25 fitness motivation quotes

25 motivational quotes to inspire greatness in the gym.

Lacking motivation to get back into the gym? Back in the gym already but feel stagnated? Whatever your situation, reading words of wisdom from successful people can be super-inspiring.

Some are from sports people, some entrepreneurs, world leaders and famous thinkers, but in each of these quotes is something to inspire you in your fitness pursuits. Here are some more of our favourite motivational quotes to help you on your fitness journey.

1. “Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishments.”

Jim Rohn

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

– Anon

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

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson

4. “Champions aren’t made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them-a desire, a dream, a vision.”

Muhammad Ali

5.  “Strength is the product of struggle, you must do what others don’t to achieve what others won’t.”

Henry Rollins

6. “You will never always be motivated. You have to learn to be disciplined.”

– Anon

7. “Strength does not come from the physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.”


8. “Training gives us an outlet for suppressed energies created by stress and thus tones the spirit just as exercise conditions the body.”

Arnold Schwarzenegger

9. “It’s not what you do once in a while; it’s what you do day in and day out that makes the difference.”

Jenny Craig

10. “Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.”

Stephen King

11. “The road to nowhere is paved with excuses.”

Mark Bell

12. “When you hit failure, your workout has just begun.”

Ronnie Coleman

13. “A bodybuilder is a sculptor who carries with him his own material.”

Serge Nubret

14. “Most champions are built by punch the clock workouts rather than extraordinary efforts.”

Dan John

15. “Stimulate don’t annihilate.”

Lee Haney

16. “Just believe in yourself. Even if you don’t, pretend that you do and at some point you will.”

Ronda Rousey

17. “I don’t diet and exercise. I eat and train.”

J.R. Rim

18. “You have to think it before you can do it. The mind is what makes it all possible.”

Kai Greene

19. “The barbells and dumbbells you hold in your hands and the way you use them have stories to tell.”

Craig Cecil

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

21. “Don’t watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going.”

Sam Levenson

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

Jack LaLanne

23. “It does not matter how slowly you go, as long as you do not stop.”


24. “I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse.”

Florence Nightingale

25. “Be content to act, and leave the talking to others.’

Baltasar Gracián

For more motivational quotes, visit our earlier article here.

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