115+ Fitness Quotes To Increase Your Inner Strength

Fitness Quotes

Fitness refers to the overall state of physical and mental well-being, characterized by the ability to perform daily activities without excessive fatigue and with sufficient energy reserves for leisure pursuits and unexpected physical demands. It encompasses various components, including cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, body composition, and mental health.

Physical fitness involves engaging in regular physical activity or exercise to improve or maintain these components. Cardiovascular endurance refers to the ability of the heart, lungs, and blood vessels to deliver oxygen and nutrients to the muscles during sustained physical activity. Muscular strength and endurance involve the ability of muscles to exert force and sustain repetitive contractions, respectively. Flexibility relates to the range of motion of joints and muscles. Body composition refers to the proportion of fat, muscle, and other tissues in the body.

Mental fitness, on the other hand, involves maintaining good mental health, resilience, and cognitive abilities. It encompasses emotional well-being, stress management, and the ability to cope with challenges and setbacks effectively.

Fitness is not solely about physical appearance but rather about overall health and well-being. Regular exercise, a balanced diet, adequate rest and recovery, and healthy lifestyle habits contribute to achieving and maintaining fitness. It is a lifelong pursuit that requires consistent effort and commitment.

Fitness Quotes

1. “If you think lifting is dangerous, try being weak. Being weak is dangerous.”
— Bret Contreras

2. “Work out till you feel that pain and soreness in muscles. This one is a good pain. No pain, no gain.”
— Invajy

3. “The pain you feel today will be the strength you feel tomorrow.”
— Arnold Schwarzenegger

4. “Look in the mirror. That’s your competition.”
— John Assaraf

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

6. “Most people fail, not because of lack of desire, but, because of lack of commitment.”
— Vince Lombardi

7. “All progress takes place outside the comfort zone.”
— Michael John Bobak

8. “Don’t give up on your dreams, or your dreams will give up on you.”
— John Wooden

9. “Bodybuilding is much like any other sport. To be successful, you must dedicate yourself 100% to your training, diet, and mental approach.”
— Arnold Schwarzenegger

10. “The clock is ticking. Are you becoming the person you want to be?”
— Greg Plitt

11. “Our growing softness, our increasing lack of physical fitness, is a menace to our security.”
— John F. Kennedy

12. “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t, you’re right.”
— Henry Ford

13. “Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.”
— Jim Rohn

14. “The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.”
— Bruce Lee

15. “The journey to stronger muscles passes through sore muscles.”
— Invajy

16. “Physical fitness and mental fitness complement each other. Your body is psychosomatic.”
— Invajy

17. “The last three or four reps are what makes the muscle grow. This area of pain divides a champion from someone who is not a champion.”
— Arnold Schwarzenegger

18. “You must expect great things of yourself before you can do them.”
— Michael Jordan

19. “Get comfortable with being uncomfortable!”
— Jillian Michaels

20. “Put all excuses aside and remember this: You are capable.”
— Zig Ziglar

21. “Action is the foundational key to all success.”
— Pablo Picasso

22. “Well done is better than well said.”
— Benjamin Franklin

23. “Confidence comes from discipline and training.”
— Robert Kiyosaki

24. “The first time I see a jogger smiling, I’ll consider it.”
— Joan Rivers

25. “Sweat is fat crying.”
— Anonymous

26. “A champion is someone who gets up when they can’t.”
— Jack Dempsey

27. “The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.”
— Vidal Sassoon

28. “Remember this: Your body is your slave. It works for you.”
— Jack Lalanne

29. “Don’t limit your challenges, challenge your limits.”
— Jerry Dunn

30. “Unless you puke, faint, or die, keep going.”
— Jillian Michaels

31. “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 F. Kennedy

32. “What hurts today makes you stronger tomorrow.”
— Jay Cutler

33. “Our bodies are our gardens – our wills are our gardeners.”
— William Shakespeare

34. “No matter how many mistakes you make or how slow you progress, you are still way ahead of everyone who isn’t trying.”
— Tony Robbins

35. “For many money is wealth, for me health is wealth.”
— Invajy

36. “If something stands between you and your success, move it. Never be denied.”
— Dwayne Johnson

37. “Fitness is not about being better than someone else. It’s about being better than you used to be.”
— Khloe Kardashian

38. “Setting goals is the first step into turning the invisible into the visible.”
— Tony Robbins

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

40. “All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.”
— Walt Disney

41. “Tough times don’t last. Tough people do.”
— Robert H. Schuller

42. “You have to think about it before you can do it. The mind is what makes it all possible.”
— Kai Greene

43. “A feeble body weakens the mind.”
— Jean Jacques Rousseau

44. “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then is not an act but a habit.”
— Aristotle

45. “Great works are performed, not by strength, but by perseverance.”
— Samuel Johnson

46. “Making excuses burns zero calories per hour.”
— Anonymous

47. “Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out.”
— John Wooden

48. “Many people earn money at the cost of health and fitness, and at a later stage of life spend all that money on health issues.”
— Invajy

49. “The purpose of training is to tighten up the slack, toughen the body, and polish the spirit.”
— Morihei Ueshiba

50. “Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.”
— Joseph Addison

51. “Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.”
— Winston Churchill

52. “The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

53. “Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit.”
— Vince Lombardi Jr.

