15 Funny Jokes About Working Out and the Gym
Exercise sucks. Sure, it’s healthy and makes you feel good, but the struggle to make it to the gym — or even jog around your neighborhood — is real. Not to mention, our culture is flooded with new exercises, new weightlifting machines and new health fads that we mostly just lose interest in or get tired of doing after a while. Comedians can relate.
With that in mind, let’s look at some of the funniest jokes surrounding exercise, the gym and working out as a whole…
‘American Dad’ on Gym Memberships
American Dad perfectly captures the obnoxiousness of pushy gym employees trying to sign you up for one of their impossible-to-cancel memberships.
Tone Bell Doesn’t Understand Gym Overachievers
“I have a friend who goes to the gym twice a day — before work and after work. I’m like, ‘You work for State Farm; who are you trying to be? You’re doing two-a-days? Look, man, just do 10 more the first trip.’”
Stewie Griffin Becomes a Meathead on ‘Family Guy’
Stewie Griffin discovers the joys of working out — and anabolic steroids.
Cristela Alonzo is Trying
“I’m trying to get into shape. Went to the gym today… I’m going inside tomorrow.”
Pumping Up with Hans and Franz
‘King of the Hill’s Muscleheads
When Bill tries to get into shape, he makes some yoked, overly bro friends who are really into the body-building scene, including a guy voiced by the late Macho Man Randy Savage. When they’re not lifting weights, they get hyped over simple card games like War.
The Mandelbaums on ‘Seinfeld’
Earthquake Hates the Treadmill
“Trying to work out, but it’s not working out. You don’t know how long a minute is until you’re on that treadmill. Stayed on the treadmill, and it said I only lost 15 calories. I ate that on the way here. I went to the gym and gained weight.”
Chris Helps Train Andy on ‘Parks and Recreation’
Health nut Chris goes out of his way to help Andy train to pass the physical exam so he can become a Pawnee police officer. Weirdly, Chris needs better motivation than Andy does.
Conan Works Out with Kevin Hart
Conan joined Hart at this CrossFit gym. Being that this is a Conan remote segment, hilarity ensues.
Patton Oswalt’s Fitness Goals
“My fitness goals: 1) I want to stop looking like I’m wearing a bulletproof vest all the time; 2) I would like to not be in a Rascal scooter at my daughter’s high school graduation. I don’t want to be cut. I don’t want to be muscular. I don’t want to be trim. I just want to stand on my original kneecaps.”
Two A-Holes Workout with a Trainer
Sometimes, it’s not the personal trainer who’s an a-hole but their clients.
‘Guy-m? What’s a Guy-m?’
On a fitness kick and powered by apple health bars, Homer makes a huge discovery.
Key and Peele’s Aerobic Meltdown
Jim Gaffigan on Personal Trainers
“No one likes to work out. That’s why there are personal trainers. You know, the person you pay to make you work out at the place you already pay to work out. Why don’t you just hire someone to tell you that you look good? It would be easier. Once, I joined a health club, and they gave me a free personal trainer session, and the guy was like, ‘Yeah, why don’t you tell me what your workout goals are?’ Uh, to not work out.”