Warm weather is finally sweeping across North America, and workers in every profession are trying to shed a few extra pounds before pulling on their shorts and T-shirts. One group that often has trouble making it to the gym, however, is truck drivers—after all, it's tough to get to that afternoon Spin class when you're stuck in traffic halfway across the state.
Now, the fitness chain Gold's Gym has come up with a solution, offering on-the-road fitness programs for professional truck and bus drivers. The chain recently unveiled a package of gym discounts for members of the driver wellness group Rolling Strong and their families.
The partners hope this new program can improve the health of individual over-the-road drivers as well as overhaul the state of one of the nation's most sedentary professions, according to Jennifer Ryan, Gold's Gym's director of corporate sales and wellness. Gold's Gym has 101 locations throughout the U.S. with big rig parking lots, making it easy for road warriors to add a convenient "fit stop" to their daily route.