Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
— Joseph Addison
Training gives us an outlet for suppressed energies created by stress and thus tones the spirit just as exercise conditions the body.
— Arnold Schwarzenegger
Other exercises develop single powers and muscles, but dancing embellishes, exercises, and equalizes all the muscles at once.
— Jean Paul
True enjoyment comes from activity of the mind and exercise of the body; the two are ever united.
— Wilhelm von Humboldt
Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.
— Jim Rohn
The purpose of training is to tighten up the slack, toughen the body, and polish the spirit.
— Morihei Ueshiba
A muscle is like a car. If you want it to run well early in the morning, you have to warm it up.
— Florence Griffith Joyner
An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.
— Henry David Thoreau
I don’t mind exercise but it’s a private activity. Joggers should run in a wheel – like hamsters – because I don’t want to look at them. And I really hate people who go on an airplane in jogging outfits. That’s a major offense today, even bigger than Spandex bicycle pants. You see eighty-year-old women coming on the plane in jogging outfits for comfort. Well my comfort – my mental comfort – is completely ruined when I see them coming. You’re on an airplane, not in your bedroom, so please! And I really hate walkathons: blocking traffic, people patting themselves on the back. The whole attitude offends me. They have this smug look on their faces as they hold you up in traffic so that they can give two cents to some charity.
— John Waters
I’ve always believed fitness is an entry point to help you build that happier, healthier life. When your health is strong, you’re capable of taking risks. You’ll feel more confident to ask for the promotion. You’ll have more energy to be a better mom. You’ll feel more deserving of love.
— Jillian Michaels
In the midst of these hard times it is our good health and good sleep that are enjoyable.
— Knute Nelson
Our growing softness, our increasing lack of physical fitness, is a menace to our security.
— John F. Kennedy
We took advantage of the running boom, which became the jogging boom, which became the fitness boom… and we’ve benefited from all of that.
— Phil Knight
For years, I always thought it was hilarious that I was this fitness guru, because fitness was just a tool I utilized to help people improve their confidence. For me, it’s never been about fitness. It’s always been about helping to empower people.
— Jillian Michaels
Never hurry. Take plenty of exercise. Always be cheerful. Take all the sleep you need. You may expect to be well.
— James Freeman Clarke
It’s been a long road back to health and fitness for me. I am just glad to have been given the opportunity to do what I love most.
— Jonah Lomu
People need to have clear goals about why they are exercising, and they should consult a fitness expert to find out what kind of exercise is suitable.
— Lynn Davies
Fitness has nothing to do with age.
— Virender Sehwag
In my judgment, physical fitness is basic to all forms of excellence and to a strong, confident nation.
— Robert Kennedy
What you want is to rev up your metabolism so that you are burning fat and calories, not preserving fat and calories.
— Kathy Freston
I feel if I’m healthy and happy, I look good. With a good mixture of fitness and healthy food I always feel great!
— Candice Swanepoel
A runner must run with dreams in his heart, not money in his pocket.
— Emil Zatopek