41 Gymnastics Quotes (That Actually Work)

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Looking for some gymnastics quotes to inspiration your training? Check out our collection of the best gymnastics quotes that will ignite your passion for the sport and help you push beyond your limits. From Olympic champions to famous coaches, these quotes will give you the extra push you need to achieve your goals in gymnastics.

Read on for some serious motivation!

Motivational Gymnastics Quotes

“Don’t set your goals to be a star. Set your goals to be the best that you can be.” Dominique Dawes

“We can push ourselves further. We always have more to give.” Simone Biles

“You’ve got what it takes but it will take everything you’ve got.” Unknown

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“Jump off the beam, flip off the bars, follow your dreams and reach for the stars.” Nadia Comaneci

“Focus on the outcome not the obstacle.” Unknown

“Wake up every day knowing that today is a new day and only you can determine the outcome of that day. So dream big, accept the challenge, and never look back.” Alicia Sacramone

“To be a gymnast, you must have the strength to hold on and the courage to let go.” Madison Kocian

“I don’t run away from a challenge because I am afraid. Instead, I run toward it because the only way to escape fear is to trample it beneath your feet.” Nadia Comaneci

“I don’t think I’ve ever not gotten nervous. When you work so hard for one special day or routine, you want to perform it better than you ever have. We always say at our gym, If you lose the nerves, you lose the sport.Shawn Johnson

Funny Gymnastics Quotes

“Keep calm because I’m a Gymnast.”

“Seven days without gymnastics makes one weak.”

“If Gymnastics was easy they’d call it football.”

“If at first you don’t succeed… try doing what your coach told you to do the first time.”

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The floor tells gymnasts “If you fall, I’ll be there for you,” the beam says “If you fall, I’ll drop you and then hit you on the way down.”

Gymnastics Quotes for Training

“Trust in your training, and make it happen.” Peter Vidmar

“Part of being a good gymnast is being very disciplined – you have to know how to train right, eat right, sleep right.” Jonathan Horton

“Don’t practice until you get it right, practice until you can’t get it wrong.” McKayla Maroney

“I don’t think my natural talent is much different to the other gymnasts. It is a matter of how I train and how I think about my training. I also give a lot of thought to my routines.” Kohei Uchimura

“Practice as if it’s competition, but compete as if it’s practice.” Peter Vidmar

“Strength and conditioning are the keys to good performance and longevity in gymnastics.” Suzanne Yoculan   

“Talent alone is not enough. I believe that a really good gymnast is 10% inspiration and 90% perspiration.” Vladislav Rastorotsky

“To be a champion, you must train like a champion.” Unknown

Gymnastics Quotes for Competition

“When you are on the podium nobody is asking you if you are 15 or 30 years old. What matters is who can do great gymnastics.” Oksana Chusovitina

“Competing in gymnastics is the greatest reminder of being alive as a human being.” Raj Bhavsar

“In gymnastics, the longest routine you do is a minute and a half, and that’s pretty tough to get through.” Shannon Miller

“When I go in to compete, whether it’s gymnastics or anything else, I do my own thing. I compete with myself.” Shannon Miller

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Inspirational Quotes for Gymnasts

“Champions aren’t made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them — a desire, a dream, a vision.” Muhammad Ali

“If you dream and you allow yourself to dream you can do anything.” Clara Hughes

“Never say never because limits, like fears, are often illusions.” Michael Jordan

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“It’s not the will to win that matters—everyone has that. It’s the will to prepare to win that matters.” Paul “Bear” Bryant

“Never give up, never give in, and when the upper hand is ours, may we have the ability to handle the win with the dignity that we absorbed the loss.” Doug Williams

“If you fail to prepare, you’re prepared to fail.” Mark Spitz

“The most talented players don’t always succeed. Some don’t even make the team. It’s more what’s inside. ” Brett Favre

“The mind is the limit. As long as the mind can envision the fact that you can do something, you can do it, as long as you really believe 100 percent.” Arnold Schwarzenegger

Cute Gymnastics Quotes

“Joy is not in things; it is in us.” Richard Wagner

“Hard work is always hard work, for young gymnasts and old gymnasts. Whoever can handle this will be a champion.” Svetlana Boginskaya

“I don’t run away from a challenge because I am afraid. Instead, I run toward it because the only way to escape fear is to trample it beneath your feet.” Nadia Comaneci

“It’s not about winning or losing a competition, it’s about beating the doubt from within yourself and knowing at the end of each day, you gave it everything you had.” Aly Raisman

“I believe that you should gravitate to people who are doing productive and positive things with their lives.” Nadia Comaneci

“Gymnastics has made me strong. I feel like it broke me down to my lowest point, and built me back up to where I am now.” Simone Biles

“Set your goals, follow your dreams, listen to your heart and don’t let anything stand in your way.” Brandy Johnson

Final Thoughts

If you are looking for more motivation to become a successful gymnast check out my article on which qualities make a good gymnast.

Have you heard a great quote that should be included in the list above? Let us know in the comments section and we’ll be sure to include it.