73 Memorable Gym Quotes for a Motivational Boost

Gym Quotes

Sometimes going to the gym and sticking with your exercise plan can be a serious struggle. If you’re feeling low on energy and demotivated, use (and memorize) these motivational gym quotes to recite in your head (wether you need to get to the gym or stay motivated during a workout).

For more motivation in the gym, check out these motivational fitness quotes.

Gym Quotes

The last three or four reps is what makes the muscle grow. This area of pain divides a champion from someone who is not a champion.

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

If something stands between you and your success, move it. Never be denied.

“If something stands between you and your success, move it. Never be denied.” – Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

The mind is the most important part of achieving any fitness goal. Mental change always comes before physical change.

“The mind is the most important part of achieving any fitness goal. Mental change always comes before physical change.” – Matt McGorry

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Walking: the most ancient exercise and still the best modern exercise.

“Walking: the most ancient exercise and still the best modern exercise.” – Carrie Latet

You’re going to have to let it hurt. Let it suck. The harder you work, the better you will look. Your appearance isn’t parallel to how heavy you lift, it’s parallel to how hard you work.

“You’re going to have to let it hurt. Let it suck. The harder you work, the better you will look. Your appearance isn’t parallel to how heavy you lift, it’s parallel to how hard you work.” – Joe Manganiello

Nobody gets muscles by watching ME lift weights.

“Nobody gets muscles by watching ME lift weights.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

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Most people give up right before the big break comes — don’t let that person be you.

“Most people give up right before the big break comes — don’t let that person be you.” – Michael Boyle

If you don’t make time for exercise, you’ll probably have to make time for illness.

“If you don’t make time for exercise, you’ll probably have to make time for illness.” – Robin Sharma

I do not think that there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature.

“I do not think that there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature.” – John D. Rockefeller

If you aren’t hurting after a good workout then obviously you haven’t done something right.

“If you aren’t hurting after a good workout then obviously you haven’t done something right.” – Mark W. Boyer

For me, life is continuously being hungry. The meaning of life is not simply to exist, to survive, but to move ahead, to go up, to achieve, to conquer.

“For me, life is continuously being hungry. The meaning of life is not simply to exist, to survive, but to move ahead, to go up, to achieve, to conquer.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

To be a champ you have to believe in yourself when no one else will.

“To be a champ you have to believe in yourself when no one else will.” – Sugar Ray Robinson

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.

“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

Your current body is the only body that can take you to your new body so be kind to it.

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

Enduring means accepting. Accepting things as they are and not as you would wish them to be, and then looking ahead, not behind.

“Enduring means accepting. Accepting things as they are and not as you would wish them to be, and then looking ahead, not behind.” – Rafael Nadal

I don’t run to add days to my life, I run to add life to my days.

“I don’t run to add days to my life, I run to add life to my days.” – Ronald Rook

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

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

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.

“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

You want me to do something… tell me I can’t do it.

“You want me to do something… tell me I can’t do it.” – Maya Angelou

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

“A man’s health can be judged by which he takes two at a time: pills or stairs.” – Joan Walsh Anglund

Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit.

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

All progress takes place outside the comfort zone.

“All progress takes place outside the comfort zone.” – Michal Joan Bobak

To enjoy the glow of good health, you must exercise.

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

Muscles come and go. Flab lasts.

“Muscles come and go. Flab lasts.” – Bill Vaughan

If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you.

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

Grit is that ‘extra something’ that separates the most successful people from the rest. It’s the passion, perseverance, and stamina that we must channel in order to stick with our dreams until they become a reality.

“Grit is that ‘extra something’ that separates the most successful people from the rest. It’s the passion, perseverance, and stamina that we must channel in order to stick with our dreams until they become a reality.” – Travis Bradberry

In general, any form of exercise, if pursued continuously, will help train us in perseverance. Long-distance running is particularly good training in perseverance.

“In general, any form of exercise, if pursued continuously, will help train us in perseverance. Long-distance running is particularly good training in perseverance.” – Mao Zedong

Bodybuilding isn’t 90 minutes in the gym..it’s a lifestyle.

“Bodybuilding isn’t 90 minutes in the gym..it’s a lifestyle.” – Lee Priest

I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.

“I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.” – Michael Jordan

Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.

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

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

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

We must appreciate and never underestimate our own inner power.

“We must appreciate and never underestimate our own inner power.” – Noah Galloway

If you always do what you did, you’ll always get what you got.

