make exercise your hobby instead of your enemy it becomes your friend; it’s the one thing that will never let you down. It will always be there for you and it will always make you better than you were before. Remember: every time you go to the gym, every time you put the right supplement in your mouth, you’re better than you were ten minutes ago. The irony is most people know what to do, they just don’t do what they know.

– Sylvester Stallone

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

– Drew Brees

“Don’t workout because you think you ‘need’ to, do it because your body deserves love, respect and healthy attention.”

– Demi Lovato
refuse to sink
Refuse to sink

“Exercise is a journey, not a destination.”

– Kenneth H. Cooper

The human body is the best picture of the human soul

– Ludwig Wittgenstein
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Keep climbing

“What hurts today makes you stronger tomorrow.”

– Jay Cutler

“The last three or four reps is what makes the muscle grow. This area of paindivides the champion from someone else who is not a champion.”

– Arnold Schwarzenegger

“Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.”

– Henry David Thoreau
work while others are wishing
Work while others are wishing

“Once you are exercising regularly, the hardest thing is to stop it.”

– Erin Gray

“You just can’t beat the person who never gives up.”

– Babe Ruth
You can do hard things
You can do hard things

“It always seems impossible until it is done”

– Nelson Mandela

Remember, there are two types of pain in this world – one that hurts you and one that changes you.

Good things come from hard work, and you are the only person that can do it for you.

It doesn’t get easier, you just get stronger.

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We hope you enjoyed these motivational workout quotes. Looking for even more inspiration, check out some of these favorite quotes.

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Work Outs to Get Started

With all of these workout motivation quotes fresh in your mind, it’s time to put it into action.

If you don’t know where to start, these workouts are super easy and doable even with no equipment so there are no excuses.

Let’s go, for a strong tomorrow!

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Anna is a Wales-based writer and graduate from SOAS University of London.
As the voice behind On Your Journey, she empowers women to embrace holistic well-being and spiritual growth through her expert insights into wellness and symbolism.
When she isn't writing thought-provoking articles, you'll find her busy crafting and raising her 4 children.

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