100 Physical Fitness Motivational Quotes To Inspire You In 2021!

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2021 is finally here! This sounds great, since a new year presents us with some form of a new start to correct past mistakes and set very realistic resolutions.

When it comes to setting realistic and achievable New Year’s resolutions, you can never be wrong with making a personal pledge to achieve your health and fitness goals. Let’s be honest, the road to getting that amazing body we’ve always dreamt of is never smooth, neither is it an overnight task. It requires a lot of hard work, consistency, perseverance and self-motivation!

Whether you feel like calling it quit because you saw no real improvements in your level of fitness in previous years or you just don’t feel like stepping out in the cold and wet weather for a run, physical fitness motivational quotes can give you a much needed push to help you get over the hump. These quotes might appear to be just words or bits of rah-rah speeches, but their effects on us, both physically and mentally can not be overlooked.

With gyms and fitness centres closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, working out at home or alone outdoors has really gained importance. This therefore means we constantly need to find ways to motivate ourselves to workout, especially when the mind and body are telling us to stay in bed. We need to find a ‘psychological fuel’ to keep us working hard till our fitness goals are achieved.

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Below are 100 physical fitness motivational quotes to inspire us in 2021. These quotes are probably ‘what the doctor will prescribe’ to help us get rid of all the ‘laziness’ preventing us from reaching our health and fitness goals.

These motivational quotes are from notable figures to help us rise above all the excuses holding us back. Pick your favourites, write them down, read them out to yourself daily and observe the positive effects on your workout output in 2021.

In 2021, we are replacing ‘I cannot’ with ‘I can’!……

1.”Look in the mirror, that’s your competition.”John Assaraf

2. “Look after your body and your body will look after you.”Daniel Adjatakou

3. “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t, you are right.”Henry Ford

4. “The pain you feel today will be the strength you feel tomorrow.”Arnold Schwarzenegger

5. “The difference between try and triumph is a little umph.”Marvin Phillips

6. “All great achievements require time.”Maya Angelou

7. “Train hard, turn up, run your best, and the rest will take care of itself.”Usain Bolt

8. “If something stands between you and your success, move it, never be denied.”Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson

9. “If you want something you’ve never had, you must be willing to do something you’ve never done.”Thomas Jefferson

10. “What hurts today makes you stronger tomorrow.”Jay Cutler

11. “If it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you.”Fred Devito

12. “Do something today that your future self will thank you for.”Sean Patrick Flannery

13. “A champion is someone who gets up when they can’t.”Jack Dempsey

14. “Don’t count the days, make the days count.”Muhammad Ali

15. “When the body tells you to stop, remember why you started.”Daniel Adjatakou

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16. “Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever.”Lance Armstrong

17. “Get comfortable with being uncomfortable.”Jillian Michaels

18. “Work hard in silence. Let success be your noise.”Frank Ocean

19. “Don’t limit your challenges, challenge your limits.”Jerry Dunn

20. “Success is usually the culmination of controlling failure.”Sylvester Stallone

21. “The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.”Bruce Lee

22. “I am the greatest, I said that even before I knew I was.” Muhammad Ali

23. “Strength does not come from the physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.”Mahatma Ghandi

24. “Believe you can and you are halfway there.”Theodore Roosevelt

25. “I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.”Michael Jordan

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

27. “Tough times don’t last, tough people do.” Robert H. Schuller

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

29. “Quality is much better than quantity. One home run is much better than two doubles.”Steve Jobs

30. “When there is no struggle, there is no strength.” – Oprah Winfrey

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31. “Our bodies are our gardens. Our wills are our gardeners.”William Shakespeare

32. “Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.”Jim Rohn

33. “Success is what comes after you stop making excuses.”Luis Galarza

34. “I don’t count my sit-ups. I only start counting when it starts hurting because they’re the only ones that count.” Muhammad Ali

35. “Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.”Earl Nightingale

36. “You have to think it before you can do it. The mind is what makes it all possible.”Kai Greene

37. “You must expect great things of yourself before you can do them.”Michael Jordan

38. “No matter how many mistakes you make or how slow you progress, you are still way ahead of anyone who isn’t trying.” Tony Robbins

39. “To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.”Steve Prefontaine

40. “You can have results or excuses, but not both.”Arnold Schwarzenegger

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41. “Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did.”Newt Gingrich

42. “A good workout is when you make your dry fit shirt look like false advertising.”Jeremy Chin

43. “Well done is better than well said.”Benjamin Franklin

44. “All progress takes place outside the comfort zone.”Michael John Bobak

45. “Do what you have to do until you can do what you want to do.”Oprah Winfrey

46. “Exercise is done against one’s wishes and maintained only because the alternative is worse.”George A. Sheehan

47. “It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.”Babe Ruth

48. “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence is then not an act but a habit.”Aristotle

