Are you feeling sluggish and unmotivated when it’s time to hit the gym? You might just need a few workout quotes for inspiration!

It’s easy to get in a funk whether you are just starting or are struggling to reach your fitness dreams. But don’t let that stop you from getting your sweat on!

Here are gym quotes, advice and custom products that will give you the boost of energy you need to crush your fitness goals. Ready, set, go!

25 workout quotes to keep you moving

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Sometimes you need a little push to keep morale high when things get hard. I put together my best fitness quotes to help you power through conditioning!

  1. “If you still look great after your workout, you didn’t try hard enough.”
  2. “Strength comes from an inner will to change.”
  3. “No one has ever drowned in sweat.”
  4. “Pain is weakness leaving the body.”
  5. “The way to achieve long-term success is to enjoy daily short-term victories.”
  6. “Failure doesn’t come from ability. Failure comes from giving up.”
  7. “You don’t get stronger by avoiding pain. You get stronger by embracing it.”
  8. “Progress > Perfection”
  9. “All of your potential is inside waiting for you to unleash it.”
  10. “Your future self will thank you for your actions now.”
  11. “Your body will do what your mind decides it can.”
  12. “What is hard now will become your warmup later.”
  13. “Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.” —Michael Jordan
  14. “Consistency can be more important than intensity.”
  15. “Throw in the towel or wipe your hard-earned sweat with it.”
  16. “Slacking doesn’t bring results.”
  17. “True change takes sacrifice.”
  18. “Work hard even when no one sees it.”
  19. “The harder the task, the more satisfying the reward.”
  20. “Every moment is a new chance to become the person you want to be.”
  21. “Make changes you want now so you never have to look back in regret.”
  22. “Hustle for the muscle!”
  23. “Silence the voices in your head by doing it anyway and proving them wrong.”
  24. “Do or do not. There is no try.” — Yoda
  25. “Rock bottom means you have even more potential to grow.”

Fitness activities to try for maximum results

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Is your workout the right fit for you? If the activities you’ve chosen feel like a constant struggle, you might consider trying something else.

Here are a few great options for you to explore that may work better for you and your lifestyle:

  • Yoga
  • Pilates
  • Biking
  • Running
  • Swimming
  • Dancing
  • Sports
  • Weight training

5 useful gym tips for long-term success

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Workout quotes for motivation will get you in the gym but you need to keep the drive going once you get there! Fitness experts know that clients who don’t take the proper steps often quit halfway through and never reach their full potential.

Follow this five-step routine to get comfortable with exercising. It’s designed to help you establish an exercise plan you enjoy and can stick with to achieve your goals!

1. Start your workout with a positive mindset

Get yourself into the zone before you start. Reflect on fitness inspiration such as the sayings above or do some mindful breathing. Music is often a great mood enhancer for people who exercise regularly. Try creating a playlist of songs that inspire you!

Place your inspirational quote on refrigerator magnets to keep you in a fitness state of mind!

2. Get your blood pumping with a warmup 

Whether this is light stretching or a moderate warmup routine, you want to get your body ready for any exercise. This helps prevent injury by getting your muscles warm and ready to move.

The top six warmups recommended by experts are squats, planks, side lunges, pushups, tricep warmups and jogging leg lifts. Do them for five to 10 minutes to reap all of their benefits!

3. Visualize yourself completing your workout and achieving your goals

It is easy to lose focus during the tough moments of your session. Those are the times you feel ready to quit.

Take a moment and consider the benefits you are working toward! If weight loss is your goal, think of the new clothes you’ll be able to fit into soon. If you’re training for a big race, picture yourself crossing the finish line!

4. Don’t forget to stay hydrated

Drinking water is essential for fitness. Unfortunately, many adults do not drink enough water daily.

Keep a promotional water bottle in your gym bag so it’s handy while you exercise. Use low-calorie flavoring packets or fruit to enhance the taste.

5. Reward yourself after your workout

You are more likely to stick with a hard workout if you get something you want when you are done! Plan ahead to reward yourself, but only if you complete the workout.

Your reward can be a healthy snack such as our Flowwrapped Nature Valley® Granola Bars. Maybe you’d rather look forward to watching an episode of your favorite show or go shopping for something personal for yourself.

Fitness center owners: Hand out custom drink mix packets to gym members and friends!

Gym products with workout quotes are motivating

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Totally Promotional has plenty of products to help fitness lovers strive for wellness in comfort and style. These functional items are excellent gifts for gym members, students, pro athletes, employees and more.

Make workout motivation quotes a daily reminder when you put them on custom products! You can also make your logo part of the imprint to boost brand awareness and show off your expertise.

Here are a few of our top fitness products:

Bulk gym bags

Features of custom gym bags

  • About a dozen product colors
  • Durable materials such as polyester, cotton and polypropylene
  • Low minimum orders starting at 12
  • Small to extra-large bag sizes
  • Extras like shoulder straps, shoe pouches and water bottle pockets

Top-selling gym bags

Sports cooling towels

Features of custom cooling towels

  • Polyester, cotton and microfiber materials
  • Styles with carrying cases
  • Over 10 product colors
  • Imprint options for one-color, full-color or embroidered towels

Top-selling cooling towels

Branded water bottles

Features of custom water bottles

  • About two dozen product colors
  • Free delivery on most styles
  • Bottles made of aluminum, plastic, stainless steel, glass and other materials
  • Sizes ranging from 12 oz. to 84 oz.

Top-selling water bottles

Performance shirts with workout quotes

Features of custom performance shirts

  • Free delivery
  • Made with polyester and cotton, rayon and/or polyester blend
  • About two dozen product colors
  • A variety of imprint types

Top-selling performance shirts

Shop more great promotional gift ideas for fitness lovers.

Let workout quotes inspire your fitness journey

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Now, put together a schedule for the gym and use this knowledge to your advantage! Place your favorite workout quote on our amazing swag, make it your phone background and share it with your friends. You will be motivated every time you see it.

Then come back to us for more unique ideas and promotional products! Browse our Wellness & Safety page for practical giveaways such as bulk first aid kits and custom hot and cold packs.

Our staff is ready to help you create a variety of custom items for any occasion.

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Jodi Laux is a copywriter with Totally Promotional. Her passion for writing was sparked by spending much of her childhood with her nose stuck in a book. Jodi formed her creative voice at Wright State University, where she graduated summa cum laude. Now she writes content to help people find the answers and products they need.

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