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175 Motivating Fitness Captions for Instagram


If you are trying to get in shape we have the best fitness captions for Instagram for your next post. So once you have that great workout photo but aren’t sure what to say about it, we have you covered with the best fitness quotes for Instagram for when someone else has said it best first.

Our Favorite Fitness Captions for Instagram

  • A bad day can be made better by going to the gym.
  • Fall down seven times, get up eight.
  • Of course it’s heavy. That’s why they call it weight.
  • Embrace and love your body is the only one, you will ever have.
  • The hardest lift of all is lifting your butt off the couch.
  • I want to see what happens if I don’t give up.
  • The best exercise is the one you actually do.
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  • A year from now, you’ll wish you had started today.
  • A pint of sweat will save a gallon of blood.
  • I just finished some squats and didn’t toot once.
  • Don’t tell people your plan, show them your results.
  • I’m in a good place right now, not emotionally, I’m just at the gym.
  • Give everything you do, give everything you got!!!
  • Don’t forget… healthy looks different on every body.
  • I’m only here so I can eat more later.
  • The best way to predict your body is to create it.
  • The gym doesn’t ask silly questions, the gym understands.
  • You are what you do, not what you say you’ll do
  • The secret to getting ahead is getting started.
  • You gotta hustle for the muscle.
  • Don’t stop when you are tired, stop when you are done.
  • Good is not enough if better is possible.
  • Take a small step every day and just keep going.
  • If you have time for social media, then you have time for exercise.
  • When you feel like dying, do 10 more.
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  • Goal weight: Sexy, Strong, and Savage.
  • You are much stronger than you think.
  • Do your best and forget the rest.
  • I believe in eating what I like and sweating it out in the gym.
  • If it wasn’t hard, everyone would do it.
  • I know what I want and I’m gonna get it.
  • My future self will surely thank me for this.
  • If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you!
  • Strive for progress, not perfection.
  • Always have high standards and low squats.
  • Slow progress is still progress.
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  • The body achieves what the mind believes.
  • I’m not stopping until I’m proud of myself.
  • Be the one who decided to go for it.
  • Exercise now and make your life better.
  • Don’t decrease the goal. Increase the effort!
  • May all your vibes say, ‘I got this’.
  • Sweat is the best highlighter.
  • Just do it.
  • Whatever is good for your soul, do that!

Funny Fitness Captions

  • Body type: works out, but definitely likes donuts.
  • I work out because it is good for me. Also, I like to eat a lot.
  • If the bar ain’t bending you‘re just pretending.
  • It hurts now, but one day it will be your warm up.
  • This guy/girl is on fire! But seriously, my muscles are burning.
  • Hakuna musquata—means nice booty for the rest of your days.
  • Life indeed has its ups and downs. I call them squats.
  • If you still look cute after the gym, you didn’t work out hard enough.
  • A 1-hour workout is 4% of your day
  • The biceps are the boners of your arms.
  • Cheat on your girlfriends, not on your workouts.
  • The only bad workout is the one that didn’t happen.
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  • I got 99 problems but I’m going to the gym and ignoring all of them.
  • Lifting weights and getting dates.
  • Dear fat: Prepare to die! Sincerely, me.
  • Body type: Works out but definitely says yes to tacos.
  • Keep your squats low, and your standards high.
  • Education is important, but big biceps are importanter.
  • Run like there’s an attractive person in front of you and a creepy one behind you.
  • If being sarcastic burned tons of calories, I’d be one skinny b*tch.
  • Talking the talk and walking the walk!
  • You don’t have to go fast. You just have to go.
  • I like to run, and by run I mean—take naps
  • Anyone needs a ticket to my gun show?
  • Cardio? Is that Spanish?
  • You can’t please everyone… you’re not an avocado.
  • What kind of wine goes with squats?
  • Wanna see my guns?
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  • The face you make when your protein runs out after week 1.
  • I’ll meet you at the bar…bell.
  • Going to the gym is the best drug.
  • Eat clean. Train Mean. Get Lean.
  • I’m sweating like a sinner at church.
  • I’m torn between cardio and pizza.
  • I got 99 problems, but a bench ain’t one!
  • Gotta squat before I tie the knot.
  • Obligatory gym selfie!
  • Be a badass with a good ass.
  • World’s okayest runner.
  • A fitness center is like a house of worship for someone who is religiously into fitness
  • I will make sweat my best accessory. I will run harder than my mascara.
  • There are no shortcuts – everything is reps, reps, reps.
  • You can’t flex fat so shut up and lift.
  • Workout Monday: If you’re gonna feel it, do it.

