To recognise, and more importantly celebrate the fantastic strides being made by women across all industries for equality, we at PROMiXX HQ wanted to give a huge shout out to the inspirational women of the sport, health and fitness worlds. Some have been paving the way for women in sport since the 60s and some that are leading the new generation. If you’re looking for inspiration, then look no further. Here are 21 inspirational and motivational quotes from women who exhibit strength in every sense of the word.

Jess Ennis-Hill quote

Jess Ennis-Hill
Olympic Heptathlon Champion
“I’ve always known what I wanted. I’ve always wanted to be on top of that podium”.


Gal Gadot quote

Gal Gadot
Titular Character in ‘Wonder Woman’
“I represent the ‘Wonder Woman’ of the New World”


Paula Radcliffe quote

Paula Radcliffe
Marathon World record Holder
“Every time I go out and race, it’s a goal to go out and run faster than I’ve done before”.

Ronda Rousey

Ronda Rousey
Former UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion
“Even if they don’t know it, everyone has the instinct to survive”.

Nicola Adams quote

Nicola Adams
Olympic Boxer
“Even though I am a woman boxer, I am not just inspiring women; I hope I am inspiring boys as well”.


Katrina Johnson-Thompson quote

Katarina Johnson-Thompson
Olympic Heptathlon Athlete
“I want to lay all my cards out on the table and walk away with no regrets”.

Zola Budd

Zola Budd
Olympic 5000 Metre record Breaker famed for training Barefoot
“Looking back… it’s hard to understand what all the fuss was about as things changed in just a few years. When you look at all the things that have happened in the world, it seems small”.

Kathrine Switzer

Kathrine Switzer
The first woman to run the Boston Marathon
“If you are losing faith in human nature, go out and watch a marathon”.

Martina Naratilova

Martina Navratilova
Professional Tennis Player and Coach
“Whoever said, it’s not whether you win or lose that counts, probably lost”.

Serena Williams quote

Serena Williams
Professional Tennis player ranked singles No. 1 8 times
“I’ve grown most not from victories, but setbacks. If winning is God’s reward, then losing is how he teaches us”.

Bethany Hamilton quote

Bethany Hamilton
American professional Surfer who returned to professional competition after surviving a shark attack in which her arm was bitten off
“Courage, sacrifice, determination, commitment, toughness, heart, talent, guts. That’s what little girls are made of”.

Peggy Fleming

Peggy Fleming
Olympic Champion figure Skater
“We wanted to be achievers, but being an achiever didn’t mean that you stopped being a woman”.

Steph Houghton

Steph Houghton
Professional Footballer
“It is our duty to inspire girls to play a sport”.

Rachel Atherton

Rachel Atherton
Professional Racing Cyclist and Multiple UCI World Champion
“Never ignore your instinct, and you can always push harder. I get inspired when I think about people who have pushed their bodies to the limit”.

Martine Wright

Martine Wright
British Sitting Volleyball player who lost both of her legs in the 7/7 London bombings
“Make today the day where you can be the best you can be at that moment in time and believe anything is possible”.

Hannah Cockroft

Hannah Cockroft
British Wheelchair Racer
“I tell myself, I’m the one who’s done all this work, I’m the one sat at this line”.


Eugenie Le Sommer quote

Eugenie Le Sommer
“We not only won, we won with style”. 

Cory Everson

Cory Everson
American Female Bodybuilding Champion
“The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty”.

Sarah Lindsey

Sarah Lindsay (Roar Fitness Girl)
Three-Time Olympian and Persona Trainer
“It’s so important to keep training positive and a celebration of what your body can do, NOT punishment for what you ate yesterday”.

Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Hudson
The singer who famously lost 80lb
“You have to want weight-loss success so badly that no mountain, river or ocean could keep you from reaching your goals. If you have that drive, passion and commitment, there is no way you won’t get there”.

Jillian Michaels quote

Jillian Michaels
Personal Trainer
“It’s not about perfect; it’s about effort. And when you bring that effort every single day, that’s where transformation happens. That’s how change occurs”.