19 Kick-Ass Fitness Quotes to Motivate You

Kristen Bousquet
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19 Kick-Ass Fitness Quotes to Motivate You
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For a lot of us, actually getting to the gym is the biggest hurdle of our workouts—but sometimes all it takes is a couple butt-kicking fitness motivational quotes to get us out the door. Once our shoes are laced up and we’ve got our heads right, suddenly hitting the elliptical at 6 a.m. or heading to a Pilates class after a long day at work doesn’t seem as brutal.

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Whether from Pinterest, Tumblr or Instagram, there are thousands of inspiring fitness quotes out there on the internet, and we’re a fan of referencing them whenever we need that a little encouragement. If you’re really trying to lose those few extra pounds—or just sick to a fitness schedule—we recommend making your desktop wallpaper to one of these well-designed fitness quotes or even setting an alarm to read one of them. Either way, a little motivation will go a long way.

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Here are 19 of the most inspirational health and fitness quotes around. Click through the slideshow to check ’em out.

Originally published August 2014. Updated March 2017.

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Sassy Fit Girl
Sassy Fit Girl

"Sweat more. Bitch less."

Photo: Instagram/@_fitography

king workouts
king workouts

"Don't wish for a good body. Work for it."

Photo: King Workouts

fitography
fitography

"Wake up. Sweat. Repeat."

Photo: Instagram/@_fitography

meg duerksen
meg duerksen

"Be stronger than your excuses."

Photo: Meg Duerksen

smokewithmirrors
smokewithmirrors

"Fall in love with the process, and the results will come."

Photo: Smoke With Mirrors

victoriabeton
victoriabeton

"Sweat today. Smile tomorrow."

Photo: Victoria Breton

popusgar
popusgar

"Every time you eat is an opportunity to nourish your body."

Photo: Popsugar

nike
nike

"If it doesn't challenge you, it doesn't change you. Make it burn."

Photo: Nike

nike training club
nike training club

"You are entirely up to you. Make your body. Make your life. Make yourself."

Photo: Nike Training Club

jmfangel
jmfangel

"Work hard now. It will pay off later."

Photo: Instagram/@jmfangel

fitness peace
fitness peace

"A healthy outside starts from the inside."

Photo: Instagram/@fitness_peace

lovethispic 2
lovethispic 2

"Fitness is not about being better than someone else. It's about being better than you used to be."

Photo: Love This Pic

forfitspo
forfitspo

"Stop holding yourself back. If you aren't happy, make a change."

Photo: Instagram/@forfitspo

piccsy.com
piccsy.com

"Motivation is what get you started. Habit is what keeps you going."

Photo: Piccsy

rines27
rines27

"It never gets easier. You just get stronger."

Photo: Instagram/@rines27

pop sugar
pop sugar

"No one ever drowned in sweat."

Photo: Popsugar

quotes beyonce
quotes beyonce

"We have to reshape the perception of how we view ourselves."

total beauty
total beauty

"Don't stop when it hurts, stop when you're done."

Photo: Total Beauty

color vibe 5k
color vibe 5k

"Stop wish. Start doing."

Photo: Color Vibe 5K

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