John Gardenhire – Fremont Contract Carriers, Inc.
John has been driving since 1989 and has maintained a healthy lifestyle by eating chicken, fish, staying away from fast food. He limits his sweets and treats. John also likes to listen to Kevin Rutherford on Road Dog Radio and is conscientious about staying healthy. He prepares for the week by going to Walmart and getting frozen vegetables, and rotisserie chicken. If he eats out he gets salads and stays away from burgers and any gluten products. His advice to other drivers is to try to eat small meals during the day, stay away from processed foods, and stay hydrated with a lot of water. His favorite snacks are beef jerky, pork rinds, and nuts.
Daniel Zimmerman – Fremont Contract Carriers, Inc.
I have been working with Coach Nancy for 7 months. She calls me weekly to check in and help keep me on track. Her encouragement and accountability has been such a huge help. I have lost 15 pounds and will continue on my journey to better health!
Frank Berk, Jr.
In the 3 months I have worked with Coach Nancy, she has helped me tremendously. She’s taught me what to eat, what not to eat, and how to be mindful of eating slower. She has also educated me on the effects of smoking in the body and this helped motivate me to quit. I’m appreciative of the time she has taken to meet with me. Rolling Strong is a wonderful program!
Working with Coach Nancy has been a pleasure! Her encouragement and guidance has lead me to lose 5 pounds and lower my blood pressure. I am confident I will reach my goals because of her faithful mentorship throughout my journey. Driving a semi truck and sticking to a good diet plan and exercise program can be difficult..there are many opportunities to eat the wrong food and the wrong quantities of food. Since starting Rolling Strong, I have been drinking the proper amount of water each day and have no desire for sugary drinks. I am truly amazed by the health improvements that drinking water has brought me: weight loss, better breathing, and feeling healthier overall. Thanks Rolling Strong for your program, and thank you Coach Nancy. I really want to reach my health goals. It is IMPORTANT!
I have been working with Coach Nancy for 7 months. She calls me every week to check in and help keep me on track. Her encouragement and accountability has been such a huge help. I have lost 15 pounds and will continue on my journey!
Rudy has lost 8 pounds since starting the Rolling Strong wellness program. He drinks plenty of water each day to help him stay hydrated. He enjoys a soda from time to time but not on a daily basis. He stays away from fast foods and packs his own lunch each day. Rudy encourages other drivers to stay away from, or at least limit, the amount fast food they consume while out on the road. Congrats to this driver for checking his weight each time the wellness coach is on site!
Candice has done it again! She has lost another 5 pounds with the Rolling Strong wellness program. She has been using the Rolling Strong app to log her calorie intake and track her health. Her favorite feature on the app is the bar code scanner that provides her with nutritional information about the foods she is consuming. Congrats to this driver on improving her health!
I have quit smoking thanks to the tips that my Rolling Strong Wellness Coach Nancy has given me. She explained to me all the health risks of smoking and then helped me set goals to quit smoking. She has also helped me to start eating healthier.
My Rolling Strong wellness coach has helped me with improving my eating habits and with lowering my stress. Thanks Rolling Strong!
Jason has lost 16 pounds with the help of Rolling Strong. His focus has been on improving his health while out on the road. He is drinking lots of water each day to help him stay hydrated and keep his calorie count down. He is consuming less fast food and has incorporated healthy snacks such as apples and protein bars into his daily routine. Jason also tries to move his body as often as he can while out on the road. He also exercises when he is home. Great work, Jason!
I am really enjoying the app. I use it mostly for steps and for sleep. Coach Nancy has been very helpful in helping me set and achieve weight loss goals. She has great tips and ideas on how to reach realistic goals.
Gregory has lost 14 pounds by giving up soda and increasing his water intake.
Atila has lost 47 pounds with the help of Rolling Strong. She said she is trying to be healthier and wants to live to see her baby girl grow up. Atila has been exercising to help with weight loss by walking 30 minutes on the treadmill three times per week. She also includes a lot of colorful veggies at meal time each day while driving out on the road. She has decreased her simple carbs and stress levels. These small changes have added up over time. Congrats!
Greg has been making great progress on his health goals while consistently checking in with Rolling Strong CDL Wellness Coach Kasey to track his progress. He has removed almost all processed food from his diet and has stopped going out to eat. Along with eating only homemade food, he has cut his soda consumption down to less than half of what it was before. He has replaced soda with water and drinks 60-80 ounces each day. As a result of these modifications, Greg has lost over 10 pounds since the beginning of the year! Greg exercises 2-3 times per week using his own exercise equipment and says that once the weather is nice he and his wife plan to enjoy a daily walk around the neighborhood together. Awesome work, Greg! Keep it up!
