Okay, I see what brought you here. You googled fitness motivational quotes, gym quotes, health quotes, or something from that opera and landed on this page. First, welcome and congratulations. You are on the right track. Second, thank goodness, the Google algorithm actually works. 

Nevertheless, a healthy-er lifestyle doesn't start in the kitchen or gym. It begins in your head. Greg Plitt accurately once said, "Get the mind right, the body will follow." I'm not sure whether that's necessarily a fitness quote, but indeed a motivational one. So, first and foremost, convince your brain that getting more active is something you genuinely desire. If numerous scientific studies weren't enough to persuade you to get your joints moving, perhaps inspirational fitness quotes will do the job. Or they will be that final step, the sweet cherry on top.

Being active and eating healthy shouldn't be called a diet or a seasonal craze to get that beach or, as they call it, "summer" body ready. It's not about toned muscles or a six-pack either. Fitness isn't about grinding in the gym and maxing out your bench press every other week after inhaling a full scoop of pre-workout. After all, not everyone's fitness idol is Chris Bumstead, aka Cbum. Although the gym rats in my gym would definitely argue about that.

However, there's no need to be a pro athlete or have a gym membership to stay active. With fitness, there's no right or proper way to do it. Heck, you don't need to spend a single dollar to stay active. Many activities, such as walking, jogging, stretching, or yoga, require zero equipment. Have you ever tried Zumba? Oh lord, give it a go if you want to sweat from places you thought didn't have sweat glands. 

However, no amount of motivational fitness quotes will ever get your butt off the couch if you don't want it yourself. But heck, reading through some fitness quotes does help to make that first step towards change. Below, we have collected some of the best fitness quotes on the web. So if you still don't feel the sudden urge to get those endorphins flowing after reading through the entire list, my dude, you must be in great shape already. Enjoy!

#1

"Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live." - Jim Rohn

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#2

"The reason I exercise is for the quality of life I enjoy." - Kenneth H. Cooper

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#3

"Swimming is normal for me. I'm relaxed. I'm comfortable, and I know my surroundings. It's my home." - Michael Phelps

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#4

"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

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#5

"I like to embrace natural beauty. I try to get at least 8 hours of sleep, drinking a lot of water and exercising." - Tia Mowry

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Walker Ocelot
Community Member
2 months ago

That’s not even about exercise

#6

"A feeble body weakens the mind." - Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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#7

"There's a lot of people in this world who spend so much time watching their health that they haven't the time to enjoy it." - Josh Billings

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#8

"A runner must run with dreams in his heart, not money in his pocket." - Emil Zatopek

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#9

"Practice puts brains in your muscles." - Sam Snead

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#10

"I think it's more important to be fit so that you can be healthy and enjoy activities than it is to have a good body." - Rachel Blanchard

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#11

"I don't smoke, don't drink much, and go to the gym five times a week. I live a healthy lifestyle and feel great. I can run a marathon, you know." - Sarah Michelle Gellar

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#12

"A lot of people are afraid of heights. Not me, I'm afraid of widths." - Steven Wright

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#13

"The purpose of training is to tighten up the slack, toughen the body, and polish the spirit." - Morihei Ueshiba

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#14

"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

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#15

"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

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#16

"Your body is the church where Nature asks to be reverenced." - Marquis de Sade

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#17

"Bodybuilding is much like any other sport. To be successful, you must dedicate yourself 100% to your training, diet and mental approach." - Arnold Schwarzenegger

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#18

"And I believe that the best buy in public health today must be a combination of regular physical exercise and a healthy diet." - Julie Bishop

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#19

"If it weren't for the fact that the TV set and the refrigerator are so far apart, some of us wouldn't get any exercise at all." - Joey Adams

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#20

"Once you are over 30, 35 years old, I think everyone should get down to the gym and start moving again." - Warren Cuccurullo

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#21

"I love to swim for miles; I could just go back and forth." - Jill Clayburgh

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#22

"I think a basic level of fitness can help the body cope with all manner of incidents." - Richard Hammond

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#23

"Shearer could be at 100 per cent fitness, but not peak fitness." - Graham Taylor

