100 Motivational Gym Quotes To Use As Workout Captions On Instagram
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You’ve just sweated it all out, and you still look great (obviously), so of course, you want to share your progress with friends on Instagram.

Sometimes all the fitness motivation you need is knowing how amazing you’ll look in selfies, and finding the right gym quotes to use as workout captions can take your social media game up to a whole new level.

Making it through your workout is an accomplishment, and there’s nothing wrong with sharing the results of your hard work and dedication with your loving friends and followers.

Coming up with a good caption that’s as inspiring as you are isn’t always easy. You want something simple and strong — something that speaks to your deep commitment to your health and fitness goals.

A good workout quote motivates you or makes you change the way you’re thinking. Reading motivational fitness quotes or even funny gym quotes can help you realize you’re not the only one trying to get fit. 

Everybody has their down moments but you just have to push through and then you’ll become stronger both physically and mentally. 

Fortunately, the quotes below offer the perfect messages to send as you flex your inspirational skills on Instagram.

Here are 100 of the best motivational gym quotes to use as workout transformation captions.

1. “All progress takes place outside the comfort zone.” — Michael John Bobak

2. “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” — Marianne Williamson

3. “God created it. Jesus died for it. The Spirit lives in it. I’d better take care of it.” — Pastor Rick Warren

4. “Keep your squats low and your standards high.”

5. “A one-hour workout is 4% of your day. No excuses.”

6. “Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit.” — Vince Lombardi Jr

7. “A year from now you may wish you had started today.” — Karen Lamb

8. “Train like a beast. Look like a beauty.”

9. “Create healthy habits, not restrictions.”

10. “Our growing softness, our increasing lack of physical fitness, is a menace to our security.” — John F. Kennedy

11. “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

12. “Hating your body will never get you as far as loving it will.”

13. “If you think lifting is dangerous, try being weak. Being weak is dangerous.” — Bret Contreras

14. “Exercise is labor without weariness.” — Samuel Johnson

15. “Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.” — Michael Jordan

16. “If you’re tired of starting over, stop giving up.”

17. “The dictionary is the only place that success comes before work. work is the key to success, and hard work can help you accomplish anything.” — Vince Lombardi

18. “The first time I see a jogger smiling, I’ll consider it.” — Joan Rivers

19. “Look in the mirror. That’s your competition.” — John Assaraf

20. “Believe in yourself and you will be unstoppable.”

21. “You must expect great things of yourself before you can do them.” — Michael Jordan


22. “Tough times don’t last. Tough people do.” — Robert H. Schuller

23. “A feeble body weakens the mind.” — Jean-Jacques Rousseau

24. “I’m working on myself, by myself for myself.”

25. “A diamond is a chunk of coal that did well under pressure.”

26. “Our intention creates reality.” — Dr. Wayne Dyer

27. “Transformation is a process, and as life happens there are tons of ups and downs. It’s a journey of discovery – there are moments on mountaintops and moments in deep valleys of despair.” — Pastor Rick Warren

28. “Hustle for that muscle.”

29. “Well done is better than well said.” — Benjamin Franklin

30. “Exercising will make you look better, feel stronger, and fill you with boundless energy. Staying fit will even make you happier.” — Robin S. Sharma

31. “There’s no secret formula. I lift heavy, work hard, and aim to be the best.” — Ronnie Coleman

32. “Work out. Eat well. Be patient. Your body will reward you.”

33. “The body achieves what the mind believes.”

34. “The key to success is often the ability to adapt.” — Anthony Brandt

35. “The groundwork for all happiness is good health.” — Leigh Hunt

36. “The real difficulty is to overcome how you think about yourself.” — Maya Angelou

37. “You have to think it before you can do it. The mind is what makes it all possible.” — Kai Greene

38. “The human body is the best picture of the human soul.” — Ludwig Wittgenstein

39. “Our bodies are our gardens — our wills are our gardeners” — William Shakespeare

40. “I know what I want and I’m gonna get it.”

