153 Physical Fitness Quotes To Inspire You

Following is our list of physical fitness quotations and slogans full of insightful wisdom and perspective about health physical fitness.

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Top 10 Physical Fitness Quotes (BEST)

  1. Physical fitness can neither be acquired by wishful thinking nor by outright purchase. — Joseph Pilates
  2. Physical fitness is the first requisite of happiness. — Joseph Pilates
  3. I really don't think I need buns of steel. I'd be happy with buns of cinnamon. — Ellen DeGeneres
  4. Lack of activity destroys the good condition of every human being — Plato
  5. If you want a happy and fulfilled life, you need to be physically, mentally, spiritually, and financially fit. More money will fix your financial problems only. — Jaspreet Singh
  6. A man's health can be judged by which he takes two at a time: pills or stairs. — Joan Walsh Anglund
  7. It is not God, but people themselves who shorten their lives by not keeping physically fit. — Carl Linnaeus
  8. Take care of yourself, both physically and mentally. Self-care is essential for overall well-being. — Edward Barber
  9. I like to push my body to the limits. — Jake Paul
  10. No man has a right to be an amateur in the matter of physical training — Socrates

Short Physical Fitness Quotes

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  • You must also give mental and physical fitness priority. — Jim Otto
  • Every single roll I had has been definitely because of my physic. — Martyn Ford
  • Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labor does the body. — Seneca
  • Our growing softness, our increasing lack of physical fitness, is a menace to our security. — John F. Kennedy
  • It is exercise alone that supports the spirits, and keeps the mind in vigor. — Marcus Tullius Cicero
  • Health is worth more than learning. — Thomas Jefferson
  • Exercise is a dirty word. Every time I hear it I wash my mouth out with chocolate. — Charles M. Schulz
  • Physical fitness is a three-legged stool: strength, aerobic capacity, and flexibility. — Jane Fonda
  • Civilization impairs physical fitness. — Joseph Pilates
  • The physically fit can enjoy their vices. — Lord Percival

Physical Fitness Image Quotes

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Physical fitness quote by Plato

Lack of activity destroys the good condition of every human being — Plato

Physical fitness quote by Joan Walsh Anglund

A man's health can be judged by which he takes two at a time: pills or stairs. — Joan Walsh Anglund

Physical fitness quote Everything is energy and that's all there is to it. Match the frequency of the r
Everything is energy and that's all there is to it. Match the frequency of the reality you want and you cannot help but get that reality. It can be no other way. This is not philosophy. This is physics.

Importance Of Physical Fitness Quotes

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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

The pressure on young chefs today is far greater than ever before in terms of social skills, marketing skills, cooking skills, personality and, more importantly, delivering on the plate. So you need to be strong. Physically fit. So my chefs get weighed every time they come into the kitchen. — Gordon Ramsay

You'll see that excuses like "That's not easy" are of no value and that it pays to "push through it" at a pace you can handle. Like getting physically fit, the most important thing is that you keep moving forward at whatever pace you choose, recognizing the consequences of your actions. — Ray Dalio

Physical fitness quote Why fit in when you we born to stand out?
Why fit in when you we born to stand out?

I think it's really important for my daughter to see her parents being physically fit and for that to be a part of her life. The examples we set for her will stay with her the rest of her life. — Ana Ortiz

And, most important, we have to shift our understanding of ourselves as separate individuals, each seeking our own welfare, to an understanding of how we fit into social, biological, and physical environments. — Robert E. Ornstein

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

Physical fitness quote A little progress each day adds up.
A little progress each day adds up.

Never give up! Never give up! Physical fitness is of paramount importance. There is no age limit when we live in the heart and when we try to be of prayerful and soulful service to God in the heart of humanity. — Sri Chinmoy

Health Physical Fitness Quotes

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Exercise is remarkably beneficial for the brain. High fitness levels in midlife delayed dementia onset by 9.5 years in women. Larger brain volumes have also been linked to increased physical activity. Maintain youthful brain volume by embracing exercise. We can transform our brain health as we age. — Rhonda Patrick

Intelligence and skill can only function at the peak of their capacity when the body is healthy and strong. — John F. Kennedy

Any workout which does not involve a certain minimum of danger or responsibility does not improve the body - it just wears it out. — Norman Mailer

Physical fitness quote Different is good. So don't fit in, don't sit still, don't ever try to be less t
Different is good. So don't fit in, don't sit still, don't ever try to be less than what you are.

There is a necessity for a regulating discipline of exercise that, whilst evoking the human energies, will not suffer them to be wasted. — Thomas De Quincey

Better to hunt in fields, for health unbought, Than fee the doctor for a nauseous draught, The wise, for cure, on exercise depend; God never made his work for man to mend. — John Dryden

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

Physical fitness quote The real workout starts when you want to stop.
The real workout starts when you want to stop.

