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Inspirational Fitness Quotes to Motivate

12 Fitness Quotes That Will Inspire You to Move Your Body


When an inspirational quote resonates with you, it can help motivate you and help you focus on your values, your personal commitments, even on your to fitness and exercise.


Here are 12 quotes that will make you want to get outside, go for a run, and move your body. Whether you’re a casual gym-goer, an avid endurance athlete, or someone in between, everyone needs a motivational jolt once in a while. Print off the entire list, jot your favorites on sticky notes, or bookmark this page to revisit whenever you need an extra dose of motivation.


1. On making fitness a habit

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


2. The importance of perseverance

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


3. A short workout is better than nothing

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


4. For no regrets, do it now

“A year from now you may wish you had started today.” - Karen Lamb


5. Fitness won’t always be pleasant, but it will be worthwhile

“I hated every minute of training, but I said, 'Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.'” - Muhammed Ali


6. On the importance of action

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


7. When you need some extra motivation to keep going

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


8. Your health is your most important asset

"It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver." - Mahatma Gandhi


9. Facing a fitness setback?

“I really think a champion is defined not by their wins but by how they can recover when they fall.” - Serena Williams


10. A little perspective for when you’re feeling sluggish

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


11.  For a healthier lifestyle, just get started

“Every journey begins with a single step.” - Maya Angelou


12. On the importance of progress

“Strive for progress, not perfection.” - Unknown