80 Funny Gym Quotes That Are Full Of Iron-y

Srija Chanda
Dec 12, 2023 By Srija Chanda
Originally Published on Feb 17, 2021
Edited by Isobel Murphy
Bodybuilder working out in a gym

Fitness quotes and gym sayings are a very integral part of keeping your mind healthy and should be practiced by everyone.

Any doctor will say that exercises (like doing squats) play a vital role in keeping the body more active and maintaining health. But sometimes exercise can be monotonous, so fitness enthusiasts can always use some wit.

Get motivated for the gym and achieve your fitness goals with these gym quotes for Instagram captions or simple motivation. These quotes include fitness quotes and gym sayings, so get ready to move your face muscle because you'll love these funny gym quotes.

If you would like more funny quotes about exercise, check out these funny yoga quotes and [marathon quotes] next time you need motivation to workout

Funny Workout Quotes

You can use these gym quotes and sayings for Instagram captions, they are also great for any fitness clients you might have!

1. "Unless you puke, faint or die, keep going!"

― Jillian Michaels, 'Making The Cut'.

2. "We pay our gym membership for the permission to exercise in the gym, not for the owner(s) of the gym to exercise for us."

- Mokokoma Mokhonoana.

3. "Fitness: If it came in a bottle, everyone would have a great body."

- Cher.

4. "Hi baby abs! I see you!"

- Khloe Kardashian.

5. "If you want to know the correct way to perform an exercise, the answer is: Whatever hurts most."

- Jason Love.

6. "Let's have a moment of silence for all those Americans who are stuck in traffic on their way to the gym to ride the stationary bicycle."

- Earl Blumenauer.

7. "I think in life you should work on yourself until the day you die."

- Serena Williams.

8. "If you're using two-pound weights, how did you even open the door to the gym?"

- Dave Attell.

9. "Some people would fall in or out of love with you if you lose or gain a few kilos."

- Mokokoma Mokhonoana.

10. "The best abs exercise is five sets of stop eating so much..."

– Lazar Angelov.

Hilarious Yoga Quotes

Yoga is an excellent way to get in shape and sweat. You can also use these gym quotes for Instagram captions too!

11. "Yoga class helps me calm down from the agonizing stress of trying to get to yoga class on time."

– Sadhguru.

12. "Calming the mind is yoga. Not just standing on the head."  

- Swami Satchidananda.

13. "You can close your eyes and imagine yourself in a relaxing place. Like on your sofa, not doing yoga."    

- Grant Tucker.

14. “I'm not napping this is savasana.”

- Berndt Vogel.

15. "Is taco yoga a thing yet? Someone get on that."

- Chisty Lowe.

16. "What did the yogi tell the door-to-door salesperson who came to his home selling vacuum cleaners? Too many attachments!"

- Sadhana Yoga.

17. "Reaching under the couch for something is the closest I'll ever get to yoga."    

- Grant Tucker.

18. "Remember this: your body is your slave; it works for you."

- Jack LaLanne.

19. "Yoga is a way of getting totally drunk – not on alcohol but on life."

- Sadguru.

20. "Yoga is the fountain of youth. You're only as young as your spine is flexible."

– Bob Harper.

Funny Bodybuilding Quotes

Work up a sweat by laughing at these funny exercise quotes.

21. "As long as you fall in love… It's like organic food. I only eat healthy food, and I only want healthy love!"

- Jillian Michaels.

22. "When I feel like exercising I just lie down until the feeling goes away."

- Robert M. Hutchins.

23. "I believe every human has a finite number of heartbeats. I don't intend to waste any of mine running around doing exercises."

- Neil Armstrong.

24. "You ever look for the remote control, but you can't find it, so you just decide, 'Ah, guess I'm not watching TV. I'm not gonna take two steps and turn it on myself. I'll go to the gym if I'm going to work out.'"

- Jim Gaffigan.

25. "Men scream and go crazy in the gym. I'm a silent workout partner, but when my adrenaline gets up, I talk trash."

- Fergie.

26. "I go to the gym three days a week. You have to or else - I don't want to be the guy that dies shoveling snow."

- Douglas Coupland.

27. "My idea of exercise is a good brisk sit."

- Phyllis Diller.

28. "Take the admission to the gym to avoid the admission to the hospital."

- Amit Kalantri.

29. "If the poor overweight jogger only knew how far he had to run to work off the calories in a crust of bread he might find it better in terms of pound per mile to go to a massage parlor."

- Christiaan Barnard.

30. "I don't get why people pay to exercise in a gym when it's free to not exercise."

- Bridger Winegar.

Funny Quotes About Going To The Gym

Your gym manager might not rate you highly for laughing at these funny gym quotes!

31. "Many so-called spiritual people, they overeat, drink too much, they smoke and don't exercise. But they do go to church every week and pray 'Please help my arthritis. Please help me bring up my strength, make me young again.'"

- Jack LaLanne.

32. "I can't believe we got grades in gym class. I've never used anything I learned in there."

- Jim Gaffigan.

33. "I consider my refusal to go to the gym today as resistance training ."

- Immortal Souls.

34. "I like long walks, especially when they're taken by people who annoy me."

- Fred Allen.

35. "Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants."

Michael Pollan.

36. "When future archaeologists dig up the remains of California, they're going to find all of those gyms, their scary-looking gym equipment, and they're going to assume that we were a culture obsessed with torture."

