The best fitness motivation quotes

It can be a struggle sometimes to get the motivation that you need to get out on that first run or to sort out your bike for the first ride of the year. Whether you just want to start training or are looking for some great fitness quotes to keep you going, we have compiled some of the best around.

Fitness has such a big impact on your motivation and mindset. If you want to learn more about how you can keep yourself motivated whilst you are training for a fitness event or charity challenge take a look at ‘What impacts does fitness have on your body?’


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


“The difference between try and triumph is a little umph.”


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


“No matter how slow you go, you are still lapping everybody on the couch.”


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


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


“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.”


“Making excuses burns zero calories per hour.”


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


“Good things come to those who sweat.”


“A one hour workout is 4% of your day. No excuses.”


“The body achieves what the mind believes.”


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


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


“Someone busier than you is working out right now.”


“The hardest lift of all is lifting your butt off the couch.”


“If you still look good at the end of your workout, you didn’t train hard enough.”


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


“It comes down to one simple thing: how bad do you want it?”


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


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


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


“If you’re on the treadmill next to me, the answer is yes, we are racing”


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


“Fitness is not 40% gym and 60% diet. It’s 100% dedication”


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


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


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


“Get fit in the gym; lose weight in the kitchen.”


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


“Opportunities don’t happen, you create them”


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


“Motivate your mind and your body will follow”


“If it was easy everyone would do it”


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


“The ability to run the extra mile lies in between your ears”


“Fitness is like life the harder it gets the stronger you become”


“Don’t look back, you are not going that way”


“Slow progress is better than no progress”


“No matter how slow you go, you are still lapping everybody on the couch”

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