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100 Inspirational Female Fitness Quotes

Taking responsibility for your health and fitness is a decision you’ll never regret. When we are in optimal health, it positively affects all other areas of life. You have more energy, more enthusiasm, and more determination to pursue what really matters to you. If you’re right at the beginning of your fitness journey, these motivational female fitness quotes are sure to give you the boost you need to make positive choices! 

Female fitness quotes 

  1. “Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.” – Jim Rohn
  2. “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
  3. “Time and health are two precious assets that we don’t recognize and appreciate until they have been depleted.” – Denis Waitley
  4. “To enjoy the glow of good health, you must exercise.” – Gene Tunney
  5. “Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very far.” – Thomas Jefferson
  6. “The purpose of training is to tighten up the slack, toughen the body, and polish the spirit.” – Morihei Ueshiba
  7. “The reason I exercise is for the quality of life I enjoy.” – Kenneth H. Cooper
  8. “Your body is the church where Nature asks to be reverenced.” – Marquis de Sade
  9. “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
  10. “Find fitness with fun dancing. It is fun and makes you forget about the dreaded exercise.” – Paula Abdul

Body and health quotes

  1. “To keep the body in good health is a duty… otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.” – Buddha
  2. “When wealth is lost, nothing is lost, when health is lost, something is lost, when character is lost, all is lost.” – Billy Graham
  3. “It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.” – Mahatma Gandhi
  4. “Health is not valued till sickness comes.” – Thomas Fuller
  5. “Rest when you’re weary. Refresh and renew yourself, your body, your mind, your spirit. Then get back to work.” – Ralph Marston
  6. “You know, all that really matters is that the people you love are happy and healthy. Everything else is just sprinkles on the sundae.” – Paul Walker
  7. “The groundwork of all happiness is health.” – Leigh Hunt
  8. “The way you think, the way you behave, the way you eat, can influence your life by 30 to 50 years.” – Deepak Chopra
  9. “Happiness lies first of all in health.” – George William Curtis
  10. “Investing in health will produce enormous benefits.” – Gro Harlem Brundtland

Body confidence quotes

  1. “Being sexy is all about attitude, not body type. It’s a state of mind.” – Amisha Patel
  2. “It takes more than just a good looking body. You’ve got to have the heart and soul to go with it.” – Epictetus
  3. “No matter what a woman looks like, if she’s confident, she’s sexy.” – Paris Hilton
  4. “You can be sexy and feel good in your skin, no matter what size you are.” – Ashley Graham
  5. “Real beauty is to be true to oneself. That’s what makes me feel good.” – Laetitia Casta
  6. “One way to feel good about yourself is to love yourself… to take care of yourself.” – Goldie Hawn
  7. “When you look good, you feel good. Confidence with what you’re wearing is very important. If you feel good, you will always perform your best without worrying about anything.” – Maria Sharapova
  8. “Things are beautiful if you love them.” – Jean Anouilh
  9. “A woman whose smile is open and whose expression is glad has a kind of beauty no matter what she wears.” – Anne Roiphe
  10. “There is no cosmetic for beauty like happiness.” – Maria Mitchell

Wellness quotes

  1. “Wellness is the compete integration of body, mind, and spirit – the realization that everything we do, think, feel, and believe has an effect on our state of well-being.” – Greg Anderson
  2. “The ability to be in the present moment is a major component of mental wellness.” – Abraham Maslow
  3. “Eliminating the things you love is not wellness. Wellness feeds your soul and makes you feel good.” – Iman
  4. “There are six components of wellness: proper weight and diet, proper exercise, breaking the smoking habit, control of alcohol, stress management and periodic exams.” – Kenneth H. Cooper
  5. “Encouraging wellness and prevention helps improve quality of life and can lower costs, too. I saw too many patients who had poor health because of their decisions, but too often, all they needed was a doctor to help point them in the right direction.” – Charles Boustany
  6. “Fitness for me is wellness. It means being healthy – mentally and physically.” – Suniel Shetty
  7. “When I’ve lost weight, some fans get very upset because they want me to stay curvy. But my own self-worth and wellness regime has to do with my well-being and longevity, so if I make the choice to take care of myself, and the outcome is losing weight, it’s disappointing that there might be some backlash.” – Sara Ramirez
  8. “As I get older, I think about the quality of my life and a balanced way to enjoy that. That’s true wellness – being well from inside out.” – Anna Kaiser
  9. “Having a lot of friends and family around you – that’s all a part of wellness.” – Stella Maxwell
  10. “People often don’t hydrate enough – they don’t drink enough water. One will see marked improvement in their overall wellness, in their skin tone, even in their hair, if they hydrate enough.” – David Kirsch

