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Motivational Exercise Quotes

Updated on September 24, 2014

Workout Motivation Quotes

Motivational Exercise Quotes are thought provoking quotes that inspire us to make effective changes in our life to become a happier, healthier person.

All of us want to keep fit but our daily priorities makes us postpone it to the background and do them only when we have spare time.I am also guilty of this and only when I feel the pounds adding on to my body or feel the scare of developing any chronic disease do I attempt to take on an exercise program. Looking for ways to overcome this lethargy I found reading motivational quotes on exercises a great help.They share the benefits in simple words effectively and inspire you to take action.

As Cicero wisely advises us "It is exercise alone that supports the spirits, and keeps the mind in vigor".

I hope the inspiring exercise quotes in this lens motivates you to start exercising with more interest and regularity.

Featured image: Colorful Exercise Print by busybees

The Intrinsic Exerciser: Discovering the Joy of Exercise

The Intrinsic Exerciser: Discovering the Joy of Exercise
The Intrinsic Exerciser: Discovering the Joy of Exercise

This book offers you a 4 step plan to enjoy exercising and not think of it as a punishment.


Motivation To Exercise Quotes

"Movement is a medicine for creating change in a person's physical, emotional, and mental states."

~ Carol Welch ~

"No matter who you are, no matter what you do, you absolutely, positively do have the power to change."

~ Bill Phillips ~

"A vigorous five-mile walk will do more good for an unhappy but otherwise healthy adult than all the medicine and psychology in the world."

~ Paul Dudley White ~

"You are never really playing an opponent. You are playing yourself, your own highest standards, and when you reach your limits, that is real joy."

~ Arthur Ashe ~

"Exercise and application produce order in our affairs, health of body, cheerfulness of mind, and these make us precious to our friends."

~Thomas Jefferson ~

Successful Fitness Motivation Strategies

Successful Fitness Motivation Strategies
Successful Fitness Motivation Strategies

A book for fitness professionals to help them motivate their clients to see the benefits and exercising and stick on to their workout.


Inspirational Exercise Quotes

"Physical fitness can neither be achieved by wishful thinking nor outright purchase."

~Joseph Pilates ~

"Lack of activity destroys the good condition of every human being, while movement and methodical physical exercise save it and preserve it."

~ Plato ~

"Exercise and temperance can preserve something of our early strength even in old age."

~ Cicero ~

"True enjoyment comes from activity of the mind and exercise of the body;the two are united."

~ Alexander von Humboldt ~

"Living a healthy lifestyle will only deprive you of poor health, lethargy, and fat."

~Jill Johnson ~

I Know I Should Exercise But..

I KNOW I SHOULD EXERCISE, BUT...7 Steps To Removing Your "But" From Exercise
I KNOW I SHOULD EXERCISE, BUT...7 Steps To Removing Your "But" From Exercise

All of us are experts in coming up with plausible excuses for not exercising and this book shows you the steps to overcome them.


Motivational Exercise Quotes By Famous People

"I do it as a therapy. I do it as something to keep me alive. We all need a little discipline. Exercise is my discipline."

~ Jack LaLanne ~

"Exercise is really important to me - it's therapeutic. So if I'm ever feeling tense or stressed or like I'm about to have a meltdown, I'll put on my iPod and head to the gym or out on a bike ride along Lake Michigan with the girls."

~ Michelle Obama ~

"There's no easy way out. If there were, I would have bought it. And believe me, it would be one of my favorite things!"

~ Oprah Winfrey ~

"Nothing lifts me out of a bad mood better than a hard workout on my treadmill. It never fails.

To us, exercise is nothing short of a miracle."

~Cher ~

"The reason I exercise is for the quality of life I enjoy."

~ Kenneth H. Cooper ~

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"The greatest wealth is health."

~ Virgil ~

"So many people spend their health gaining wealth, and then have to spend their wealth to regain their health."

