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33 Of The Best Quotes About Working Out

Exercise is part of everyone’s lives in some way or another but we all feel differently about it on different days. 

Sometimes a laugh will get you going. Sometimes an inspirational quote is what you need to tip you out of bed and into your running shoes. 

Take a look at some of our favourite exercise quotes that either make you giggle or light the fire to get moving.

Funny quotes about working out - These quotes remind you you’re not the only one who isn’t always into working out. We don’t always have to take ourselves 100% seriously!

 "I really don't think I need buns of steel. I'd be happier with buns of cinnamon." - Ellen DeGeneres

"My doctor recently told me that jogging could add years to my life. I think he was right. I feel ten years older already." - Milton Berle

"The most annoying are those people in exceptionally good shape at the gym. I'm like 'What are you doing here? You're done.'" - Jim Gaffigan

"When I feel like exercising I just lie down until the feeling goes away." - Robert M. Hutchins

"I have to exercise in the morning before my brain figures out what I'm doing." - Marsha Doble

"I exercised once but found I was allergic to it. My skin flushed and my heart raced. I got sweaty and short of breath. Very dangerous." - Anonymous

“I need to get in shape. If I were murdered right now, my chalk outline would be a circle.” - Unknown

“Cut carbs? Sure, I can do that… *slices bread*.” - Unknown

“That awkward moment when you’re wearing Nikes and you can’t do it.” - Unknown

“My favourite exercise is a cross between a lunge and a crunch… I call it lunch!”

“My biggest fear about becoming a zombie is all that walking I would have to do”

“Exercise? I thought you said extra fries!”

Go hard or go home quotes - For every doughnut joke, there is someone who never makes a workout a laughing matter. 

Here are some exercise quotes for the truly hardcore:
“Unless you puke, faint or die, keep going!” – Jillian Michaels

“Workout status: But did you die???”

“I’m not done until my muscles are screaming for mercy”

“Complain less. Train harder”

“Train like a beast. Look like a beauty”

“Better sore than sorry”

“Be the kind of woman that when your feet hit the floor in the morning the devil says “Oh crap, she’s up”

“You can. End of story” 

“No pain, no gain. Shut up and train.”

“If you’re on the treadmill next to me, the answer is yes, we are racing.”

Do the sayings above excite or terrify you?? Remember not to overdo it or you could end up with an injury. 

Inspiring quotes - If the idea of working your muscles until they plead for mercy isn’t quite up your alley, you’ll find these sayings more uplifting.

You may even find that adopting one of these as your mantra will help make exercise a habit. 

“Will it be easy? Nope. Will it be worth it… absolutely.”

“Don’t wait until you have reached your goal to be proud of yourself. Be proud of every single step.”

“If the sun comes up, I have a chance.” - Venus Williams

“The same voice that says ‘Give up’ can also be trained to say ‘Keep going’”
“It’s hard to beat someone who never gives up.” Babe Ruth

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

“No matter how slow you go, you are still lapping everybody on the couch.” 

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

“Don’t stop until you’re proud”

“Discipline is choosing between what you want now and what you want most”

“I learned a long time ago that there’s something worse than missing a goal, and that’s not pulling the trigger.” - Mia Hamm

If you love any of the quotes above, tape them to your fridge or get creative and make a design for the lock screen of your phone so you can always find the exercise inspo you need. 

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