ᐅ150+ Best Workout Motivational Quotes To Get You Started

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

“Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” -Will Rogers

“Someone who is busier than you is running right now.” -Nike

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

“Most people fail, not because of lack of desire, but, because of lack of commitment.” -Vince Lombardi

“If you do the work you get rewarded. There are no shortcuts in life.” -Michael Jordan

“When I was younger, I was always taught not to make excuses.” -Derek Jeter

“Success is what comes after your stop making excuses.” -Luis Galarza

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

“If you don’t practice, you don’t deserve to win.” -Andre Agassi

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

“It hurts up to a point and then it doesn’t get any worse.” -Ann Trason

“I may win and I may lose, but I will never be defeated.” -Emmitt Smith

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

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

“It’s not whether you get knocked down; it’s whether you get up.” -Vince Lombardi

“Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.” -Michael Jordan

“A winner is that person who gets up one more time than she is knocked down.” – Mia Hamm

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

“You have a choice. You can throw in the towel, or you can use it to wipe the sweat off of your face.” -Gatorade

“Don’t dream of winning, train for it!” – Mo Farah

“Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising every time we fall.” -Confucius

“Every champion was once a contender that refused to give up.” -Sylvester Stallone

“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

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

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

“If something stands between you and your success, move it. Never be denied.” -Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson

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

“Do not let what you can not do interfere with what you can do.” -John Wooden

“Do a little more each day than you think you possibly can.” -Lowell Thomas

“We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort.” -Mark Spit

“Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.” -Jim Rohn

“You can’t put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the farther you get.” -Michael Phelps

“The only limit to the height of your achievements is the reach of your dreams and your willingness to work for them.” -Michelle Obama

“It always seems impossible until it’s done.” -Nelson Mandela

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

“All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.” -Walt Disney

“The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.” -Confucius

“Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss it you will land among the stars.” -Les Brown

“The real purpose of running isn’t to win a race. It’s to test the limits of the human heart.” -Bill Bowerman

“Persistence can change failure into extraordinary achievement.” -Matt Biondi

“Don’t count the days, make the days count.” -Muhammad Ali

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

“No matter how slow you go, you’re still lapping everyone on the couch.”

“A 30-minute workout is only 2% of your day.”

“It’s supposed to be hard. If it wasn’t hard, everyone would do it. The hard is what makes it great.” — Tom Hanks in “A League of Their Own”

“Strive for progress, not perfection.”

“The only discipline that lasts is self discipline” – Bum Philips

“Success isn’t given, it’s earned. On the track, on the field, or in the gym. With blood, sweat, and the occasional tear.”

“Don’t stop when you are tired, stop when you are done!”

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

“Success isn’t owned, it is leased. And rent is due every day.”

“It never gets easier, you just get better.”

“Nobody can judge effort. Effort is between you and you.”

“Set your goals high, and don’t stop until you get there.” – Bo Jackson

“He who is not courageous enough to take risks, will accomplish nothing in life.” – Muhammad Ali

“Today I will do what others don’t, so that tomorrow I can accomplish what others can’t” – Jerry Rice

Always make a total effort, even when the odds are against you.” – Arnold Palmer

“Every champion was once a contender who refused to give up.” – Rock Balboa

“If you train hard. You’ll not only be hard, you’ll be hard to beat.” – Hershel Walker

“In the midst of an ordinary training day, I remind myself that I am preparing for the extraordinary” – Shalane Flanagan

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle

“Keep listening to your body. It will tell you when something is not okay.” – Emily Infeld

“Never put an age limit on your dreams”- Dara Torres

“Mindset is what separates the best from the rest”

“When you close your eyes and paint a full sensory picture of you achieving your goal, it’s like giving your brain a practice round” – Jason Rogers

“If you do not believe in yourself, no one will do it for you” – Kobe Bryant

“Keep working, even when noone is watching”- Alex Morgan

“Set your goals high & don’t stop until you get there.”

“Time, Effort, Sacrifice, and Sweat. How will you pay for your goals?” – Usain Bolt

“A champion is simply someone who didn’t give up when they wanted to.” – Tom Landry

“Fall in love with taking care of yourself.”

“Push yourself, because nobody else is going to do it for you.”

“The only bad workout is the one that didn’t happen.”

“Willpower is like a muscle, the more frequently you train it, the stronger it gets”

“Excuses don’t get results”

“A goal is just an awesome way to force growth on yourself” – Deena Kastor

“These next few months will go by, whether you workout or not.”

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

“It’s not about having time, it’s about making time.”

“One of the greatest moments is realizing that 2 months ago, your body couldn’t do what it just accomplished.”

“Believe you can and you’re already halfway there.”

“This can be the beginning of anything you want”

“Work hard in silence, let success be your noise”

“Keep your squats low and your standards high.”

“The body achieves what the mind believes.”