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

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

I am pushing sixty. That is enough exercise for me. — Mark Twain

I decided to write 'True Refuge' during a major dive in my own health. Diagnosed with a genetic disease that affected my mobility, I faced tremendous fear and grief about losing the fitness and physical freedom I loved. — Tara Brach

Mental And Physical Fitness Quotes

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Sport is not just about entertainment. It is equally about winning and losing, pooling and galvanising the energy of the youth, upgrading people's physical fitness and mental prowess. — Nita Ambani

In terms of fitness and battling through cancer, exercise helps you stay strong physically and mentally. — Grete Waitz

Superiority and success doesn't favor good effort or self-esteem... The mentally precise and physically fit win, while the mediocre and obtuse take solace in hopeful cliches. — Bobby Knight

Physical fitness quote Your body will be around a lot longer than that expensive handbag. Invest in you
Your body will be around a lot longer than that expensive handbag. Invest in yourself.

I'm fortunate that my job gives me the motivation to be as fit as possible. I wound up in a profession that requires physical and mental preparation, so I get to prepare like an athlete for everything I do. I'm living the dream, man. — Mark Wahlberg

Writing a book is like running a marathon. You need to be fit to do it, mentally and, as far as possible, physically. — Catherine Mayer

You can train your mental strength just like you train your body. If your body looks fit or ripped, it looks strong, and you can flex your muscles. So, physically, you have a certain strength. Mentally, it's the same thing. You can train your psychological strength. — Wladimir Klitschko

Physical fitness quote Our bodies are capable of anything. It's our mind we have to convince.
Our bodies are capable of anything. It's our mind we have to convince.

I like to keep myself physically and mentally fit before any important match. I usually take a short nap just before the game and do not practice immediately before the tournament. — Viswanathan Anand

Motivational Physical Fitness Quotes

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The physical part has a lot to do with the mental part. — Adrian Peterson

I physically feel very fit. I’m very motivated to keep on playing on a very high level. I’m going to try to use these years in front of me to fight for the number one of the world and fight for the biggest titles. — Novak Djokovic

I've always been extremely physical. — Sayings

Physical fitness quote Even if you can't physically see the result in front of you right now, every sin
Even if you can't physically see the result in front of you right now, every single effort you do is changing your body from the inside. Never get discouraged.

All the physical comes from the mental. — Clara Hughes

Physical Training Quotes

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I have always adhered to two principles. The first one is to train hard and get in the best possible physical condition. The second is to forget all about the other fellow until you face him in the ring and the bell sounds for the fight. — Rocky Marciano

Woman's great mission is to train immature, weak and ignorant creatures to obey the laws of God; the physical, the intellectual, the social and the moral. — Catharine Beecher

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

Physical fitness quote Take care of your body, it's the only home you have.
Take care of your body, it's the only home you have.

For me, winning isn't something that happens suddenly on the field when the whistle blows and the crowds roar. Winning is something that builds physically and mentally every day that you train and every night that you dream. — Emmitt Smith

Anyone who stops learning is old — whether this happens at twenty or at eighty. Anyone who keeps on learning not only remains young but becomes constantly more valuable — regardless of physical capacity. — Henry Ford

My definition of a sport is that it's a physical activity that involves competition. Since bodybuilders certainly train and then compete, we are certainly a sport. — Arnold Schwarzenegger

Physical fitness quote If you don't fit in, then you're probably doing the right thing.
If you don't fit in, then you're probably doing the right thing.

Developing inner values is much like physical exercise. The more we train our abilities, the stronger they become. The difference is that, unlike the body, when it comes to training the mind, there is no limit to how far we can go. — Dalai Lama

We wanted to be in great shape, we wanted to be able to cope with zero gravity, we wanted to be able to cope with accelerations and decelerations and so on. So all of us trained so that we were probably in the best physical condition we had ever been in up until that point. — Alan Shepard

Physics is becoming so unbelievably complex that it is taking longer and longer to train a physicist. It is taking so long, in fact, to train a physicist to the place where he understands the nature of physical problems that he is already too old to solve them. — Eugene Wigner

I see great things in baseball. It's our game - the American game. It will take our people out-of-doors, fill them with oxygen, give them a larger physical stoicism. Tend to relieve us from being a nervous, dyspeptic set. Repair these losses, and be a blessing to us. — Walt Whitman

Physical Exercise Quotes

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The only purpose for which power can be rightfully exercised over any member of a civilized community, against his will, is to prevent harm to others. His own good, either physical or moral, is not sufficient warrant. — John Stuart Mill

Karate is not a game. It is not a sport. It is not even a system of self-defense. Karate is half physical exercise and half spiritual. The karateist who has given the necessary years of exercise and meditation is a tranquil person. He is unafraid. He can even be calm in a burning building. — Mas Oyama

Childhood obesity is best tackled at home through improved parental involvement, increased physical exercise, better diet and restraint from eating. — Bob Filner

Physical fitness quote If you put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will sprea
If you put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus and you must go beyond them.

