ᐅ169+ Gym Quotes to Keep You Motivated During Workouts

A one hour workout is only 4 percent of your day. NO EXCUSES.

"THE ONLY BS I NEED IN MY LIFE IS BREAKFAST AND SQUATS."

"IF YOU STILL LOOK CUTE AFTER WORKING OUT, YOU DIDN'T GO HARD ENOUGH."

"LIFE IS SHORT. LIFT HEAVY THINGS."

"FRIDAY NIGHT. PARTY AT THE GYM WITH MY FRIENDS DUMBBELL AND BARBELL."

"I DON'T WANT TO LOOK SKINNY. I WANT TO LOOK LIKE I COULD KICK YOUR BUTT."

"FITNESS: IF IT CAME IN A BOTTLE, EVERYONE WOULD HAVE A GREAT BODY."—CHER

"SWEAT IS YOUR FAT CRYING."

"I DON'T SWEAT, I SPARKLE."

"I LIKE BIG WEIGHTS AND I CANNOT LIE."

"WEIGHTS BEFORE DATES."

"EAT CLEAN, STAY FIT, AND HAVE A BURGER TO STAY SANE."—GIGI HADID

"HUSTLE FOR THAT MUSCLE."

"IT'S MY WORKOUT. I CAN CRY IF I WANT TO."

"MY FAVORITE MACHINE AT THE GYM IS THE TELEVISION."

"YOU MAKE MY KNEES WEAK. JUST KIDDING. YESTERDAY WAS LEG DAY."

"UNLESS YOU PUKE, FAINT, OR DIE, KEEP GOING!"—JILLIAN MICHAELS

"LIFE HAS ITS UPS AND DOWNS. WE CALL THEM SQUATS."

"I'M SORRY FOR WHAT I SAID DURING BURPEES."

"I GOT 99 PROBLEMS, BUT I'M GOING TO THE GYM TO IGNORE ALL OF THEM.

"I ONLY WORK OUT BECAUSE I REALLY, REALLY LIKE DONUTS."

“I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of

“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

″When I'm fidgety, and I just feel like everything is closing in, I go to the gym. You're building endorphins and feeling good about yourself. It's saved me.” – Khloe Kardashian

“Learn to love the burn.”

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

“I have to hit the gym. I have beauty appointments. I have to work toward my next job and maintaining my image, just like an athlete.” – Linda Evangelista

Size matters not. Look at me. Judge me by my size, do you? – Yoda

“Just do it. Then do it again.”

“If any of you have seen my shows, you know that I don't skimp on them and the same is true for the gym. We spend what it takes to make a globally first-class gym.” – Madonna Ciccone

“If you ever wonder about the correct way to do an exercise, the answer is: whatever hurts most. When your muscles cry out in a voice of their own, you've got it!” – Jason Love

“Every positive thought propels you in the right direction.”

“Don't be scared to LIFT HEAVY! You won't get huge and bulky, you'll just get amazing.” – Jessie Hilgenberg

You surround yourself with great company, you become great. – Marie Blanchard

“There are some things that just aren't meant to be changed. Your body is not one of them.”

“You can be certain that when you feel you are being most unfairly tested, you are being

“You can be certain that when you feel you are being most unfairly tested, you are being prepared for great achievement.” – Napoleon Hill

“It's a real strength for me that I've never minded the training process. It's something I enjoy. I really like being in the gym or, certainly, on the field.” – Tom Brady

“Going to the gym is great for your body, but it's also great for your mind.” – Rory McIlroy

“Some people like to live without too much risk. They're satisfied leading a safe existence.

