Fitness Quotes & Motivational Sayings

Better. Because You Want To Be.A healthy way of life encompasses a balance of mind, body and soul. Please read and enjoy these stimulating inspirational fitness quotes by some of the most famous and extraordinary goal achievers the world has ever known.

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“I don’t just have Willpower, I am Willpower.”
– John Calvo


“Remember, you can’t climb the ladder of success with your hands in your pockets!”
– Arnold Schwarzenegger


“The mind is incredible. Once you’ve gained mastery over it, channeling its powers positively for your purposes, you can do anything. I mean anything. The secret is to make your mind work for you not against you. This means constantly being positive. Constantly setting up challenges you can meet either today, next week, or next month. “I can’t…” should be permanently stricken from your vocabulary, especially the vocabulary of your thoughts. You must see yourself always growing and improving.”
– Arnold Schwarzenegger The Education of a Bodybuilder


“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


“I can think of no better way to embrace life than to bodybuild. The act of building and strengthening one’s muscles through training and sound eating habits is an affirmation of the miracle of the human body itself.”
– Arnold Schwarzenegger


“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


“Good things don’t happen by coincidence. Every dream carries with it certain risks, especially the risk of failure. But I am not stopped by risks. Suppose a great person takes the risk and fails. Then the person must try again. You cannot fail forever. If you try ten times, you have a better chance of making it on the eleventh try than if you didn’t try at all.”
– Arnold Schwarzenegger


“So this is the difference, this is when I see guys texting their not serious. This is Mickey Mouse stuff. You know, you train or you don’t. You know its like in Germany we say “zu tun, dann tun”. If you do something then do it. Go all out!”
– Arnold Schwarzenegger


“You can’t climb the ladder of success with your hands in your pockets.”
– Arnold Schwarzenegger


“Victory isn’t defined by wins or losses. It is defined by effort. If you can truthfully say, I did the best I could, I gave everything I had, then you’re a winner.”
– Kai Greene


“Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever.”
– Lance Armstrong


“I am the greatest, I said that even before I knew I was.”
– Muhammad Ali


“The fight is won or lost far away from the witnesses, behind the lines, in the gym, and out there on the road; long before I dance under those lights.”
– Muhammad Ali


“Champions aren’t made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them — a desire, a dream, a vision.”
– Muhammad Ali


“Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.”
– Martin Luther King, Jr.


“It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up.”
– Vince Lombardi


“Fear is not real. It is a product of thoughts you create. Do not misunderstand me, danger is very real, But fear is a choice.”
– Will Smith “After Earth” (2013)


“There is no limit to how strong a human man can be”
– Jerry Boyed (Arm Wrestler)


“There is only one person responsible for the quality of life you live and that person is you.”
– Jack Canfield


“Bodybuilding is the closest we have to the fountain of youth.”
– Lee Labrada


“I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 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


“Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.”
– Michael Jordan


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


“The single biggest mistake that most beginners make is putting 100% of their effort into the positive (concentric) part of the rep, while paying no attention to the negative (eccentric) segment.”
– Dorian Yates


“If you don’t follow a good nutritional plan, you’re bodybuilding with one arm behind your back.”
– Shawn Ray


Down the road, in a gym far away
A young man was heard to say
“No matter what I do, my legs won’t grow!”
He tried leg extensions, leg curls, leg presses too
Trying to cheat, these sissy workouts he’d do!
From the corner of the gym where the big guys train
Through a cloud of chalk and the midst of pain
Where the big iron rides high, and threatens lives
Where the noise is made with big forty-fives
A deep voice bellowed as he wrapped his knees
A very big man with legs like trees
Laughing as he snatched another plate from the stack
Chalked his hands and monstrous back
Said, “Boy, stop lying and don’t say you’ve forgotten!
Trouble with you is you ain’t been SQUATTIN’!”

– Jeff “MADDOG” Madden


“The elevator to success is out of order. You’ll have to use the stairs… one step at a time.”
– Joe Girard


“Losers quit when they fail. Winners fail until they succeed.”
– Robert Kiyosaki


“That which does not kill me, makes me stronger.”
– Friedrich Nietzsche


“All I want to tell young people is that you’re not going to be anything in life unless you learn to commit to a goal. You have to reach deep within yourself to see if you are willing to make the sacrifices.”
– Louis Zamperini “Unbroken”


“A lot of guys have better genes but if you work hard and consistently you can outperform them.”
– Frank Zane


“The body achieves what the mind believes.”
– Anonymous


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


“I believe all women should workout. It’s a great way to develop your body, stay healthy and fit, and ward off the aging process.”
– Rachel Mclish


“The miracle isn’t that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start.”
– John Bingham


“Always remember this… there is only ONE recipe for strength. A secret recipe that was handed down from Sandow to John Grimek to Paul Anderson to Vasily Alekseyev to Bill Kazmaier to me. Now I’m giving YOU that magical recipe… hard work plus proper nutrition plus time equals strong.”
– Steve Pulcinella


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


“I had the goal to be the best since day one.”
– Jay Cutler


“I don’t run away from a challenge because I am afraid. Instead, I run toward it because the only way to escape fear is to trample it beneath your feet.”
– Nadia Comaneci


“No man is ever whipped, until he quits– in his own mind!”
– Napolean Hill


“Set your goals high, and don’t stop till you get there.”
– Bo Jackson


“You can do whatever you put your mind to. The only limitations are the ones you put on yourself.”
– Barbie Thomas


“Someone once told me that you know you can never win. So, to this day those words light a fire under me like you would not believe.”
– Barbie Thomas


“It doesn’t matter where you are. You are nowhere compared to where you can go.”
– Bob Proctor


“When you got a guy that has purpose, now your in a dog fight.”
– Daniel Cormier


“If people knew how hard I worked to get my mastery, it wouldn’t seem so wonderful at all.”
– Michelangelo


“I knew the mind is so powerful that if I believe what I wanted to believe I knew it was going to happen.”
– Kris Dim


“Believe bigger, believe stronger, believe better. Make sure you keep believing, don’t let anybody stop you from believing bigger and stronger. Because if you believe bigger and stronger anything in life is going to happen.”
– Kris Dim


“Life is full of great expectations but you have to put yourself out there in order to realize all the beautiful things that can happen to you.”
– Willie Murphy


“Strong and healthy is the new sexy.”
– Ronda Rousey


“Competitive sports are played mainly on a five-and-a-half inch court, the space between your ears.”
– Bobby Jones


“The psychological tools I’ve gained from bodybuilding will never atrophy.”
– Tom Platz


“To Achieve What Others Won’t, You Have To Do What Others Don’t.”
– Lazar Angelov


“Just believe in yourself. Even if you don’t, pretend that you do and, at some point, you will.”
– Venus Williams


“The doctor of the future will give no medicine but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.”
– Thomas Edison


“The start is what stops most people.”
– Don Shula


“It may take a while to change your body, but only a split second to change your mind.”
– Courtney Crozier


“I do it because I have to practice what I preach. I can’t tell anyone to do anything if I’m not doing it.”
– Ernestine Shepherd


“Complaining about your body lately? How much you want to bet that every ache, pain and pound you gained is a complaint your body has about you?”
– Donna Martini


“Better. Because you want to be.™”
– Muscles on Porpoise®


“True beauty… is strength and fitness, and confidence in yourself.”
– Rita Benavidez


“It’s a lifestyle, it’s something you do the rest of your life,” LaLanne said. “How long are you going to keep breathing? How long do you keep eating? You just do it.”
– Jack LaLanne


“Food is your foundation, and fitness is the accessory.”
– Christmas Abbott