Testimonial Total Weight Loss
100 pound weight loss while driving out on the road!! David Lopez IS Rolling Strong while out on the road. He wants drivers to know it can be done while driving with consistency and lifestyle changes that you can adhere to day in and day out! First, David figured what his daily calorie intake should be. He made some changes to his diet which included cutting back on fried foods, decreasing portions, drinking only water, no sodas, walking at a moderate pace for at least 30 minutes daily.
Everything in moderation so during his hometime David takes a break from his diet. Soon as he is back on his truck he starts his diet back up. He has also gone from a one year DOT medical card to a two year card over the last several years. He plans to start incorporating weight bearing exercises to help tone and build muscle. Congrats to this wonderful driver!!
Jeannie has lowered her blood pressure: systolic down 39 points and diastolic down 14 points. She achieved this success by decreasing her sodium intake, began drinking more water, eating healthy snacks such as walnuts along with meeting weekly with a Rolling Strong Coach.
“I have lowered my blood pressure by 14 points and lost 3.5 pounds over the last 2 weeks by cutting out fast foods, walking 3-5 miles per day and increasing my water intake.”
Danny has been concerned about his blood pressure for the past couple of months. After meeting with his Rolling Strong coaches and following their advice, he has lowered his sodium intake, increased his water intake, and is exercising regularly. As a result, Danny has lowered his blood pressure by over 30 points.
Faycal enjoys indoor soccer and basketball as regular exercise. It allows him to be fit and to meet new people. He does this on a regular basis in addition to workouts. He does cardio and muscle training making it four days a week resultant in excellent readings. Keep it up!!
Since starting with Rolling Strong December 2016, George has been more motivated to keep track of his blood pressure by checking in at least every other week with the Rolling Strong Wellness Coach. His systolic blood pressure has decreased his by 15 points on average and he continues to take the small steps necessary to keep it under control by drinking more water and decreasing his caffeine intake. He also watches his diet by making healthier choices in order to maintain a healthy weight.
Albert has lost 4 pounds over the past 6 weeks. Rolling Strong has helped encourage him to make small changes while out on the road. He has replaced several of his greasy fried meals during the week with salads. This small change has helped with his weight loss. He also is drinking more water. Congrats to this driver.
Trisha improved her quality of life by making lifestyle changes. She cuts out sodas and drinks water infused with fruits instead. She only eats whole grains and makes sure to cook over the road more than she eats out. She even stretches while she fuels her truck. She notices she has more energy than she did before. Keep it up Trisha!
“After struggling to pass my agility test for the 2nd time, I did not think I would be able to pass because I could not fully get up on the trailer stand. But, after working with my Rolling Strong coaches for a few hours, I was amazed when I finally PASSED! Thank you Rolling Strong!!”
“I was able to use the 20 breath stress reduction breathing exercise our Wellness Coach offered during our training. I found the exercise most helpful when I took breaks while doing my on the road training.”
“I increased my water intake after learning the 8X8 rule during the W.E.L.L talk with our Wellness Coach during training.”
Jose lost 27 pounds in two months! He is the safety manager here in Pomona and thanks Rolling Strong for helping him achieve this goal. He accomplished this by talking to a Rolling Strong Health Coach daily on better options for food and drinks. Instead of eating out, he uses the skillet and crock pot at work. He also walks daily. Congratulations Jose!
Isaac has lost 15 pounds since November with the help of Rolling Strong. He has been making healthier choices while out on the road. He stays away from eating too much truck stop foods. Instead he eats homemade sandwiches, fruits, nuts, and tuna on his truck. He also walks daily every time the truck stops. These small changes has helped him lose weight effortlessly and he is still able to enjoy his favorite foods on occasion. Great job.
Manuel has lost 5 pounds since going through Greyhound driving school. He learned with the help of Rolling Strong that cutting back on soda and drinking more water can help you lose weight while driving out on the road. He uses a walking app to help him reach his 8,000 daily steps. Combine his walking with a few diet chances and his efforts are paying off. Congrats to this driver and his weight loss.
Patrick has lost 15 pounds since driving a month ago. He learned from Rolling Strong (Coach Ciara) that making small changes can help better his health while driving out on the road. Some of the changes he has made are eating only when he is hungry, making better snacking decisions, and walking more each day. Congrats…he is only starting his journey. He wants to lose a hundred more pounds.
In the past month Gina got her blood pressure down to normal readings and lost 7 seven pounds. This was even after a holiday. Eating healthier and more exercise was the secret to her success.
John has lost 3 pounds with the help from Rolling Strong. He hopes to hit his goal weight by August of this year. He has been eating salads and has cut down on fried foods. John does not add any table salt or sugar to any of his food. He watches his bread intake and mainly relies on fruits, veggies, and oatmeal to provide good fiberous carb intake. He also has downloaded an app to make sure he gets his steps in each day. Way to go..we are cheering this driver on to met his goal in August.