Victor is maintaining his weight and a healthy blood pressure while driving out on the road! He checks in with his Rolling Strong CDL Wellness Coach to help keep him accountable. He has set several small goals such as cutting back on junk food and decreasing meal portion sizes. These two simple goals have helped him not to pack on extra weight while driving. Keep up the good work!
Jason worked with Rolling Strong CDL Wellness Coach Kasey to make better drink choices for his health. He cut his weekly soda consumption down by half and has been choosing water instead. Regular exercise and portion control has helped Jason to lose a few pounds as well. Consistency is key!
Roy worked with Rolling Strong CDL Wellness Coach Kasey to lose weight. When he started driving for Don Hummer Trucking, he was very excited to have a refrigerator in his truck that would allow him to keep fresh and healthy food with him on the road. He eats low-fat and low-sodium meat and lots of salad and veggies. He stops at Wal-Mart frequently to grocery shop and keep healthy choices on hand. He stays active by parking far out at truck stops and goes for 2-3 mile long walks to help pass the time during his 34 hour resets. Over the past 5 months, Roy has lost over 35 pounds! Awesome job, keep up the healthy habits!
Hanif has been working with Rolling Strong CDL Wellness Coach Kasey to cut back on soda and improve his hydration. He has successfully decreased his soda consumption from one per day to one per week or less! He also increased his water intake to 5 bottles per day, which improved his hydration status reading on the health check station. Great work!
Thomas has lost 40 pounds over the past 6 weeks by adopting a healthier diet and lifestyle. He eats primarily lean proteins and vegetables, limits his snacking to a few nuts per day, and has eliminated nearly all sugars from his diet. He is grateful for the coaching he has received from Rolling Strong and is well on his way to meeting his overall goal of losing 100 pounds. Way to go, Thomas!
Ernest has lost 13.6 pounds in four months by increasing his activity level and choosing more vegetables and lean meats. He has also increased his intake of water and decreased consumption of caffeine and sugar. Way to go, Ernest!
Jen has been working with Rolling Strong CDL Wellness Coach Kasey to make changes in her daily health habits and move toward living a healthier lifestyle. She made important diet and beverage improvements by incorporating vegetables into daily meals, prepping breakfast the night before to save time, and tracking water intake to ensure proper hydration. She strives to incorporate 30 minutes of exercise 3-4 times per week and even joined an online wellness program to help keep her on track. Sleep has also become a priority for Jen and she has set and kept a sleep schedule consistently. As a result of these changes, she has seen her weight go down and energy levels go up. Jen says that having a Rolling Strong CDL Wellness Coach as a resource has helped her pinpoint areas needing improvement and brings a sense of accountability to meet her goals. Great work, Jen!
Matt has been working with Rolling Strong CDL Wellness Coach Kasey to increase his physical activity and exercise levels. Together they set a goal for Matt to use his FIT System resistance bands 3-4 times per week. He has gone above and beyond and uses them 6 days per week for 30 minutes at a time. He says once he got into the habit of exercising daily it became a lot easier. Way to meet the recommended amount of weekly activity! Keep it up!
I was out service for over two months dealing with my sleep apnea. I had no doubt that I had gained more than my share of extra pounds. When I began driving again, I contacted my CDL Wellness Coach. She gave me great advice as to what I needed to do to get those extra pounds off and more. I don’t really like to drink water, but my coach didn’t chastise me like most people do. She told me to take it slow and try to increase me water intake as much as possible. As I started drinking water a little more than normal and following her suggestions, I found myself able to touch my toes again and I had a little more room in those pants. I’m not where I would like to but with her help and encouragement I will get off the CPAP machine!
Mark has been working with Rolling Strong CDL Wellness Coach Kasey to cut back on his soda consumption. Over the past month he has cut back from 1 or more sodas per day to only 2-3 per week. He also switched to drinking mini cans rather than bottles so he can have the flavor and carbonation without the temptation to drink too much. He now drinks a cup of black coffee each morning and mostly water throughout the day to keep his energy levels up. Great work, Mark! Keep it up!
Victor went through orientation back in February 2017 and has lost 5 pounds since then. He learned that cutting back on his portions can help him lose weight. He went one step further and stopped eating junk food out on the road. Victor set a new health goal while at the Dallas terminal to help better his health.