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#24

"In the British Special Air Service, combat fitness is all about running." - Bear Grylls

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#25

"I feel motivated everyday by seeing people and listening to them when it comes to fitness." - Sonu Sood

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#26

"The human body is the best picture of the human soul." - Ludwig Wittgenstein

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#27

"You must also give mental and physical fitness priority." - Jim Otto

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#28

"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

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#29

"Muscles come and go; flab lasts." - Bill Vaughan

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#30

"Exercise is amazing, from the inside out. I feel so alive and have more energy." - Vanessa Hudgens

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#31

"Jogging is very beneficial. It's good for your legs and your feet. It's also very good for the ground. If makes it feel needed." - Charles M. Schulz

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#32

"It's challenging, but you have to at least try to eat right and exercise." - Joely Fisher

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#33

"Health is the vital principle of bliss, and exercise, of health." - James Thomson

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#34

"Time and health are two precious assets that we don't recognize and appreciate until they have been depleted." - Denis Waitley

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#35

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

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#36

"I think exercise tests us in so many ways, our skills, our hearts, our ability to bounce back after setbacks. This is the inner beauty of sports and competition, and it can serve us all well as adult athletes." - Peggy Fleming

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#37

"To enjoy the glow of good health, you must exercise." - Gene Tunney

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#38

"Exercise should be regarded as tribute to the heart." - Gene Tunney

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#39

"Personally, I need a high level of physical fitness in order to feel at ease." - Jurgen Klinsmann

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#40

"Our growing softness, our increasing lack of physical fitness, is a menace to our security." - John F. Kennedy

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#41

"My job is to be fit and I'm really blessed that I get to go and work out and live a really healthy lifestyle." - Kerri Walsh Jennings

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#42

"Because I take care of my body, it doesn't look like the body of a woman of my years." - Gloria Swanson

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#43

"Like most people I can be lazy, so it's nice to have a goal or deadline or reason to work out. I feel better when I get to exercise, or when I'm outdoors. I like to hike, swim and run, and I love to play soccer." - Viggo Mortensen

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#44

"I do yoga, I do Bikram and I run, and I eat really healthy." - Lady Gaga

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#45

"I am concentrating on my fitness levels so that I don't look old." - Sonu Nigam

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#46

"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

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#47

"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

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#48

"The first time I see a jogger smiling, I'll consider it." - Joan Rivers

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#49

"Find fitness with fun dancing. It is fun and makes you forget about the dreaded exercise." - Paula Abdul

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#50

"Exercise is labor without weariness." - Samuel Johnson

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#51

"Yoga's an amazing release." - Monica Keena

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#52

"I'm still very professional about my fitness. I stay in trim as I always did." - Peter Shilton

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#53

"You can't be fat and fast, too; so lift, run, diet and work." - Hank Stram

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#54

"I concentrate on exercises from the waist down, since that is the laziest part of a woman's body." - Tina Louise

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#55

"I wanted to get really fit. I wanted to lose some weight. So I've been doing Pilates and yoga, trying to lean out my body so I won't be bulky." - Serena Williams

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#56

"I didn't have the same fitness or ability as the other girls, so I had to beat them with my mind." - Martina Hingis

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#57

"Resting for me is fitness training." - Jenson Button

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#58

"I would rather exercise than read a newspaper." - Kim Alexis

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#59

"My own preferred fitness regime is to use my bicycle." - Paul Hollywood

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#60

"Fitness, in my opinion, is a mental exercise more than just physical." - Anushka Shetty

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#61

"Fitness is about keeping yourself healthy. This is something you do for yourself and for your loved ones." - Farhan Akhtar

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#62

"Fitness helps me think better, feel better, and move better." - Jason Winston George

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#63

"Parentage is a very important profession, but no test of fitness for it is ever imposed in the interest of the children." - George Bernard Shaw

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#64

"Fitness, defending, the mental stuff - those were all weaknesses of mine. And I turned those into strengths." - Carli Lloyd

