Making time for a workout while on the road can be a challenge, but exercise for truck drivers is vital for health and fitness. Not only that, but CSA has a section in the BASICs qualifications called Driver Fitness. According to Truck Driver News, Driver Fitness refers to the need for proper training, experience, and medical qualifications. That means you need to take care of your health if you want to maintain your commercial driver’s license.
One way to improve your health is to take advantage of the Anytime Fitness program, which is part of Greatcare, a package full of benefits offered by Greatwide Logistics that includes options for exercise for truck drivers. The Anytime Fitness program provides truck drivers a 50 percent discount off gym enrollment fees and 10 percent off monthly dues. With 1600 clubs worldwide and more than a million members, it’s clear that Anytime Fitness has proved its worth to truckers who want to stay fit on the road.
Exercise for truck drivers is possible even if you can’t make it to the gym. After all, there are plenty of exercises you can do sitting or lying down without any specific equipment. Remember the following exercises as you strive to stay fit on the road.
- Bicep Curls: This is a great exercise for truck drivers. Sit with your arms bent and curl them up toward your chest. Hold something slightly heavy in each hand, like hand weights or even a can of food, and do as many reps as possible.
- Push-Ups: Start on your hands and knees and cross your ankles in the air. Extend your torso so your body makes a straight line from your shoulders to your knees. Repeat as many push-ups as you can. When you’re ready, switch to full push-ups, making a straight line with your body from your shoulders to your feet.
- Crunches: Hold your fingers behind your head to support your neck and bend your knees, tucking your feet in as close to your body as possible. Lift your upper body off the floor and exhale. Repeat as many times as you can.
- Sit-Ups: Lie flat on the ground and cross your arms over your chest. Raise your upper body to a sitting position and exhale. Lower yourself gently and complete as many reps as possible.