Stumbled across this story about the fitness chain Snap Fitness opening 100 gyms at Pilot Travel Centers over the next year, and kinda loved the idea. The company is teaming with Rolling Strong, a company that helps find ways for truck drivers to stay fit while they're on the road. This is EXCELLENT news for drivers.
Here at Instructional Technologies, we have a triathlete and a cyclist in the office. Plus everyone here gets access to a gym membership. Fitness leads to overall wellness, and whether you're parked behind the wheel or stuck at a desk, even a few minutes of exercise each a day is better than doing nothing. It leaves you in a better mood, gives you an outlet for frustration and stress, and helps you sleep better. Plus chicken wings taste better after a hard workout.We also came across the story about Scott Grenerth, an owner-operator who hauls his bicycle around for exercise. He even has a website ( http://rideandroll.me) with a map of places where drivers can park their truck and be in a great place to ride their bike.
"I like to find the unique local places," Grenerth says. "Historical sites, great blues music, or some good, local microbrew if I've got enough time off and definitely, definitely food. It's definitely different than just sitting around at the truck stop and complaining. Which, unfortunately, you do find a lot of drivers that do that, and they just don't think about getting out of the cab of the truck and leaving the truck stop behind."
And finally, we found this cool video about a couple of truck drivers that worked with a fitness coach to become triathletes. (and hey, that's just down I-5 and out on 26 in Oregon at Hagg Lake. Nice!)