Robert has lost 44 pounds following the Rolling Strong program and using the FIT System for at least 30 mins each day. He is so happy with his progress and his goal is to lose another 60 pounds within the next year. “Thank you, Rolling Strong, for making eating healthy and working out more convenient. It’s a life-saver!”
James had been driving 20 years and still has a 2 year DOT medical card due to his healthy habits out on the road. He exercises regularly doing push-ups, fast walking at the rest areas and at the shippers. He stays away from fast food and eats a lot of salads while out on the road. He drinks super greens daily and water. He found out with the help of Rolling Strong that he was still dehydrated and started increasing his daily water intake. Way to go James!
Congratulations to Todd Miller for losing 20 pounds! He accomplished this by working out in the Rolling Strong gyms and changing up what he eats. He chooses to eat tuna and salad with vinaigrette dressing and snack on rice cakes and fresh fruit. He takes cinnamon and garlic tablets to aid in monitoring his blood pressure and blood sugar. He also sets goals for himself for motivation. Since he has lost weight, he noticed the differences in his energy levels. Keep it up Todd!
Bruce has stop smoking!! He has been smoke free for a month and a half now. He checks in with Rolling Strong while at the terminal and it has helped encouraged him to get healthier and stop smoking. The most important motivator has been that his son has asthma. He is trying to be a good example for him and give him cleaner air to breathe. Bruce is feeling much better, has more stamina, energy, and it is now easier for him to breathe. He is also saving TONS of money!!! Congrats to this great driver and we wish him continued success.
Elvis has lost weight again with the help of Rolling Strong. He is down 2 more pounds. He is always ready to check his bio numbers (blood pressure and weight) while in Dallas. This helps keep him accountable for his health. Elvis exercises daily and eats salad while driving out on the road. He does enjoy juice/soda from time to time but always makes sure to drink plenty of water.
“After talking with my Rolling Strong Coach Melanie, I have lost 3 pounds in two weeks. I’ve started tracking my calories and have increased my water intake. In addition, I try to exercise as much as possible, whether it’s parking far away at the truck stops or rest area, or just walking around my truck at all shippers or receivers. I also use the FIT System on the truck. My goal is 35 pounds lost by September. I have also quit smoking and stopped drinking sodas. Thank you Rolling Strong!!”
“I lost 3 pounds this week by increasing vegetables and drinking water. The scale wasn’t moving & I was trying to lose, stopped soda, increased water but didn’t realize that I wasn’t eating many veggies until the Rolling Strong Coach asked if I was eating them. So I focused on increasing them and the scale started moving!”
This driver brought his blood pressure down by 25 systolic points by drinking more water and lowering his stress after working with a Rolling Strong Coach during Greyhound school.
“After a bad fall and injury to my arm, I was on medical leave for 30 days. After returning to work I still only had about 10% use of my arm and started physical therapy 2 days per week. I was introduced to Melanie Willetts of Rolling Strong and I mentioned my arm hurting and that my knees were also beginning to hurt. Melanie recommended an eating plan that could help reduce inflammation in my knees and arm. On February 20th, I started the 30-day plan.”
“At this time, I weighed the heaviest that I have ever weighed (now I know why my knees hurt so bad). On March 24, when I ended the program, I had lost 12 pounds and 11 overall inches. My face was clearer and glowing, I was sleeping so much better, and my knees weren’t hurting nearly as bad. I have started drinking my coffee black, and eating less grains and sugars. I’m still very conscious of what I’m eating and am hoping to do another 30 days soon.”
“I set my goal 10 pounds. Lorrie the Rolling Strong Coach at the Hutchins terminal taught me the importance of water and so with the help of Rolling Strong I have gone down 6 pounds already. ONLY 4 more pounds to GO to reach my goal!!!!”
“Since January of 2017 I’ve managed to loose 39 pounds with the help of Rolling Strong coaches. I was on a low carb diet, than with the help the coaches I was introduced to the FIT System. Because of the changes in my diet, my sleep pattern has changed for the better, I stopped having cravings for sugar drinks, and anything to do with sweets. Know your worth, and go out and get your worth.”
“Since working with the Rolling Strong Health Coach I’ve lost weight and feel more energetic. I love the accountability, the coaching, taking small steps to change and learning how to de-stress with breath.”
Jeannie has lost 3 pounds with the help of Rolling Strong. She is drinking more water each day with lemon and juicing on the truck. She has started adding exercises each day to help burn calories and build strength. Jeannie does 10 push-ups, 2 leg lifts, 2 reps of 30 jump rope. To keep her mental clarity and a clean spirit she reads her Bible 2 times a day. She says this helps her to stay consistent with her exercises. Congrats to this wonderful driver on making small changes to help better her health.
