It’s common knowledge that the life of a long-haul trucker can be an unhealthy one – but it doesn’t have to be. Today, there are many tools – such as mobile apps – for truckers looking to manage their health and fitness from the road.
The way you spend your time has a big impact on your body and overall health. By making a few changes to how you eat and getting into the habit of regular – even brief! – exercise, you can reduce your risks of long-term ill health and make a big difference to your energy levels.
Here are some fitness apps that we’ve found useful on the road!
The Iron Trucker app (formerly Trucker of Steel) is designed by truckers for truckers – with exercises that can be done anywhere. There are workouts for just about every level of fitness.
Georgia truck driver Cleo Hardy created this app after logging over a decade of time on the road. It’s difficult for truckers to get to the gym, so Hardy devised ways for drivers to use their truck as a mobile gym! Explore dozens of workouts targeted to train and strengthen different parts of the body.
Nike Training Club
One of the best-rated fitness apps available, Nike Training Club offers a wide variety of workouts and motivational guidance from trainers, athletes, and health experts. Workout options run the gamut from bodyweight resistance workouts and yoga to HITT and cardio programs.
There are exercise options for all levels, and you can choose from numerous workouts of 20 minutes or less, including a “big workouts in small spaces” category.
While you may be familiar with the Fitbit activity tracker, it pairs best with a mobile app that collects and manages your data. Depending on the type of tracker you choose, the app paired with the tracker can collect information about heart rate, sleep, resting breaths per minute, and of course, activity levels. Set activity and movement reminders, sleep reminders, and more.
This is a great way to manage and measure your activity and fitness indicators over time to help you make adjustments to your routine. Small changes add up!
The Trucking Fitness Company
This online program provides coaching for truck drivers via both desktop and mobile app. This is a great option for drivers who need a little extra support or who do better setting goals as part of a community.
Members get access to personalized exercise programs, including daily 5-minute “Truck Stop Workouts,” 24/7 messaging with a coach, video-guided workouts, and a free resistance band – which is the only piece of equipment necessary to complete the workouts. They also offer a free podcast with tips and inspiration.
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