50 Great Fitness Quotes To Motivate You in 2022

Perhaps you’re trying to lose weight, and motivation isn’t quite there for you. It’s safe to say you wouldn’t be the first person who ever felt this way. With life as busy as it is and the number of plates we can be spinning simultaneously, a way to increase motivation is to read some fitness quotes.

On the days you feel like you’re dragging your feet behind you and the last thing you want to do is to work out, the inspirational quotes in this article will get you pumped and ready to rock so much so that you won’t need a gym buddy or a personal trainer to push you.

You know as well as I do that being healthy isn’t about how aesthetically pleasing we look.

It’s about having an efficient, fit body with healthy functioning organs that serve you well to live a long, blissful life, which is why exercise is crucial for our health.

I welcome you to 50 great fitness quotes to motivate you in 2022.

1. “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

2. “I hate every minute of training. But I said don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.” Muhammad Ali

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

4. “It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.” Babe Ruth

5. “Success isn’t always about greatness. It’s about consistency. Consistent hard work gains success. Greatness will come.” Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

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

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

8. “A one-hour workout is 4% of your day. No excuses.” Unknown

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

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

11. “A year from now, you may wish you had started today.” Karen Lamb

12. “Energy and persistence conquer all things.” Benjamin Franklin

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

14. “Do something today that your future self will thank you for.” Sean Patrick Flanery

15. “Run when you can, walk if you have to, crawl if you must; just never give up.” Dean Karnazes

16. “One of the greatest moments is realizing that two months ago, your body couldn’t do what it just accomplished.” Unknown

17. “Making excuses burns zero calories per hour.” Unknown

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

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

20. “You are one workout away from a better mood.” Unknown 

21. “All progress takes place outside of the comfort zone.” Michael John Bobak

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

23. “Your desire to change must be greater than your desire to stay the same.” Unknown

24. “Health is the thing that makes you feel that now is the best time of the year.” Franklin Pierce Adams

25. “No matter how slow you go, you are still lapping everybody on the couch.” Unknown

26. “You can either suffer the pain of discipline or the pain of regret.” Jim Rohn

27. “If you ever lack the motivation to train, then think what happens to your mind & body when you don’t.” Shifu Yan Lei

28. “Your mind will quit a thousand times before your body will.” Reginald Red

29. “It’s not about having time; it’s about making time.” Unknown

30. “When it comes to eating right and exercising, there is no ‘I’ll start tomorrow.'” VL Allineare

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

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

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

34. “Don’t be afraid of being a beginner.” Unknown

35. “You will never always be motivated. You have to learn to be disciplined.” Unknown

36. “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.” Michael Jordan

37. “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

38. “Strive for progress, not perfection.” Unknown

39. “All great achievements require time.” Maya Angelou 

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

41. “Continuous improvement is better than delayed perfection.” Mark Twain

42. “A goal is just an awesome way to force growth on yourself.” Deena Kastor

43. “It never gets easier; you just get better.” Unknown

44. “The hard part isn’t getting your body in shape. The hard part is getting your mind in shape.” Unknown

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

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

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

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

49. “If you’re tired of starting over, stop giving up.” Unknown

50. “Fitness needs to be perceived as fun and games, or we subconsciously avoid it.” Alan Thicke

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Chris Jones

I'm Chris. I have a vast interest in all things relating to health, wellness, exercise, and nutrition. I also love to improve my mindset and learn how to increase my productivity. If you'd like to say hello or ask me a question, please visit my contact page, and I'd be glad to hear from you. Alternatively, you can find me on Twitter (@liveliftlife).

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