Just like getting out of bed in the morning, the motivation to drag yourself to the gym can be lacking even on the best of days. But when it’s your job as a personal trainer to motivate people and keep their “eyes on the prize”, there’s simply no way you can have an “off” day. Your clients look to you for enthusiasm and positive reinforcement to be able to give them that extra energy they need to realise their goals, so it’s wise to have a few motivational quotes in your back pocket to really get them focused on results.
With this in mind, we’ve put together a list of motivational quotes that really help get your fitness clients (as well as yourself) motivated.
Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion – Muhammad Ali
Don’t quit. You’re already in pain. You’re already hurt. Get a reward from it. – Uncredited
Defeat is a state of mind; no one is ever defeated until defeat has been accepted as a reality. – Bruce Lee
Make sure your worst enemy doesn’t live between your own two ears – Laird Hamilton
If you fail to prepare, you’re prepared to fail – Mark Spitz
You can motivate by fear, and you can motivate by reward. But both those methods are only temporary. The only lasting thing is self-motivation – Homer Rice
You find that you have peace of mind and can enjoy yourself, get more sleep, and rest when you know that it was a one hundred percent effort that you gave–win or lose – Gordie Howe
You only get out what you put in – Uncredited
Just keep going. Everybody gets better if they keep at it – Ted Williams
It’s not whether you get knocked down; it’s whether you get up – Vince Lombardi