BODYPUMP motivation

I love getting a new BODYPUMP release DVD. I love hearing the new music, learning new moves and seeing the latest innovations.


But another thing that I love about the BODYPUMP instructor DVD is the motivational sayings that are said during the workout.


The little words that help you push during the last minute of the squat track. The encouragement that the instructor gives during that last set of tricep dips. I feel like these sayings can totally make the workout. And as an instructor, I try to use these sayings in my own class in the hopes that I can encourage my participants to get the best workout possible.

And I just wanted to share a few recent sayings that I have gotten from the last few BODYPUMP releases.


If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you. <—this is by far my most favorite saying. It is SO true, right? And really applicable to pretty much every facet in life.


If it’s starting to burn, it’s starting to work. <—YES!!

Hot, heavy, hard. <—pretty much describes all of BODYPUMP.

Now, the workout begins. <—said during the last set of the squat track. And is SO true. The first few sets are getting warmed up – what your body is used to. . . that last set is where the workout is made and is the most important.

Finish hard. Finish strong. <—I use this one during the last set to help encourage people to not check out of the last bit of the song and to keep the tension in the muscles and to finish what we started.


What’s your favorite motivational saying? What do you repeat over and over in your head during the last set of a super tough workout?


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19 Responses to BODYPUMP motivation

  1. Jackie

    I miss body pump! I can’t wait until I’m cleared to workout again!!!!

  2. Chris Schull

    funny ones I like – “if you ain’t crying you ain’t trying”….”if you ain’t heavin – you ain’t leavin”………………………………..

  3. I’m so not good with workout motivational sayings. And I shouldn’t be one to recommend them since I ALWAYS leave before the end of a BP class. At my gym, the ab workouts are not good so I don’t like staying until the last minute. Is that strange? What do you typically do for your BP ab routines?
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    • KT

      I do agree that some BP core tracks are better than others! I’ll think of you the next time that I have people walking out early. . . thankfully that doesn’t happen too often.

  4. I will usually say that you can do anything for a certain number of seconds and reps!
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  5. I just tell myself I’m almost finished until I actually am! I also tell myself that I’m a beast and I can do anything 😉
    Luckily, I say it in my head so I don’t fear the judgement of others haha.
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  6. “The temptation to quit is always greatest right before you’re about to succeed.” Helps every time!
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  7. LOVE, “If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you.” I have been thinking about that quote a lot lately during spinning classes and runs in particular. So often I just go through the motions and don’t challenge myself enough! Thanks, Katie!
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  8. I like to just repeat over and over “You are awesome, you are amazing” That usually does the trick to keep me going to finish my workout!
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  9. I absolutely love these motivational sayings!

    I always remind myself how proud I’ll be of my efforts when it’s over. And now when I want to quit, slow down, etc I remind myself I had a baby & how much harder THAT was! Haha
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  10. I agree!! The BP trainers have some great motivational sayings indeed.

    I love saying how much time they have left and to push it (etc.) to the end. Or things like “are you outside your comfort zone? Good, that means your changing your body.” Stuff like that–I like using questions because it makes them think, and I like using short phrases to get them amped (That challenge/change one is one of my faves too!)