Personal trainer quotes

June 14, 2023

Personal training isn’t just about the physical exercise: it’s also about getting maximum mental performance and drive out of a client, so that they can push themselves on to achieve their goals. That’s why motivating clients – and motivating yourself – is such an important part of the trade.

To give you some inspiration, we’ve put together this compilation of some of the best personal training quotes around. Not only can you use them within your sessions to inspire your clients to greater things, but they can also be used as social media content to help you promote your business to a wider audience.

So that you can find the right personal trainer quotes for your needs, we’ve curated them into four categories: inspirational, motivational, funny and thought-provoking.

Inspirational personal trainer quotes

“The hard days are what make you stronger.”

“Continuous improvement is better than delayed perfection.”

“It is not the size of a man but the size of his heart that matters.”

“You don’t train to add days to your life. Instead, you work out to add life to your days.”

“When you feel like quitting, remember why you started.”

“If you fail to do what’s best for the body, you are setting your body up for failure.”

“Fitness is not about trying to be better than those you train with. It’s all about being fitter than you used to be.”

“You will never know what your body can do, unless you are willing to push yourself to the limits.”

“Muscles work like cars. If you want them to run well in the morning, you must be ready to warm them up first.”

“The difference between your body this week and next week is what you do for the next seven days.”

“Of course it’s hard. It’s supposed to be hard. If it were easy, everybody would do it. Hard is what makes it great.”

“You are only one workout away from a good mood.”

“Sweat is just fat crying.”

“Do something today that your future self will thank you for.”

“No matter how many times you come up short during your workout or how slow your progress is, you are much better than everyone else who hasn’t started.”

“If you want something you’ve never had, you must be willing to do something you’ve never done.”

“You may hate every minute of your training. But, you should never consider quitting, regardless of how tough it gets.”

“You either have results or excuses. But you can’t have both.”

“It may hurt you today, but you will be stronger tomorrow.”


Motivational personal trainer quotes

“It never gets easier. You just get better at it.”

“I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying.”

“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.”

“A one-hour workout is 4% of your day.”

“Shift the focus from what your body looks like to what it can do.”

“Don’t stop when you’re tired. Stop when you’re done.”

“What seems impossible today will one day become your warm-up.”

“We don’t need to be perfect… we just need to get started.

“The same voice that says “give up” can also be trained to say “keep going”.

“You can’t put a limit on how much you can improve and how much you can do. There are no limits on what you can be, do, or have in life.”

“Each day is another chance to change your life.”

“Procrastination is one of the most common and deadliest of diseases and its toll on success and happiness is heavy.”

“The only way to do great work is to love what you do.”

“If you think you can do a thing or think you can’t do a thing, you’re right.”

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

“You can’t out-train a bad diet.”

“Every morning we are born again. What we do today matters most.”

“A goal is a dream with a deadline.”

“Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right.”


Funny personal trainer quotes

“I hate personal trainers because they make me do things I don’t want to do.”

“If you still look good at the end of your workout, you didn’t train hard enough.”

“I need to get in shape. If I were murdered right now, my chalk outline would be a circle.”

“I’m always weirdly proud when my pee is clear…”

“I hate cardio.”

“No pain, no gain. Shut up and train.”

“Don’t give up on your dreams. Keep sleeping.”

“Sore? Tired? Out of breath? Good… it’s working.”

“I’m sorry for what I said when I was hungry.”

“Unless you puke, faint, or die, keep going!”

“It’s your workout. You can cry if you want to.”

“My favourite exercise is a mix between a lunge and a crunch… I call it lunch.”

“The only BS you should need in your life is breakfast and squats. Nothing more, nothing less.”

“Train like a beast and look like a beauty.”

“Aspire to be a MILF: Mom In Love with Fitness.”

“Dear Abs, I may not see you, but I feel you brewing something serious under that layer.”

“My gym playlist is 50% music, 50% grunting noises.”

“If I worked out every time I said “I’ll start tomorrow,” I’d be a fitness model by now.”

“My fitness goal: to have a body that makes people question if I have a life outside the gym.”

“The only bad workout is the one you didn’t post on social media.”

“I don’t sweat, I sparkle.”

“If fitness came in a bottle, every person would have a killer physique.”

“I love working out so much that I sometimes wear my gym clothes to bed just in case.”

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

“I have trust issues because of personal trainers who say “last one”.”

Thought-provoking personal trainer quotes

“Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.”

“The only limitations that exist are the ones you create in your mind.”

“Believe in yourself, and anything is possible.”

“Progress, not perfection, should be the ultimate goal in fitness.”

“Your body can accomplish almost anything. It’s your mind that you need to persuade.”

“You are going to achieve your fitness goals if you are persistent. And you are going to keep pushing if you are consistent.”

“Life has its ups and downs. And they are called squats.”

“Your body is a reflection of your lifestyle; make it a masterpiece.”

“Whether you think you can crack that workout or you think you cannot, either “answer is right. It all depends on your mindset.”

“Exercise not only changes your body, it also changes your mind, your attitude, and your mood.”

“It’s not about having time; it’s about making time for what matters.”

“Remember that every accomplishment starts with the decision to try.”

“The only way to achieve the impossible is to believe it is possible.”

“Success is not just about what you achieve in the gym, but also how you apply those lessons to your everyday life.”

“Every day is another chance to transform your body and become a fitter version of yourself.”

“It’s not about how much time you spend in the gym, but the quality of your workouts and your dedication to change.”

“Fall in love with taking care of your body, and it will take care of you in return.”

“When you feel like giving up, remember why you started in the first place.”

“Pain is temporary, but quitting lasts forever.”

“Your mind is your strongest muscle; train it well.”

“Success in fitness is built on a foundation of consistency and discipline.”

“You can’t control everything, but you can control your effort and dedication.”

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As motivated and positive as you and your clients might feel thanks to these personal trainer quotes, there is still the risk of something going wrong during a session. If either you or a client gets injured, or some of your equipment gets lost, stolen or damaged, you could suffer serious financial loss – however inspired you might feel.

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