“Rolling Strong impacted my life by encouraging me to change my eating habits and to start walking more. I purchased the FIT System back in March of 2016. I’ve lost 49 pounds and my blood pressure has dropped 25 points and I’ve managed to keep it down. Through my fitness routine I’ve managed to strengthen my knee, cleared my lunges, and I’m not concerned about getting sleep apnea. At my age those are good numbers.”
Jennifer has lost 11 pounds with the help of Rolling Strong. She learned during orientation that making small changes can add up. She has lost around 2 pounds per week while out on the road. She is adding exercise and drinking lots of water while driving. Every opportunity she gets, Jennifer tries to get down from the truck and run around it. She started out eating veggies to help add a good source of fiber into her diet. She sent me a before and after photo…Way to go!
Antonio is committed in improving his health with the help of Rolling Strong. He has not smoked since Jan.13, 2017!! He bought a pack of smokes while out on the road and smoked half of the pack and then gave the rest away. He hasn’t picked up another cigarette since that time. He is now focusing on changing his diet and feeling more energetic each day. We are so proud of this driver and wish him continued success!
“My name is Brenda Johnson and I have been with the Rolling Strong telephonic coach since Oct 2016. With coach Kristy’s encouragement I have lost 40 pounds and a total of 26.5 inches in body size. I’m going to do my first 5k race in May. I would like to thank Kristy and Rolling Strong for all the support on my journey to lose wieght and getting fit.”
“My name is Ken Daley and a few months ago I started working with Kristy the Rolling Strong telephonic coach and learning about what I could do to improve my heath. Since I started, Kristy has taught me about what foods are good for me and what foods to stay away from and above all – portion control. I cut my intake, got a Fitbit and started setting goals. It was hard because I love to eat but now it is easier. Before I got going in my walking half way through Walmart I was done, I hurt and just didn’t want to do anymore. But now my goal is 5000 steps a day and most days I exceed that.”
“In December I got on a scale at the Petro I about died, I had never weighed so much. I went to my doctor and my cholesterol was 50 points too high and my liver enzymes were high as well. With my new found knowledge from Kristy, a whole new diet and now my walking, I have lost 22 pounds in the last few months and my cholesterol is perfect, my liver enzymes were improved and my blood pressure has decreased by 20 points. As a result – I feel like a new man. I still have a long way to go but with the help and support that I receive from the Rolling Strong program and those in my personal life I will continue to strive in my goals. Thanks for everything.”
Elvis has lost 6 pounds since 11/2015 with the help of Rolling Strong. He has learned that small consistent changes are key to living a healthier lifestyle. The two main changes he has made is staying away from greasy foods and moving more. He has started walking more each day and enjoys a bike ride when at home. The ripple effect of these changes is not only the weight loss but he also feels much healthier and has more energy. Way to go!!
Angel has lost 10 pounds since January with the help of Rolling Strong. He has been drinking lots of water and eating his own food on the truck. When he can he goes out for a walk. These simple changes has helped him to lose weight. Keep up the great work!
“I met with Coach Nancy my Rolling Strong Coach back in September and we discussed diet/exercise and quitting smoking. I am a vegetarian, so my diet is pretty healthy, but I wanted ideas to help bring down my BP to within normal range. Nancy gave me some great suggestions, and today, my BP has improved. I also lost 6 pounds AND I’ve quit smoking/vaping completely!”
Jared took the advice from Rolling Strong and cut out all sugary drinks such as juice and soda. His main choice is water and Gatorade. He claims to feel more energetic since the decision. Great job Jared!
Sydney has lost 25 pounds since August. He made several changes to his diet with the help from his Rolling Strong coach. He has replaced his diet soda with water! He is soda free and drinking water all day long to help him stay hydrated and focused. He has also decreased the amount of fried foods he is eating. They have been replaced with baked foods and veggies. He is feeling better and now has more energy with the positive changes he has made to his life. Great job!
Randy has lost 12 pounds since coming through orientation this past December. He watched the Rolling Strong videos during orientation and learned that keeping up with your health while driving is crucial. He eats baked chicken, fish, and shrimp tacos while out on the road. Randy snacks on dried fruits and nuts to help keep him from over eating when he gets bored out on the road.
He also exercises everyday doing at least a half mile around his truck daily. This gets his blood pumping and helps bring down his blood sugars. He is going to start incorporating exercises with weights to help tone and build muscle. Congrats and keep up the great work.
Cesar Narvaez has lost 10 pounds in 2 months! He has tried to practice the advice from Rolling Strong daily. Whenever he is not driving he walks around and finds something to do so he is not sitting around. He chooses healthier options like fruits when it comes to snacking and chicken wraps or the salad bar when it comes to meals. Great job Cesar!
