50 Awesome Fitness Quotes To Motivate You To Exercise Regularly

Here are some nuggets of wisdom in the form of fitness quotes.

These quotes come from the distilled knowledge and experience of some great people and achievers who are worth emulating in most aspects - we can all only learn from them!

Now, taking charge of your health and fitness is mostly a mental game. It's easy to lose track of our fitness goals and slack.

Pinning some of these fitness quotes in prominent places of your home can possibly act as a trigger and motivate you to lead a healthy lifestyle.

Fitness quotes to motivate you to exercise regularly - pic of a woman sprinting

1. Our food should be our medicine and our medicine should be our food.
-- Hippocrates

2. Our bodies are our gardens – our wills are our gardeners.
 – William Shakespeare

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

4. What you eat in private will show up in public. 
– Unknown 

5. Don't dig your grave with your own knife and fork.
-- English Proverb
woman doing squats

6. To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art.
-- La Rochefoucauld

7. Nobody ever wrote down a plan to be fat, broke, lazy or stupid. Those are what you get when you don't have a plan.
-Larry Winget

8. If you think living healthy is expensive, try illness. 

– Unknown

9. Living a healthy lifestyle will only deprive you of poor health, lethargy, and fat. 

– Jill Johnson

10. I think in life you should work on yourself until the day you die. 
– Serena Williams 

11. Exercise is king. Nutrition is queen. Put them together and you’ve got a kingdom.
— Jack Lalanne

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

13. Fitness - If it came in a bottle, everybody would have a great body.
-- Cher

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

15. To feel 'fit as a fiddle', you must tone down your middle.
-- Unknown

16. Breathing correctly is the key to better fitness, muscle strength, stamina and athletic endurance.
-- Dr. Michael Yessis

17. Those who do not find time for exercise will have to find time for illness.
-- Earl of Derbywomen - fitness, exercise and yoga


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


19. If exercise could be purchased in a pill, it would be the single most widely prescribed beneficial medicine in the world.
- Robert M. Fuller


20. Given what we know about the health benefits of physical activity, it should be mandatory not to get a doctor’s permission not to exercise.
- Anonymous


21. It’s easier to maintain good health than to recover it.
- Antonio Meville M.D

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

23. 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


24. You don’t stop playing because you grow old. You grow old because you stop playing.
-Ben Franklin

woman running 25. Exercise is done against one’s wishes and maintained only because the alternative is worse. 
- George A. Sheehan

26. Train hard, turn up, run your best and the rest will take care of itself. 
-Usain Bolt


27. Every champion was once a contender that refused to give up. 
– Sylvester Stallone 


28. The muscle and the mind must become one. One without the other is zero.
 – Lee Haney

29. Training gives us an outlet for suppressed energies created by stress and thus tones the spirit just as exercise conditions the body.
– Arnold Schwarzenegger

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

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

32. Every day is another chance to get stronger, to eat better, to live healthier, and to be the best version of you.
— Unknown

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

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

35. Exercise to stimulate, not to annihilate. The world wasn't formed in a day, and neither were we. Set small goals and build upon them.     
– Lee Haney

36. A muscle is like a car. If you want it to run well early in the morning, you have to warm it up.     
– Florence Griffith Joyner

37. Warning: Before beginning an program of physical inactivity, consult your doctor. Sedentary living is abnormal and dangerous to your health.     
– Frank Forencich

38. Fitness needs to be perceived as fun and games or we subconsciously avoid it.     
– Alan Thicke

39. It's easier to stay in shape if you never let yourself get out of shape in the first place.     
– Bill Loguidice

40. Every time you work out you strengthen your body. Every time you don't you weaken it.     
 —Toni Sorenson

41. Getting more exercise isn't only good for your waistline. It's a natural anti-depressant, that leaves you in a great mood.     
 — Auliq Ice

42. Fitness is like marriage. You can't cheat on it and expect it to work.     
— Bonnie Pfiester

43. The only real insurance you have against disease is a healthy body. Invest wisely, generously and often in that policy.     
— Toni Sorenson

quotes on fitness for exercise motivation - pic of woman cross training

44. Do yourself a favor, and realize that there's no technique in the world that will save you. There are no pills, no secrets, no passwords on the path to greatness. You've got to embrace the pain, push the threshold, and feel the suck, and then you've got to muster the courage to go back six times a week.     
—Jon Gilson

45. If you get tired, learn to rest, not quit.
— Unknown

46. The groundwork for all happiness is good health.
– Leigh Hunt

47. 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

48. The sovereign invigorator of the body is exercise, and of all the exercises walking is the best.
Thomas Jefferson

49. Nothing lifts me out of a bad mood better than a hard workout on my treadmill. It never fails. To us, exercise is nothing short of a miracle.

50. Breathing correctly is the key to better fitness, muscle strength, stamina and athletic endurance.
— Dr. Michael Yessis

Final Note:

Did you all find this collection of fitness quotes inspiring?  Here's hoping that these help you to keep a tab on your diet and motivate you to work on your exercise program. If you have any other quotes that have motivated you and helped you to persist in your health and fitness regimen, do share in the comments.

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  1. Anonymous11:39 AM

    "Breathing correctly is the key to better fitness,muscle strength,stamina and athletic endurance" inspiring one.

  2. Anonymous7:48 PM

    Aw, I love these posts - they’re so inspirational :) I just feel like dashing outdoors to do some exercise.

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