“The way to get in shape is to go to the gym every single day, change your clothes, and take a shower. If you can do that every single day for a month, pretty soon you'll start doing something while you're there.” – Seth Godin

Typically the worlds best athletes are minimalists when it comes to their training. They work hard and fast with few exercises. They master the fundamentals and work with them for years. This is the secret that no one wants to hear. – Greg Glassman

“I like to hit the gym early in the morning. I feel better throughout the day when I get in a workout first thing in the morning.” – Derek Jeter

“I always go heavy and I always go to failure. Even when I tell myself I'm gonna go easy, once I get to the gym and start working, I never end up going easy. I hate leaving the floor feeling like I could have done more weight or more reps. I just love working out and going further than I ever did before.” – Branch Warren

A vigorous five-mile walk will do more good for an unhappy but otherwise healthy adult than all the medicine and psychology in the world. – Paul Dudley White

“When working out, length is not a substitute for intensity.”

If you don't know where you are going, you will wind up somewhere else. – Yogi Berra

“Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, I will try again tomorrow.” Mary Anne Radmacher

“The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses – behind the lines, in the gym, and out there on the road, long before I dance under those lights.” – Muhammad Ali

“From the beginning, what I was connecting within the gym was a universal energy source. I would just feel it flowing. Even when I was twenty years old, I called the gym my church. When I was there, it wasn't about being social; it was about doing my practice. I was in it. I was in the zone.” – Shawn Phillips

“Now I think that going to the gym is the best drug. I go four times a week and it gives me the buzz I need.” – Amy Winehouse

“When I played basketball, I spent hours On the court practicing. When i became a body-builder, I was in the gym all the time. Like most beginners, I didn't really know what I was doing, but the more I did it, the more I loved it. I guess you could say I was a gym rat. Seeing my body change made me come back for more.” – Phil Heath

“Going to the gym was never about ‘working out' like it is for most people. To me, It was a matter of life or death. It was either me or the weights-and I was going to win. I've always had that competitive streak, whether it was in the gym, on the stage, or In anything else I did.” – Rich Gaspari

Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever. – Lance Armstrong

“I was never a natural athlete, but I paid my dues in sweat and concentration and took the time necessary to learn karate and became a world champion.” – Chuck Norris

“There's no secret formula. I lift heavy, work hard, and aim to be the best.” – Ronnie Coleman

“You've got to block out all distractions when you train. Your focus has to be 100% on 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

“Gold medals are made out of sweat, blood and tears and effort in the gym every day. ” -Gabby Douglas

“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

“In training, you listen to your body. In competition, you tell your body to shut up.” – Rich Froning Jr

“As a kid, what brought me in the gym, what got me in there every day was a chance to break your personal best, a chance to be strong; I just really, really dig that.” – John Cena

“A man's health can be judged by which he takes two at a time: pills or stairs.” – Joan Walsh Anglund

“Just went to the gym and worked on every body part. Four people slapped me.”

“Just went to the gym and worked on every body part. Four people slapped me.” – Bob Saget

“When future archaeologists dig up the remains of California, they're going to find all of those gyms their scary-looking gym equipment, and they're going to assume that we were a culture obsessed with torture.” – Douglas Coupland

“If plan A didn't work, the alphabet has 25 other letters. Stay cool.”

“Workout early in the morning before your brain has time to realize what you're doing.”

“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.” – Earl Blumenauer

“The word ‘aerobics' came about when the gym instructors got together and said: If we're going to charge $10 an hour, we can't call it Jumping up and down.” – Rita Rudner

“If the bar ain't bending, you're just pretending.

“The Iron never lies to you. You can walk outside and listen to all kinds of talk, get told that you're a god or a total bastard. The Iron will always kick you the real deal. The Iron is the great reference point, the all-knowing perspective giver. Always there like a beacon in the pitch black. I have found the Iron to be my greatest friend. It never freaks out on me, never runs. Friends may come and go. But two hundred pounds is always two hundred pounds.” -Henry Rollins

“The deadlift also serves as a way to train the mind to do things that are hard.” – Mark Rippetoe

“You get as big as possible from becoming as strong as possible. When I started lifting I went into the gym with that how much can I bench, curl, squat, and deadlift attitude. That's when I discovered how fast my strength could increase, and it made me crazy intense to get even stronger.” – Kevin Levrone

“There are two types of pain, the one that breaks you and the one that changes you. In the gym, pain is felt as a result of weakness leaving the body. Physical pain is the glue of transformation and the pain of progress. The more you endure the harder it gets to accept the thought of failure.” – Greg Plitt

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

“My gym has two-pound weights. If you're using two-pound weights, how did you even open the door to the gym? What's your dream? To pump up and open your mail?” – Dave Attell

“Fitness is not about being better than someone. Fitness is about being better than the person

“Fitness is not about being better than someone. Fitness is about being better than the person you were yesterday.”

