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Fitness Motivation Quotes For Your Best Gym Workout Ever

By David Ottobre
Dare MD

When you’re mid-way through a tough workout, there’s nothing like a fitness motivation quote to keep you going.  At Dare we help you reach your best version, and to do that you’re going to need some serious grit, a good amount of focus and a few fitness motivation quotes in the locker too. 

What works for one person might not work for another, so scour through this list of fitness motivation quotes and find what resonates. And then repeat that in your mind as you push through those final few reps. 

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25 of the best fitness motivation quotes to power your workout

  1. “The real workout starts when you want to stop.” – Ronnie Coleman
  2. “Pain is weakness leaving the body” –  Lieutenant General Lewis Burwell Puller
  3. “The last three or four reps is what makes the muscle grow. This area of pain divides a champion from someone who is not a champion.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger
  4. “A year from now you may wish you had started today.” – Karen Lamb
  5. “The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.” – Bruce Lee
  6. “The pain you feel today will be the strength you feel tomorrow.¨ – Arnold Schwarzenegger
  7. “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then is not an act but a habit.” —Aristotle
  8. “We must all suffer from one of two pains: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret”. – Jim Rohn
  9. “The best way to gain self-confidence is to do what you are afraid to do.” – Swati Sharma
  10. “The five S’s of sports training are: stamina, speed, strength, skill, and spirit; but the greatest of these is spirit.” —Ken Doherty
  11. “Winners embrace hard work.  They love the discipline of it, the trade-off they’re making to win.  Losers, on the other hand, see it as a punishment. And that’s the difference.” –  Lou Holtz
  12. “Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever.” – Lance Armstrong
  13. “I train to be the best in the world on my worst day.” – Ronda Rousey
  14. “If it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you.” – Fred Devito
  15. “The body achieves what the mind believes.” – Napoleon Hill
  16. “Think of your workouts as important meetings you schedule with yourself. Bosses don’t cancel” – Unknown
  17. “Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.” – Jim Rohn
  18. “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t, you are right” – Henry Ford
  19. “Energy and persistence conquer all things.” – Benjamin Franklin
  20. “Work hard in silence, let your success be your noise.” – Frank Ocean
  21. “You just can’t beat the person who never gives up.”- Babe Ruth
  22. “Your body can stand almost anything. It’s your mind that you have to convince.” -Andrew Murphy
  23. “It’s supposed to be hard. If it were easy, everybody would do it. Hard is what makes it great.” – Jimmy Dugan
  24. “Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard,” -Tim Notke
  25. “Everything is within your power, and your power is within you.”- Janice Trachtman
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If these quotes have got you all fired up, why not put your motivation into practice?

Dare studio is currently accepting new members into our 6* Bentleigh studio, where the focus is on you. We limit capacity to 12 people on the studio floor at any given time, because we believe that when someone is putting in the effort to better themselves, they deserve our full support and care at every touchpoint.

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