165 Gym Motivation Quotes To Inspire You

Following is our list of gym motivation quotations and slogans full of insightful wisdom and perspective about bodybuilding motivation.

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The Most Famous Gym Motivation Quotes (Best in 2024)

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Back before I injured my hip, I thought going to the gym was for wimps. — Bo Jackson

The man who goes to the gym every single day regardless of how he feels will always beat the man who goes to the gym when he feels like going to the gym. — Andrew Tate

If you want to take it up a step and aim to become a competitive gymnast, you have to be mentally strong and prepared to take on the workload of going to the gym every day, rain or shine. — Shannon Miller

It's very important to have the right clothing to exercise in. If you throw on an old T-shirt or sweats, it's not inspiring for your workout. — Cheryl Tiegs

In the United States, workouts tend to focus on body image and how you look. For me, it's really all about the brain. — Chris Cornell

When I'm at the gym, I think about chicks, going to the beach, and looking good. I do it for the girls. — Usain Bolt

For me, exercise is more mental than physical. I crave it for my sanity. Not just the endorphins, but my energy, confidence, and relaxation are all motivated by it. — Jonathan Keltz

There is no magic milkshake or workout machine. I think the real machine is your body. I do love treadmills, ellipticals, stationary bikes, free weights. — Richard Simmons

Working out is modern couture. No outfit is going to make you look or feel as good as having a fit body. Buy less clothing and go to the gym instead. — Rick Owens

Most of the time I meet my trainer at the gym and we do a lot of everything: weights circuit with cardio, football drills, sprinting with weights on the treadmill. — Charisma Carpenter

Short Gym Motivation Quotes

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  • Everybody wants to be a bodybuilder, but don't nobody wanna lift no heavy ass weight. — Ronnie Coleman
  • You have to believe in yourself when no one else does. — Serena Williams
  • Everything you need is already inside. — Bill Bowerman
  • Don't Stop when you are Tired. Stop When You are Done. — David Goggins
  • There are no shortcuts. The fact that a shortcut is important to you means that you are a pussy. — Mark Rippetoe
  • The pain of discipline is nothing like the pain of disappointment — Justin Langer
  • I never think about losing. — Lou Ferrigno
  • No man has a right to be an amateur in the matter of physical training — Socrates
  • Just remember, somewhere, a little Chinese girl is warming up with your max. — Jim Conroy
  • What good is it to look like Tarzan and play like Jane? — John Welborn

Gym Motivation Image Quotes

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Gym motivation quote by Justin Langer

The pain of discipline is nothing like the pain of disappointment — Justin Langer

Gym motivation quote You can't go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and
You can't go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.

Gym Fitness Quotes

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There are so many people out there who will tell you that you can't. What you've got to do is turn around and say "Watch me." — Layne Beachley

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

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My favorite machine at the gym is the vending machine. — Caroline Rhea

Gym motivation quote Be not afraid of going slowly, Be afraid of standing still.
Be not afraid of going slowly, Be afraid of standing still.

Strength is the product of struggle, you must do what others don't to achieve what others won't. — Henry Rollins

Without doubt, without hesitation, I choose gardening over the gym. I can’t stand going to the gym. It doesn’t appeal to me at all. Give me gardening every time. — Mary Berry

My number one job is to defend my title. And if I want to defend my title, I have to spend 5 hours everyday in the gym. — Khabib Nurmagomedov

Gym motivation quote Never discourage anyone who continually makes progress, no mater how slow.
Never discourage anyone who continually makes progress, no mater how slow.