“To change your body, you must first change your mind.”

“No one ever drowned in sweat.”

“Fitness is like marriage. You can’t cheat on it, and expect it to work.”

“You know, I looked at my face in the mirror this morning, and I like being old. My face has more content and when I train in the gym now, I am not training to be strong or handsome – just better than I was yesterday. These days the race is just against myself.” – Jean-Claude Van Damme

“For me, exercise is more than just physical – it’s therapeutic.” – Michelle Obama

When people tell me they can't afford to join a gym, I tell them to go outside; planet Earth is a gym and we're already members. Run, climb, sweat, and enjoy all of the natural wonders that are available to you. – Steve Maraboli

“That's the object of going to a gym, having fun.” – Joe Gold

“I’m not training for a 5k. I am not preparing for a competition. I am not trying to set a new record. I am not trying to impress you. I am saving my life.”

“Not for summer. Not for my ex. Not to be the skinny friend. For me and my body.”

“Strive for progress, not perfection.”

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

Fall in love with taking care of yourself, Mind. Body. Spirit.

Today is your day – To start fresh. To eat right. To train hard. To live heatlhy. To be proud. – Bonnie Pfiester

“Go the extra mile. it's never crowded.”

“Be stronger than your excuses.”

“I will persist until I succeed.”

“Push harder. Go longer. Mind over matter. You can do it.”

Before you worry about the beauty of your body, worry about the health of your body. – Amit Kalantri

“The biggest reason most people fail is that they try to fix too much at once – join a gym, get out of debt, floss after meals and have thinner thighs in 30 days.” – Marilu Henner

“On the other side of fear lies freedom.”

“Those who think they have not timed for bodily exercise will sooner or later have to find time

“Those who think they have not timed for bodily exercise will sooner or later have to find time for illness.” – Edward Stanley

A gym is a sacred place which makes your life feel worth existing by putting the effort of care into the home of your soul called body! – Munia Khan

“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

”REST. It’s part of the program. Musscles are torn in the gym, fed in the kitchen and built in bed. ”

“Be patient and tough; someday this pain will be useful to you.” – Ovid

“Be patient and tough; someday this pain will be useful to you.” – Ovid

“Challenges are what makes life interesting. Overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.”

“Walk in strong, crawl out stronger.”

“Would you rather be covered in sweat at the gym or clothes at the beach?”

“Would you rather be covered in sweat at the gym or clothes at the beach?”

“Change doesn't happen overnight. Be patient.”

“I wear black to the gym because it's like a funeral for my fat.”

“Eat clean. Train Mean. Get Lean.”

“You are what you eat, so don't be fast, easy, cheap or fake.”

“Stop rewarding yourself with food. You are not a dog.”

“You’ve always been beautiful. Now you are just deciding to be healthier, fitter, faster adn stronger.”

“Sweat is your fat crying.”

“Losing weight is hard. Being fat is hard. Pick your hard.”

“Look in the mirror… That’s your competition.”

“A mile a day keeps the pounds away.”

“Working out is a reward, not a punishment.”

“Don’t stop when it hurts, stop when you’re done.”

“Good things come to those who sweat.”

“It hurts now, but one day it’ll be your warm up.”

“When you feel like dying, do ten more.”

“A one-hour workout is 4% of your day. NO EXCUSES.”

“Even if you fall on your face, you're still moving forward.” – Victor Kiam

“Don't let one bad day kill your confidence and progress.”

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

“Forget about the consequences of failure. Failure is only a temporary change in direction to set you straight for your next success.” – Denis Waitley

“Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent.”

“Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent.” – Marilyn Vos Savant

“Nothing comes easy, but as long as you're breathing, you're always one breath away from making your dreams a reality. Make every breath count.” -Kai Greene

“When you want to give up, remember why you started.”

“When you want to give up just think of the people who would love to see you fail. Don't give them that pleasure.”

“The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.”

“The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.” – Vince Lombardi

“No alarm clock needed, my PASSION wakes me.”

“Don't wish for it, work for it.”

“One of the most important keys to success is having the discipline to fo what you know you should do even when you don’t feel like doing it.”

“It is far better to be exhausted from success than to be rested from failure.”

“When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you will be successful.”

“The best activities for your health are pumping and humping.”

To be successful, you must dedicate yourself 100% to your training, diet and mental approach.

“People will stare. Make it worth their while.” Harry Winston

“You will get a lot more compliments for working out than sleeping in.”

“Excuses don't burn calories.”

“Do it for the after picture.”

“Remember the girl who gave up? No one else does either.”

“If you still look cute after the gym, you didn't work out hard enough.”

“Be that girl that everyone looks at in the gym and says, ‘I want her body.”

“Work hard now, selfie later.”

“Act like a lady, lift like a boss.”

“Make your body the sexiest outfit you own.”

“Train like a beast, look like a beauty.”

“It is a shame for a woman to grow old without ever seeing the strenth and beauty of which

“It is a shame for a woman to grow old without ever seeing the strenth and beauty of which her body is capable.” – Socrates

“Wake up, beauty. It’s time to beast.”

“It’s easier to wake up early and work out than i tis to look in the mirrior each day and not like what you see.” – Jayne Cox

“A lot of women like to be super tiny, but I don’t want a child’s body. I want a woman’s body that is extremely fit.”

“You don’t get the ass you want by sitting on it.”

Rather the pain of discipline, than the pain of regret. – Bob Andrews

“Get enough exercise and sleep: Sounds trivial, but it's not. You may have the urge to work 24/7, to skip the gym and to stay up late to get a few more things done. That's short-sighted. Exercise and sleep are critical to having the physical and mental energy necessary to meet a challenge.” – Gretchen Rubin

“We all have the same amount of hours in our day. Deciding how to use your hours is up to you.”

“Nature builds things that are antifragile. In the case of evolution, nature uses disorder to grow stronger. Occasional starvation or going to the gym also makes you stronger, because you subject your body to stressors and gain from them.” – Nassim Nicholas Taleb

“A year from now, you're going to wish you had started today.”

“The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.”

“Think of your workouts as important meetings you have schledules with yourself.

“Think of your workouts as important meetings you have schledules with yourself. Bosses don’t cancel.”

“Turn a setback into a comeback.”

“If no one thinks you can, then you have to.”

“There are seven days in a week and someday isn't one of them.”

“Your mind gives up before your legs do.”

“It’s not about how bad you want it, it’s about how hard you’re willing to work for.”

“If you always do what you did, you'll always get what you got.” – Marian Diamond

“No matter how many mistakes you make or how slow you progress, you are

“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

“Commitment is pushing yourself when no one else is around.

“You don’t know your limits until you push yourself past them.”

“Strength doesn’t come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn’t.” – Ashley Greene

“You have to believe in yourself when no one else does – that makes you a winner right there.” – Venus Williams

Your fitness is 100% mental. Your body won’t go where your mind doesn‘t push it.

Every day is another chance to get stronger, to eat better, to live healthier, and to be the best version of you.

“Exercise not only changes your body. It changes your mind, your attitude, and your mood.”

“Everything is hard before it is easy.”

“Wake up with determination, go to bed with satisfaction.”

“The more you sweat in training, the less you bleed in combat.” – Navy SEALs

“To be number one, you have to train like you're number two.” – Maurice Green

“Hi baby abs!! I see you!!! I hope to meet your other ab friends soon (yes, I’m talking to my muscles.