David has been working with a Rolling Strong Wellness Coach for 9 weeks. He has lost a total of 5 inches off his waist and 28 pounds! David states at the start of his weight loss journey, he began doing Crossfit 4 times a week. He continues to workout weekly and pushes himself during every workout!
He has also worked with his wellness to include healthy eating habits into his lifestyle. David will continue to work very hard and maintain his current weight. Way to go David!
Charles Adams has lost 17 pounds in two months! He has accomplished this by drinking more water and cutting back on soda. He also chooses to eat salads instead of the unhealthier options at the truck stop. He has taken the advice from Rolling Strong very seriously and makes it a point to move around as often as possible. Great jobs Charles!
Eric has worked with a Rolling Strong Wellness Coach for the past few months. Within those months, he has worked with his coach to increase his physical activity each week. Not only has his physical activity increased each week, but his water intake continues to increase each day! Eric’s blood pressure, pulse and weight has also been stable for the last few months. Way to go Eric!
Rich has worked with a Rolling Strong Wellness Coach for the past year. He has worked very hard to walk every morning before work to help decrease his blood pressure and pulse! His biometrics have continued to be stable for the past year. Keep up the great work Rich!
Paul has been working with a Rolling Strong Wellness Coach for the last year. He is an avid runner and has continued to work hard and increase his mileage each week. Paul states he has increased his protein intake in the morning and added complex carbohydrates to his diet. His goal is to run in a 5k in the next few months. Keep up the excellent work Paul!
Stanley has lost 4 inches off his waist and 10 pounds with diet and exercise. He has been working with the Rolling Strong health coach since January 2017. He has cut out pork from his diet and watches his sodium intake. He now includes some type of vegetable each time he eats. His go to blood pressure lowering veggie is beets. He also has started walking on the treadmill daily. Stanley’s new goal is to continue working with the health coach to increase his DOT physical card from a one year to a two year card. One word…GAINS! Way to go:)
Paul has been working with a Rolling Strong Coach for over a year. He has kept his blood pressure, pulse and weight stable for over a year! Paul states he has worked very hard and continues to focus on his nutrition and physical activity daily. Paul has cut down on his red meat and sodium consumption which helps him stay on track. Keep up the excellent work Paul!
Before coming to orientation Florencio did not eat any fruits and veggies. After working with Rolling Strong he now has taken small steps to incorporate fiberous foods into his diet. He plans to continue trying new fruits and veggies while out on the road.
Samantha lost 4 pounds over the course of 1.5 months working with her Rolling Strong coach! She had been absent from work due to a stressful family emergency and through it she was still able to stick to some of the nutritional tips she had been working on and although she thought she gained weight due to stress, she ended up seeing she lost weight!
“Before meeting with my Rolling Strong coach, Melanie, I was not drinking enough water and was eating way too much salt. Now I drink at least 8 bottles of water a day and have cut my sodium intake down. I feel healthy and I sleep much better than before.”
“Prior to meeting Melanie, my Rolling Strong coach, I was not taking my fitness seriously. She reminded me of what I needed to do. Now that I am on the road, I am running around my truck almost every day when we stop for breaks. Also, I am drinking much more water, which has helped keep my energy up as well as providing many health benefits.”
Fred lost 34 pounds by eating a low sugar/low carbohydrate diet. He also exercises every day, prepares small portion sized meals ahead of time and works with his Rolling Strong Coach. His goal is to loss 20 more lbs and lower his systolic blood pressure by 10 points.
In the 3 months that Jose has been working with Rolling Strong Health his blood pressure has dropped 16 points to a normal range and his cholesterol went from being elevated to normal by walking 30 minutes 3 times per week, eating healthy foods and drinking more water.
Chris has been working with a Wellness Coach for the past year. He successfully passed his DOT physical last week! Chris has been making small changes including healthier snacks and meals during the day. He has also increased his physical activity. He recently completed a 5k race and walked it in his fastest time yet. Keep up the great work Chris, we are so proud of you!
Randy has been working with his his Rolling Strong coach for a few weeks and has been able to reduce his weight by 6 pounds and lower his systolic blood pressure by 34 points and his diastolic blood pressure by 17 points simply by increasing his water intake and making mindful choices with what he selects to eat.
Noah started working in-house at Covenant Transportation back in September of 2016. Though the prospect of a new job ought to be a positive experience, he shared that he was in a dark place. His lifestyle took changes for the worse and his eating habits, sleep patterns, and stress levels were all shot. This greatly affected every aspect of his life.
Noah was gaining weight, feeling sluggish and tired all the time, lacked desire and conviction for life’s passions and his work ethic suffered and even his psyche was drained and depressed. He decided things needed to change.
“I am extremely proud of not only myself, but of our Rolling Strong team. Not only are they happy with my current progress, but are still finding new ways to increase my progress so that I can finally get back to my former self. Thank you!”
