Fitness Quotes to Inspire You

Have you ever read a quote and it changed your whole mood? Words are powerful and when we’re trying to accomplish a goal, they serve as a reminder, a source of inspiration, and motivation. I wanted to share quotes that I look toward to invigorate my spirit, stir up my motivation, and keep me on track.

  • “The voice in your head that says you can’t do this is a LIAR!” Unknown
  • “If you’re tired of starting over stop giving up!” Unknown
  • “Rule your mind or it will rule you.” Horace
  • “Eat for the body you want, not for the body you have.” Unknown
  • “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.” Aristotle
  • “T.I.M.E. Things I Must Earn.” Unknown
  • “The good Lord gave you a body that can stand most anything. It’s your mind you have to convince.” Vincent Lombardi
  • “Whether you think you can or whether you think you can’t, you’re right!” Henry Ford
  • “Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.” Mark Twain
  • “The surest way not to fail is to determine to succeed.” Richard B. Sheridan
  • “Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
  • “The only place were ‘success’ comes before ‘work’ is in the dictionary.” Vince Lombardi
  • “OBSESSED is just a word the LAZY use to describe the DEDICATED.” Russell Warren
  • “Act or accept.” Anonymous
  • “There is no education like adversity.” Disraeli
  • “The best way to predict the future is to create it.” Unknown
  • “Anyone can do something when they WANT to do it. Really successful people do things when they don’t want to do it.” Dr. Phil
  • “To avoid criticism do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.” Elbert Hubbard
  • “Your body hears everything your mind says.” Naomi Judd, Singer/Songwriter
  • “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” Neale Donald Walsch
  • “You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take.” Wayne Gretzky
  • “If it is important to you, you will find a way. If not, you’ll find an excuse.” Unknown
  • “If you always do what you have always done, then you will always get what you have always got.” Anthony Robbins
  • “If you want to make your dreams come true, the first thing you have to do is wake up.” J.M. Power
  • “There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.” Dr. Denis Waitley
  • “You must begin to think of yourself as becoming the person you want to be.” David Viscott
  • “I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” Michael Jordan
  • “Those who do not find time for exercise will have to find time for illness.” Earl of Derby
  • “Being defeated is only a temporary condition; giving up is what makes it permanent.” Marilyn vos Savant, Author and Advice Columnist

What’s your favorite quote? Don’t you love how a few words can turn your day right around or awake that dream in you again? I was honored that both my quote and my image were used for the “exhale” page in Oxygen Magazine. 


  • June Norberto

    My favorite … “Today I do what others won’t, so tomorrow I can do what others can’t.”

  • Teodora Glišanović

    Whatever the mind can conceive and believe it can achieve!

  • Stephanie Muguerza

    This one I hear all the time from my Dad and it’s so true “you get out of it, what you put into it”
    Just what I needed to read since feeling so defeated lately, but I will NOT give up! Thanks for the motivation! God Bless!