“If you always do what you did, you’ll always get what you got.” – Marian Diamond

Success is usually the culmination of controlling failure.

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

You have to push past your perceived limits, push past that point you thought was as far as you can go.

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

Feed your fitness. Starve your mediocrity.

“Feed your fitness. Starve your mediocrity.” – Krystal Breakley

When we give ourselves permission to fail, we, at the same time, give ourselves permission to excel.

“When we give ourselves permission to fail, we, at the same time, give ourselves permission to excel.” – Eloise Ristad

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

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

The resistance that you fight physically in the gym and the resistance that you fight in life can only build a strong character.

“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

Failure is an option here. If things are not failing, you’re not innovating enough.

“Failure is an option here. If things are not failing, you’re not innovating enough.” – Elon Musk

You dream. You plan. You reach. There will be obstacles. There will be doubters. There will be mistakes. But with hard work, with belief, with confidence and trust in yourself and those around you, there are no limits.

“You dream. You plan. You reach. There will be obstacles. There will be doubters. There will be mistakes. But with hard work, with belief, with confidence and trust in yourself and those around you, there are no limits.” – Michael Phelps

If you’re afraid of failure, you don’t deserve success.

“If you’re afraid of failure, you don’t deserve success.” – Nastia Liukin

The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.

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

Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.

“Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.” – John Muir

No man has a right to be an amateur in the matter of physical training.

“No man has a right to be an amateur in the matter of physical training.” – Socrates

If you always put limits 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.

“If you always put limits 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

Once you are exercising regularly, the hardest thing is to stop it.

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

I have nothing in common with lazy people who blame others for their lack of success. Great things come from hard work and perseverance. No excuses.

“I have nothing in common with lazy people who blame others for their lack of success. Great things come from hard work and perseverance. No excuses.” – Kobe Bryant

Health is worth more than learning.

“Health is worth more than learning.” – Thomas Jefferson

Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.

“Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.” – Truman Capote

Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent.

“Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent.” – Marilyn vos Savant

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

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

The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.

“The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.” – Elbert Hubbard.

You get out what you put in. If you want more, give more.

“You get out what you put in. If you want more, give more.” – Jeanette Jenkins

Your mind is the strongest and most valuable muscle you can grow in the gym.

“Your mind is the strongest and most valuable muscle you can grow in the gym.” – Greg Plitt

You really have to have some muscle to be on the stage in front of the world.

“You really have to have some muscle to be on the stage in front of the world.” – Billy Crystal

When you have a clear vision of your goal, it’s easier to take the first step toward it.

“When you have a clear vision of your goal, it’s easier to take the first step toward it.” – LL Cool J

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

“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

Through perseverance many people win success out of what seemed destined to be certain failure.

“Through perseverance many people win success out of what seemed destined to be certain failure.” – Benjamin Disraeli

The gym is the best place you’ll ever be.

“The gym is the best place you’ll ever be.” – Skip Prosser

Action is the foundational key to all success.

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

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

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

The pain you feel today will be the strength you feel tomorrow.

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

Physical fitness is the first requisite of happiness.

“Physical fitness is the first requisite of happiness.” – Joseph Pilates

Strength is the product of struggle, you must do what others don’t to achieve what others won’t.

“Strength is the product of struggle, you must do what others don’t to achieve what others won’t.” – Henry Rollins

I want to go to the gym every day otherwise I feel really bad. I just want to get more toned and healthy.

“I want to go to the gym every day otherwise I feel really bad. I just want to get more toned and healthy.” – Lily Allen

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

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

You miss one hundred percent of the shots you don’t take.

“You miss one hundred percent of the shots you don’t take.” – Wayne Gretzky

Everybody wants to be a bodybuilder, but don’t nobody wanna lift no heavy ass weight.

“Everybody wants to be a bodybuilder, but don’t nobody wanna lift no heavy ass weight.” – Ronnie Coleman

Perseverance is an active principle, and cannot continue to operate but under the influence of desire.

“Perseverance is an active principle, and cannot continue to operate but under the influence of desire.” – William Godwin

Don’t be afraid of failure. This is the way to succeed.

“Don’t be afraid of failure. This is the way to succeed.” – LeBron James

Don’t train to be skinny. Train to be a badass.

“Don’t train to be skinny. Train to be a badass.” – Demi Lovato

When it comes to health and well-being, regular exercise is about as close to a magic potion as you can get.

“When it comes to health and well-being, regular exercise is about as close to a magic potion as you can get.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

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