“I like the Rolling Strong program because it teaches people to eat healthy and learn how to survive in an unhealthy environment. The coaching staff is amazing with educating drivers and employees about how to eat properly to control sugar, blood pressure, and weight. They are very knowledgable.”
Jim has been working with a Rolling Strong Wellness Coach for the past year. This month, he passed his DOT exam! Jim continues to make healthy eating choices a habit on the road and at home. He has also been walking more on the weekends and during his breaks. Jim continues to lose weight and his blood pressure is stable! Way to go Jim!
“After attending Rolling Strong and speaking with my coach, Melanie, the choices that were given have allowed me to lose 17 pounds in 3 weeks, simply by cutting my soda intake by about 80% and eating healthier foods in smaller portions. I am eating more food in smaller portions throughout the day. I have also lost 2 inches in my waist.”
“I am extremely proud of not only myself, but of our Rolling Strong team. Not only are they happy with my current progress, but are still finding new ways to increase my progress so that I can finally get back to my former self. Thank you!”
Patricia has maintained her health while driving out on the road through positive diet and exercise habits. With the help of Rolling Strong she has learned that incorporating a protein shake/bar as an afternoon snack can help keep her from overeating at dinner time. She tries to stay away from the fast food and eats more vegetables. She also gets exercise at least 3 times a week.
Daniel is working to lower his cholesterol and blood sugar. After meeting with Rolling Strong Coach Melanie, he says he has learned some helpful information about what to eat and what not to eat, as well as clarification on some misunderstandings about his diet. Daniel is looking forward to losing weight and getting his numbers where they need to be by his next DOT physical.
Samantha has lost 10 pounds since attending orientation in Hutchins, TX with the help of Rolling Strong. She has cut back on soda intake and has been eating less food while driving out on the road. Keep up the good work.
Werley has been working with Rolling Strong coaches to help him gain muscle and maintain a healthy weight. His coaches have encouraged him to eat the right foods to support his activity level and to keep his blood pressure in a healthy range. He has set goals to keep his blood pressure down and to eat and sleep adequately in order to maximize his workouts and build muscle.
Michael has gone down a pant size while out on the road. Michael learned from Rolling Strong that making small changes out on the road can really add up. He has decreased the amount of food he consumes each day. He also tries to stay away from all the fast foods. Michael likes to sit down and order foods such as salads to help keep his body nourished. Way to go!
Chris has lost 30 pounds since coming through orientation last year in Hutchins, TX. He started focusing on his diet after taking his DOT physical and learning from Rolling Strong how important health and wellness is while out on the road. Some of the major changes he has made is staying away from simple carbohydrates such as ice cream, honeybuns, and all candy products. He limits the amount of white foods he consumes such as potatoes and white bread. Chris is eating more fish and salads.
He makes it a point to watch his protein vs carbohydrate intake. As a result, he is less sleepy after eating and has a new found sense of energy. Chris walks daily for 20-30 minutes. He hopes to come off his diabetic medication in the near future! He is feeling better and thanks Rolling Strong. His coach is so happy and excited for this driver.
Lavaris lowered his blood pressure by a total of 40 points after working with a Rolling Strong Wellness Coach. He increased his water and cranberry juice intake to increase his hydration. He has been focusing on healthier foods and avoiding fast foods.
Robert has been working with a Rolling Strong wellness coach for the past year. In total, he has lost over 100 pounds!! He finally hit his goal weight today! Robert states that he has been able to do this by decreasing his sugar and high calorie beverage intake. Keep up the great work Robert!
“I want to thank Ruqaiyah my Rolling Strong Health Coach for all her hard work and dedication to our employees here at Hermann. When Ruqaiyah first started I was at my highest weight ever. Since than I have lost 14 lbs with Ruqaiyah’s advice and motivation to eat clean and workout. She even encouraged me to join Orange Theory which I am addicted to!”
“These lifestyle changes have helped me a lot on keeping on track. It has given me so much energy and am happy to see my results. I have never been in shape so this health journey is exciting for me. Thank you Ruqaiyah so much! My moto now is ‘eat clean & train dirty’.”
“My name is Brenda and I have been working with Rolling Strong since Oct 2016 and with the support of my coach I have been able to lose 30 pounds and a total of 20 inches. I’m looking forward to loosing many more!”
“Thank you, Rolling Strong, so much for providing a Zumba class for us! The instructor is awesome and I feel like I am benefitting physically and mentally from the classes.”
“Thanks, Rolling Strong, for providing Zumba classes. We have a wonderful instructor who is so much fun! Having classes available is a good stress reliever and provides a mental break during the work day.”
