So you’re running out of motivation to hit the gym. You would rather stay home in your pajamas and order as many take-outs as you can. You turn on the TV and a movie comes up that shows a man or a woman gearing up with powerful music blasting in the background. And suddenly, you are on your way to the gym.
That’s the effect some movies can have on people. They’re there to inspire and excite emotion in you. The same thing can happen if you are looking for fitness inspiration.
To help you find that fitness rush you’ve been missing for so long, here are 6 movies that will convince you to work out.
When it comes to inspiring fitness movies, the Rocky series tops the list. All the Rocky movies show that with determination, discipline, and passion, you are able to achieve whatever it is that you set your mind into. It’s even so inspiring to see those boxing workouts being done by Sylvester Stallone.
The films even showcase a bunch of songs that are perfect for your workout playlist. Some of those songs are It’s a Fight, Gonna Fly Now, and of course the movie’s iconic hit song, Eye of the Tiger.
2. G.I. Jane
G.I. Jane is one of those early movies that show women that they can achieve anything. Even if it’s tagged as a “chick flick” by most people because of the female lead, G.I. Jane doesn’t fall short in motivation and dedication.
All the effort Demi Moore showed in the movie will help you find that inner girl power that has been sleeping all this time. Plus, it’s also a great movie that motivates you to succeed in other things bigger than your fitness goals.
3. Step Up
There are so many dance movies out there that make you want to explore your dancing side. But the movie that started it all is the original Step Up featuring Jenna Dewan and Channing Tatum. Even if you’re not a dancer, the choreography in this movie is just spot on that you will want to take dance classes after.
The film itself has a number of dance-offs and all of them show that dancing isn’t just about a few sways and steps. It also showed how dance affects your body shape which is all the motivation you need to pursue your love of dancing.
4. Karate Kid
The original Karate Kid became a hit not only because of the success story it gave Daniel, but also because of the training that he went through in order to taste victory. Under the guidance of Mr. Miyagi, Daniel was able to succeed in the world of karate and also develop a sense of discipline.
Karate Kid is a great example that strength isn’t the only thing that will make you succeed in sports and fitness. You will also need the discipline to do these exercises properly and consistently.
5. Batman Begins
There’s no denying that Christian Bale is one of the best Batman actors in the history of the franchise. He has the looks, the charisma, and the perfect bod to prove it. But in the movie, it showed that Bruce Wayne didn’t get to be Batman so easily.
He had to face his fear of bats and the broken person he became as a result of being orphaned at a young age. In this Batman movie, it’s hard not to be inspired to face your fears and “become more than just a man”.
You might not have anticipated seeing a cartoon, let alone a Disney movie, on the list of inspiring movies to keep you fit. But just the journey of Mulan from being clumsy to heroic is just so inspiring that it’s impossible to turn a blind eye to it.
The scene that will most inspire you here is the time when Mulan chose to go up that pole to bring two heavy circular objects. And when she did just that, you can see all the determination and strength that just resonates to you. Plus, the song I’ll Make a Man Out of You is just so perfect.
With just these 6 movies, you will definitely not run out of motivation to work out for a strong and healthy body.