54. “I train to be the best in the world on my worst day.”
— Ronda Rousey

55. “Exercise is king. Nutrition is queen. Put them together and you’ve got a kingdom.”
— Jack LaLanne

56. “Your body is the church where Nature asks to be reverenced.”
— Marquis de Sad

57. “Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did.”
— Newt Gingrich

58. “Today I will do what others won’t, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can’t.”
— Jerry Rice

59. “Your current body is the only body that can take you to your new body – so be kind to it.”
— Elaine Moran

60. “I wanted to get really fit. I wanted to lose some weight. So I’ve been doing Pilates and yoga, trying to lean out my body so I won’t be bulky.”
— Serena Williams

61. “Those who think they have not time for bodily exercise will sooner or later have to find time for illness.”
— Edward Stanley

62. “Nothing will work unless you do.”
— Maya Angelou

63. “To enjoy the glow of good health, you must exercise.”
— Gene Tunney

64. “Living a healthy lifestyle will only deprive you of poor health, lethargy, and fat.”
— Jill Johnson

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

66. “Work hard and train your body in a way that it becomes inspiration and competition for others.”
— Invajy

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

68. “Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.”
— Abraham Lincoln

69. “We must train hard. It’s not about denying a weakness may exist but about denying its right to persist.”
— Vince Mcconnell

70. “The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person’s determination.”
— Tommy Lasorda

71. “You’re only one workout away from a good mood.”
— Anonymous

72. “Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever.”
— Lance Armstrong

73. “Success is what comes after your stop making excuses.”
— Luis Galarza

74. “Don’t count the days, make the days count.”
— Muhammad Ali

75. “You can have results or excuses, but not both.”
— Arnold Schwarzenegger

76. “Swimming is normal for me. I’m relaxed. I’m comfortable, and I know my surroundings. It’s my home.”
— Michael Phelps

77. “There’s a lot of people in this world who spend so much time watching their health that they haven’t the time to enjoy it.”
— Josh Billings

78. “The only way for a rich man to be healthy is by exercise and abstinence, to live as if he were poor.”
— William Temple

79. “Sometimes you don’t realize your own strength until you come face to face with your greatest weakness.”
— Susan Gale

80. “Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.”
— Henry David Thoreau

81. “We cannot start over. But we can begin now and make a new ending.”
— Zig Ziglar

82. “Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising every time we fall.”
— Confucius

83. “In training, you listen to your body. In competition, you tell your body to shut up.”
— Rich Froning Jr.

84. “Exercise is labor without weariness.”
— Samuel Johnson

85. “The human body is the best picture of the human soul.”
— Ludwig Wittgenstein

86. “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.”
— Hippocrates

87. “One isn’t necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential.”
— Maya Angelou

88. “Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.”
— Lou Holtz

89. “Do what you have to do until you can do what you want to do.”
— Oprah Winfrey

90. “All great achievements require time.”
— Maya Angelou

91. “Go the extra mile. It’s never crowded.”
— Wayne Dyer

92. “The groundwork for all happiness is good health.”
— Leigh Huntfs

93. “Exercise is done against one’s wishes and maintained only because the alternative is worse.”
— George A. Sheehan

94. “Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.”
— Mahatma Gandhi

95. “Once you are exercising regularly, the hardest thing is to stop it.”
— Erin Gray

96. “The best way to predict the future is to create it.”
— Abraham Lincoln

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

98. “I don’t count my sit-ups. I only start counting when it starts hurting because they’re the only ones that count.”
— Muhammad Ali

99. “Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.”
— Jim Rohn

100. “Your health account, your bank account, they’re the same thing. The more you put in, the more you can take out.”
— Jack LaLanne

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

102. “You have to push past your perceived limits, push past that point you thought was as far as you can go.”
— Drew Brees

103. “Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside of you that is greater than any obstacle.”
— Christian D. Larson

104. “Tough times don’t last but tough people do.”
— Robert H. Schuller

105. “You just can’t beat the person who never gives up.”
— Babe Ruth

106. “If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you.”
— Fred DeVito

107. “Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it.”
— George Halas

108. “To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.”
— Steve Prefontaine

109. “Success is usually the culmination of controlling failure.”
— Sylvester Stallone

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

111. “The real workout starts when you want to stop.”
— Ronnie Coleman

112. “The difference between try and triumph is a little ‘umph.’”
— Marvin Phillips

113. “If you don’t find the time, if you don’t do the work, you don’t get the results.”
— Arnold Schwarzenegger

114. “The vision of a champion is bent over, drenched in sweat, at the point of exhaustion, when nobody else is looking.”
— Mia Hamm

115. “It’s going to be a journey. It’s not a sprint to get in shape.”
— Kerri Walsh Jennings

116. “We can push ourselves further. We always have more to give.”
— Simone Biles

117. “Exercise should be regarded as tribute to the heart.”
— Gene Tunney

118. “I know that if I set my mind to something, even if people are saying I can’t do it, I will achieve it.”
— David Beckham

119. “The harder you work and the more prepared you are for something, you’re going to be able to persevere through anything.”
— Carli Lloyd

120. “The resistance that you fight physically in the gym and the resistance that you fight in life can only build a strong character.”
— Arnold Schwarzenegger