The rate of childhood obesity is just ridiculous. Anytime I can get involved with teaching them how to get physical exercise, I want to help in any way possible — Shannon Miller

In times of life crisis, whether wild fires or smoldering stress, the first thing I do is go back to basics... am I eating right, am I getting enough sleep, am I getting some physical and mental exercise everyday. — Edward Albert

Before any real benefit can be derived from physical exercises, one must first learn how to breath properly. Our very life depends on it. — Joseph Pilates

Why do strong arms fatigue themselves with frivolous dumbbells? To dig a vineyard is worthier exercise for men. — Martial

The physical and mental impairments caused by one night of bad sleep dwarf those caused by an equivalent absence of food or exercise. — Matthew Walker

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

Yes, flexibility of body and physical perfection for Yogasana is important. However more important is the state of your mind, Meditative mind. Your flexibility might be excellent but if your mind is not attentive, you are merely doing some physical exercise, not Yoga. — B.K.S. Iyengar

Fitness Training Quotes

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the old axiom that 'all power corrupts' has doubtful validity, because it derives from our neglect of Plato's advice to find men carefully and train them by methods which make them fit for heroes. — Oswald Mosley

School, politics, sports, and games train us to compete against others. True rewards – wealth, knowledge, love, fitness, and equanimity – come from ignoring others and improving ourselves. — Naval Ravikant

The myth that women should lift light weights to prevent getting 'bulky' is perpetuated by men who fear women and women who fear work. — Layne Norton

There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them. — Bruce Lee

This measurement of highest oxygen consumption, called VO2 max, is the best gauge of cardiorespiratory fitness. Training the body to breathe less actually increases VO2 max, which can not only boost athletic stamina but also help us live longer and healthier lives. — James Nestor

Every training session, I work hard to improve my weaknesses and build on my strengths. — Antoine Griezmann

You have to train your brain to be positive just like you work out your body. — Shawn Achor

The notion that women should not lift weights is perpetuated by women who fear work and men who fear women... — Layne Norton

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Strong people are harder to kill than weak people and more useful in general. — Mark Rippetoe

I’ve been training for Ronda Rousey [to compete with her] since my first fight in the UFC. — Amanda Nunes

Physical Health Quotes

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If beauty is in the eye of the beholder, so is ugliness. — Rodney Dangerfield

Your physical and mental health is determined by the state of your oral microbiome. What's good for your mouth, is good for the rest of your body. — Mark Burhenne

We need to give our mental health the same daily care we give our physical health. — Rangan Chatterjee

I really want you to recognize that if you’re taking care of your physical and mental health, you can take on any challenge. — Jay Shetty

Our society needs to understand, respect, care about and offer help to children, provide a favorable environment for them, and oppose and prevent violations of their rights and damage to their physical or mental health. — Xi Jinping

For an artist to do creative work, he needs at once physical health and some physiomental ill health. He needs both serenity and gloom. — Yukio Mishima

Addressing emotional health takes constant effort and daily practice, just like maintaining physical health. — Peter Attia

Lucid dreaming has considerable potential for promoting personal growth and self-development, enhancing self-confidence, improving mental and physical health, facilitating creative problem solving and helping you to progress on the path to self-mastery. — Stephen LaBerge

And I believe that the best buy in public health today must be a combination of regular physical exercise and a healthy diet. — Julie Bishop

I was dubious about the effects of the Alexander Technique when I first went in to experience it, but I found out almost immediately that the benefits were total - both physically and mentally - and, happily, have also been long-lasting. — Joanne Woodward

Exercise And Fitness Quotes

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I'm not telling you it is going to be easy - I'm telling you it's going to be worth it. — Arthur L. Williams, Jr.

FOOD is the most widely abused anti-anxiety drug in America, and EXERCISE is the most potent yet underutilized antidepressant. — Bill Phillips

When a woman is fit and healthy, everything else falls into place. We are conditioned to put others first, that 'burnt chop syndrome' we observed in our mothers. It takes discipline to pay attention to our diets, to exercise, to leave time for refreshment of mind, body and spirit. — Quentin Bryce

Living a healthy lifestyle will only deprive you of poor health, lethargy, and fat. — Jill Johnson

Exercise is like an addiction. Once you're in it, you feel like your body needs it. — Elsa Pataky

The hardest thing about exercise is to start doing it. Once you are doing exercise regularly, the hardest thing is to stop it. — Erin Gray

Ultimately, the only power to which man should aspire is that which he exercises over himself. — Elie Wiesel

I rest for 60 seconds between sets and for 2 minutes between exercises. I use forced sets, drop sets and negative reps for advanced techniques. — Martyn Ford

