These inspiring words will give you an extra push to power through your time at the gym.
Even the people who look forward to their
daily workouts have days where exercising is the last thing they want to do. And while it’s always okay to take a day off and let your body rest, when you find yourself in need of a push to lace up your sneakers or flip to your favorite strength-training video, look no further than these inspiring workout quotes that’ll help you crush your next sweat sesh at the gym. Channel some of these empowering, motivational quotes from athletes, coaches, philosophers, public figures, actors and more that will push you to be the best you can be, whether you’re running six miles or spending 20 minutes lifting weights.
And if working out is new to you and part of your health goals for 2023, you might use these quotes to give you the confidence you need to start on your fitness journey. No matter how you prioritize your health and fitness, you can’t go wrong with a few of these saved on your phone or around your workout station at the gym.
Tough times don’t last but tough people do.
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What seems impossible today will one day become your warm-up.
Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
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You just can’t beat the person who never gives up.
The successful warrior is the average man with laser-like focus.
If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you.
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Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it.
Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.
The first time I see a jogger smiling, I’ll consider it.
Don’t give up on your dreams, or your dreams will give up on you.
I don’t count my sit-ups. I only start counting when it starts hurting because they’re the only ones that count.
The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.
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The pain you feel today is the strength you feel tomorrow.
To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.
Sometimes you don’t realize your own strength until you come face to face with your greatest weakness.
Success is usually the culmination of controlling failure.
Dead last finish is greater than did not finish, which trumps did not start.
Your body can stand almost anything. It’s your mind that you have to convince.
The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.
Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit.
Hannah Jeon is an Associate Commerce Editor at Prevention, where she covers expert-driven commerce content for all things health, beauty, and wellness. Previously the Editorial Assistant at Good Housekeeping, she earned her bachelor’s degree in creative writing and psychology from Johns Hopkins University. When she’s not on the hunt for all the best products online, you can often find her trying out new food spots in New York City or clicking away behind a camera.
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