Testimonial Total Weight Loss
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.
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!
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.