~ A.J.Materi ~

"He who enjoys good health is rich, though he knows it not."

~ Italian Proverb ~

"Health is the greatest of all possessions; a pale cobbler is better than a sick king."

~ Isaac Bickerstaff ~

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Calm Energy: How People Regulate Mood with Food and Exercise

Calm Energy: How People Regulate Mood with Food and Exercise
Calm Energy: How People Regulate Mood with Food and Exercise

A powerful book on the value of exercising and how our psychological and physical health will benefit from following a plan to do them.Exercising can help you regulate your moods and your wrong food habits and this book present the facts to support this .


"To keep the body in good health

is a duty ...

otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear."

~ Buddha ~

Exercise Quotations

"If we could give every individual the right amount of nourishment and exercise, not too little and not too much, we would have found the safest way to health."

~ Hippocrates ~

"To insure good health: eat lightly, breathe deeply, live moderately, cultivate cheerfulness, and maintain an interest in life."

~ William Londen ~

"Lack of activity destroys the good condition of every human being, while movement and methodical physical exercise save it and preserve it."

~ Plato ~

Exercise Fitness & Motivation

Exercise Fitness & Motivation Hypnotherapy
Exercise Fitness & Motivation Hypnotherapy

For those who prefer to listening to words of motivation this hypnotherapy CD will make you get over the inertia of postponing to exercise.


Physical Therapy Inspirational Quotes

"Good timber does not grow with ease; the stronger the wind, the stronger the trees."

~ J. Willard Marriott ~

"You only get out of life what you put into it."

~ Ethel Merman ~

"Do not let what you can not do interfere with what you can do."

~ John Wooden ~

"Every man is the builder of a temple, called his body."

~ Henry David Thoreau ~

Exercise for Mood and Anxiety: Proven Strategies for Overcoming Depression and Enhancing Well-Being

Exercise for Mood and Anxiety: Proven Strategies for Overcoming Depression and Enhancing Well-Being
Exercise for Mood and Anxiety: Proven Strategies for Overcoming Depression and Enhancing Well-Being

Overcome anxiety and enhance your mood by using this informative guide.Learn and apply the principles for an improvement in your well being and mental peace.


Exercise is good

for your

mind, body, and soul.

~Susie Michelle Cortright ~

Credit And Resources

I love quotes.They are words of wisdom that inspire,motivate,guide and comfort you at all times.Over the years,I have collected numerous inspirational quotes to fill many journals to refer for instant motivation.

I wished to share this joy of inspiration and have created lenses on different topics for easy reference.This web page is a collection of Exercise Quotes to motivate you and all quotations remain the intellectual property of their respective originators. The order of compilation is my creative work.

Resources for the Inspirational Quotes found here and for more inspiration.

Quote Garden :: A Harvest of Quotes for Word Lovers

BrainyQuote:One of the largest quotations database on the internet.

Inspirational Quotes :Thousands of Quotations by Famous People to inspire and motivate you.

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      6 years ago

      My motivation to exercise is a little Terrier. She takes me on a stroll 2 times daily!

    • semas profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago

      @Snakesmum: Reading these quotes should inspire you to take action!

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      6 years ago

      Motivation is my problem, but I'm getting there! Some good quotes here - thanks.

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      6 years ago

      love the quotes

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      6 years ago

      Great quotes, great lens!

    • Jogalog profile image


      7 years ago

      I now need to apply this motivation!

    • fatlossforflatabs profile image


      7 years ago

      Pain is just weakness leaving your body. Thanks - great lens.

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      7 years ago

      very motivational and insirative quotes.thank for sharing them

    • TapIn2U profile image


      7 years ago

      These quotes are inspiring! Gonna need this everyday. Sundae ;-)

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      7 years ago

      Make your sweat cry.

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      7 years ago

      Here's one I like: "If you're sick and tired of starting over, stop giving up!" :)

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      7 years ago

      thank you for the quotes :) it helps me to be motivated when I'm down

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      7 years ago

      Awesome quotes for productive and quality lifestyle.

