Mio Blog - Motivational Quotes To Get You Moving

We all know that it’s easier to fall off the wagon rather than stay on it when it comes to our exercise regime. Even the best athletes in the world will attest that they have days where they just want to stay in bed or spend the evening vegging out on the couch. Whilst it’s okay to have ‘off days’, sometimes we just need a little positive reinforcement to trigger us to get going again!

The mio team are here to help! We’ve compiled some of our favourite quotes to help keep you motivated and focused on achieving your fitness goals.

Pick a quote that resonates with you and put it up on your bedroom wall or use it as your phone screensaver. That way you’ll always have it close by to read when you need a little encouragement or inspiration to get moving!


Quotes to get you out of bed in the morning:

“Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.” – Jim Ryan

“People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing–that’s why we recommend it daily.” – Zig Ziglar

“You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction.” —George Lorimer


Quotes to make you run faster, conquer that headstand, do that triple arabesque:

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

“Clear your mind of can’t.” –Samuel Johnson

“You must expect great things of yourself before you can do them.” – Michael Jordan


Quotes to inspire you when you’re about to give up:

“Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” —John R. Wooden

“Energy and persistence conquer all things.” – Benjamin Franklin

“What if I fall? Oh, but my darling, what if you fly?” – Eric Hanson


A celebrity quote just to remind us that they are humans too!

“The reason that I can be 38 and have two kids and wear a bikini is because I have work my ass off. It’s not an accident. It’s not luck, it’s not fairy dust, it’s not good genes. It’s killing myself for an hour and a half five days a week, but what I get out of it is relative to what I put into it.” – Gwyneth Paltrow


A quote to remind you that any exercise is good for you!

“No matter how slow you go, you are still lapping everybody on the couch.” – John R. Wooden


And lastly, a quote to remind keep it light and have some fun!

“People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.” – Dale Carnegie


We hope you enjoy these quotes and at least one of them will help you get motivated to get moving!


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