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#65

"I treat health and fitness as looking after myself." - Iskra Lawrence

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#66

"If you want to break through, your mind should be able to control your body. Your mind should be a part of your fitness." - Eliud Kipchoge

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#67

"Fitness is not an option. It's part of my job." - Alison Sweeney

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#68

"When you play, of course you want to win, but the most important thing about pre-season is improving your fitness." - Bojan Krkic

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#69

"Oh, and once, when I was in the Marines, I got a perfect score on my physical fitness test." - Drew Carey

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#70

"Whether you're a batsman, bowler, or an all-rounder, fitness is tough if you follow your regimen religiously." - Bhuvneshwar Kumar

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#71

"In my judgment, physical fitness is basic to all forms of excellence and to a strong, confident nation." - Robert Kennedy

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#72

"If you can do a squat and a pushup, you can build up to becoming a fitness guru." - John Morrison

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#73

"I wanted to normalize the whole fitness world - it can be really intimidating stepping into it." - Jordyn Woods

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#74

"Fitness gives you confidence, and if you're fit, you don't have to wonder whether you'll last the 90 minutes." - Niko Kovac

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#75

"I can work hard and be disciplined like a soldier, but I could never reach their level of fitness." - Richard C. Armitage

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#76

"The love for fitness is something I picked up from my dad, and I make it a point not to miss working out." - Naga Chaitanya

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#77

"I was not keen on fitness before injury and now I am very keen on fitness." - Smriti Mandhana

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#78

"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

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#79

"True enjoyment comes from activity of the mind and exercise of the body; the two are ever united." - Wilhelm von Humboldt

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#80

"I have been through various fitness regimes. I used to run about five miles a day and I did aerobics for a while." - Sting

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#81

"15 minutes a day! Give me just this and I'll prove I can make you a new man." - Charles Atlas

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#82

"I'm not a waif-y girl and never will be. I think it's healthy when fitness experts encourage fitness rather than getting a certain body shape." - Sophia Bush

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#83

"I'm French, so I'm quite lazy about exercising, and I smoke. But I do love going for a run in the morning with my dog. That's all." - Eva Green

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#84

"When I'm on the road, I'll break my exercise into a cardio session and a weights session." - Robert Irvine

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#85

"Fitness is not about being better than someone else... It's about being better than you used to be." - Khloe Kardashian

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#86

"The only way you can get match fitness is by playing games." - Aaron Ramsey

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#87

"Don't get hung up on the size. If you feel bad about yourself because a 12 is what fits, take a Sharpie, and write '6' on the label." - Stacy London

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#88

"No one's ever achieved financial fitness with a January resolution that's abandoned by February." - Suze Orman

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#89

"In fitness, there are no short cuts. It involves immense discipline and hard work." - Mahesh Babu

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#90

"I have a tremendous passion for fitness, I love challenges and I am a very driven guy." - Lou Ferrigno

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#91

"I can't imagine my life without a fitness regime and enjoy motivating others about the same." - Rahul Dev

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#92

"There's no wrong or right with fitness. It's whatever you enjoy and whatever you can keep up and keep doing." - Joe Wicks

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#93

"For me fitness is not only having a good physique but it is the overall lifestyle which I follow in my life." - Mohit Raina

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#94

"I don't lift weights. I do fitness exercises to stay strong." - Chad le Clos

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#95

"I just started working out and concentrated on my fitness. I did not change my face, I am the same." - Sara Khan

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#96

"Fitness is basically a way of life for me. I enjoy being fit and because of that, there is a complete discipline in my family too." - Suniel Shetty

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#97

"What I do is I'm trying to bridge the gap between yoga and fitness." - Mandy Ingber

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#98

"For me, fitness is a lifetime commitment; I don't remember ever being out of shape." - Urijah Faber

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#99

"Overall, I think I'm in pretty good shape, but I'm not really someone that is gung-ho or a fitness fanatic." - Cobi Jones

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#100

"I am someone who is a fitness freak, I wouldn't skip the gym and eat whatever I want because I have to look fit." - Neha Dhupia

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#101

"Health is the thing that makes you feel that now is the best time of the year." - Franklin Pierce Adams

