It’s true that even the most type-A, dedicated, structured and persistent people in the world still need a push now and again to stay on track when it comes to working out. There are so many factors that go into our will to workout, including the time of year, the demands of our professional and personal lives, our health, our energy levels, etc. Although most of us would like to think that we’re “on” all the time, we could use a little encouragement (think: workout motivation quotes) and enthusiasm to help us get the job done.
In many cases, this is where a workout buddy can come in handy—a person willing to workout with you side-by-side (or virtually) and offer accountability, commitment and words of encouragement to help you stay on track with your fitness goals. Unfortunately, not all of us are so lucky to have found the perfect person in our lives to exercise with—who is as committed as we are to the process and all it entails. Some of us need that push and inspiration to come from within. That’s where workout motivation quotes can really play a key role.
These workout motivation quotes, like any quotes, are meant to serve as words of encouragement to help provide that extra push so many of us are looking for to pursue our goals in fitness and in life. In fact, some of the most famous athletes and professional coaches use inspirational workout motivation quotes in their day-to-day lives—and have a proven track record of success to show that they work!
If you’re on the hunt for some motivation to get you through a triumphant and hard-earned workout, we’re here to help. We’ve gathered some of the best workout motivation quotes out there to help you stay committed.
“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 again in my life. And that is why I succeed.”
“Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever.”
“Every champion was once a contender that refused to give up.”
“Today I will do what others won’t so tomorrow I can do what others can’t.”
“No matter how many mistakes you make or how slow you progress, you are still way ahead of everyone who isn’t trying.”
“You miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take.”
“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
“Of course it’s hard. It’s supposed to be hard. If it were easy, everybody would do it. Hard is what makes it great.”
—A League of Their Own
“Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.”
“Fitness is not about being better than someone else. It’s about being better than you used to be.”
“Here’s what I tell anybody and this is what I believe. The greatest gift we have is the gift of life. We understand that. That comes from our Creator. We’re given a body. Now you may not like it, but you can maximize that body the best it can be maximized.”
“If you want something you’ve never had, you must be willing to do something you’ve never done.” —Thomas Jefferson