100 Exercise Quotes For A Healthy Lifestyle With Shareable Images

Motivate yourself every day with these exercise quotes. When you intend to exercise yourself for your own advantage, and you are thirsty from heat, take in a mouthful of cold water, and spit it out, and tell nobody. Whether you’re trying to lose weight train for a race, keep your stress in check, or any of the other worthwhile reasons to make fitness a part of your life, staying consistent is key, even when you really, really, really don’t feel like it.

Exercising People had better friendships. Thomas Jefferson

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How much physical activity do we need to stay healthy?

Get at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity or 75 minutes of vigorous aerobic activity a week, or a combination of moderate and vigorous activity. The guidelines suggest that you spread out this exercise during the course of a week. Greater amounts of exercise will provide even greater health benefits.

Physical activity is an excellent stress-buster and provides other health benefits as well. – Krystal Breakley

Mahatma Gandhi on Exercise

Gandhi was a fitness freak. He walked around 18 kilometers every day for nearly 40 years. During his political campaigns from 1913 to 1948, he walked a total of 79,000 kilometers, which is equivalent to walking around the earth twice, according to his health records published in the journal.

The last three or four reps is what makes the muscle grow. This area of pain divides the champion from someone else who is not a champion. That’s what most people lack, having the guts to go on and just say they’ll go through the pain no matter what happens.

Arnold Schwarzenegger
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Quotes for Exercise

1. Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit. Vince Lombardi Jr.

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2. Want to be respected? Be consistent.

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3. Love yourself enough to live a healthy lifestyle.

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4. Starve your distractions. Feed your focus. Unknown

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5. If it doesn’t challenge you it wont change you. Unknown

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6. When I lost all of my excuses I found my results.

7. A year from now you may wish you had started today. Karen Lamb

8. When you feel like stopping…think about why you started.

9. You are the only one who can limit your greatness. Unknown

10. It’s never too late and you’re never too old to become better.

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11. Don’t give up on your dreams, or your dreams will give up on you. John Wooden

12. There are no shortcuts to living your greatest life and becoming your best self.

13. Your desire to change must be greater than your desire to stay the same.

14. Most people fail, not because of lack of desire, but, because of lack of commitment. Vince Lombardi

15. The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be. Ralph Waldo Emerson

16. Don’t stop until you’re proud.

17. If you get tired, learn to rest, not quit.

18. Look in the mirror. That’s your competition. John Assaraf

19. You are much stronger than you think.

20. Tough times don’t last. Tough people do. Robert H. Schuller

“Progress is impossible without change. – Walt Disney”

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21. You are what you do, not what you say you’ll do.

22. Someone busier than you is working out right now.

23. If you want it, you’ll find a way. If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse.

24. Put all excuses aside and remember this: YOU are capable. Zig Ziglar

25. Start where you are. Do what you can. Never stop. Keep going.

26. Stop doubting yourself. Work hard and make it happen. Unknown

27. You will never always be motivated. You have to learn to be disciplined. Unknown

28. When your body feels like giving up, that’s when your workout really starts.

29. Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen. Michael Jordan

30. Fall in love with taking care of your body.

“You have to exercise, or at some point you’ll just break down. – Barack Obama”

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31. What you eat in private will show up in public. Unknown

32. If you think living healthy is expensive, try illness. Unknown

33. The groundwork for all happiness is good health. Leigh Hunt

34. A healthy mind and fit body is how you express your soul.

35. Our bodies are our gardens our wills are our gardeners. William Shakespeare

36. Eat well. Move daily. Hydrate often. Sleep lots. Love your body.

37. Sweat is magic. Cover yourself in it daily to grant your health wishes.

38. Losing weight is hard. Being overweight is hard. Choose your hard.

39. Workout because you love yourself, not because you hate your body.

40. Health is like money, we never have a true idea of its value until we lose it.

“Most of the exercise I get is from standing and walking around laboratory tables all day. I derive more benefit and entertainment from this than some of my friends and competitors get from playing games like golf. Thomas Edison”

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When you’re struggling to remember why it’s worth all the effort, these fitness quotes will give you the push you need.

