90 Exercise Quotes That Will Make You Drop And Give Me 20 (2022)

Exercising is one of the very best things that we can do for both our minds and our bodies.

To get the body moving and the heart rate pumping, this allows us to feel as if we can conquer the world. 

And why can’t we, really?! 

Allow these exercise quotes to get you moving and ready to kick butt.

We all know that exercise is good for us, but yet it’s still hard to find that motivation to get started.

These quotes will help inspire you to take action and get started.

Regular exercise is good for our physical and mental health.

It helps relieve stress, get better sleep, have more energy, and be more positive.

The benefits of exercise are almost too numerous to list.

But it’s hard work and that work, and pain often stops us from sticking with a set exercise routine.

Finding that motivation to get started and then stick with it, can be the difference in you having the life of your dreams or spending most of your time feeling bad physically and down mentally.

Choose the exercise quotes below that really inspire you, and then, get started!

For additional help, check out these discipline quotes to help keep you on track.

Exercisequotes to help you push through the pain

1. “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

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

3. “What hurts today makes you stronger tomorrow.” – Jay Cutler

4. “Pain is weakness leaving the body” ― Tera Lynn Childs

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

6. “Sore today, strong tomorrow.”  —​Tone It Up

7. “No pain. No gain. Shut up and train.”  —​Unknown

8. “Sore. The most satisfying pain.”  —​Unknown

Exercise quotes on overcoming weakness

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

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

11. “If something stands between you and your success, move it. Never be denied.” – Dwayne Johnson

12. “If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you.” – Anonymous

13. “Bad habits are easy and discipline is hard-and “easy” is where people gravitate. A good work ethic requires a painstaking daily effort. Easy typically leads to a life long list of problems but the discipline of having a plan leads to an extraordinary rewarding life. In the long run, the easy way makes life harder and the harder way makes life easier.” – Tony Horton

14. “I hate every minute of training. But I said, don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as champion.” – Muhammad Ali

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15. ​”In two weeks, you’ll feel it. In four weeks, you’ll see it. In eight weeks, you’ll hear it.”  —Unknown

​16. “When you feel like stopping think about why you started”  —​Unknown

17. “Work out. Eat well. Be patient. Your body will reward you.”  —​Unknown

18. “I never regret it when I do it, but I always regret it when I don’t.”  —​Unknown

19. “I already know what giving up feels like. I want to see what happens if I don’t.”  —​Neila Rey

20. “A 30-minute workout is just two percent of your day. No excuses.”  —​Unknown

Exercise quotes to help make you strong

​21. “It’s easier to wake up early in the morning & work out, than it is to look in the mirror each day & not like what you see.”  —​Unknown

22. “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.”  —​Unknown

23. “Your body can do it it’s time to convince your mind.”  —​Unknown

24. “Your mind will quit 100 times before your body ever does. Feel the pain and do it anyway …”  —​Unknown

25. “Excuses are a list of self imposed obstacles that prevent you from having a better life.” – Tony Horton

Exercise quotes that show results come from work

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

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

28. “Action is the foundational key to all success.” – Pablo Picasso

29. “Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.” – Abraham Lincoln

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

31. “You get what you work for.”  —​Unknown

32. “No matter how slow you go, you’re still lapping everybody on the couch.”   —​Elite Daily

Exercise quotes to help you choose the right mindset for

33. “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t, you’re right.” – Henry Ford

34. “You must expect great things of yourself before you can do them.” – Michael Jordan

35. “You have to think it before you can do it. The mind is what makes it all possible.” – Kai Greene

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

37. “Success starts with self-discipline.”  —​Unknown

38. “The body achieves what the mind believes.” – Anonymous

39. “You’re far too smart to be the only thing standing in your way.”  —​Fit Girls Diary

40. “Do NOT say you “can’t”! You can say, “I don’t want to”. You can say, “I’m not willing to put forth the effort”. But DO NOT say you CAN’T!”  – Tony Horton

Exercise quotes to remind of its benefits

41. “An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.” – Henry David Thoreau

42. “Typically, people who exercise, start eating better and become more productive at work. They smoke less and show more patience with colleagues and family. They use their credit cards less frequently and say they feel less stressed. Exercise is a keystone habit that triggers widespread change.” – Charles Duhigg

43. “If you are in a bad mood go for a walk.If you are still in a bad mood go for another walk.” ― Hippocrates

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

45. “Good things come to those who sweat.” – Anonymous

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

47. “When it comes to health and well-being, regular exercise is about as close to a magic potion as you can get.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