If you like these, you might also want to check out our other lists of Yoga Captions, Tennis Captions, Biking Captions, Swimming Captions and Paddle Board Captions.

Motivating Fitness Captions

  • Change your body by changing your thoughts
  • Okay, fine, I’ll run, but I’m going to be complaining the whole time.
  • Physical fitness is as essential as your mental fitness.
  • Doubt me, hate me, you’re the inspiration I need.
  • Fitness is like a relationship. You can’t cheat and expect it to work.
  • Push yourself because no one else is going to do it for you.
  • If you start with loving your body, nothing can stop you.
  • I don’t do this to be healthy, I do this to get big muscles.
  • Life has its ups and downs, we call them squats.
  • Some people like going to the pub. I prefer the gym.
  • Dedicate yourself to becoming your best.
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  • Good is not enough if better is possible.
  • My protein shakes bring the boys to the yard
  • Run as if your phone’s remaining battery life is 1%.
  • Create healthy habits, not restrictions.
  • Fitness is more than a physical challenge, it’s a mental one.
  • Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.
  • Fitness isn’t a seasonal hobby, it’s a lifestyle.
  • Work hard. Have fun. It’s a struggle we can all relate to.
  • I did not wake up today just to be mediocre.
  • Fall in love with taking care of my body.
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  • I will sacrifice whatever is necessary to be the best.
  • I refuse to give up on myself.
  • Did you say exercise? I thought you said extra fries.
  • Banging weights and slamming plates.
  • Rise up when you fall. Be a beast!
  • Do your best and forget the rest
  • Well, it’s not going to lift itself.
  • It always seems impossible until it’s done.
  • You don’t have to be extreme; just consistent.
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  • Seize the day at the gym!
  • Gym clothes should make you feel good.
  • A year from now, we’ll see who was really working.
  • Fit is not a destination, It is a way of life.
  • Be stronger than your excuses!
  • Set a fitness goal that makes you want to jump out of bed in the morning.
  • Of course, it is heavy, that’s why they call its weight.
  • Do it for the after selfie.
  • Nobody said it was easy.
  • Eat, sleep, gym, repeat.
  • I am working on a new ME.
  • Be stronger than your excuse.
  • Your fitness is 100% mental
  • Put yourself at the top of your list.
  • Sweat + Sacrifice = Success
  • Train hard or Go home.
  • There’s no shortcut.
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  • Six-packs in progress.
  • Don’t skip leg day!
  • Glutes for the sloots.
  • Just believe in your self
  • Sore today, strong tomorrow.
  • Sweat is my body crying.
  • Decide. Commit. Succeed.
  • Glowing and growing.
  • Train like a beast, look like a beauty.
  • I bend so I don’t break.
  • Lift heavy and run fast
  • I work out so I can drink beer.
  • Eat clean, train dirty.
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  • Eat. Gym. Repeat.
  • Weights before dates.
  • Be your own competition.
  • Gym is life!
  • I don’t sweat, I sparkle.
  • Shut up and squat!
  • It’s not a race – it’s a journey.
  • I am my biggest critic.
  • Work. Train. Repeat
  • 6 packs in progress.
  • My muscles are hungover.
  • Could see the change
  • My warmup is your workout
  • Hustle for that muscle.
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  • Make your body stronger
  • Six pack in progress…
  • Eat big. Lift big. Get big.
  • No curls, no gurls.
  • Mindset is everything.
  • Better every day
  • I was born to lift
  • Every step is progress.
  • Fit and fab!
  • I’m doing this for me.
  • Go for it.
  • I’m a go-getter.
  • Say squeeze!
  • Do I have abs yet?
  • Nothing works unless you do.
  • No excuses. Workout today.
  • You better work.
  • Only worked out so I could show off my ‘fit.
  • Guess my workout playlist.
  • You won’t always love the workout. But you would always love the results.
  • I’m here for the workout selfie.
  • Don’t let this workout be a fluke.
  • You get what you work for.
  • Always be the hardest worker in the room
  • You get what you work for, not what you wish for.
  • Work out. Eat well. Be patient. Your body will reward you.
  • It’s never too early or too late to work on a better you.
  • I am working on myself, for myself, by myself.
  • I work out to burn off the crazy.
  • Work hard now, selfie later
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  • The best project you will ever work on is you.
  • I am working on myself, by myself, for myself.
  • Work hard, but don’t forget to play hard.
  • On good days, work out. On bad days, work out harder.
  • Workout like a boss and treat yo self to the results you deserve.
  • Fuel your body and mind with a solid workout routine.
  • A workout is never a waste of time.
  • It’s time to put that workout gear to good use.
  • Weekend goals: to get in a good workout and to eat right.
  • Your speed doesn’t matter, forward is forward.
  • Pain is temporary, pride is forever.
Gym with funny gym Instagram captions
  • When it comes to fitness, never settle for less!
  • She believed she could, so she did.
  • It’s never too late to change your habits!
  • No excuses, no excuses. You can do this
  • The best workouts happen when you don’t know what to expect next.
  • Get ready for the most intense workout of your life.
  • Workout for the win