41. Want to be happy? Working out releases endorphins and endorphins make you happy.

42. Exercise is king. Nutrition is queen. Put them together and you’ve got a kingdom. Jack LaLanne

43. You said ‘tomorrow’ yesterday. Unknown

44. Strive for progress, not perfection.

45. Don’t shrink your goal. Increase your effort.

46. One day I’ll be at the place I always wanted to be.

47. Focus on your goal. Don’t look in any direction but ahead.

48. Success is what comes after your stop making excuses. Luis Galarza

49. You don’t get what you wish for. You get what you work for. Unknown

50. Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment. Jim Rohn

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As basketball icon Michael Jordan famously said: “I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. Twenty-six times, I’ve been trusted to take the game-winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.”

51. To achieve great things, you must step out of your comfort zone.

52. The pain you feel today will be the strength you feel tomorrow. Arnold Schwarzenegger

53. You can only reach your goals through commitment, consistency, and hard work.

54. Setting goals is the first step into turning the invisible into the visible. Tony Robbins

55. Set a goal so big that you can’t achieve it until you grow into the person who can. Unknown

56. In two weeks, you’ll feel it. In four weeks, you’ll see it. In eight weeks, you’ll hear it.

57. Get comfortable with being uncomfortable! Jillian Michaels

58. If you’re tired of starting over, stop giving up.

59. A one hour workout is 4% of your day. No excuses.

60. Your life is a direct reflection of what you have worked for.

61. Great works are performed, not by strength, but by perseverance. Samuel Johnson

62. Keep going. Everything you need will come to you at the perfect time.

63. The harder you work for something, the greater you’ll feel when you achieve it. Unknown

64. Results happen over time, not overnight. Work hard, stay consistent, and be patient. Unknown

65. Sometimes the bravest thing you can do is to keep going when you feel like giving up.

66. You don’t find will power, you create it. Unknown

67. Confidence comes from discipline and training. Robert Kiyosaki

68. You must do the thing you think you cannot do. Eleanor Roosevelt

69. Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage. Anaïs Nin

70. One isn’t necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Maya Angelou

71. The best way to gain self-confidence is to do what you are afraid to do. Swati Sharma

72. Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising every time we fall. Confucius

73. You must have the courage and confidence to push through your weaknesses if you want to succeed.

74. Nothing will work unless you do. John Wooden

75. Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever. Lance Armstrong

76. Don’t train to be skinny. Train to be a bad ass. Demi Lovato

77. I train to be the best in the world on my worst day. Ronda Rousey

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

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

80. Blood, sweat and respect. First two you give. Last one you earn. The Rock

81. You must expect great things of yourself before you can do them. Michael Jordan

82. There’s no secret formula. I lift heavy, work hard, and aim to be the best. Ronnie Coleman

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

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

85. Today I will do what others won’t, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can’t. Jerry Rice.

86. It hurts now but one day it will be your warm up.

87. Strong people are harder to kill than weak people and more useful in general. Mark Rippetoe

88. Exercise is a keystone habit that triggers widespread change. Charles Duhigg

89. Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. Arnold Schwarzenegger

90. Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it. George Halas

91. If you aren’t going all the way, why go at all? Joe Namath

92. Always make a total effort, even when the odds are against you. Arnold Palmer

93. The road to Easy Street goes through the sewer. John Madden

94. Bodily exercise, when compulsory, does no harm to the body. Plato

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

96. Winners never quit and quitters never win. Vince Lombardi

97. Some are born strong and others are made strong. J.R. Rim

98. Do not fear what you cannot lift, fear that which can lift you. Uziel Matos Lima

99. Biceps are like ornaments on a Christmas tree. Ed Coan

100. If you aren’t begging for rest. Then you aren’t training your best. Unknown

True enjoyment comes from activity of the mind and exercise of the body; the two are ever united.

  • Never felt better since I’ve been on this diet of exercise and healthy food. – Ken Levine 
  • Those who do not find time for exercise will have to find time for illness. – Edward Stanley
  • Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will. Mahatma Gandhi
  • Energy and persistence conquer all things. Benjamin Franklin
  • Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right. – Henry Ford

With that in mind, these amazing motivational quotes from notable figures to help you kick start your life and your fitness goals. So I’d like to leave you with one last thought from motivational speaker Jim Rohn that summarizes the main idea here pretty well: “Take care of your body.”

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