Exercising is hard—how about a little humor to help get you through it?
We’ve rounded up 15 of our favorite funny exercise quotes to read after a tough workout, during a water break, or while icing your muscles on one of those beloved rest days.
1. Only Here For The Donuts
“I only work out because I really, really like donuts.” – Unknown
2. Aerobics Explained
“The word ‘aerobics” came about when the gym instructors got together and said: If we’re going to charge $10 an hour, we can’t call it ‘Jumping Up and Down.'” – Rita Rudner
3. The Art of Walking
“Walking isn’t a lost art: one must, by some means, get to the garage.” – Evan Esar
It can be a hike, right?
4. The Best Type of Buns
“I really don’t think I need buns of steel. I’d be happier with buns of cinnamon.” – Ellen DeGeneres
5. Crying is Totally Fine
“It’s my workout. I can cry if I want to.” – Unknown
It happens! (And no one judges you for it.)
6. Marathon Talk
“I’m 99% sure no one would run marathons if they weren’t allowed to talk about running marathons.” – Mike Vanatta
Did it really happen if you didn’t post about it on social media?
7. Jogging is Tough
“The trouble with jogging is that, by the time you realize you’re not in shape for it, it’s too far to walk back.” – Franklin P. Jones
Hate it when that happens.
8. What is Happening
“I have to exercise in the morning before my brain figures out what I’m doing.” – Marsha Doble
The only way to do it, really.
9. A Life of Squats
“Life has its ups and downs. We call them squats.” – Unknown
Feel the burn!
10. Just Lie Down
“When I feel like exercising, I just lie down until the feeling goes away.” – Robert M. Hutchins
Not a bad idea, honestly.
11. Everything Hurts
“If you want to know the correct way to perform an exercise, the answer is: ‘Whatever hurts most.'” – Jason Love
He’s not wrong, exactly.
12. That Counts, Right?
“If it weren’t for the fact that the TV set and the refrigerator are so far apart, some of us wouldn’t get any exercise at all.” – Joey Adams
Hey, it’s something!
13. Very Important Advice
“Eat clean, stay fit, and have a burger to stay sane.” – Gigi Hadid
Wise, wise words!
14. Sound Logic
“I don’t exercise. If God had wanted me to bend over, he would have put diamonds on the floor.” – Joan Rivers
Diamonds are everyone’s best friend.
15. So Inspirational
“Unless you puke, faint, or die, keep going!” – Jillian Michaels
That’s one way to stay motivated!
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