Short Fitness Quotes for Instagram

“Exercise is king. Nutrition is queen. Put them together and you have got a kingdom” – Jack Lalanne

¨The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.¨ – Ralph Waldo Emerson

¨Don’t give up on your dreams, or your dreams will give up on you.¨ – John Wooden

¨Most people fail, not because of lack of desire, but, because of lack of commitment.¨ – Vince Lombardi

“You cannot make progress with excuses.” – Cam Newton

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

“Continuous improvement is better than delayed perfection.” – Mark Twain.

“Eat clean, stay fit, and have a burger to stay sane.” – Gigi Hadid

“If you’re using two-pound weights, how did you even open the door to the gym?” – Dave Attell.

“The man on top of the mountain didn’t fall there.” – Vince Lombardi

¨Look in the mirror. That’s your competition.¨ – John Assaraf

¨Put all excuses aside and remember this: You are capable.¨ – Zig Ziglar

“Progress not perfection.” – Kimberly Snyder

Weights with short funny gym quotes for Instagram by Snyder

“If you think lifting is dangerous, try being weak. Being weak is dangerous.” – Bret Contreras

¨Our bodies are our gardens – our wills are our gardeners.¨ – William Shakespeare

¨Exercise is king. Nutrition is queen. Put them together and you’ve got a kingdom.¨ – Jack LaLanne

¨Success is what comes after your stop making excuses.¨ – Luis Galarza

¨The pain you feel today will be the strength you feel tomorrow.¨ – Arnold Schwarzenegger

“Action is the foundational key to all success.”- Pablo Picasso

“Don’t quit. You’re already in pain. You’re already hurt. Get a reward from it!” – Eric Thomas

¨A year from now you may wish you had started today.¨ – Karen Lamb

“The last three or four reps is what makes the muscle grow. This area of pain divides a champion from someone who is not a champion.”- Arnold Schwarzenegger

¨Exercise is labor without weariness.¨ – Samuel Johnson

“All progress takes place outside the comfort zone.”- Michal Joan Bobak

¨Tough times don’t last. Tough people do.¨ – Robert H. Schuller

¨Bodybuilding is much like any other sport. To be successful, you must dedicate yourself 100% to your training, diet and mental approach.¨ – Arnold Schwarzenegger

¨If we could give every individual the right amount of nourishment and exercise, not too little and not too much, we would have found the safest way to health.¨ — Hippocrates

“The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.”- Vidal Sassoon

“The clock is ticking. Are you becoming the person you want to be?” – Greg Plitt

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“I go to the gym three days a week. You have to or else – I don’t want to be the guy that dies shoveling snow.” – Douglas Coupland.

“I already know what giving up feels like. I want to see what happens if I don’t.” – Neila Ray

“No one ever drowned in sweat.” – Lou Holtz

“Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it.”- George S. Halas

“When you don’t give up, you cannot fail.” – Adrian Peterson

“If what you did yesterday seems big, you haven’t done anything today.” – Lou Holtz

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¨Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity.¨ – John F. Kennedy

¨Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.¨ – Jim Rohn

¨I wanted to get really fit. I wanted to lose some weight. So I’ve been doing Pilates and yoga, trying to lean out my body so I won’t be bulky.¨- Serena Williams

“Get comfortable with being uncomfortable!¨ – Jillian Michaels

So there you have it! Our list of quotes and captions. We hope you found the perfect one for your photo.

Now start getting in shape!

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About the Author

Laynni Locke

I am Laynni Locke, a Canadian writer, reader and traveller with a passion for sharing life’s moments on social media. Keeping friends and family in the loop of our lives though photos and videos has become an essential activity for most.

And it doesn’t matter if you are travelling, celebrating a special occasion or just appreciating day-to-day life, when you take that perfect photo you are going to need the perfect caption or quote before you share it. Which is why we started Routinely Shares, providing comprehensive lists of quotes and captions to cover every occasion, adventure or loved one.

With extensive experience as a travel writer, social media specialist and grant writer, I have made it my mission to curate the best and easiest to use lists for your next post.

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