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

49. “Exercise for the joy of feeling good and getting better. Eat right with the intention of fueling your body with the things it needs to perform.” – Tony Horton

50. “Do today what others won’t so tomorrow you can do what others can’t.” – Jerry Rice

Powerful Exercise Quotes To Remind You To Keep Going

51. “The hardest thing about exercise is to start doing it. Once you are doing exercise regularly, the hardest thing is to stop it.” — Erin Gray

52. “I like exercise. I like a healthy body.” — Erin Gray

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

54. “Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, but it is also the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity.” — John F. Kennedy

55. “To enjoy the glow of good health, you must exercise.” — James Raj

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

57. “If you don’t practice you don’t deserve to win.” —  Andre Agassi

58. “Exercise keeps me occupied, which is good for my mental health.” — Gail Porter

59. “Hard days are the best because that’s when champions are made.” — Gabby Douglas

60. “If you only ever give 90% in training then you will only ever give 90% when it matters.” – Michael Owen

Exercise Quotes To Help You Hit Your Fitness Goals

61. “Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very far.” — Thomas Jefferson

62. “Walking: the most ancient exercise and still the best modern exercise.” — Carrie Latet.

63. “Walking for health and fitness, the easiest way to get in shape and stay in shape.” — Frank Ring.

64. “One man practicing sportsmanship is far better than 50 preaching it.” — Knute Rockne

65. “Exercise is king. Nutrition is Queen. Put them together and you’ve got a kingdom.” — Jack Lalanne

66. “Unless you puke, faint, or die, keep going.” — Jillian Michaels

67. “If you lack the motivation to train then think what happens to your mind & body when you don’t. — Shifu Yan Lei

68. The best abs exercise is 5 sets of stop eating so much crap. — Lazar Angelov

69. “Blood, Sweat and respect. First two you give. last one you earn.” — Dwayne Johnson

70. “I am always in the gym sparring. I look at every fight kind of like a sparring match.” — Chris Weidman

Exercise Quotes To Maintain A Healthy Body

71. “Excuses don’t kill the fat, exercises do.” ― Amit Kalantri

72. “Run for fun. Run for exercise. Run for a better life.” ― Toni Sorenson

73. “Of the big five factors in happiness—flexible schedule, imagination, diet, exercise, and sleep—my pick for the most important is exercise.” ― Scott Adams

74. “You ought to take more exercise, if you’re inclined to have a liver. Play golf.” ― Daphne du Maurier

75. “Do not avoid the stairs because they are really good exercises for the real life!” ― Mehmet Murat ildan

76. “Exercise because you want to be healthy and energetic. Read because you want to constantly learn. Meditate because you want to be connected to being.” ― Robert Celner

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

78. “Things that you are unlikely to regret: exercise, eating healthily, challenging yourself, making a plan, being kind.” ― Freequill

79. “Exercise your mind the same as you would exercise your body. Practice healthy mental habits that will help you, empower you, and improve your perspectives. Practice them daily.” ― Akiroq Brost

80. Intellectual activity is incompatible with any large amount of bodily exercise.” ― Nathaniel Hawthorne

Exercise Quotes To Maintain A Healthy Lifestyle

81. “You have to exercise, or at some point you’ll just break down.” — Barack Obama

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

83. “Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.” — Joseph Addison

84. “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

85. “Running is not just exercise; it is a lifestyle.” — John Bingham

86. “For food and exercise, while possessing opposite qualities, yet work together to produce health.” — Hippocrates

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

88. “The only way for a rich man to be healthy is by exercise and abstinence, to live as if he were poor.” — William Temple

89. “I’m addicted to exercising and I have to do something every day.” — Arnold Schwarzenegger

90. “Exercise is labor without weariness.” — Samuel Johnson

Did these exercise quotes motivate you to take action?

Once you know how good exercise is for you, there really aren’t any good excuses to get in your way.

You can use the pain and soreness as a sign that positive changes are on their way.

Focusing on overcoming your weaknesses and embracing the work can help you to stick with it and eventually achieve the results and benefits that you’re after.

The toughest part is usually getting started.

Choose a few of the quotes above that inspire you and put them up where you’ll see them on a regular basis to help stay motivated.

It’s in your control.

You got this!

Which of these exercise quotes resonated with you best?

Do you have any other inspirational quotes to add?

Feel free to share with us in the comment section below.

Norbert Juma, Lead Editor

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