More female fitness quotes

  1. “Discipline is the bridge between your bodybuilding goals and bodybuilding success.” – Felicity Luckey
  2. “Weight loss doesn’t begin in the gym with a dumbbell; it starts in your head with a decision.” – Toni Sorenson
  3. “If something stands between you and your success, move it. Never be denied.” — Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson
  4. “Fitness is not about being better than someone else. It’s about being better than you used to be.” — Khloe Kardashian
  5. “What hurts today makes you stronger tomorrow.” — Jay Cutler
  6. “Bodybuilding isn’t 90 minutes in the gym. It’s a lifestyle.” — Lee Priest
  7. “All progress takes place outside the comfort zone.” — Michael John Bobak
  8. “The clock is ticking? Are you becoming the person you want to be?” — Greg Plitt
  9. “You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try.” — Beverly Sills
  10. “Exercise is like an addiction. Once you’re in it, you feel like your body needs it.” — Elsa Pataky

Exercise quotes

  1. “Exercise, prayer, and meditation are examples of calming rituals. They have been shown to induce a happier mood and provide a positive pathway through life’s daily frustrations.” – Chuck Norris
  2. “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
  3. “I have never felt more confident in myself, more clear on who I am as a woman. But I am constantly thinking about my own health and making sure that I’m eating right and getting exercise and watching the aches and pains. I want to be this really fly 80-90-year old.” – Michelle Obama
  4. “A healthy lifestyle includes exercise, nutrition, healthy sleep patterns and a healthy group of friends.” – Sophie Gregoire Trudeau
  5. “People are increasingly realising that what they eat is important. You can’t put junk food in your body and be healthy. All sorts of problems can develop, like diabetes, heart disease, obesity, strokes. Gardening not only helps with exercise and mental health, but it can improve diet as well.” – Monty Don
  6. “Exercise is amazing, from the inside out. I feel so alive and have more energy.” – Vanessa Hudgens
  7. “Fresh air and exercise. That’s all you need to stay slim and feel better about life.” – Katie Hopkins
  8. “Exercise is essential for good health. But we can’t exercise our way out of the obesity epidemic.” – Laurie David
  9. “It’s our hearts and brains that we should exercise more often. You can put on all the makeup you want, but it won’t make your soul pretty.” – Kevyn Aucoin
  10. “Yes, exercise is the catalyst. That’s what makes everything happen: your digestion, your elimination, your sex life, your skin, hair, everything about you depends on circulation. And how do you increase circulation?” – Jack LaLanne

Love your body quotes

  1. “You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” – Buddha
  2. “Love yourself for who you are, and trust me, if you are happy from within, you are the most beautiful person, and your smile is your best asset.” – Ileana D’Cruz
  3. “Beauty is when you can appreciate yourself. When you love yourself, that’s when you’re most beautiful.” – Zoe Kravitz
  4. “One way to feel good about yourself is to love yourself… to take care of yourself.” – Goldie Hawn
  5. “Knowing yourself, and learning to love yourself as you are, is the beginning of beauty. I think the most important thing is to show off what’s most beautiful about you and to hide what’s less beautiful.” – Sonia Rykiel
  6. “Love who you are, embrace who you are. Love yourself. When you love yourself, people can kind of pick up on that: they can see confidence, they can see self-esteem, and naturally, people gravitate towards you.” – Lilly Singh
  7. “What I am is how I came out. No one’s perfect and you just have to accept your flaws and learn to love yourself.” – Kelly Brook
  8. “Laziness in my biggest pet peeve of all time. Get up, make a plan, do the work, and love yourself, people!” – Dove Cameron
  9. “Everyone should feel comfortable in their own skin. Whether there are social standards set in place that act against that, it doesn’t matter because the people that love you for who you are are going to love you always, and you should love yourself always.” – Tye Sheridan
  10. “People think, ‘Oh, I’m loving myself by sitting on this sofa for four hours.’ Love yourself enough to get up!” – Alison Sweeney