“Hi baby abs!! I see you!!! I hope to meet your other ab friends soon (yes, I’m talking to my muscles. I’ve never met most of them before).” – Khloe Kardashian

“Hustle for that muscle.” – Anonymous

“Fitness: if it came in a bottle, everyone would have a great body.” – Cher

“You make my knees weak. just kidding. yesterday was leg day.” – Anonymous

“Unless you puke, faint, or die, keep going!” – Jillian Michaels

“I got 99 problems, but I’m going to the gym to ignore all of them.” – Anonymous

“Sometimes you don’t realize your own strength until you come face to face with your greatest weakness.”

“Sometimes you don’t realize your own strength until you come face to face with your greatest weakness.” – Susan Gale

“You’re going to have to let it hurt. Let it suck. The harder you work, the better you will look. Your

“You’re going to have to let it hurt. Let it suck. The harder you work, the better you will look. Your appearance isn’t parallel to how heavy you lift, it’s parallel to how hard you work.” – Joe Manganiello

“The last three or four reps is what makes the muscle grow. This area of pain divides a champion

“The last three or four reps is what makes the muscle grow. This area of pain divides a champion from someone who is not a champion.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

“Movement is a medicine for creating change in a person’s physical, emotional, and mental states.”

“Movement is a medicine for creating change in a person’s physical, emotional, and mental states.” – Carol Welch

“Your health account, your bank account, they’re the same thing. The more you put in, the more you can take out.

“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

“I go to the gym because clearly my amazing personality deserves an awesome body to go with it.” – Anonymous

“There’s no secret formula. I lift heavy, work hard, and aim to be the best.” – Ronnie Coleman

“Total physical fitness is a positive state of well-being bringing about sufficient strength and energy to participate in a full, active lifestyle.” — Karen S. Mazzeo

“The word ‘aerobics’ came about when the gym instructors got together and said: If we’re going to charge $10 an hour, we can’t call it Jumping up and down.” — Rita Rudner

“When people tell me they can’t afford to join a gym, I tell them to go outside; planet Earth is a gym and we’re already members. Run, climb, sweat, and enjoy all of the natural wonders that are available to you.” — Steve Maraboli

“Fitness is something that happens to you while you’re practising good technique.” — Terry Laughlin

“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

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

“At the end of each of those hectic days as I do on most workdays, I would eagerly look forward to lifting weights or do aerobics with my woman friends at the gym.” — Jo Malin

“The gym is somewhere you can go to just forget for an hour what you do for a living, what you are doing on a daily basis. You just turn up and get on with it.” — Luke Evans

“The gym is also the ideal place for those ‘loners’ who come to work out rather than to develop social ties.” — Yigal Pinchas

“When it comes to eating right and exercising, there is no ‘I’ll start tomorrow.’ Tomorrow is a disease.” — V.L. Allinea

“With fitness, I do Bikrams hot yoga. The gym that I have in my building is amazing. I love to do cardio and weights there.” ― Shay Mitchell

“Get to the gym regularly; that’s your focus. You are consistently working towards your goal, therefore… You are attracting your success through what you do.” ― Glyn Jenkins

“Planning your schedule is important so you can leave work in time to get to the gym.”

“Planning your schedule is important so you can leave work in time to get to the gym.” ― Rael Kalley

“If you are aiming to trim down and you have the time to hit the gym twice per day, by all means, go for it. That may be the perfect way to burn fat and build muscle for some people.” ― Daniel J. Shamy

“It’s time to hit the gym. Grab a bottle of water, and prepare to sweat!”

“It’s time to hit the gym. Grab a bottle of water, and prepare to sweat!” ― Frank Sepe

“I try to walk at least three times a week for 40 minutes or an hour. I do it at the gym on the treadmill, or I go hiking outside.” ― Ana de la Reguera

“Don’t worry; you’ll eventually find time to hit the gym, bike, play video games, and do whatever you did before baby came. Now you’ll do it with a trail of spit up down the back of your shirt.” ― Dan Consiglio

“Late in the afternoon, when the mind is fatigued and waning in cognitive function, could be the better time to hit the gym.” ― Dan S. Kennedy

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