Would You Pay 30 Dollars At Month It Truck Stop Have State Of The Art Gym

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Superlejera's Comment
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I only saying that because I been driving for 1 years now .before I was 130lb now I'm 200 lb

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Would you pay 30 dollars at month it truck Stop have state of the art gym? I only saying that because I been driving for 1 years now .before I was 130lb now I'm 200 lb

Whoa! Yeah, now is the time to get that going in the other direction.

I would pay $30/month if the major truck stop chains had gyms in them. Heck, it doesn't even need to be state of the art. Just your basic weight sets are fine with me. I pay $45/month right now to belong to a gym and I go there an average of 3 times a week. The key is convenience, though. It's only a 10 minute drive from my house so that's perfect.

I've seen nationwide memberships for national gyms but they're way too inconvenient for truck drivers so I never joined. Going to workout can't take up half your day. It's has to be an in-and-out quick kind of thing for me.

I used to go jogging all the time and I had a set of dumbbells with me when I drove. It was better than nothing, but not ideal by any means.

Steve L.'s Comment
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No! There are free apps you can put on your smartphone and walk around the truck stops. I've done it. I purchased an exercise band (resistance or whatever it's called) and used it (Brett's recommendation I think). I went from 216 to 172 in less than a year OTR. You can too!

I usually drove early so I stopped early and would power walk for two hours listening to Van Halen and other high-energy rock and roll.

Work on the diet too. Get rid of excess bread and other stuff that doesn't help you achieve your goals.

Good luck.


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OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Pianoman's Comment
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Get a bike with quick release wheels and strap it to your top bunk. Great way to get some exercise anywhere and everywhere. If you want to do weight training, bring some dumbbells. You can't do a lot of weight necessarily, but at least do a lot of reps. Do bodyweight training--pushups, pullups (find a branch), situps, planks, leg raises, squats. If nothing else, start walking/running.

I'd probably be willing to pay 30 a month for a gym, but in order for it to be worthwhile a major chain would have to build gyms in their truckstops all across the country.

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