In regards to fitness, I do MMA training twice per week, with two sessions at the Gracie Academy for BJJ and 2-3 interval sessions in the gym. — Martyn Ford

Every time I undress in the locker room of my gym, I see women bearing the scars of liposuction, tummy tucks, breast implants. — Martha C. Nussbaum

You want me to do something... tell me I can't do it. — Maya Angelou

I attend to my fitness. I go the gym every day and try to maintain my physical fitness; without that, it is tough to take challenges on the chess board. — Viswanathan Anand

Bodybuilding Motivation Quotes

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They can crack jokes. They can sit back and analyze and criticize and make all the fun they want. But I'm living my life, I'm doing it. What are you doing? — Kai Greene

If I have to die tonight,if this weight is going to kill me tonight,so be it! I am dying where I wanna be — Kai Greene

I learned from a very young age that no one owes you anything and nobody's gonna give you a damn thing. But you can have anything you want, if you work hard enough for it. — Branch Warren

Gym motivation quote There comes a point in your life when you need to stop reading other people's bo
There comes a point in your life when you need to stop reading other people's book and write your own.

Each workout is like a brick in a building, and every time you go in there and do a half-ass workout, you're not laying a brick down. Somebody else is. — Dorian Yates

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

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

Gym motivation quote Getting knocked down in life is a given. Getting up and moving forward is a choi
Getting knocked down in life is a given. Getting up and moving forward is a choice.

Luck is predictable; the harder you work, the luckier you get. — Brian Tracy

I originally started in natural bodybuilding because I was picked on a lot in high school and didn’t get much attention from girls. As I learned to love the process of lifting more and more I started becoming more interested in competing. — Layne Norton

After being taught sets and reps and working at it for a length of time you can't paint by numbers anymore. It must come from within. Any artist has an emotional contact with their work. A true bodybuilder doesn't just build muscle he creates muscle. You can't be a robot. — Tom Platz

I would like to be the first man in the gym business to throw out my scale. If you don't like what you see in the mirror, what difference does it make what the scale says? — Vince Gironda

Gym Workout Quotes

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I don't stop when I'm tired. I stop when I'm done — David Goggins

No citizen has a right to be an amateur in the matter of physical training... what a disgrace it is for a man to grow old without ever seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable. — Socrates

If I do a film and have to get naked, that tends to dictate how often I go to the gym. Acting in 'Richard II' on stage was a huge physical workout, so I ended up more toned than I normally am. — Eddie Redmayne

Gym motivation quote Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest ste
Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life. Tip top if you must, but take the step.

You've got to block out all distractions when you train. Your focus has to be 100% into the rep. You've got to get into a zone. You know you're in the zone when guys in the gym look you in the eye and then quickly turn away 'cause they see the fire. You've got to be all business. — Mike Matarazzo

If you always do what you did, you'll always get what you got. — Marian Diamond

Stay hungry, stay healthy, be a gentleman, believe strongly in yourself and go beyond limitations. — Arnold Schwarzenegger

Gym motivation quote It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat
It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.

The difference between who you are and who you want to be, is what you do. — Bill Phillips

Health is worth more than learning. — Thomas Jefferson

My idea of exercise is a good brisk sit. — Phyllis Diller

Fitness - if it came in a bottle, everybody would have a great body. — Cher

Gym Training Quotes

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Don't be fooled into thinking that you have the capacity to achieve your best on your own. A training partner in the gym is a great asset because when you think you have reached your limit, there is someone who can push you to go further. — Brian Houston

In Romania, I train on a bar that is bent. My gym has bad lighting and very little heat in the winters. Here in America, you have everything you need to train. It's not in the bar or the gym or the platform it's in you. — Nicu Vlad

I had a guy come up to me once in the gym when I'm training arms and tell me that I should do curls this way. I looked at his arms and they were about fifteen inches. That would be like me walking up to Tom Platz and telling him how to squat! — Lee Priest

Gym motivation quote A little progress each day adds up to bg results.
A little progress each day adds up to bg results.

I had to get up run in the morning for 2 hours, go to the gym and also get good opponents as sparring partners because I'm a big believer in that how you train is how you will fight at least when it came to me that's how it worked. — Alexis Arguello

Most of the hotel gym's are not adequate. I mean you might be able to train your arms, but you aren't going to be able to train legs, back, or even chest if they don't have dumbbells and benches. — Warren Cuccurullo

Every time I work out in the gym, every time I train, I know I'm going to do well. But I like surprising the fans, the critics, the people who doubt me. — Oscar De La Hoya

Gym motivation quote The hardest walk is walking alone, but it's also the walk that makes you the str
The hardest walk is walking alone, but it's also the walk that makes you the strongest.