“I like the valuable knowledge I received from my Rolling Strong coach today. I was especially interested in the information I gained about my soda drinking habits. As a result of the information, I am going to try to cut back on my soda consumption and increase my water intake. I am looking forward to using the coaching I received to help me lose weight, build muscle, and improve my overall health.”
Sue has been working with a Rolling Strong Wellness Coach for over a year. She recently passed her DOT physical in January! Her blood sugar is under control! Sue has worked very hard to control her carbohydrate intake and she chooses healthy snacks and meals. Keep up the great work Sue!
Richard met with a Rolling Strong coach at the fall Landstar BCO conference and learned about the importance of healthy choices on the road. He joined Rolling Strong at that time and began using the app to help him make small changes. He has increased his protein and water intake and getting more activity. He lost 10 pounds before his recent DOT physical and successfully renewed his 2 year card.
Congratulations to Jose for walking a total of 1,000 miles! Rolling Strong is proud of your accomplishment.
Eunice is making small changes to better her health while she is driving out on the road. She learned from Rolling Strong that these small changes can add up. She is drinking more water and has lowered her portions. She is continuing to make more changes to help improve total well-being. Next on her list is to stop smoking.
Russell has driven 17 years for Greyhound. He is a new member of Rolling Strong. He is a true example for other fellow drivers on remaining healthy and well while driving on the road. His “first rule of thumb” is to always pack his own food for the road. He DOES NOT take advantage of the free soda and fast food offered while driving out on the road. This has helped keep his waistline slim and trim.
He also walks 1.5 miles each day for cardiovascular health. He was once a paramedic and has seen first hand how bad food and the lack of exercise can effect ones health. Congrats to this wonderful man on being a prime example that you can remain healthy and drive.
“I have worked for Hermann Services for almost forty years and this is the first time I have witnessed an organization dedicated to improving employee health have such a positive impact on so many people. I have had the pleasure of working with Rolling Strong Wellness Coach Ruqaiyah over the last several months and witnessed the impact she has had on my associate’s healthy choices. Change is a process that takes time and planning and her weekly presence and persistence has brought on a health awareness and some changes in lifestyles for many she is coaching. People have been motivated to come physical check-ups and participate in preventive screenings.”
“Ruqaiyah’s understanding of diet, and health issues including diabetes markers, high blood pressure, cancer, smoking cessation, and the importance of water intake to name a few, have helped my team to make better decisions and take more control of their health. To paraphrase a statement someone wiser than me has said “people really don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care”, Ruqaiyah’s style, presence, knowledge and care has motivated more than 15 people, including myself, who have sought her out for answers and help.”
“Our Rolling Strong Wellness Health Coach Ruqaiyah has helped many of the warehouse employees including myself improve our health. Through her knowledgeable health coaching skills she has encouraged my staff to drink more water, bring healthier lunch which are lower in sodium, and increase physical activity. She has great health tips which are relevant to the people and population that work at Hermann.”
“My blood pressure and stress levels are better managed in the months that Rolling Strong has been with us. The warehouse staff also enjoy having the snack and learn programs during their lunch time and the knowledge it brings. Thank you Rolling Strong and a special thanks to our Rolling Strong Coach Ruqaiyah for the care you have shown us.”
“After a workmans comp injury, I started therapy in the Rolling Strong center. The Rolling Strong coaches were extremely helpful in giving me exercises to build my leg strength back up after surgery. They asked about my limitations so they would be sure to give me the suggestions that my doctor would approve.”
“The knowledge, care and concern they showed each week was very much appreciated and comforting. I really improved and am now driving again. Thank you Rolling Strong for being there for all of us here at Covenant Transport.”
Jeff has decreased his body fat percentage by 12.7% after talking to a Rolling Strong Wellness Coach and decreasing his soda, bread, and fast food intake and increasing his activity level. Congrats to this driver!
Darren Lewis has lost 27 pounds since going through Greyhound school back in October. He learned from Rolling Strong that losing weight will help his blood sugar. Darren has been walking daily and eating smaller portions. Those are the only two changes he has made to drop the weight. His next goal is to drink more water while he is out on the road. Congrats to this wonderful driver!!
“I work for SRT and Rolling Strong has helped me pass my DOT physical, provided me with workout advice and held me accountable. They continue to give me support as well as healthy snacks to take on the road.”
Jason has been working with a Rolling Strong coach for the past few months. His lean body mass has increased 7 percent while total fat has decreased 7 percent!
Jason has been working towards this goal through healthy eating habits and has stopped smoking. Way to go Jason!
William (Curt) Winn
Curt has lost 57 pounds with the help of Rolling Strong. He stopped eating all fried foods, sugary foods and cut way down on the soda pop. He now eats a lot foods high in fiber. He has also stopped smoking since Christmas Day of 2015 going from 3 to 3 1/2 packs a day to quitting cold turkey.
