Some people love to exercise, but for others, it can seem like a never-ending battle. You always feel better after you have worked out, but getting there can be the difficult part. With that being said, we have put together a great selection of quotes from celebrities to inspire you.
We also recommend that you take a look at the different exercise regimes and fitness journeys followed by the stars, as this can give you some ideas and inspiration for your own workouts. Check out how actress Shay Mitchell stays fit & focused with Openfit as a good place to start.
So, what have our favorite celebrities got to say about exercising and the importance of keeping fit?
“Working out for me is something I do when I feel like it. But it’s really about feeling good and taking care of my body rather than having to fit into any sort of model or anything like that. I try to eat well, and everything I do is really just to make me feel my best.” – Lea Michele
“I hated every minute of the training, but I said: ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.’” – Muhammad Ali
“I love yoga, and that’s all I used to do. But hardcore workouts have really made a big difference in my life. I have a lot of internal energy, and intense exercise helps me channel that energy. I find balance by doing a workout that makes me pour sweat. I never was that girl before, but I am now” – Kate Beckinsale
“If you’re trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. I’ve had them; everybody has had them. But obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.” – Michael Jordan
“Sometimes when I get home and I’m not feeling so great, I make myself go to the gym. Then I come home and take a shower, put on a great outfit, some makeup, tie my hair up, and I feel pepped up and great about myself.” – Jennifer Lopez
“The key thing is figuring out what your issues are, and it’s really never about the food. You have to be real and honest with yourself. I had to stop and look and ask myself, ‘Why do I want this? What is the real reason?’ At times it was comfort food like chocolate. I love chocolate and I realized it relaxes me, so when you acknowledge what the issue is, you can control it better.” – Jennifer Hudson
“My fitness journey will be a life-long journey. Fitness is not about being better than someone else… It’s about being better than you used to be. I’m not where I want to be, and who knows if I ever will be. But I am healthier than ever, and due to my consistent workouts, I am slowly seeing results.” – Khloe Kardashian
“Just stay ready. Stay in shape and then you don’t have to rush to train before the movie starts. I’ll show you my abs later because I’m in shape. But that idea, if you stay ready, you don’t have to get ready.” – Will Smith
“If you take care of your body, it’ll take care of you. The benefit obviously is that I’m protecting my body from being harmed. I did my best to prepare and condition my body over time. If I didn’t do this, I’d look a mess because of the lifestyle I live. I mean, the moment you go off, you notice the difference. You move slower.” – Usher
“I do a lot of things with little weights—like, I’ll put on a song that I really like and I’ll do [bicep curls with] 5-pound weights for the duration of the song and just try to burn out.” – Beyonce
“What I know for sure is this: The big secret in life is that there is no big secret. Whatever your goal for this year is, you can get there—as long as you’re willing to be honest with yourself about the preparation and work involved. There are no back doors, no free rides. There’s just you, this moment, and a choice.” – Oprah
“I have to exercise in the morning. I remind myself how happy I feel afterward, and I never regret it. My favorite is the ballet-inspired barre class Physique 57.” – Chrissy Teigen
“[Working out has] completely changed my body, my life, everything. I cannot live without it now. When you have such a good workout, it clears everything up mentally, physically, and you just have a better day.” – Minka Kelly
“Nobody is perfect, so get over the fear of being or doing everything perfectly. Besides, perfect is boring. Today, instead of picking yourself apart in the mirror or with friends over drinks, start seeing your ‘imperfections’ as unique traits that give you character and dimension—because that’s exactly what they are.” – Jillian Michaels
“Personally, I love the gym. I love being around people who are sweaty and pushing themsevles, who are all focused on the same goals. I love being in a group like that.” – Cameron Diaz
“You have to want weight-loss success so badly that no mountain, river, or ocean could keep you from reaching your goals. If you have that drive, passion, and commitment, there is no way you won’t get there.” – Jennifer Hudson
“[I’m like] a fighter, going into the ring. I do my cardio and I do my workouts with the Tracy Anderson Method. Sometimes when I get home and I’m not feeling so great, I make myself go to the gym. Then I come home and take a shower, put on a great outfit, some makeup, tie my hair up, and I feel pepped up and great about myself.” – Jennifer Lopez
“It’s no fun to sit down and talk about what exercise has to do with life… go drip that sweat, run until we’re fatigued, to where the mind can’t ponder the past or the future, well, then you’ve got something… It’s fun to feel healthy, and it’s fun to feel good.” – Matthew McConaughey
“For me, getting enough sleep, drinking lots of water, having a healthy diet and staying away from alcohol are musts. It’s so boring, I know, but doing those things really helps.” – Jessica Biel
“It’s important to work out and be the best version of yourself that you can be, but never feel like you have to be the skinniest girl in the room to be the prettiest. Be confident in yourself and you’ll shine!” – Kim Kardashian
“Nothing lifts me out of a bad mood better than a hard workout on my treadmill. It never fails. To us, exercise is nothing short of a miracle.” – Cher
“I’ve always said, ‘Eat clean to stay fit, have a burger to stay sane.'”
“When I walked into IMG, my one thing was like, ‘I’ll be fit. I’ve always been an athlete my whole life but there’s one thing I will not do even if it means turning away a dream of mine and that is to be too thin.'” – Gigi Hadid
“Sometimes I’ll just move around and dance around to kind of just sweat because I feel like I need to get things circulating. But I’m not hardcore about it. But my go-to’s are Brazilian Butt Lifts—it’s just really, really concentrating on your core and your butt—and Pilates.” – Kate Hudson
“I love my butter pecan ice cream, but I also love to work out. We all have our issues. Mine is arms and legs, keeping them tight and toned. It takes work, believe me… My attitude is, there is always room for growth.” – Beyonce
“I’m really proud of my curves, and I hope all you curvy girls out there are embracing yours too! It’s important to work out and be the best version of yourself that you can be, but never feel like you have to be the skinniest girl in the room to be the prettiest. Be confident in yourself and you’ll shine!” – Kim Kardashian
“Exercise is so amazing from the inside out. I feel so alive and have so much energy.” – Vanessa Hudgens
“Cardio is the key. I have a personal trainer who travels with me if we have a big event coming up. I work out every day but I need a trainer to motivate me.” – Rihanna
So there you have it: some of our favorite quotes about exercise, dieting, and living a healthy life from some of the most famous stars in the world. We may not have the swanky home gyms and expensive personal trainers that the stars have but this does not mean that we cannot achieve our health and fitness goals. We hope that the quotes that have been presented above will inspire you, no matter where you are on your fitness journey at the moment. Which quote is your favorite or resonates the most with you?