“You can throw in the towel, or you can use it to wipe the sweat off your face.”

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

“It’s a slow process, but quitting won’t speed it up.”

“If you want to be the best, you have to be willing to do things other people aren’t willing to do.” – Michael Phelps

“Hustle will beat talent, when talent doesn’t hustle.”

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

“When you are not practicing, someone else is getting better.” – Allen Iverson

“Running teaches you to keep moving forward, one step at a time”

“A good laugh and a long run are the two best cures for anything”

“An Early morning walk is a blessing for the whole day” – Henry David Thoreau

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

“Sore today, strong tomorrow.”

“Work out because you love your body, not because you hate it.”

“You don’t need to be extreme, just consistent.”

“I’ve failed over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.” – Michael Jordan

“Be Humble. Be Hungry. And always be the hardest worker in the room.”

“I often hear someone say I’m not a real runner. We are all runners, some just run faster than others. I never met a fake runner.” – Bart Yasso

“Running Long distance is 10% Training Plans and 90% Showing Up”

“Get ready, be prepared. So when opportunities finally show themselves, you’ll be able to own them.” – Hannah Gabriels

“Your health is what you make of it. Everything you do and think either adds to the vitality, energy, and spirit you possess or takes away from it.” —Ann Wigmore

Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.¨—Joseph Addison

“Don’t be afraid of being a beginner.”

Our bodies are our gardens, to the which our wills are gardeners.¨ —Othello

“The reason I exercise is for the quality of life I enjoy.” —Kenneth H. Cooper

“I may not be there yet, but I’m closer than I was yesterday.” —José N. Harris

The human body is the best picture of the human soul.¨ —Ludwig Wittgenstein

“Do something today that your future self will thank you for.” —Sean Patrick Flanery

“You don’t have to be extreme, just consistent.” —Monique Lietz

“The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.” —Vidal Sassoon

“Proper nutrition is the difference between feeling exhausted and getting the most out of a workout.” —Summer Sanders

“Keep working even when no one is watching.” —Alex Morgan

“I find that if I don’t have enough physical activity in life, I don’t do as well with anything else in my life. It’s stress relief; it’s good health.” —Betsy Hodges

“Don’t limit your challenges, challenge your limits.” —Jerry Dunn

The groundwork for all happiness is good health.¨ —Leigh Hunt

“The resistance that you fight physically in the gym and the resistance that you fight in life can only build a strong character.” —Arnold Schwarzenegger

“Love yourself enough to live a happy lifestyle.” —Kelley Ranaudo

“Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.” —Earl Nightingale

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.¨ —Hippocrates

“Confidence comes from discipline and training.” —Robert Kiyosaki

“What seems impossible today will one day become your warm-up.” —Unknown

“There’s a lot of people in this world who spend so much time watching their health that they haven’t the time to enjoy it.” —Josh Billings

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

“Lack of activity destroys the good condition of every human being, while movement and methodical physical exercise save it and preserve it.” —Plato

Put all excuses aside and remember this: You are capable.¨ —Zig Ziglar

“When I feel tired, I just think about how great I will feel once I finally reach my goal.” —Michael Phelps

“Good things come to those who sweat.” —Unknown

“By choosing healthy over skinny, you are choosing self-love over self-judgment.” —Steve Maraboli

Look in the mirror. That’s your competition.¨ —John Assaraf

“The difference between try and triumph is a little ‘umph.'” —Marvin Phillips

“Physical fitness is the first requisite of happiness.” —Joseph Pilates

“I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” —Michael Jordan

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

“All progress takes place outside the comfort zone.” —Michael John Bobak

“Exercise should be regarded as tribute to the heart.” —Gene Tunney

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

“Push yourself because no one else is going to do it for you.” —Unknown

Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.¨ —Michael Jordan

“Definition of a really good workout: when you hate doing it, but you love finishing it.” —Unknown

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

“We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort.” —Jesse Owens

“It’s going to be a journey. It’s not a sprint to get in shape.” —Kerri Walsh Jennings

“Few people know how to take a walk. The qualifications are endurance, plain clothes, old shoes, an eye for nature, good humor, vast curiosity, good speech, good silence and nothing too much.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson

Exercise is labor without weariness.¨ —Samuel Johnson

“Success isn’t always about ‘greatness.’ It’s about consistency. Consistent hard work gains success. Greatness will come.” —Dwayne

Most people fail, not because of lack of desire, but, because of lack of commitment.¨ —Vince Lombardi

“The vision of a champion is bent over, drenched in sweat, at the point of exhaustion, when nobody else is looking.” —Mia Hamm

“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” —Arthur Ashe

“I fear not the man who has practiced 10000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10000 times.” —Bruce Lee

“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

“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

“Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside of you that is greater than any obstacle.” -Christian D. Larson

“Don’t limit your challenges. Challenge your limits.” -Jerry Dunn

“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 Mangianello

“Good things come to those who sweat.”