Use what you have in your gym. Try to do my training program, you will lose your fat and gain muscles at the same time. — Serge Nubret

In an environment where everybody's jersey is up for grabs, like what Joe Schmidt is currently doing with Ireland in rugby, a massive competitive environment is created every night at training, every day in the gym and every day, believe it or not, in the tactical computer room. — Brian Cody

Happiness, it turns out, is a skill-one that you can train, just like you train your body in the gym. This is the next big public health revolution. Get on board. — Dan Harris

I was happier going back to my roots: training like men do in my hometown of Pittsburgh. Back home the guys in the gyms don't lift to look good; they're lifting to lift. They do it because they want to squat more and bench more. — Joe Manganiello

Motivational Bodybuilding Quotes

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Life is movement. Once you stop moving, you're dead. Choose life. — Eugen Sandow

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A bodybuilder is a sculptor who carries with him his own material. — Serge Nubret

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I'm the strongest bodybuilding who ever lived, I think. — Franco Columbu

Gym motivation quote Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it.
Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass away.

I’ve lost before, you need great people around you, your family, people giving you positive energy. — Amanda Nunes

Maybe some people think that it’s all about the hype, about the fame, but it’s not. It’s all about being the best. It’s all about challenging myself everyday. — Joanna Jedrzejczyk

I want to stay humble, but I have to talk because the other guys talk too much, and I understand the crazy power the UFC PR machine has. — Khabib Nurmagomedov

Gym motivation quote The pain will leave once it has finished teaching you.
The pain will leave once it has finished teaching you.

I don't believe in bodybuilders using steroids. If a man doesn't have enough male hormones in his system to create, a nice hard, muscular body, he should take up ping pong. — Steve Reeves

I can play basketball, run track, and play volleyball, so yeah, I’ve always been an athlete at heart. — Vivica Fox

I started doing MMA and boxing at the same time – I always wanted to try an MMA fight to see what it was like. I had one fight, and I was hooked. — Holly Holm

I want to play against the best, and that’s what I’m doing, just going out there and being focused, just competing every possession. — Kawhi Leonard

Fitness Goal Quotes

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Passion is a huge prerequisite to winning. It makes you willing to jump through hoops, go through all the ups and downs and everything in between to reach your goal. — Kerri Walsh

The goal of a private company is, first, zero to one: Get past the product-market fit; figure out whether people actually care about what you're trying to build and someone will pay you money for that. That's the zero to one problem. — Chamath Palihapitiya

The goal is not to fit in. If anything, it’s to amplify the differences, what doesn’t fit, the special characteristics unique to how you see the world. Instead of sounding like others, value your own voice. Develop it. — Rick Rubin

Fitting in is a short-term strategy that gets you nowhere. Standing out is a long-term strategy that takes guts and produces results. — Seth Godin

If you want to accomplish anything in life, you can't just sit back and hope it will happen. You've got to make it happen. — Chuck Norris

My goal has always been to help people help themselves. Your body is your most priceless possession; you've go to take care of it! — Jack LaLanne

I'm not in the best shape, but I want to prove to myself I can do something that seems insurmountable and inspire others by showing them no matter where they are in their fitness goals, they can do it, too. — Ruben Studdard

Ignore the scale, and make the process your goal. — Harley Pasternak

I used weights as the means to an end for a goal. — Martyn Ford

There are two main strategies we can try to improve the quality of life. The first is to try making external conditions match our goals. The second is to change how we experience external conditions to make them fit our goals better. — Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Back To Gym Quotes

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I had surgery to repair the ACL in February 2010 and was back in the gym by June, but rushed things too quickly and ended up re-tearing my MCL in September. — Shawn Johnson