- Douglas Coupland.

37. "My doctor recently told me that jogging could add years to my life. I think he was right. I feel ten years older already."

- Milton Berle.

38. "What was funny, going to the gym, you see all these guys who are just massive.

There's no way a person can naturally get that way. In the gym, you meet these guys and you talk to them, and everybody's really willing and open to explain to you what cycle they're on and to help you get on it."

- Anthony Mackie.

39. "To lose weight, spend time at the gym. To appear like you've lost weight, spend time with people who are bigger than you."

- Mokokoma Mokhonoana.

40. "I have to exercise in the morning before my brain figures out what I'm doing."

- Marsha Doble.

The Best Fitness Quotes For Instagram Posts

We do not know where these quotes originate from but we love them and love to share them with you. They can go well with cards or as memes. If you know their origin, please do share it with us!

41. "I don't sweat, I sparkle. "    

- Unknown.*

42. "Every time I hear the dirty word 'exercise' I wash my mouth out with chocolate!"

- Unknown.*

43. "I will never break up with my gym. We just seem to workout."

- Unknown.*

44. "Life has its ups and downs. We call them squats."

- Unknown.*

45. "You make my knees weak. Just Kidding. Yesterday was leg day."

- Unknown.*

47. "That's not sweat on your face it's fat crying."

- Unknown.*

48. "Education is important, but big biceps are importanter."

- Unknown.*

49. "At the gym I'm like a ninja. You'll never see me there."

- Unknown.*

50. "My favorite exercise at the gym would probably be judging."

- Unknown.*

51. "The harder you try to control your girlfriend the further you'll drive her away, so stop acting like a dumbbell."

- Unknown.*

52. "Life has ups and downs. We call them squats."

- Unknown.*

53. "Hustle for that muscle."

- Unknown.*

54. "Weights before dates."

- Unknown.*

55. "If you still look cute after working out, you didn't go hard enough."

- Unknown.*

56. "I only workout, because I really really like donuts."

- Unknown.*

57. "If that dog is fat you're not getting enough exercise."

- Unknown.*

Famous Quotes By Heavy Lifters

Here are some famous funny fitness quotes to keep you motivated enough to achieve those fitness goals. Maybe while reading these fitness quotes, you'll get weight loss challenge ideas.

58. "I don't believe in bodybuilders using steroids. If a man doesn't have enough male hormones in his system to create, a nice hard, muscular body, he should take up ping pong."

- Steve Reeves.

59. "Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength ."

- Arnold Schwarzenegger.

60. "Nothing comes easy, but as long as you're breathing, you're always one breath away from making your dreams a reality. Make every breath count."

- Kai Greene.

61. "Hard work and training. There's no secret formula. I lift heavy, work hard and aim to be the best."

- Ronnie Coleman.

62. "When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength."

- Arnold Schwarzenegger.

63. "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.

64. "The past does not define, you the present does."

- Jillian Michaels, 'Winning By Losing: Drop The Weight, Change Your Life'.

65. "Get off the treadmill of consumption, replication, and mediocrity. Begin lifting the weights of creativity, originality, and success."

- Ryan Lilly.

66. "Do not fear what you cannot lift, fear that which can lift you."

- Uziel Matos Lima.

67. "Training records become a barometer of accomplishment and a roadmap for further progress."

― Craig Cecil, 'Bodybuilding: From Heavy Duty To SuperSlow'.

68. "The clock is ticking. Are you becoming the person you want to be?"

- Greg Plitt.

69. "A champion is someone who gets up when they can't."

- Jack Dempsey.

70. "If something stands between you and your success, move it. Never be denied."

- Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson.

71. "Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out."

- John Wooden.

72. "I am doing the best I can give what I have today."

― Jillian Michaels, 'Winning By Losing: Drop The Weight, Change Your Life'.

73. "Trust me, if you do an honest 20 rep program, at some point Jesus will talk to you. On the last day of the program, he asked if he could work in."

- Mark Rippetoe.

74. "It’s not until you get tired that you see how strong you really are."

– Shaun T.

75. "The amount of things you can do with a kettlebell is unsurpassed by any other training equipment - dumbbells, resistance machines, free weights."

- Laird Hamilton.

76. "America has got to be the only country in the world where people need energy drinks to sit in front of a computer."

- Mike Vanatta.

77. "The worst thing I can be is the same as everybody else. I hate that."

- Arnold Schwarzenegger.

78. "I always say to myself right before a tough set in the gym, Ain't nothin' to it, but to do it."

- Ronnie Coleman.

79. "The more you sweat in training, the less you bleed in combat."

- Richard Marcinko.

80. "Need a body-confidence boost? Pick up a pair of dumbbells and let your gaze linger on the outline of your biceps as you lift the weights."

- Denise Austin.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for funny gym quotes then why not take a look at these [hiking quotes] or cycling quotes for more exercise quotes?

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Written by Srija Chanda

Master of Arts specializing in Mass Communication/Media Studies

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Srija ChandaMaster of Arts specializing in Mass Communication/Media Studies

An aspiring media professional, Srija is currently pursuing her Master's degree in Mass Communication at St. Xavier's University, Kolkata, after completing her degree in journalism. With experience in PR and social media, she has also honed her leadership skills through her participation in a youth parliament. Srija's interests include devouring books, watching movies, and exploring new places through travel.

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