Muscling up: fitness program to launch at GATS

| 8/24/2011

Have you been planning to fit a workout into your trucking schedule? The Snap Fitness, Rolling Strong and Pilot Flying J partnership will launch at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas Aug. 25-27.

Snap Fitness, a fast-growing franchisor of 24/7 express fitness centers, will introduce a partnership with Rolling Strong, a leader in health and wellness for professional drivers. They will offer an easy in, easy out workout concept at numerous Pilot Flying J Travel Centers nationwide.

Designed for truckers, the 960-square-foot workout centers will help thousands of daily travelers achieve their fitness goals and better results while on the road. 

Each Snap Fitness Rolling Strong gym will be located at a Pilot Flying J travel center or travel plaza, will be staffed by fitness professionals, and will include a variety of top-of-the-line fitness equipment. Monthly gym dues are $29.95 for the trucking community, which will provide access to the Snap Fitness Rolling Strong gyms as well as any of the 1,300 Snap Fitness clubs worldwide. Family membership options for the trucking community will be available as well. Current Snap Fitness club members will be able to use the amenities at Snap Fitness Rolling Strong gyms at no extra charge.

“Pilot Flying J understands the challenge professional drivers face in maintaining a healthy lifestyle while on the road,” said Pilot Flying J CEO Jimmy Haslam. “That’s why we are pleased to partner with Snap Fitness and Rolling Strong and provide convenient locations to drivers to help them improve their health and fitness.”

The first Snap Fitness Rolling Strong gym is scheduled to open in the fall at Pilot Flying J, with a total of 10 locations expected to be open and operating by the first quarter of 2012.  

During the GATS event in Dallas, Bob Perry, president of Rolling Strong, will be in booth 24154 providing free health and wellness checks for drivers.

Rolling Strong is on a mission to educate drivers and share life-changing products and services to help them while on the road. 

“Together, working with Pilot Flying J, we will bring specially designed nutrition and workout programs to the professional truck drivers where they work, on the road,” says Perry.

Personalized wellness programs include Rolling Strong driver health and wellness checks at client terminals, access to a national network of retail clinics for bio screening and discounted acute care, DOT compliance, driver fitness programs, wellness kits, access to gyms located at Pilot Flying J Travel Centers and health coaching by phone.