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      7 years ago

      Another inspiring lens! I know I need to get out and exercise more. Very important. Thanks for helping to inspire!

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      7 years ago

      This is another great lens just full of ideas.

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      ForestBear LM 

      7 years ago

      They are wonderful, thank you for sharing

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      7 years ago

      Great lens... Staying focused and motivated it is the most important imo. Sometimes you are too tired, too stressed, your knee hurts, the swimming pool is closed for repairs, you are sick or you are not in the mood â there are dozens of things can derail a workout. GoHealthyWeight

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      7 years ago

      Nice lens,it really motivates one to start exercising.

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      7 years ago

      Wonderful work I have added this as a link in my Motivation For Training article. With thanks and appreciation. Cathi x

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      7 years ago

      Nice lens

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      7 years ago

      I love these quotes. I find music to be really inspiring too.

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      8 years ago

      My dog is my personal trainer!

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      sukkran trichy 

      8 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu

      its human nature, every one wants to do things from which we get rewards/benefits. staying away from life style ailments like diabetes or just losing weight are all benefits from exercising. there are many more motivational factors out there, some general and some personal but your lens leads us to a common goal: âgood healthâ. nicely done. ~blessed~

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      8 years ago

      Ready to renew my membership right now!

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      8 years ago

      Thanks for that.....These are absolutely motivational. Sometimes that is all you need to get off your fanny and move around.

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      8 years ago

      I really had great time while reading great inspiring quotes.

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      8 years ago

      Truly enjoyed your lens. I have always believed that what you focus on you will experience or achieve so focusing on the benefits of exercise helps me to get out there and do some.

      I have a blog on Tricycles For Adults that reviews the most popular adult cycles. It is a great way for people, other than kids to get outdoors, get fresh air, enjoy the sunshine and get some exercise. A total win win situation. Check it out when you have a chance at

      Again, great lens.

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      8 years ago

      These quotes can help people who wants to achieve something to keep going!

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      Pam Irie 

      8 years ago from Land of Aloha

      This is one of the best quotes I've ever read. I think it's going to also be one of my personal favorites. Thanks for sharing these words of wisdom: "No matter who you are, no matter what you do, you absolutely, positively do have the power to change."

      ~ Bill Phillips ~

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      8 years ago

      I read a lot of motivational thoughts, this one stands out as it does not only feed the mind, it encourages one to strengthen the body too. I love this lens, saving on favorites. Many thanks for sharing

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      Lorelei Cohen 

      8 years ago from Canada

      I love it. What a happy feel good lens. You made my day :)

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      8 years ago

      "Move your body..." :-)

      With Love and Gratitude,


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      8 years ago

      Perfection! Great lens, exercising has it's rewards.

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      Carmel Aaron 

      8 years ago

      Great Exercise Quotes. Jack LaLanne, our exercise role model also said: "Exercise is King, Nutrition is Queen, put them together and you have a Kingdom." He certainly lived it. You even quoted Kenneth Cooper-the father of Aerobics. I think you need a little more Angel Dust on this lens. Thank you.

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      9 years ago

      how about if you don't exercise you will DIE.

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      Sue Dixon 

      9 years ago from Grasmere, Cumbria, UK

      Great ideas, thank you!

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      9 years ago

      What a cool page! Favorited as I am needing the motivation! Great job!

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      9 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      Some good ones. I especially like the classics. I was surprised not to see any from Teddy Roosevelt. Blessed.

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      oztoo lm 

      9 years ago

      Some very good quotes here and products to support the idea. Attitude is everything I think.

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      Indigo Janson 

      9 years ago from UK

      I enjoyed these quotes and love their focus on the positive aspects of exercise. Some of the books you recommended sounded very interesting too.

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      9 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

      Great quotes - I think I need to come back and read frequently to get myself moving more. : )


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