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Exercise Jokes That Will Give You — And Your Funny Bone — A Good Workout!

Get pumped for some laughs!

If you’d rather hit the snooze button than jump on the exercise bike or treadmill, or if you find yourself wanting to slip into a cute pair of boots rather than lace up your sneakers, you’re not alone! We all know exercise is good for us…that it will help us live longer and healthier lives, that it not only benefits our body but our mind as well. But the struggle to find the motivation to actually get up and move our body is real! To help take some of the edge off and put a bit of fun into your workouts, we’ve rounded up the funniest exercise memes, jokes, cartoons and celebrity quotes to keep you smiling from warm-up through cool down!

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Gaming the system!

Exercise memes: Woman lying down on treadmill with caption: My trainer gave me specific instructions: Spend 30 minutes on the treadmill 5 days a week

Staying out of trouble pays off!

Exercise memes: Why can athletes lift more weight than prisoners? Because the pros outweigh the cons!

Who needs a treadmill, anyway?

Exercise memes: Woman checking her Fitbit with caption: How we're getting our 10,000 steps a day: Drink water. Run to the bathroom. Repeat.
Betsie Van der Meer/Getty Images

Viewer discretion advised

Exercise memes: Melissa McCarthy in Bridesmaids yelling, "Look away!" with caption: When someone makes eye contact with you while you're doing cardio.
Instagram: @cacklinghens

Don’t forget to “hydrate” between reps!

Exercise memes: Holiday workout illustration of 3 stages of opening a wine bottle with a wingtip corkscrew that looks like a human doing jumping jacks

Sometimes, we just want to hang out and relax

Exercise memes: Dog lazily slumped on gym rings with caption: I really wanted to work out today, but my body said no

Trust needs to be earned

Exercise memes: Why couldn't the woman trust her personal trainer? He was always pulling her leg!

It’s key to have attainable goals

Exercise memes: Cat eating pita with caption: Yea, I'm into fitness…fitness whole pita into my mouth

Everyone needs a workout buddy!

Exercise memes: 2 raccoons doing pull-ups on a tree branch with caption: "Five more! C'mon, swimsuit season is approaching!"
John Pitcher/Getty Images

Food for thought…

Exercise memes: Illustrations of woman doing pushups with caption: Wouldn't it be so great if we could put ourselves in the dryer for 10 minutes and come out wrinkle-free…and three sizes smaller?
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Might also need to read the instructions again…

Exercise memes: Cartoon of couple with woman saying, "The first step in our fitness program is to clear the cobwebs from the exercise machines"
Bob Vojtko

No witnesses!

Exercise memes: Kid with funny face and caption: How I feel when I walk in the gym…and it's empty

Hey, priorities change!

Exercise memes: Whiteboard on fridge with writing: Today I'll exercise; today I'll exer; today I'll; Today; To; Ta; Tac; Tacos!!!
Mark Burstyn/Radius Images/Getty Images

It’s how they get trim!

Exercise memes: What exercise do hairdressers do in the gym? Curls!

Safety first!

Exercise memes: Little dog about to lift big weights with caption: Spot me bro!

It totally counts!

Exercise memes: Woman struggling to fit into tight jeans with caption: Exercise? Trying to squeeze into fresh-from-the-dryer jeans totally counts
Per Winbladh/The Image Bank/Getty Images

Don’t judge!

Exercise memes: Baby with face pressed against restaurant window and caption: My face outside any restaurant after I work out

Even grown-ups need a rewards system

Exercise memes: Cartoon of 2 women with one saying, "I've set my activity tracker to go off when I've burned enough calories for a chocolate muffin with sprinkles."
Bob Vojtko

Welcome to the “gun show”

Exercise memes: Cat stretching upside down on floor with caption: My favorited exercise is a cross between a lunge and a crunch. It's called lunch.

Go easy on yourself

Exercise memes: Woman doing water aerobics with caption: Next time swimsuit season rolls around, we must remember…it follows Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs season—there's only so much we can do!
kali9/Getty Images

So much simpler from the couch

Exercise memes: Super large gorilla with caption: Fitness instructor: Have you ever done a marathon? Me: Like on Netflix?
Instagram: @mattynagle

It could work! Maybe?

Exercise memes: Woman crossing her fingers with thinking bubble of skinny jeans and caption: We've decided to join the CrossFit craze…We just cross our fingers and hope our jeans fit!
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Celebs have exercise jokes too!

Exercise memes: Anna Kendrick with quote: "'Keratin treatment will make your hair feel like it had a good workout.' So, my hair will be sweaty, miserable and desperate for ice cream?"
Larry Busacca/Staff/Getty Images
Exercise memes: Bette Midler quote: "Getting ready for my run. It's important to exercise every day so you can live to an age where no one expects you to exercise anymore"
Mireya Acierto/Contributor/Getty Images
Exercise memes: Ellen DeGeneres quote: "I was gonna go to the gym, but the parking lot was so crowded, I would've had to park three blocks away. I'm not walking that far to get on a treadmill."
Todd Williamson/Contributor/Getty Images

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