9 Movies That Motivate Your Fitness
More: 20 Motivational Fitness Quotes
Cool Runnings1 of 10
There's nothing like a true underdog story to motivate you. Watch this group of men fight to become Jamaica's first Olympic bobsled team. Based on a true story, you'll be inspired to push through even the toughest workouts.
Center Stage2 of 10
Dancers have a lot of pressure: you need to have the right feet, a pretty face and the perfect body. The dancers in this movie remind you what it's like to push through criticism and focus on doing what you love, whether it's dancing, running a half marathon or just maintaining a healthy balance in your life.
Chariots of Fire3 of 10
"This is the story of two men who run. Not to run, but to prove something to the world." You may not be an Olympian, but you'll certainly want to work out like one after watching the true story of these two British runners from the 1924 Olympic games. True sacrifice, epic running scenes and stories of triumph are just what you need when you're low on motivation.
Miracle4 of 10
You'll be hearing the words of coach Herb Brooks ("Again! Again!") during your next sprinting session after seeing this hard battle fought and won. Whether you spend time on the ice or not, the story of the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team will make you want to push yourself to the brink.
Rocky5 of 10
"Eye of the Tiger" playing over classic Rocky scenes will motivate you to get out there and be your own champion. Press play on any of the five movies in the series for a blast from the past with a good dose of motivation.
Karate Kid6 of 10
You may know this movie best for its classic line, "wax on, wax off," and it's exactly that wisdom that makes it a motivating fitness movie. Cue this up to remind yourself what it takes to become a true champion.
Pumping Iron7 of 10
See the former Governor of California in a place where you both feel at home: the gym. Filmed in 1977, Arnold Schwarzenegger shows you how he got his infamous physique. This film also introduced many athletes to the sport of bodybuilding, so if you're looking to bulk up, this is a can't-miss choice.
Hoosiers8 of 10
If you're a sucker for underdog movies, then this is another film to add to your Netflix queue. The story of a small basketball team from Indiana trying to make it to the big-time championships reminds you what it means to work hard to get where you want to go.
Bend it Like Beckham9 of 10
The girl power from this 2003 movie will be enough to get you to the gym, even on your worst days. Though forbidden to play soccer, the lead character, a teenage girl, follows her heart and continues to play anyway. You'll be inspired to do what you love and work hard to reach your goals.