All of these accomplishments and incorporating daily exercise using the FIT stepper and FIT system bands has ALL helped him go from a 1yr DOT card to a 2yr DOT card!!! Congrats to this driver on improving his health.
Zextur Medlock has lost a total of 80 pounds since he started driving two years ago. He claims that Rolling Strong inspired him to begin his journey to a healthier lifestyle. He accomplished this by making time to work out everyday and maintaining a healthy diet.
He snacks on apples and peanuts and for meals he either has soup or baked chicken and baked fish. He also claims that Rolling Strong has helped him lower his blood pressure and pass his DOT exam. Congratulations Zextur!
Lost 4lbs while driving out on the road with the help of Rolling Strong. He cut back on soda and juices and is drinking more water. He tries to eat more fruit instead of fried chicken. He eats more veggie soup while out on the road.
“I was able to lower my blood pressure and transition from a 3 month to a one year CDL card with the health tips and coaching instruction from Rolling Strong.”
Nicholas has lost 6lbs since he started driving for Covenant. He learned from Rolling Strong at orientation that exercise and eating right will help keep him healthy while driving on the road. He watches his diet by staying away from fast food. He also does exercises each day to keep up his strength and burn calories. He performs 3 sets of 15 reps: push-ups, sit-ups, and squats. Congrats to this driver.
Dathan has been working with rolling strong since July of 2016 and since working together, he’s been able to lower his blood pressure by 20 points by cutting back on soda, other sugar drinks, and incorporating a couple more healthy snacks in his regimens a day. We are proud of his success and hope to see continued progress in the new year!
Chris lost 15lbs with the help of his doctor and Rolling Strong. His blood sugar has been cut by half. He has cut out soda and energy drinks completely. Chris eats lean sources of protein and watches his carb intake. All these changes has also lowered his blood pressure. The only problem he has now is all his pants are falling off of him. Great job!
Jonathan stays healthy out on the road by making sure that he has his medication on hand while out on the road. He has been drinking more water and trying to eat better foods. Rolling Strong encourages all drivers to take their medication and know their bio numbers while driving out on the road.
“My Name is Fernando Banos and I am a warehouse worker at Hermann. Through the health coaching services offered by Rolling Strong I was able to lose 10 pounds and reduced my systolic blood pressure by 40 points. My health coach Ruqaiyah, met with me over the last couple of months and provided support and helped me bring my blood pressure and weight down.”
“We started with simple steps, of replacing high sodium hot sauces with fresh chiles and herbs, included eating more fruit,vegetables, and protein. She helped me to find better timing to consume carbs that would help me maximize my energy. I also began a walking routine and participated in challenging myself to drink more water and less sugary drinks.”
James Shepard said that Rolling Strong educated him on what to eat while on the road. He likes to snack on fruits and nuts as well as drink mainly water. He gets his blood pressure checked by a health coach whenever he has the opportunity. Today he was able to renew his DOT physical! Great job James!
“Rolling Strong has helped me learn the importance of diet and exercise when it came to passing my DOT medical exam. Their kindness and patience during my time spent in Chattanooga was overwhelming. I have gone from a 3 month card to a 1 year card. I finally have control of my blood pressure and Glucose levels… along with my weight lowering. Thank you Rolling Strong for helping me stay on the road.”
“I PASSED!!! With the help and knowledge of Rolling Strong, I learned the importance of diet and exercise when it came to passing my DOT medical exam. I not only went from a 3 month card to a 1 year card, but I also gained control of my BP and glucose levels… and dropped some weight! Thank you Rolling Strong and the Chattanooga team for your overwhelming amount of kindness and comfort each time I visited you. MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!”
“I lost 31 pounds since Oct 25! Coach Nancy talked to me about my weight, helped me set a goal weight and then discussed the things I can do to lose the weight. I cut down on sodas, sugary fruit drinks, processed salty foods, and portion sizes. I also started exercising more. I am now motivated to lose another 12 lbs. !!”
Ismael has been able to tighten his belt an extra notch with advice from Rolling Strong. He has been walking 10 minutes each morning and 10 each night to help lose inches off his waist line. He also drinks a lot of water each day to help curb his appetite.
He takes a fiber supplement each night to help with his cholesterol. These easy small steps are helping him make progress towards his health goals. Great job!
Kristin has been participating in Rolling Strong’s Zumba class for about 4 months and has lost 20 lbs. She also says she feels healthier and has more energy. “Rolling Strong is awesome for providing this class!”
Dawn has lost 14 lbs since going through orientation in Hutchins last March. She has cut back on soda and is eating less sweets/sugar. Dawn also has started cooking on the truck. This has has helped reduce her sugar, fat, and sodium intake.