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

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

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

“You don’t have to be good at it, you just have to do it.” -Karine Candice Kong

“It always seems impossible until it is done” -Nelson Mandela

“The mind is the most important part of achieving any fitness goal. Mental change always comes before physical change.” -Matt McGorry

“The gym is not the social club for the fit. It’s a training ground for everyone.”

“It never gets easier, you just get better.”

“We do not stop exercising because we grow old- we grow old because we stop exercising” -Dr. Kenneth Cooper

“When it comes to eating right and exercising, there is no ‘I’ll start tomorrow’.” -VL Allineare

“To keep the body in good health is a duty… otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.” -Buddha

“No matter how slow you go you’re still lapping everyone on the couch.”

“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

“You can either suffer the pain of discipline or the pain of regret.” -Jim Rohn

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” -Mark Twain

“When you hit failure, your workout has just begun.” -Ronnie Coleman

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

“There are two types of pain in this world: pain that hurts you, and pain that changes you.”

“Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it” -George Halas

“Your body can stand almost anything. It’s your mind that you have to convince.” -Andrew Murphy

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then is not an act but a habit.” -Aristotle

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

“Don’t say ‘I can’t.’ Say, ‘I presently struggle with’.” -Tony Horton

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

“Success is usually the culmination of controlling failure.” -Sly Stallone

“Push harder than yesterday if you want a different tomorrow.”

“You did not wake up today to be mediocre.”

“Do something today that your future self will thank you for.” -Sean Patrick Flanery

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

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

“If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”

“Go the extra mile. It’s never crowded.” -Wayne Dyer

“I don’t count my sit-ups. I only start counting when it starts hurting because they’re the only ones that count.” -Muhammad Ali

“Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.” -Earl Nightingale

“What seems impossible today will one day become your warm-up.”

“Your body can stand almost anything. It’s your mind that you have to convince.”

“All progress takes place outside the comfort zone.” -Michael John Bobak

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

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

“Dead last finish is greater than did not finish, which trumps did not start.”

“If you don’t make time for exercise, you’ll probably have to make time for illness.” -Robin Sharma

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

“The body achieves what the mind believes.”

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

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

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

You miss one hundred percent of the shots you don't take. -Wayne Gretzky

Do something today that your future self will thank you for. -Sean Patrick Flanery

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

The only bad workout is the one that didn’t happen.

All progress takes place outside the comfort zone. -Michael John Bobak

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

Keep working even when no one is watching. -Alex Morgan

The resistance that you fight physically in the gym and the resistance that you fight in life can only build a strong character. -Arnold Schwarzenegger

Confidence comes from discipline and training. -Robert Kiyosaki

Put all excuses aside and remember this: You are capable. -Zig Ziglar

The harder you work and the more prepared you are for something, you're going to be able to persevere through anything. -Carli Lloyd

The difference between try and triumph is a little ‘umph.' -Marvin Phillips

I know that if I set my mind to something, even if people are saying I can’t do it, I will achieve it. -David Beckham

Exercise should be regarded as tribute to the heart. -Gene Tunney

We can push ourselves further. We always have more to give. -Simone Biles

The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person’s determination. -Tommy Lasorda

Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going. -Jim Ryun

The real workout starts when you want to stop. -Ronnie Coleman

Today I will do what others won’t, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can’t. -Jerry Rice

It’s going to be a journey. It’s not a sprint to get in shape. -Kerri Walsh Jennings

If something stands between you and your success, move it. Never be denied. -Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

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

The vision of a champion is bent over, drenched in sweat, at the point of exhaustion, when nobody else is looking. -Mia Hamm

If you don’t find the time, if you don’t do the work, you don’t get the results. -Arnold Schwarzenegger

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

Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit. -Vince Lombardi Jr.

The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary. -Vidal Sassoon

Your body can stand almost anything. It's your mind that you have to convince.

Dead last finish is greater than did not finish, which trumps did not start.

Success is usually the culmination of controlling failure. -Sylvester Stallone

Sometimes you don't realize your own strength until you come face to face with your greatest weakness. -Susan Gale

To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift. -Steve Prefontaine

The pain you feel today is the strength you feel tomorrow. -Stephen Richards

The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

I don't count my sit-ups. I only start counting when it starts hurting because they're the only ones that count. -Muhammad Ali

Don't give up on your dreams, or your dreams will give up on you. -John Wooden

The first time I see a jogger smiling, I'll consider it. -Joan Rivers

Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment. -Jim Rohn

Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it. -George Halas

If it doesn't challenge you, it doesn't change you. -Fred DeVito

The successful warrior is the average man with laser-like focus. -Bruce Lee

You just can't beat the person who never gives up. -Babe Ruth

Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. -Confucius

What seems impossible today will one day become your warm-up.

Tough times don't last but tough people do. -Robert H. Schuller

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