Why Do You Work Out?


We wanted to know what motivates our Get Healthy U TV members to stay fit, healthy, and motivated to work out… so we asked! We were so inspired by the responses that we wanted to share a few of our favorites here.

“I work out because I feel better when I do. The lasting effects include feeling strong in everything I do and being able to do all the things I’ve always been able to do with no reduction in range of motion or pace. Exercise for me is a mood elevator. Without it, I’m restless and tense. It defies age in a good way.”

“I know that the more I move now, the more it will help me keep moving when I am 80+. I feel better when I exercise and want to spend quality time with my kids and grandkids as I get older. And… I love good food and good wine!”


“Because I feel better emotionally and mentally – it ‘gets the crazies out.’ And it makes me strong and capable and healthy. And of course I look better. And I can eat more. So many reasons!”

“When I was younger, it was to look better. Now I work out to give me energy, clear my mind, relieve stress, and retain strength – and the looking better just comes with it.”


“To feel strong and stay healthy! Combatting some significant genetic issues that can’t be helped, but working hard to control as many risk factors as I can! And so I can play with my granddaughter, ride my bike, and eat a little chocolate now and then!”

“My wife and my family are my motivation – to be healthy and stay fit. My parents aren’t in the best shape and they live with diabetes and degenerative disc issues and I told myself, I want to ‘beat’ these medical issues and live healthy. Also, we want to start a family soon and I want to be able to keep up with my kids! AND it makes me feel more energized!”


“I work out for my health, in general, but I’m highly motivated right now by an upcoming surgery. I want to be in optimal health going in to it. Thanks Chris for being my workout buddy!”

“Because it’s fun! I feel strong and positive when I work out. I can beat people younger than me and prove getting older isn’t a curse!”
– Sherri


“It makes me feel better! I’m a more patient mommy when I start my day with Chris Freytag! I have been struggling to lose weight for over a year since my fourth baby was born. It took my already low self-esteem even lower. After using GHUTV for five months, I’ve lost weight but I’m stronger now! Every time I need heavier weights I feel more accomplished!”

“Because it’s my me time. I like the way it makes me feel. And to be a good role model for my children.”


“Because I want to live a vibrant and healthy life for as long as I am able. My workouts make everything I enjoy doing so much easier; yard work, gardening, biking, hiking, cross country skiing… Life is better all around with a strong physique and nutritious food.”

“It makes me feel stronger! It makes me want to challenge my body! And because I love to see it adapt from the inside and the outside. Sweat is so sweet that I even hate when I don’t sweat. Working out makes you become a better version of yourself!”

What motivates you to work out? Join the conversation by leaving a comment below!

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2 Responses to “Why Do You Work Out?”

  1. Kim

    I enjoy working out because I want to be the best me I can be for as long as I can be!! A good workout helps me physically, mentally, and emotionally. As I age, I strive to continue to be able to do the things I have always done. I feel strong, balanced, and energetic!!

  2. YogiKate