Mindset fitness quotes

  1. “If you mind tells your body you can’t do it, you will quit. If your body is giving up, but you think you can carry on, you will naturally keep putting one foot in front of the other.” – Ant Middleton
  2. “But the real secret to lifelong good health is actually the opposite: Let your body take care of you.” – Deepak Chopra
  3. “Always keep your mind as bright and clear as the vast sky, the great ocean, and the highest peak, empty of all thoughts. Always keep your body filled with light and heat. Fill yourself with the power of wisdom and enlightenment.” – Morihei Ueshiba
  4. “I’m not the strongest, I’m not the fastest, I can’t jump the highest, so for me, it’s doing it in other ways: changing paces, using your body to get open, knowing your defender. A lot goes into it. You have to study the game.” – Devin Booker
  5. “We are human beings, you need to mentally switch off now and again to refresh your body and mind. But I never just lie on the couch in my downtime, I still keep my body in good shape.” – Luke Campbell
  6. “The body is an amazing machine… If you eat the right things your body will perform incredibly well!” – Shawn Johnson
  7. “An instructor once told me that when there’s resistence in your body, it’s only because of the resistence in your mind. It’s about getting inside the pose. Being the breath.” – Lisa Bonet
  8. “Never order food in excess of your body weight.” – Erma Bombeck
  9. “Everything about your life, about your body, grows! Your cells regenerate; your hair, your nails, everything grows for your entire life. And your soul needs exploration and growth. And the only way you’ll get it is by forcing yourself to be uncomfortable. Forcing yourself to get outside, out of your head.” – Mel Robbins
  10. “While weight loss is important, what’s more important is the quality of food you put in your body – food is information that quickly changes your metabolism and genes.” – Mark Hyman

Gym quotes

  1. “The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses – behind the lines, in the gym, and out there on the road, long before I dance under those lights.” – Muhammad Ali
  2. “The resistance that you fight physically in the gym and the resistance that you fight in life can only build a strong character.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger
  3. “I like looking nice, but I always put comfort over fashion. I don’t find thin girls attractive; be happy and healthy. I’ve never had a problem with the way I look. I’d rather have lunch with my friends than go to a gym.” – Adele
  4. “I like to meditate. But I get rid of my stress at the gym.” – Jason Statham
  5. “Since self-control is vital to reaching long-term goals, befriending people with willpower could be the secret to success. Whether you’re tempted to skip that workout at the gym, or you’re considering blowing this month’s budget, spending time with a disciplined friend could boost your motivation to maintain healthy habits.” – Amy Morin
  6. “On days when I do not work, I am working on my image. I have to work toward my next job and maintaining my image, just like an athlete.” – Linda Evangelista
  7. “Now I think that going to the gym is the best drug. I go four times a week and it gives me the buzz I need.” – Amy Winehouse
  8. “Going to the gym is great for your body, but it’s also great for your mind.” – Rory McIlroy
  9. “My daily routine is set: I wake up and go for gymnastics, then dance class, gym, and come back home. That’s my life. I am very boring.” – Disha Patani
  10. “It’s like a muscle – if you stop going to the gym or stop running, you get weak. The military teaches you these great values, but we don’t keep up the discipline on our own, and we lose it. So wherever you go, keep that discipline up.” – David Goggins

Motivational female fitness quotes

  1. ““Inner strength: I don’t sweat for pounds, or inches, or dress size. I sweat to make my outside match my inside.” – Amber Dawn Hunter
  2. “A champion is someone who gets up when they can’t.” – Jack Dempsey
  3. “Making fitness a priority will energize you, make you look and feel better, and help diffuse stress.” – Mary Helen Bowers
  4. “Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome.” – Booker T. Washington
  5. “There will always be obstacles and challenges that stand in your way. Building mental strength will help you develop resilience to those potential hazards so you can continue on your journey to success.” – Amy Morin
  6. “Don’t take yourself too seriously. Know when to laugh at yourself, and find a way to laugh at obstacles that inevitably present themselves.” – Halle Berry
  7. “No difficulty can discourage, no obstacle dismay, no trouble dishearten the man who has acquired the art of being alive. Difficulties are but dares of fate, obstacles but hurdles to try his skill, troubles but bitter tonics to give him strength; and he rises higher and looms greater after each encounter with adversity.” – Ella Wheeler Wilcox
  8. “Looking after my health today gives me a better hope for tomorrow.” – Anne Wilson Schaef
  9. “Fitness is a curve. You can be Lance Armstrong, or you can be really out of shape at the opposite end. People enter the curve wherever they are and then they can move up the curve, by better nutrition and better exercise.” – Gordon Strachan
  10. “Because I take care of my body, it doesn’t look like the body of a woman of my years.” – Gloria Swanson

Female fitness quotes: final thoughts 

Do you feel ready to begin your fitness journey after reading these quotes? Make a note of your favorite ones to inspire you when you need a boost. Remember that everyone’s fitness journey is unique, and it doesn’t matter where you’re starting from as long as you start. Health, fitness, and vitality are so important for a good quality of life. Start your fitness journey today, and you won’t regret it.

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