Fitness Quotes

We can all use some great fitness quotes to get us pumped up for our next gym workout. If you want weight loss, eating healthy or just simple fitness motivation, we have a saying that can help inspire you to reach your fitness goals. Check out these sayings below and get pumped up.

Exercise Quotations

People say that losing weight is no walk in the park. When I hear that I think, yeah, that’s the problem.
Chris Adams

Health is the thing that makes you feel that now is the best time of the year.
Franklin P. Adams

When it comes to eating right and exercising, there is no ‘I’ll start tomorrow.’ Tomorrow is a disease.
V.L. Allinea

I believe that the Good Lord gave us a finite number of heartbeats and I’m damned if I’m going to use up mine running up and down a street.
Neil Armstrong

If your dog is fat, you’re not getting enough exercise.
Author Unknown

Yesterday you said tomorrow.
Author Unknown

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

Slow progress is better than no progress.
Author Unknown

A man too busy to take care of his health is like a mechanic too busy to take care of his tools.
Author Unknown

The best project you’ll ever work on is YOU!
Author Unknown

Be Your Best Self

The only exercise some people get is jumping to conclusions, running down their friends, side-stepping responsibility, and pushing their luck!
Author Unknown

Commit to be fit.
Author Unknown

Thinking about going to the gym burns between 0 and 0 calories.
Author Unknown

Everything you need is already inside.
Author Unknown

The only bad workout is the one you didn’t do.
Author Unknown

The body achieves what the mind believes.
Author Unknown

Eat clean, train dirty.
Author Unknown

To feel ‘fit as a fiddle’, you must tone down your middle.
Author Unknown

Exercise is a dirty word. Every time I hear it, I wash my mouth out with chocolate.
Author Unknown

Aerobics: a series of strenuous exercises that help convert fats, sugars, and starches into aches, pains, and cramps.
Author Unknown

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Funny Fitness Sayings

The word aerobics comes from two Greek words: aero, meaning ‘ability to,’ and bics, meaning ‘withstand tremendous boredom.’
Dave Barry

My idea of exercise is a good brisk sit.
Phyllis Diller

I am pushing sixty. That is enough exercise for me.
Mark Twain

Exercise is done against one’s wishes and maintained only because the alternative is worse.
George Sheehan

A man’s health can be judged by which he takes two at a time — pills or stairs.
Joan Welsh

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Motivational Workout Quotes

Exercise is the chief source of improvement in our faculties.
Hugh Blair

If I’d known I was going to live this long, I’d have taken better care of myself.
Eubie Blake

Fitness — if it came in a bottle, everybody would have a great body.

The more you eat, the less flavor; the less you eat, the more flavor.
Chinese Proverb

It is exercise alone that supports the spirits and keeps the mind in vigor.
Marcus Tullius Cicero

Money is the most envied, but the least enjoyed. Health is the most enjoyed, but the least envied.
Charles Caleb Colton

We do not stop exercising because we grow old — we grow old because we stop exercising.
Dr. Kenneth Cooper

Fitness Inspiration

Happiness lies, first of all, in health.
George William Curtis

Leave all the afternoon for exercise and recreation, which are as necessary as reading. I will rather say more necessary because health is worth more than learning.
Thomas Jefferson

I really don’t think I need buns of steel. I’d be happy with buns of cinnamon.
Ellen DeGeneres

The first wealth is health.

I get my exercise acting as pallbearer to my friends who exercise.
Chauncey Depew

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Inspirational Health Quotations

Those who do not find time for exercise will have to find time for illness.
Earl of Derby

I have to exercise in the morning before my brain figures out what I’m doing.
Marsha Doble

The five S’s of sports training are: stamina, speed, strength, skill, and spirit; but the greatest of these is spirit.
Ken Doherty

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

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

To lengthen thy Life, lessen thy meals.
Benjamin Franklin

He who cures a disease may be the skillfullest, but he that prevents it is the safest physician.
Thomas Fuller

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

Tip: Use these sayings as inspiration. Hang in your locker, on the fridge, or on your bulletin board.

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Motivational Fitness Sayings

 I still need more healthy rest in order to work at my best. My health is the main capital I have and I want to administer it intelligently.
Ernest Hemingway

Our food should be our medicine and our medicine should be our food.

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.

There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.
John Andrew Holmes

Whenever I feel like exercise, I lie down until the feeling passes.
Robert M. Hutchins

Leave all the afternoon for exercise and recreation, which are as necessary as reading. I will rather say more necessary because health is worth more than learning.
Thomas Jefferson

Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy

If you always put a limit on everything you do, physical or anything else. It will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.
Bruce Lee

Inspirational Quotes

Any workout which does not involve a certain minimum of danger or responsibility does not improve the body – it just wears it out.
Norman Mailer

A bear, however hard he tries, grows tubby without exercise.
A.A. Milne

No rest is worth anything except the rest that is earned.
Jean Paul

Physical fitness can neither be achieved by wishful thinking nor outright purchase.
Joseph Pilate

Health and Fitness Quotes

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

Rest is the sweet sauce of labor.

There is a necessity for a regulating discipline of exercise that, whilst evoking the human energies, will not suffer them to be wasted.
Thomas de Quincey

Workout Quotations

To be a champ, you have to believe in yourself when nobody else will.
Sugar Ray Robinson

The word aerobics came about when the gym instructors got together and said, ‘If we’re going to charge $10 an hour, we can’t call it jumping up and down.”
Rita Rudner

Processed foods not only extend the shelf life, but they extend the waistline as well.
Karen Sessions

I consider exercise vulgar. It makes people smell.
Alec Yuill Thornton

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Health Quotations

It is in human nature to relax, when not compelled by personal advantage or disadvantage.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

An hour of basketball feels like 15 minutes. An hour on a treadmill feels like a weekend in traffic school.
David Walters

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

Check out the President’s Council on fitness, sports & nutrition.

We’re on the lookout for other great workout quotes and positive attitude quotations. If you have some ideas, visit the Contact Us page.  Thanks.

— Mike O’Halloran

Mike is the founder and editor of Sports Feel Good Stories.

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