Jogging is very beneficial. It's good for your legs and your feet. It's also very good for the ground. If makes it feel needed. — Charles M. Schulz

Never give up what you want most for what you want today. — Neal A. Maxwell

Health And Fitness Quotes

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Our food should be our medicine and our medicine should be our food. — Hippocrates

The doctor of the future will no longer treat the human frame with drugs, but rather will cure and prevent disease with nutrition. — Thomas A. Edison

Good things come to those who hustle — Chuck Noll

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Good things come to those who wait. — Jess C Scott

There is no one-size-fits-all approach to health, everyone is unique and requires individualized care. — Eric Berg

It's been a long road back to health and fitness for me. I am just glad to have been given the opportunity to do what I love most. — Jonah Lomu

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To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art. — Francois de la Rochefoucauld

During the winter, you head out into the darkness for a run. When spring comes, and the first crocus pokes up its head...you know it was worthwhile. — Nina Kuscsik

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

Creating a world that is truly fit for children does not imply simply the absence of war... It means having primary schools nearby that educate children, free of charge... It means building a world fit for children, where every child can grow to adulthood in health, peace and dignity. — Carol Bellamy

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More Physical Fitness Quotes

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Physical fitness is the first requisite of happiness. In order to achieve happiness, it is imperative to gain mastery of your body. If at the age of 30 you are stiff and out of shape, you are old. If at 60 you are supple and strong then you are young. — Joseph Pilates

Physical fitness takes commitment to exercise just as it requires good nutrition. But it doesn't have to be painful. Just the opposite: Vigorous exercise actually is stimulating. It boosts your energy levels, invigorates your mind, and just feels good afterward. The hardest part, of course, is getting started. — Jack LaLanne

It's not like I was trying to be sexy but I had to get fit because I had to be able to do stunts. Also I wanted that, if Bond took his clothes off, he looked like a man who did what he did, which was kill people for a living. I thought the only way to do that was to work out and get fit and buff and get physically into shape. — Daniel Craig

As a longtime practitioner of yoga and a person who's been involved in physical fitness my whole life, I can tell you, yoga helps you achieve altered states of consciousness. It is not just stretching. — Joe Rogan

When I was first introduced to CrossFit, I found it to be the hardest workout that I'd ever done. It wiped the floor with me, and I fell in love with it immediately. The results that I have seen in my strength and physicality have been unparalleled to any other things I have ever done in my more than 20 years in the fitness business. — Bob Harper

As a longtime practitioner of yoga and a person who's been involved in physical fitness my whole life, I can tell you, yoga helps you achieve altered states of consciousness. It is not just stretching. The only way you can say that it's stretching is if you haven't done it, or that you haven't done it rigorously for a long period of time. — Joe Rogan

If you’re twenty-two, physically fit, hungry to learn and be better, I urge you to travel – as far and as widely as possible. Sleep on floors if you have to. Find out how other people live and eat and cook. Learn from them – wherever you go. — Anthony Bourdain

If you are like me and want better health, you can invest time and money on medical care, diagnostic and preventive measures, and exercise and fitness. For decades I have spent six to eight hours a week running, hiking, walking, playing tennis, and working out in a gym. I think of each hour spent on fitness as one day less that I’ll spend in a hospital. — Edward O. Thorp

I like sports, and swimming is my favorite. Doing physical exercises keeps one fit and healthy and helps one work more efficiently. I think we all need to strike a balance between work and relaxation. This can keep us energetic and help us do our job better. — Xi Jinping

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

My experience as a school nurse taught me that we need to make a concerted effort, all of us, to increase physical fitness activity among our children and to encourage all Americans to adopt a healthier diet that includes fruits and vegetables, but there is more. — Lois Capps

And when we come to refute them, we shall show in its fitting place that this class of men [i.e., the gnostics] has been instigated by satan to a denial of that baptism which is regeneration to God, and thus to a denial of the whole faith [by denying all physical aspects of spirituality, including the incarnatian and bodily resurrection of Jesus]. — Irenaeus of Lyons

No one any longer pays attention to - if I may call it - the spirit of physics, the idea of discovery, the idea of understanding. I think it's difficult to make clear to the non-physicist the beauty of how it fits together, of how you can build a world picture, and the beauty that the laws of physics are immutable. — Hans Bethe

My message to you is: build up physical strength not for aggression, not for militarism, but for becoming fighting fit, all your life and all the time in every walk of life of your nation wherever you be and always to be a force for peace, international amity and goodwill. — Muhammad Ali Jinnah

Fitness is important, but the most important thing is how you adapt and the way you feel physically. To adapt to a new position. To try to change your game. — Fernando Torres

Science should have no less lofty a goal. My ambition is to live to see all of physics reduced to a formula so elegant and simple that it will fit easily on the front of a T-shirt. — Leon M. Lederman

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