49. “The last three or four reps is what makes the muscle grow. This area of pain divides the champion from someone else who is not a champion.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

50. “When your muscles scream of pain, don’t feel sorry for yourself. Your competitors won’t.”Daniel Adjatakou

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51. “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

52. “Your body is the church where nature asks to be reverenced.”Marquis de Sade

53. “Nothing will work unless you do.” Maya Angelou

54. “Today I will do what others won’t, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can’t.” Jerry Rice

55. “If you think lifting is dangerous, try being weak. Being weak is dangerous.” Bret Contreras

56. “Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out.” – John Wooden

57. “Age is no barrier. It’s a limitation you put on your mind.”Jackie Joyner-Kersee

58. “Great works are performed, not by strength, but by perseverance.”Samuel Johnson

59. “Sometimes you don’t realise your own strength until you come face to face with your greatest weakness..”Susan Gale

60. “Ability is what you are capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.”Lou Holtz

61. “Don’t be afraid of failure, that is the way to succeed.”LeBron James

62. “Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”Confucius

63. “Just believe in yourself. Even if you don’t, pretend that you do, and some point you will.” Venus Williams

64. “Most people give up right before the big break comes. Don’t let that person be you.”Michael Boyle

65. “I will sacrifice whatever is necessary to be the best.”J.J. Watt

66. “The purpose of training is to tighten up the slack, toughen the body and polish the spirit.”Morihei Ueshiba

67. “Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.”Anais Nin

68. “Don’t train to be skinny. Train to be a bad ass.”Demi Lovato

69. “You shall gain, but you shall pay with sweat, blood and vomit.”Pavel Tsatsouline

70. “The pursuit of real progress will always outweigh that of instant success.”Daniel Adjatakou

71. “He who seeks instant success is nothing but a day-dreamer.”Daniel Adjatakou

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72. “If you ain’t pissed off for greatness, that means you are okay with being mediocre.”Ray Lewis

73. “Success isn’t always about greatness. It’s about consistency. Consistent hard work gains success. Greatness will come.” Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson

74.”Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside of you that is greater than any obstacle.” Christian D. Larson

75. “I have nothing in common with lazy people who blame others for their lack of success. Great things come from hard work and perseverance. No excuses.” Kobe Bryant

76. “We run for the people who think they can’t.” Dick Hoyt

77. “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.”Wayne Gretzky

78. “Confidence comes from discipline and training.”Robert Kiyosaki

79. “Increased physical activity enhances positive energy.” Lailah Gifty Akita

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

81. “I train to be the best in the world on my worst day.” Ronda Rousey

82. “Getting fit is all about mind over matter. I don’t mind, so it doesn’t matter.” Adam Hargreaves

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

84. “Setting goals is the first step into turning the invisible into the visible.” Tony Robbins

85. “Let your sweat be a constant reminder of where and who you want to be.”Daniel Adjatakou

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86. “Every champion was once a contender that refused to give up.”Sylvester Stallone

87. “Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit.”Vince Lombardi Jnr

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

89. “Don’t give up on your dreams, or your dreams will give up on you.”John Wooden

90. “The only person you are destined to be is the person you decide to be.”Ralph Waldo Emerson

91. “Those who think they have no time for bodily exercise will sooner or later have time for illness.”Edward Stanley

92. “It’s going to be a journey. It’s not a sprint to get in shape.” Kerri Walsh Jennings

93. “We cannot start over. But we can begin now and make a new ending.” Zig Ziglar

94. “The muscle and the mind must become one. One without the other is zero.”Lee Haney

95. “Blood, sweat and respect. First two you give. Last one you earn.”Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson

96. “Your current body is the only body that can take you to your new body, so be kind to it.” Elaine Moran

97. “When I lost all of my excuses, I found my results.”Unknown

98. “Train insane or remain the same.” Unknown

99. “Losing weight is hard. Being overweight is hard. Choose your hard.”Unknown

100. “Excuses don’t burn calories.”Unknown

physical fitness motivational quotes

There are more physical fitness motivational quotes out there. Whether you are looking to get strong, improve your cardio-respiratory fitness, lose weight or maintain a healthy bodyweight, these motivational quotes should inspire you and prime your mind to never give up when you might want to.

We need to feed our focus with the desire to realise our fitness goals. Get up from the couch and get active because this is the only body you have.

Remember, excuses don’t burn calories!…… We are taking our fitness journey to the next level in 2021!

The above listed fitness motivational quotes had some few of my personal quotes. Can you identify them? Feel free to leave your comments, suggestions and questions in the comments section below. See you here again soon!

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  1. Your website has really inspired me to workout more everyday. Thank you and keep giving us the best.

    • Really appreciate your kind support, Lydia. Glad this blog has been a source of inspiration to you. Expect more from us!
      Thank you once again!

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