40 Motivational Gym Quotes & Gym Jokes to Inspire You

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Do you need some motivation to get back on the workout grind? Look no further! In this blog post, we are sharing 40 of our favorite motivational quotes about fitness, and some gym jokes to make you laugh a bit. We hope these will inspire you to push through your next workout, help you get started with a new routine, or maybe promote yourself on social media.

But before starting with the quotes, here’s something you might want to know: using a fitness appointment scheduling app will help you easily keep track of your schedule and reduce no-shows using text reminders. Not having enough time in a day? Let your clients book themselves 24/7 through your online booking page. The Appointfix app is available in the App Store and Google Play. Plus, it has both free and paid plans, affordable for any pocket. 

Best Motivational Gym Quotes & Gym Jokes

  • “Q: How many bodybuilders does it take to screw in a light bulb? A: Three. One to do it and two to chant “you’re looking huge man, you’re looking huge!”
  • “I forgot to post on Facebook I was going to the gym. Now, this whole workout was a waste of time…”
  • “I’m not coming back to work today, because I did squats yesterday.”
  • “I do two hours of cardio every day. But I still need to find the closest parking spot to the gym.”
  • “When you love food, but also love to see your abs…”
  • “Q: What do you call Santa Claus with muscles? A: Mr. XMass”
  • “I’ve got 99 problems and they are all my sore muscles.”
  • “I wanted to work out, but then I wanted to not work out more.”
  • “The worst thing that can happen to a gym addict? Forgetting your headphones.”
  • “One day I will realize that posting exercise routines on my Pinterest are not the same as working out.”
  • “Don’t forget you are what you eat. I need to eat a skinny person.”
  • “It’s time to exercise and I’m still walking funny from my last workout.”
  • “The modern gym. 1. Go 2. Workout for 7 minutes. 3. Post about being at the gym. 4. Do nothing.”
  • “I don’t always go to the gym, but when I do, I make sure Facebook knows about it.”
  • “No time for the gym? Please tell me how you watch 3 hours of TV every night.”
  • “If sweat is fat crying, my fat just watched Titanic after a bad breakup.”
  • “I’m not fat. I’m just easy to see.”
  • “I don’t want to brag or make anyone jealous, but I can still fit into the earrings I wore in high school.”
  • “Simba was walking too slow, so I told him to Mufasa.”
  • “I was going to work out, but then I realized… this nap wasn’t going to take itself.”
  • “I hate it when you open the fridge and you can’t find what you’re looking for. Like happiness and perfect abs.”
  • “Does running late count as exercise?”
  • “If you’re on the treadmill next to me, the answer is yes, we are racing.”
  • “You have to stay in shape. My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was 60. She’s 97 today and we don’t know where she is.”
  • “I named my dog 5 Miles, so I can say I walk 5 Miles every day.”
  • “Whenever I see someone running faster than me, I assume they aren’t going so far.”
  • “Dear hot guy running on the treadmill next to me, I just run an extra mile. Thank you!”
  • “If you think a minute goes by really fast, you’ve never been on a treadmill.”
  • “Sometimes when I’m dieting, a chocolate bar will jump out of the cupboard, unwrap itself, and run all the way to my mouth. So rude!”
  • “I’m on a strict running program. I started yesterday and only missed one day so far.”
  • “The awkward moment when you walk through the metal detectors at the airport and your abs of steel set them off.”
  • “How’d you like to go on a long romantic walk on the treadmill?” (pick up line;)
  • “My workout playlist is one song.”
  • “I cried at the gym today because the elevator was broken and I had to take the stairs. It was like they made me exercise before I was gonna exercise.”
  • “I just ordered a set of dumbbells, so that’ll be a fun new thing to trip over while I search for the remote.”
  • “My favorite gym day is when I do 20 minutes of untangling my earbuds and then leave because I’m hungry.”
  • “I’ve never done CrossFit but I have chased my shopping list through a windy parking lot before.”
  • “Exercising would be so much more rewarding if calories screamed when you burned them.”
  • “You have a choice. You can throw in the towel or you can use it to wipe the sweat off your face.”
  • “I just had an awesome workout, but now I can’t open my Gatorade.”

If you feel ready to start a quick workout right now, here’s a great one for you:

Let us know what your favorite motivational fitness quotes are in the comments below. It would be great to hear from you! You can also share this post with someone who needs an extra boost of motivation too or good mood. 🙂

Diana Muresan

Marketing Specialist at Appointfix

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