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#102

"Exercise is done against one's wishes and maintained only because the alternative is worse." - George A. Sheehan

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#103

"In the midst of these hard times it is our good health and good sleep that are enjoyable." - Knute Nelson

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#104

"Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very far." - Thomas Jefferson

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#105

"Flexibility is crucial to my fitness. Incorporating a good warm-up and cool-down into every session decreases my chances of injury. I use both dynamic and static stretching in my training. I've starting doing a few yoga sessions which incorporates muscle strength and flexibility." - Samantha Stosur

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#106

"Tactics, fitness, stroke ability, adaptability, experience, and sportsmanship are all necessary for winning." - Fred Perry

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#107

"Exercise is the chief source of improvement in our faculties." - Hugh Blair

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#108

"Never hurry. Take plenty of exercise. Always be cheerful. Take all the sleep you need. You may expect to be well." - James Freeman Clarke

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#109

"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

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#110

"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

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#111

"I've exercised with women so thin that buzzards followed them to their cars." - Erma Bombeck

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#112

"It's been a long road back to health and fitness for me. I am just glad to have been given the opportunity to do what I love most." - Jonah Lomu

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#113

"I like exercise. I like a healthy body." - Erin Gray

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#114

"Leave all the afternoon for exercise and recreation, which are as necessary as reading. I will rather say more necessary because health is worth more than learning." - Thomas Jefferson

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#115

"The value and utility of any experiment are determined by the fitness of the material to the purpose for which it is used, and thus in the case before us it cannot be immaterial what plants are subjected to experiment and in what manner such experiment is conducted." - Gregor Mendel

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#116

"When I do get time, I like to hike and I take lots of vitamins and powders to keep healthy." - Catherine Bell

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#117

"I love Nautilus and stretching. The results are immediate, and that gives me the motivation to continue." - Donna Dixon

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#118

"For exercise, I now run with my chocolate Lab puppy, Oscar." - Daniela Pestova

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#119

"What you want is to rev up your metabolism so that you are burning fat and calories, not preserving fat and calories." - Kathy Freston

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#120

"It's very important to have the right clothing to exercise in. If you throw on an old T-shirt or sweats, it's not inspiring for your workout." - Cheryl Tiegs

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#121

"Cleanliness is important, and more than that is the physical fitness to attain healthy body and mind." - Sandeep Singh

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#122

"When you're singing, you're using extra muscles, and it requires a lot of exercise and breathing. You can't do that if you're a sissy. If I have any fitness advice for people, I'd tell them to sing more. It's good therapy, too." - Willie Nelson

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#123

"The mind is the most important part of achieving any fitness goal. Mental change always comes before physical change." - Matt McGorry

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#124

"I constantly want to see what level of fitness I am at." - Milind Soman

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#125

"A life coach does for the rest of your life what a personal trainer does for your health and fitness." - Elaine MacDonald

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#126

"Just as you can't blindly follow fashion, you can't follow fitness, either." - Anushka Sharma

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#127

"I've been into exercise my whole life, been a runner and been into health and fitness always." - Sissy Spacek

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#128

"I might do a fitness video. Actually, more of a fatness video." - Sanjeev Bhaskar

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#129

"Fitness for me is wellness. It means being healthy - mentally and physically." - Suniel Shetty

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#130

"Here's what I tell anybody and this is what I believe. The greatest gift we have is the gift of life. We understand that. That comes from our Creator. We're given a body. Now you may not like it, but you can maximize that body the best it can be maximized." - Mike Ditka

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#131

"So I've broadened the fitness concept to make it one of moderation and balance." - Kenneth H. Cooper

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#132

"Fitness needs to be perceived as fun and games or we subconsciously avoid it." - Alan Thicke

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#133

"I never stop working when I'm on stage, and that's my fitness." - Jessie J

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#134

"Reebok has consistently shown that fitness is truly demanding." - Joanna Jedrzejczyk

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Jibon
Community Member
1 month ago

Genuine Fitness provides day to day fitness tips. All the fitness tips are backed up by science. All our guidelines are made for people of all ages so it is very easy to follow