Don't show up late. Don't try to slide out early. Don't cheat your rep counts. And definitely, don't hold back. Leave it all in the gym! — Gunnar Peterson

Im the guy wholl drive 250 miles tonight and be at the gym tomorrow at 10 A.M., when people are still sleeping in. Im the guy wholl fly to Australia and find a gym. Fly back and first thing I do off the plane is work out before I shower or eat. — John Cena

I was gonna open a gym and was in negotiation to buy the gym I was working out at. It was a small mom-and-pop and (the owner) wanted to move back to the west coast. My wife at (that) time came down with skin cancer. — Drew Waters

When I was younger, my coach, Liang Chow, made all the decisions. I would go to the gym for practice, do exactly what Chow told me to do, go home, come back and start all over again. If Chow told me to do 50 squat jumps, I did 50 squat jumps. — Shawn Johnson

On gym days, I don't get to my desk until 4 in the afternoon, and everything except bedtime and the appointment with the liquid narcotic is pushed back a bit. — Peter Straub

I am just your everyday, average girl. I live by the beach. I wear flip flops. I don't wear make-up. I go to the gym. My husband and I are just really laid back people. — A. J. Cook

I have been going to the gym instead of the bar, trying to get back down to my fighting weight. — Gregg Allman

I listen to all of my Dutch happy-hardcore songs from my raving techno days when I was about 14. It's the most horrible music ever. I think it's some kind of muscle memory that brings me back to when I was 14. It makes me bounce around the gym quite happily. — Lara Stone

We buy books, we go to gyms, we expend a lot of brain power on trying to hold back time, when we should be celebrating the miracle of being here in this world. — Paulo Coelho

Get Motivated Quotes

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Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going. — Jim Ryun

I had to make my own living and my own opportunity. But I made it! Don't sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and make them. — Madam C. J. Walker

Worrying gets you nowhere. If you turn up worrying about how you're going to perform, you've already lost. Train hard, turn up, run your best and the rest will take care of itself. — Usain Bolt

Leadership is all about people. It is not about organizations. It is not about plans. It is not about strategies. It is all about people-motivating people to get the job done. You have to be people-centered. — Colin Powell

When obstacles arise, you change your direction to reach your goal; you do not change your decision to get there. — Zig Ziglar

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It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit. — Harry S. Truman

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

Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change. — Jim Rohn

What gets measured gets managed. — Peter Drucker

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Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there. — Stevie Wonder

Athlete Motivational Quotes

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Somewhere behind the athlete you've become and the hours of practice and the coaches who have pushed you is a little girl who fell in love with the game and never looked back... play for her. — Mia Hamm

The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team. — Phil Jackson

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God made me fast. And when I run, I feel His pleasure. — Eric Liddell

When I'd get tired and want to stop, I'd wonder what my next opponent was doing. I'd wonder if he was still working out. I'd tried to visualize him. When I could see him working, I'd start pushing myself. When I could see him in the shower, I'd push myself harder. — Dan Gable

It's not the will to win that matters-everyone has that. It's the will to prepare to win that matters. — Bear Bryant

The team with the best athletes doesn't usually win. It's the team with the athletes who play best together. — Lisa Fernandez

Talent is never enough. With few exceptions the best players are the hardest workers. — Magic Johnson

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When you fall, get right back up. Just keep going, keep pushing it. — Lindsey Vonn

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Most people give up just when they're about to achieve success. — Ross Perot

You can motivate by fear, and you can motivate by reward. But both those methods are only temporary. The only lasting thing is self motivation. — Homer Rice

Diet Motivation Quotes

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The body does not want you to do this. As you run, it tells you to stop but the mind must be strong. You always go too far for your body. You must handle the pain with strategy...It is not age; it is not diet. It is the will to succeed. — Jacqueline Gareau

The doctor of the future will give no medication, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, diet and in the cause and prevention of disease. ~ — Thomas A. Edison

