29 Motivational Workout Quotes | Back In Motion

At Back In Motion Physical Therapy, we know how difficult it is to keep and stay motivated with your fitness and health goals. We see it every day with our clients. The good news is, you're not alone! Sticking to your fitness goals can be tough especially when you're starting out. You might be ready to throw the towel and give up. But that's when some powerful words and motivational quotes can help save the day and keep you on track!


Sometimes powerful words from aspirational leaders can push away that “I can't” or “I don't want to” mindset and get you ready to take on that morning workout or choose that healthy food option! Psychologist and motivation expert Jonathan Fader, Ph.D., founder of the Union Square Practice in New York City says,


“Humans are aspirational. We want to look up to role models and leaders and follow what they ask,” he says. “Leaders and their words–inspirational quotes–affect us on a primal level.”


Here are 29 workout and fitness motivation quotes that may be just what you need to rise above your excuses and accomplish your goals. Write them down, print them out, repeat them over and over until they stick! If you're located in the Fort Myers, FL area, check out our fitness programs, including personal training, to hear some of these motivational quotes while we help you reach your fitness and health goals!


You can do this!


  1. “Motion Is Lotion”Dr. Scott Gray

  2. “Wow, I really regret that workout.” -No One Ever

  3. “Today begins, tomorrow continues, and it never ends until you reach your goal.”Greg Plitt

  4. “Making excuses burns zero calories per hour.” —Unknown

  5. “Create healthy habits, not restrictions.” —Unknown

  6. “Do something today that your future self will thank you for.” —Unknown

  7. “Your mind is the strongest and most valuable muscle you can grow in the gym.”
    – Greg Plitt

  8. “The reason I exercise is for the quality of life I enjoy.” – Kenneth H. Cooper

  9. “Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live.” – Jim Rohn

  10. “Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.” – Unknown

  11. “A one-hour workout is 4% of your day. No excuses.” – Unknown

  12. “Your body achieves what the mind believes.” -Unknown

  13. “Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.”Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States

  14. “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t, you’re right.” -Henry Ford

  15. “All progress takes place outside the comfort zone.”Michael John Bobak, digital artist

  16. “The last three or four reps is what makes the muscle grow. This area of pain divides a champion from someone who is not a champion.”Arnold Schwarzenegger, seven-time Mr. Olympia

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

  18. “You’re only one workout away from a good mood.” – Unknown

  19. “The pain you feel today is the strength you feel tomorrow.” – Unknown

  20. “Exercise should be regarded as tribute to the heart.” – Gene Tunney

  21. “When I feel tired, I just think about how great I will feel once I finally reach my goal.” – Michael Phelps

  22. “The only bad workout is the one that didn’t happen.” -Unknown

  23. “Healthy is an outfit that looks different on everybody.” -Unknown

  24. “If you don't like something change it; if you can't change it, change the way you think about it.” – Mary Engelbreit

  25. “Your body will be around a lot longer than that expensive handbag. Invest in yourself.” – Unknown Author

  26. “Your present circumstances don't determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start.” -Nido Qubein

  27. “It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.” – Mahatma Gandhi

  28. “A year from now you may wish you had started today.” – Karen Lamb

  29. “Most people fail, not because of lack of desire, but, because of lack of commitment.” – Vince Lombardi



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Ashley Gray
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