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20 Fitness Motivational Quotes With Images

by Shoshana Sue

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There are days when a new fitness wardrobe is enough motivation to hit the gym and then there are some days when you need the best fitness motivational quotes to remind you of why you have to stay on top of our fitness game. Regardless of your current mental state, you have to bring your A game every. single. day to the gym! No excuses.

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There is power in words and if you are looking for fitness inspiration, you have come to the right place because these fitness motivational quotes will help you dig deeper.

They will get you off the couch when you don’t feel like exercising and motivate you to give all that you have got till you reach your fitness goals.


These are 20 of the best fitness motivational quotes; some are funny, some are blunt and some are just what you need to hear, you badass you!


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20 Fitness Motivational Quotes


  1. “When you feel like quitting, remember why you started.” – Unknown


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2. “A well-built physique is a status symbol. It reflects you worked hard for it, no money can buy it.

You cannot borrow it, you cannot inherit it, you cannot steal it. You cannot hold onto it without constant work.

It shows discipline, it shows self-respect, it shows patience, work ethic and passion. That is why I do what I do.”-Arnold Schwarzenegger




3. “Don’t half-ass anything. Whatever you do, always use your full ass.”- Unknown


Don't half ass anything. Whatever you do, always use your full ass.”


4. “Overcome the notion that you must be regular. It robs you of the chance to be extraordinary.” – Uta Hagen


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5. “Obsessed is a word the lazy use to describe the determined.”–Uknown


Obsessed is a word the lazy use to describe the determined


6. “There are no limits. There are plateaus, but you must not stay there, you must go beyond them. If it kills you, it kills you. A man must constantly exceed his level.” Bruce Lee


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7. “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


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8. “I don’t just lift the weights, the weights lift me.”- Unknown


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9. “Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.”- Arnold Schwarzenegger


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10. “Discipline is just choosing between what you want now and what you want most.”- Unknown



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11. “Just remember, you can’t climb the ladder of success with your hands in your pockets.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger



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12. “Of course it’s hard. It’s supposed to be hard. If it were easy, everybody would do it. Hard is what makes it great.” – A League of Their Own.


Of course it's hard. It's supposed to be hard


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13. “Just because you got a flat tire doesn’t mean you should pop the other three. One mistake doesn’t mean you have to sabotage the rest of your day.”- Unknown“


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14. “If you want to lose weight in certain places, stop eating in certain places.” – Unknown



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15. “You have a choice. You can throw in the towel, or you can use it to wipe the sweat off of your face.” – Gatorade ad


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


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17. “What a disgrace it is for a man to grow old without ever seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable.” – Socrates


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18. “One bad meal won’t make you fat just like one good meal won’t make you lean.” – Unknown




One bad meal won't make you fat


19. “Don’t work 8 hours for a company then go home and not work on your own goals. You’re not tired, you’re uninspired.”- Unknown


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20. “You can’t cheat the grind. It knows how much you have invested, it won’t give you anything you haven’t worked for.”- Uknown


"You can't cheat the grind. It knows how much you have invested, it won't give you anything you haven't worked for."- Uknown



What are some of your favourite fitness motivational quotes? Share in the comment section.


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Rhian Westbury April 21, 2017 - 11:13 am

I definitely need these motivational images when it comes to getting into the mood to work out again x

Shoshana Sue April 22, 2017 - 8:34 am

I am glad you like them x

Ayesha Farhad April 21, 2017 - 11:58 am

Hard is what it makes it all great! So true! Been working out since a year and although i have my ups and downs, nothing can beat the feeling that comes after working out!

Jess April 21, 2017 - 1:01 pm

I love quotes like this! I have an empowerment pinterest board and some of these would fit right in on it!

Shoshana Sue April 22, 2017 - 8:36 am

Please do share as the images were made with the Pinterest graphic size and will fit right in 🙂

danasia fantastic April 21, 2017 - 3:15 pm

These quotes came at the perfect time for me! I’m struggling to get motivated although I know I’ve got to be in a bikini in little over a month:(

Sarah Bailey April 21, 2017 - 5:49 pm

These quotes are really motivating and many of them can be applied to more than just fitness as well. I find that motivational quotes and images can really help you when you are struggling to find the determination to start or continue something x

CHARLOTTE EVANS April 21, 2017 - 6:48 pm

oh I am going to save some of these on my motivational quote board so inspiring (love the if you want to lose weight in certain places stop eating in certain places haha!) xx

Healthy & Psyched April 21, 2017 - 8:29 pm

Great selection. I think there will be one to resonate with everyone.

MELANIE EDJOURIAN April 21, 2017 - 9:59 pm

Love the quotes they are very motivational and great to keep in mind when training. Loved the half-ass one made me giggle 😉

Anna nuttall April 22, 2017 - 3:22 pm

I need to print these quotes out and stick on my forehead. lol I need more motivation in my life. xx

Dannii April 23, 2017 - 4:07 pm

The first one is something that I remind myself every day. When I am having a tough day, I remind myself of all the reasons I began in the first place. You can apply it to a lot of things in life.

stephanie April 23, 2017 - 5:02 pm

Love these! I’m really struggling with motivation at the moment so thanks for sharing x

Baby Isabella April 23, 2017 - 6:57 pm

The Muhammad Ali quote stuck a chord with my mummy. It’s not all about where you are it’s where you want to go x

Ana De- Jesus April 23, 2017 - 10:42 pm

I am feeling so de-motivated and sluggish at the moment so seeing these images will hopefully pump me into action!

Lubka Henry April 24, 2017 - 10:07 am

There are so many good inspirational quotes. I love reading through them every once in a while 🙂

Jessica spencer April 24, 2017 - 12:05 pm

Love this post, very motivational pictures!

Rachael Phillips April 24, 2017 - 2:02 pm

i’m so glad i’m reading thos today! i’m sat here thinking i need to get myself to the gym and workout but not really got the motivation. now i’m going to finish off my little project and get myself to that gym!!

Candice Nikeia April 24, 2017 - 2:52 pm

Thes quotes are so motivational and inspiring! I feel like I can conquer this Monday! Thanks for the inspo!

Tanya Brannan April 24, 2017 - 3:34 pm

I love so many of these and I too would find them very inspirational. I will be sharing these with my daughter who is gym mad at the moment x

Tanya Brannan April 24, 2017 - 3:34 pm

I love so many of these and I too would find them very inspirational. I will be sharing these with my daughter who is gym mad at the moment x

Whatlauraloves April 24, 2017 - 5:47 pm

LOVE THIS POST!! I always think that I’m further forward now than I was when I started and keep my goals in sight just like the first quote xxx

Yaya April 25, 2017 - 9:50 am

I find some of these quite harsh, but do agree with the power of motivational words.

Shoshana Sue April 28, 2017 - 6:43 am

That is interesting. What exactly is harsh about them?


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