15 Mantras to Get You Off the Couch and Pumped To Workout!

Despite the pleading call of your couch this winter, look within to find some inspiration to get your body moving and your blood pumping.

If you get your mind in the game, your body will be sure to follow. I’m a firm believer that ‘a mantra a day will keep quitting away,’ so here are my favorite 15 inspirational sayings that will refresh your outlook and kickstart your exercise routine to get your body beach-ready by summer.

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Mantra #1

“Work out because you can (and for all those who cannot because of injuries/disabilities/life limitations).”

Mantra #2.

“If you look great at the end of your workout, you didn’t do it right!”

I sacrifice great hair for a great body a few times a week!
Mantra #3

“If you worked out when you first thought of it, you’d be done by now.”

Mantra #4

“Work out because your life depends on it. Don’t have an hour to work out? Do you have all day to be in a hospital bed?”

Mantra #5

“If it burns, it doesn’t mean you’re gonna die. Get up and TRY.”

~’Try’ by Pink.


Mantra #6

“I wish I didn’t work out today” – said no one ever!

Mantra #7

“Surround yourself with positive people. You are the average of the 5 people you hang out with the most.”

~Seen on an anonymous bathroom wall


Mantra #8

“Do something toward your goal every day. A year from now you’ll see what 365 somethings can do.”


Mantra #9

“Be a champion!”


Mantra #10

“If sitting is the new smoking, then strong is the new skinny.”

Mantra #11

“Be an athlete. Any size, age, gender…decide and become!”

Mantra #12

“Think I’m crazy for working out? You’d see crazy if I didn’t. Cardio = Attitude Adjustment! You are only a workout away from a great mood.”


Mantra #13

“Work out like no one is watching!”

Mantra #14

“Fitness is throwing out your spanks.”

Mantra #15

“Sometimes it’s good to be hard on yourself.”

Need some more motivation? Like/follow us on Facebook/Twitter because we’ll be posting a new fitness mantra each day through the end of the month to help keep you on track. And for a mantra every day of the year, follow Nikki “Fitness” Glor on Twitter @Nikkifitness #mantraoftheday.

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Nicole Glor is a fitness expert based in NYC, author of The Slimnastics Workout, and the star of 9 fitness DVDs including her new Seasonal Affective Disorder Workout DVD. You can follow her on Facebook and Twitter and get free newsletters, music playlists, video demos and DVDs.


About the author

Nicole Glor

Nicole Glor is a fitness expert, author of The Slimnastics Workout, a freelance fitness writer, and the star of 11 fitness DVDs/Videos/Apps. Nikki's "Slimnastics" exercises have been featured in over 100 national media outlets including the New York Times, Live! With Kelly and Michael, Fox & Friends, GMA Health, Shape, Self, Fitness, and Women's Health. Her "Improve the Move" workouts focus on multitasking toning and plyomentric cardio intervals (HIIT- High Intensity Interval Training) to cut workout time in half and boost metabolism. Nikki is an AFAA certified NYC personal (and celebrity) trainer, group fitness instructor at Crunch in Manhattan, and a 200hr RYT YogaFit/Yoga Alliance trained yoga instructor. Nikki got her start in fitness as a Syracuse University Cheerleader, where she graduated with a degree in Broadcast Journalism from the prestigious Newhouse School. Her music playlists, video demos and DVDs can be found at www.nikkifitness.com