"I'm doing four hours of gymnastics training a day, six days a week and then an extra two to three hours in a fitness center as well."
"Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity."Shawn Johnson on John F. Kennedy
"It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver."Shawn Johnson on Mahatma Gandhi
"Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live."Shawn Johnson on Jim Rohn
"Leave all the afternoon for exercise and recreation, which are as necessary as reading. I will rather say more necessary because health is worth more than learning."Shawn Johnson on Thomas Jefferson
"Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very fast."Shawn Johnson on Thomas Jefferson
"We're taught at such a young age that you can always be better and that you're never perfect and that you're never good enough."
"The body is an amazing machine... If you eat the right things your body will perform incredibly well!"
"I pay attention to my diet to be a healthier gymnast, but I'm not obsessive over it."
"I had a constant fear, a constant little doubt in my mind: 'OK, I'm getting ready to do my standing back full on beam and I might re-tear my ACL.'"
"It sounds funny, but the 2008 Olympics were something that just kind of happened, and I was lucky they came at a point when I was uninjured and well prepared. As a gymnast, you can't ask for much more."