55 Best Gym Motivation Quotes to Inspire You

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Gym Motivation Quotes

Working out at the gym can be tough-especially when you’re not feeling motivated.

But don’t let that stop you from reaching your fitness goals!

Here are 55 gym motivation quotes to help get you through your next workout!

55 Best Gym Motivation Quotes

“If you think lifting weights is dangerous, try being weak. Being weak is dangerous.”

Bret Contreras

“I hated every minute of training, but I said, “Don’t quit.” Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.”

Muhammad Ali

“You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.”

Zig Ziglar

“There’s no such thing as bad weather, just soft people.”

Bill Bowerman

“Don’t wish it were easier. Wish you were better.”

Jim Rohn

“In order to have what you really want, you must first be who you really are.”

Tim S. Grover

“What we face may look insurmountable, but what I learned is that we are always stronger than we know.”

Arnold Schwarzenegger

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


“Exercise is a celebration of what your body can do, not a punishment for what you ate.”


“I learned the value of hard work by working hard.”

Margaret Mead

“If something stands between you and your success, move it. Never be denied.”

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

“The difference between “try” and “triumph” is just a little umph!”

Marvin Phillips

“Get comfortable with being uncomfortable!”

Jillian Micheals

“Discipline is doing what you hate to do, but nonetheless doing it like you love it”

Mike Tyson (Quoting Cus D’Amato)

“When you promise yourself something, make a comittment, you can’t give up. Because, when you’re in the gym, you have to fulfill the promise you made to yourself. The people who can self motivate, in any field, are usually the ones who win. Regardless of talent.”

Tom Platz

“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

“Don’t expect to be motivated every day to get out there and make things happen. You won’t be. Don’t count on motivation. Count on discipline.”

Jocko Willink (Goodreads.com)

“Stop researching every aspect of it and reading all about it and debating the pros and cons of it… Start doing it.”

Jocko Willink

“Attitude determines the altitude of life.”

Edwin Louis Cole (Searchquotes.com)

“Love yourself enough to live a healthy lifestyle.”


“I learned this, at least, by my experiment: that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.”

Henry David Thoreau

“Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.”

Mahatma Ghandi (Quotefancy.com)

“Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.”

Lou Holtz

“To keep the body in good health is a duty… Otherwise we shall not be able to keep our minds strong and clear.”

Buddha (TheInspiringJournal.com)

“Your comfort zone is your danger zone.”

Greg Plitt

“The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.”

Vince Lombardi

“All progress takes place outside the comfort zone.”

Micheal John Bobak

“We have more possibilities, more freedom, more options than any people who have ever lived. Yet there is more junk, more mediocrity, more garbage to sort through than ever, too.”

Michael J. Gelb (AZquotes.com)

“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

“A healthy lifestyle is the most potent medicine at your disposal.”

Sravani Saha Nakhro

“Going to the gym is great for you body. But it’s also great for your mind.”

Rory Mcilroy

“Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.”

Tim Notke

“Successful people do consistently what normal people do occasionally.”

Craig Groeschel

“Every challenge, every adversity, contains within it the seeds of opportunity and growth.”

Roy T. Bennett

“Willpower is like a muscle. The more you train it the stronger it gets.”


“Losing weight is hard. Being fat is hard. Pick your hard.”


“Your outside world is a reflection of your inside world. What goes on in the inside shows on the outside.”

Bob Proctor

“Commitment means staying loyal to what you said you were going to do long after the mood you said it in has left.”


“Your desire to change must be greater than your desire to stay the same.”


“Health is not about the weight you lose, but about the life you gain.”

DR. Josh Axe

“Believe and act as if it were impossible to fail.”

Charles F. Kettering

“It is important that when we make a resolution, or establish a goal, that we take the action necessary to accomplish that goal.”

Steve Maraboli

“The best way out is always through.”

Robert Frost

“To succeed in life, you need two things: ignorance and confidence.”

Mark Twain

“You gotta lift a lot of heavy things if you want to get stronger.”

Anonymous (Gymquotes.co)

“It’s not a short term diet. It’s a longer term lifestyle change.”


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

Jim Ryun (Self.com)

“I’m not out there sweating for three hours ever day just to find out what it feels like to sweat.”

Michael Jordan

“I don’t stop when i’m tired, I only stop when i’m done.”

Marilyn Monroe

“Have the guts to go beyond the pain.”


“Push yourself because no one else is going to do it for you.”


“I don’t accept mediocre existence. I don’t care how much work, effort, failure it takes, i’m ready to grind day in and out.”

Artemus Dolgin

“The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses – behind the lines, in the gym, and out there on the road, long before I dance under those lights.”

Muhammad Ali

“Your body is a reflection of your lifestyle.”


“If you’re “too busy to workout” your priorities need to change. I can’t think of too many things more important than your health.”


Gym Motivation Video

Check out Makaveli Motivation for videos to boost your inspiration to hit the gym.

Watch them before every session and aim for the stars. Stay strong and push through the pain!

Eric De Cremer
Eric De Cremer

Eric is an NCCA-accredited Certified Personal Trainer and competitively trained powerlifter. Feel free to contact him anytime at edecremer@wildnswole.com!