Fitness Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old fitness quotes, fitness sayings, and fitness proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity. John F. Kennedy
Exercise to stimulate, not to annihilate. The world wasn't formed in a day, and neither were we. Set small goals and build upon them. Lee Haney
A muscle is like a car. If you want it to run well early in the morning, you have to warm it up. Florence Griffith Joyner
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
Fitness needs to be perceived as fun and games or we subconsciously avoid it. Alan Thicke
It's easier to stay in shape if you never let yourself get out of shape in the first place. Bill Loguidice
When working out, length is not a substitute for intensity. Bill Loguidice
Every time you work out you strengthen your body. Every time you don't you weaken it. Toni Sorenson
Getting more exercise isn't only good for your waistline. It's a natural anti-depressant, that leaves you in a great mood. Auliq Ice
Fitness is like marriage. You can't cheat on it and expect it to work. Bonnie Pfiester
The only real insurance you have against disease is a healthy body. Invest wisely, generously and often in that policy. Toni Sorenson
Do yourself a favor, and realize that there's no technique in the world that will save you. There are no pills, no secrets, no passwords on the path to greatness. You've got to embrace the pain, push the threshold, and feel the suck, and then you've got to muster the courage to go back six times a week. Jon Gilson
A man's health can be judged by which he takes two at a time pills or stairs. Joan Welsh
Living a healthy lifestyle will only deprive you of poor health, lethargy, and fat. Jill Johnson
If you don't do what's best for your body, you're the one who comes up on the short end. Julius Erving
To keep the body in good health is a duty - otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear. Buddha
Those who think they have not time for bodily exercise will sooner or later have to find time for illness. Edward Stanley
The higher your energy level, the more efficient your body. The more efficient your body, the better you feel and the more you will use your talent to produce outstanding results. Anthony Robbins
When it comes to eating right and exercising, there is no I'll start tomorrow. Tomorrow is disease. V.L. Allinear
Lack of activity destroys the good condition of every human being, while movement and methodical physical exercise save it and preserve it. Plato
Movement is a medicine for creating change in a person's physical, emotional, and mental states. Carol Welch
It is exercise alone that supports the spirits, and keeps the mind in vigor. Marcus Tullius Cicero
Aerobics: a series of strenuous exercises which help convert fats, sugars, and starches into aches, pains, and cramps. unknown
A man too busy to take care of his health is like a mechanic too busy to take care of his tools. unknown
Warning: Before beginning an program of physical inactivity, consult your doctor. Sedentary living is abnormal and dangerous to your health. Frank Forencich
Fit is not a destination, it is a way of life. unknown
Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live. Jim Rohn
If a man achieves victory over this body, who in the world can exercise power over him? He who rules himself rules over the whole world. Vinoba Bhave
You can feel sore tomorrow or you can feel sorry tomorrow. You choose. unknown
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
Never let hope die when pursuing worthy goals, such as improved character, health, fitness or weight loss. Bob Weinstein
The best way to keep healthy is to eat what you don't want, drink what you don't like, and do what you'd rather not. Evan Esar
Health is something that makes you feel it's a fine day when it isn't. Evan Esar
Youth thinks nothing of health, and age thinks of nothing but. Evan Esar
Your health depends more on the number of years that have passed over your head than on the number of colds that have passed through it. Evan Esar
The picture of health requires a happy frame of mind. Evan Esar
Money cannot buy health, but I'd settle for a diamond-studded wheelchair. Dorothy Parker
I have to exercise in the morning before my brain figures out what I'm doing. Marshe Doble
A man's health can be judged by which he takes two at a time-pills or stairs. Joan Welsh
I did not become a vegetarian for my health. I did it for the health of the chickens. Isaac Bashevis Singer
Without health no pleasure can be tasted by man. Joseph Demakis
I really believe the only way to stay healthy is to eat properly, get your rest and exercise. Joseph Demakis
Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative activity. Arnold Schwarzenegger
I believe that the best buy in public health today must be a combination of regular physical exercise and a healthy diet. Julie Bishop
The wish for healing has always been half of health. Lucius Annaeus
I think exercise tests us in so many ways, our skills, our hearts, our ability to bounce back after setbacks. Joseph Demakis
Exercise should be regarded as tribute to the heart. Gene Tunney
When we life weights, exercise, or physically exert ourselves, we may become uncomfortable in some way, but that is how we grow our muscles to improve. James Frey
To get in better shape, we need to build on what we've already done. James Frey
Don't go to the gym for the hell of it. Go for the health of it. John Taylor Wood
A good exercise for the heart is to bend down and help another up. John Taylor Wood
By adopting a healthy lifestyle, one can experience a sense of freedom from addictions of various sorts. Hiawatha Cromer
Chronic lack of exercise adds to the grotesque features of bodies deprived of the enzymes that are found only in raw foods. Hiawatha Cromer
My own prescription for health is less paperwork and more running barefoot through the grass. Terri Guillemets
Poor health is not caused by something you don't have; it's caused by disturbing something that you already have. Bangambiki Habyarimana
People who are always taking care of their health are like misers who are hoarding a treasure which they have never spirit enough to enjoy. Laurence Sterne
To enjoy the glow of good health, you must exercise. Gene Tunney
You need to eat normally and healthfully , and you need to exercise. I'm so passionate about this because I think people spend their lives not happy in their bodies. Courtney Thorne Smith
It's not about weight, it's about fitness, and one component of being fit is to have relatively low body fat, because fat is not very efficient, whereas muscle is. Deborah Bull
I concentrate on exercises from the waist down, since that is the laziest part of a woman's body. Tina Louise