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Wednesday
Aug222012

Snap Fitness to open fitness centers for truck drivers

PHOTO COURTESY OF DALLAS MORNING NEWSAfter 10 hours straight on the road a trucker certainly needs to stretch his legs. But with on-the-go meals and a sedentary way of life, two companies, including one gym franchise, are hoping to get this segment of the workforce into better shape and a healthier lifestyle.

Snap Fitness and Rolling Strong, a company dedicated to improving the health of the 3.2 million truck drivers in the U.S., are working together to open fitness centers in truck stops. The first one opened in June at the Pilot Flying J in Dallas. 

There are plans to open five more in Flying Js this year, as well as six free-standing center. More will be built if the model proves to be successful. About 60 people have signed up for the inaugural site so far. All the fitness centers are open 24 hours a day.

Rolling Strong is also going to start offering healthier food options in vending machines at the truck stop.

For the complete story, check out the Dallas Morning News

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