41. “Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.” — Henry David Thoreau

42. “The clock is ticking. Are you becoming the person you want to be?” — Greg Plitt

43. “Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.” — Joseph Addison

44. “Strive for progress, not perfection.”

45. “Don’t decrease the goal. Increase the effort.”

46. “Exercise is king. Nutrition is queen. Put them together and you’ve got a kingdom.” — Jack LaLanne

47. “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t, you’re right.” — Henry Ford

48. “Do it for the after selfie.”

49. “Be stronger than your excuse.”

50. “Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.” — Jim Rohn

51. “The pain you feel today will be the strength you feel tomorrow.” — Arnold Schwarzenegger

52. “Every workout is progress.”

53. “Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out.” — John Wooden

54. “Action is the foundational key to all success.” — Pablo Picasso

55. “Your body is the church where Nature asks to be referenced.” — Marquis de Sade

56. “You get what you work for.”

57. “Be patient and tough; someday this pain will be useful to you.” — Ovid

58. “Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.”

59. “Get comfortable with being uncomfortable!” — Jillian Michaels

60. “Find your fire.”

61. “You are stronger than you think.”

62. “The only way for a rich man to be healthy is by exercise and abstinence, to live as if he were poor.” — William Temple

63. “A champion is someone who gets up when they can’t.” — Jack Dempsey

64. “Sweat now. Shine later.”

65. “When you feel like dying, do 10 more.”

66. “If something stands between you and your success, move it. Never be denied.” — Dwayne Johnson

67. “The purpose of training is to tighten up the slack, toughen the body, and polish the spirit.” — Morihei Ueshiba

68. “Push yourself because no one is going to do it for you.”

69. “Will it be easy. Nope. Worth it? Absolutely.”

70. “Number one, like yourself. Number two, you have to eat healthy. And number three, you’ve got to squeeze your buns. That’s my formula.” — Richard Simmons

71. “Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did.” — Newt Gingrich

72. “I want to see what happens if I don’t give up.”

73. ‘Make it happen. Shock everyone.”

74. “Sometimes you don’t realize your own strength until you come face to face with your greatest weakness.” — Susan Gale

75. “You have to think it before you can do it. The mind is what makes it all possible.” — Kai Greene

76. “It’s a slow process, but quitting won’t speed it up.”

77. “Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” — Winston Churchill

78. “No pain, no gain.”

79. “You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” — Eleanor Roosevelt

80. “I’m doing this for me.”

81. “Your body is your most priceless posession. Take care of it.” — Jack Lalane

82. “The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person’s determination.” —Tommy Lasorda

83. “If you want something you’ve never had, you must be willing to do something you’ve never done.” — Thomas Jefferson

84. “Don’t stop until you’re proud.”

85. “Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, I will try again tomorrow.” — Mary Anne Radmacher

86. “You shall gain, but you shall pay with sweat, blood, and vomit.” — Pavel Tsatsouline

87. “The best way to gain self-confidence is to do what you are afraid to do.” — Swati Sharma

88. “Don’t tell people your plans. Show them your results.”

89. “Empowered women empower women.”

90. “Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.” — Mahatma Gandhi

91. “Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.” — Lou Holtz

92. “You did not wake up today to be mediocre.”

93. “You get what you work for, not what you wish for.”

94. “Increased physical activity enhances positive energy.” — Lailah Gifty Akita

95. “Believe in yourself. You are braver than you think, more talented than you know, and capable of more than you imagine.” — Roy T. Bennett

96. “In two weeks, you’ll feel it. In four weeks, you’ll see it. In eight weeks, you’ll hear it.”

97. “Stop stopping yourself.”

98. “Don’t count the days, make the days count.” — Muhammad Ali

99. “Nothing will work unless you do.” — John Wooden

100. “Sore today. Strong tomorrow.”

Caroline Smith is a writer covering trending topics, pop-culture and relationship.

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