I’ve never wanted to be a lady who lunches – I’ve always wanted to be a woman who works. — Meghan Markle

Lemonade is not just made of lemons. It’s barely lemons! It’s mostly water and sugar! Life didn’t give us that. — Ryan Higa

My advice if you insist on slimming: Eat as much as you like - just don't swallow it. — Harry Secombe

Absolutely fell in love with the idea and the power that the training and food has and can have over your life. — Martyn Ford

The older you get, the tougher it is to lose weight, because by then your body and your fat are really good friends. — Bob Hope

If you wish to grow thinner, diminish your dinner — Henry Sambrooke Leigh

Without quality sleep, NOTHING else matters. You won't make the right choices with diet and you won't have energy or motivation to work out. — Mark Burhenne

I used to bulk and cut, but never to extremes. I have always been more into what my body can do versus how it looks. — Martyn Ford

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The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it. — Michelangelo

Believe in yourself. Have faith in yourself because no one else is going to. — Janet Jackson

Fall down seven times, get up eight. — Margi Preus

Most bodybuilders only have a hazy notion of what they want to look like. They do not say, 'I am going to be a winner.' The negative impulses around the gym can be incredible. I would hear bodybuilders complaining, 'Oh,no! Not another set!' That destroyed them. I have always believed that if you're training for nothing, you're wasting your effort! — Arnold Schwarzenegger

A lot of us lead relatively sedentary lifestyles, so you have to motivate yourself and force yourself to go to the gym and do active things. The folks that have figured it out, found that thing that they love and made it a big part of their lives, it's easy for them to stay in shape. — Randy Couture

When you know yourself that you've come through preparation injury free and you've done everything, you've done the work in the gym and the rounds of sparring, it fills you with confidence. — Joe Calzaghe

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

Even though you really don't feel like you're motivated to go to the gym, remember how good you felt after the last time you went. Keep that in the forefront of your brain. — Bob Harper

Nothing tastes as good as thin feels. — Stephen Covey

Liberate yourself, because no one else is going to liberate you — Salman Rushdie

Train insane or remain the same. — Jillian Michaels

You don't always get what you wish for. Especially in Nazi Germany — Markus Zusak

That's the classic nature of people, though. We'll skip the basics and get pissed when the sexy stuff doesn't work. — Martyn Rooney

If you fail to prepare you prepare to fail. — Donnie Burns

Motivating yourself, I think having big strong legs, that's pretty cool. Having a big VMOs [the teardrop-shaped muscle above your knee] is always nice. But, the thing is, when you see guys who are clearly gym junkies who only do bicep curls all day every day, and you see them walking down the street ...'Mate, what about the legs?'. — Greg Rutherford

I go the gym and I try to run on the treadmill and I listen to music but it doesn't motivate me enough. So I'm going to get a recording of a pack of wolves gaining on me. People would be like, 'Why is that guy crying on that treadmill over there?' 'I don't know, but he's been yelling, 'help' for like 20 minutes. He's getting a good workout. — Demetri Martin

Music can be useful during training to help get you psyched, and I still listen to music on easy climbs or in the gym. But during cutting-edge solos or really hard climbs, I unplug. There shouldn't be a need for extra motivation on big days, be it music or anything else. It should come from within. — Alex Honnold

Especially when I'm in the gym, I get really motivated by hip-hop. — Lindsey Vonn

I don't [know] what everybody else's motives are, I don't know what your motives are, but mine is to portray the real life of an NBA player. And it's not all about I just do everything, like I'm the hardest worker, or I love to play basketball every day, I go to the gym at eight and don't leave until five. No, that's not how it is. That's not how I am. — Kevin Durant

There are days when I don't want to go to the gym or find myself not super motivated upon arriving. I would visualize myself playing at the Olympics. — Kim Smith

If you want to be successful in the gym, in the classroom, in college or when you get out and go into the world of work, that is going to be determined by how hard you are willing to work. — Robert Hughes

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