Taking these smalls steps that she learned in orientation from Rolling Strong have really added up over the past year. Great job
Debbi is currently on workers’ compensation for a lower back/leg injury. She has been following a doctor-prescribed exercise routine, but asked a Rolling Strong coach for some additional suggestions.
After one week of following the recommended routine, she has increased her muscle strength and mobility and can now walk farther and faster without pain.
Ed Huxen is a local driver who always comes into the terminal to talk with the Rolling Strong health coach. He always asks to check his blood pressure to make sure he regulates it. With the help and advice from Rolling Strong, he was able to pass his DOT physical. Great job Ed!
Joel increased water intake and increased his hydration number by almost 10 points. He increased tea consumption and decreased his soda intake.
Leonard Oliver worked with Rolling Strong a month prior to his DOT physical. He would come in and ask for advice on how to keep his blood pressure low and have the health coach check his levels daily.
We are happy to announce that Leonard passed his physical with a 2 year card! Congratulations Leonard!
Over the year, Clark has lost 50lbs and has improved his blood glucose levels. He is checking in with his Rolling Strong coach regularly for readings and weighings, to get tips on controlling blood sugar, and nutrition guidelines for eating out at some of his favorite restaurants.
Jeffrey has lost two more pounds with the help of Rolling Strong. That is a total of 18lbs since November 2015. The small changes that he has made are paying off. He is all smiles now walking into the terminal with a better outlook on life.
He has been walking two miles daily on the treadmill and does a 100 sit ups a day. He doesn’t do all the sit ups in one setting but reaches that magical number by the end of the day. Congrats on your accomplishment and keep rolling strong.
Congratulations to Dustin Herrera for losing 56 lbs. while out on the road! He says that Rolling Strong helped kick start this journey when he started driving last year by giving advice on working out and what foods to eat. He mostly eats Subway and cut out drinking soda. He goes to the gym three days a week for three hours and walks around truck stops.
He also quit smoking cigarettes! All his efforts resulted in a lower blood pressure and he is confidence he will pass his next DOT physical with flying colors. Great job Dustin!
“Thank you for this program. I just picked up this book and I’m already learning how powerful my thoughts are. I was wanting to begin a health program and really didn’t even know where to begin when I met our health coach. I am so inspired to start taking action and help my health and pocketbook.”
“Thank you so much for helping with this new initiative I am going to seriously undertake. Very grateful for you.”
“I lost 5 pounds by decreasing my intake of junk food and working with my Rolling Strong Coach!”
“I’ve been working with the Rolling Strong Coach since April 2016. I have lost 20 lbs. by increasing my activity level, eating out less, preparing healthy meals at home and bringing healthy snacks to eat during the work day.”
“Hello, this is Brenda Johnson and I’ve been trucking for over 15 years. I’ve been on the road for 10 years. Over that time I have gained weight and lost the ability to enjoy getting outdoors. I got up to 245 lbs. That’s way too much weight for my body frame. I had the mindset that if I just get out and move I would lose weight. So I found a 17 week plan to get me from walking to jogging a 5k. It worked! I can jog a 5k with a lot of pain, but I did it and did not lose a single pound! That’s when I knew I needed help… a lot of it!”
“When I was looking for something that was trucker friendly, I found Rolling Strong. It took me awhile to make that commitment, but I’m happy I did. With the live coaching and encouragement my coach has helped me make little changes in what I eat. When I don’t feel that I’m doing well she reminds me where I started and helps me stay focused and keeps my eyes on the big plan. It’s a big help.”
“I am now 40 days into it and have lost 17 lbs. I don’t believe that I could have gotten this far without coaching and I can for the first time see myself getting the body I have in my mind.”
Rolling Strong’s presence at Covenant has made Darci more aware of her diet and exercise habits. She has “cut way back” on her soda intake and has increased her daily exercise. She says she feels much better!
“With help from the Rolling Strong, I’ve been able to cut down my smoking from 24 cigarettes a day to 0, which has helped me cut back on my sugar, coffee and fast food consumption… all since September 9th!”
Teiron has lost 2lbs since his last weigh in with Rolling Strong. He stays healthy out on the road by running between 3-4 miles daily. He also eats good carbs and lean types of protein. We are proud of you! Keep up the great work.
“I decreased my soda intake from two per day to one per day.”
Jorge lost 8lbs while on the road! With the help of Rolling Strong he learned ways he can improve his health while driving. He lessened the portions he consumes and increased the amount of water he drinks.
Instead of eating fast food he prefers to mainly eat soups. He exercises by running whenever he has an opportunity to. Keep it up Jorge!
Driver Minnie Critton knows that checking her Bio numbers is just as important as making sure everything is safe and ready to go with her Big Rig.
Rolling Strong encourages all drivers to take advantage of the free monthly screening and health check stations while out on the road. Thank you Kroger pharmacy and Covenant for caring about driver’s health and well-being.