32 arse-kicking quotes about fitness, life, and being awesome

Sometimes we need a kick up the backside to keep moving forward. Sometimes we just need reminding what we already knew. Here’s 32 of those little reminders to light or re-light that fire inside you and get you kicking arse in your life.

Please add your own favourites in the comment section below!

“I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” – Michael Jordan

“I’ve not failed 10,000 times, I’ve successfully found 10,000 ways that didn’t work” – Thomas Edison

“Continuous effort – Not strength or intelligence – is the key to unlocking our potential” – Winston Churchill

“My only fault is that I don’t realize how great I really am.” – Muhammad Ali


“Passion trumps everything” – Dave Tate

“You can’t get rid of it with exercise alone. You can do the most vigorous exercise and only burn up 300 calories in an hour. If you’ve got fat on your body, the exercise firms and tones the muscles. But when you use that tape measure, what makes it bigger? It’s the fat!” – Jack LaLanne

“Just do it” – Nike

“To be number one, you have to train like you’re number two” – Maurice Green

“You want me to do something… tell me I can’t do it” – Maya Angelou

“I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times” – Bruce Lee


“When it comes to eating right and exercising, there is no ‘I’ll start tomorrow.’ Tomorrow is disease.” – V.L. Allinear

“Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.” – Jim Rohn

“Every morning you have two choices; continue to sleep with your dreams, or wake up and chase them” – Unknown


“Don’t look back, you’re not going that way” – Unknown

“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time” – Thomas Edison

“If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it” – William Arthur Ward

“Nothing tastes as good as being slim feels” – Unknown

“You have a choice: You can throw in the towel, or you can use it to wipe the sweat off your face” – Gatorade

“To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.” – Steve Prefontaine

You have got what it takes_but it will take everything you have got

“Some of the world’s greatest feats were accomplished by people not smart enough to know they were impossible.” – Doug Larson

“Belly’s gonna get ya!” – Reebok

“You can’t get much done in life if you only work on the days when you feel good.” – Jerry West

“You can have results or you can have your excuses. You cannot have both.” – Unknown


“All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them” – Walt Disney

“There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.” – Beverly Sills

“If you don’t take care of your body, where are you going to live?” – Unknown

“A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at.” – Bruce Lee

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