Carma has lost 20 pounds since going through orientation in February. She set several health goals with her Rolling Strong CDL Wellness Coach and has lost weight while driving out on the road. She has been cutting back on sodas and sweets, has increased lean sources of protein, and is consuming smaller meal portions. At meal time she orders off the 55+ menu. She says her only problem now is finding clothes that fit! She also parks far away from the TA station and walks at a moderate pace to help pump her heart and burn extra calories. She is back at Hutchins checking on what progress she has made, signing up for the new Rolling Strong APP and setting new goals.
Mike has been working with Rolling Strong CDL Wellness Coach Kasey to shift his beverage choices away from soda and toward water on a daily basis. He has successfully cut his soda consumption down to one third of what it used to be and drinks one gallon of water each day instead. He also decided to quit adding salt to his food and make more low-sodium choices. As a result, Mike’s systolic blood pressure has decreased by 38 points in the past four months. Great work! Keep making more healthy swaps!
In 2011 I weighed 300 lbs and had to make a big life change due to my weight and unhealthy lifestyle. I was diabetic for many years and I didn’t know how to eat right at all. I had a gastric bypass surgery in 201. After my surgery, I had to learn how to eat healthy and watch my caloric intake. During a presentation from Dawn Harrison with Rolling Strong, it made me think twice about what I intake on a daily basis. If you follow Rolling Strong’s program, it will most definitely help you make better food choices. The daily exercise program really helps me maintain a healthy life style. Dawn was amazing and very helpful. I appreciate learning new things to live a healthier life for myself and my family. Thanks Rolling Strong!
Two years ago I was consuming lots of sodas, juices, coffee, and junk food, but since I met with the Rolling Strong CDL Wellness Coach I have changed my habits. It was hard to leave all the sodas and juices but now it is easy to grab a bottle of water. I feel healthier!
Jeffrey has maintained his weight while driving out on the road. At his last check in with the Rolling Strong CDL Wellness Coach 5 months ago, he set small goals and continues to hold himself accountable. He has been walking 2 miles at the hotel after his shift and does push-ups and sit-ups on a daily basis. He plans to continue with his new healthy habits to help him reach his goal weight. Keep up the great work.
Logan has been working with Rolling Strong CDL Wellness Coach Kasey to make positive changes in his drink choices. He has raised his daily water consumption by more than double and is working to reduce his soda consumption. Logan says he uses low calorie/low sugar flavor packets to help him drink more water and less soda. Keep it up, these small changes will add up over time!
Josh has lost 33 pounds over the past 6 months by eating less fast food and preparing his own meals. He eats mostly vegetables and lean proteins and has cut out nearly all processed carbs such as bread and pasta. He exercises at least 5 times per week and has stopped drinking sodas and sugary drinks. Way to go, Josh!
Steve has maintained his weight since going through orientation back in October of 2017. His systolic number has improved by dropping 23 points over the past five months. He set a small goal with the Hutchins CDL Wellness Coach to walk for at least 10 minutes each time the truck stops. He has exceeded that goal by now jogging for at least 10 minutes at least once a day to get his heart rate up quickly and burn a few calories. He is also making his own trail mix with raw nuts, raisins, and dark chocolate semi-sweets. These small changes have improve Steve’s health. Keep up the good work!
Josh has lost 15 pounds over the past 4 weeks and has lowered his blood pressure by 10 points! He is eating less sugar and has eliminated nearly all sodas. He has also cut out breads and pastas and increased his intake of protein and green vegetables. In addition, he is drinking around 1 gallon of water per day. He has started parking his truck farther away from stops so he has to walk more. “Thanks to Rolling Strong for helping me make these changes!”
Kevin has been working with Rolling Strong CDL Wellness Coach Kasey to improve his hydration and manage blood pressure. He has increased his daily water intake by one bottle and his hydration has improved. Kevin also got rid of his salt shaker and no longer adds salt to his foods. As a result of these changes, along with 20-30 minutes of using a kettle bell and resistance bands every other day, Kevin’s systolic blood pressure has decreased by 9 points and he has lost a few pounds as well. Great work Kevin, these small steps will continue to add up to big change!
Eliesel “Eddie” Serrano
Eddie has lost 13 pounds by eating several small, low-sugar/low-sodium meals every day. He drinks 6 to 8 bottles of water each day, and exercises for 1 hour 2 to 3 times per week. Eddie says, “Rolling Strong gave me the incentive to eat right and to lower my sodium and sugar intake. I am so thankful!” Way to go, Eddie!
While on the road, Brian keeps his activity level up by walking at least 2 miles every day. He mainly drinks water and eats lean meats and fresh vegetables. He has cut out French fries and fast food. He also utilizes the fitness center while at yard and enjoys working out. By incorporating these lifestyle changes, Brian has lost 6 pounds! He encourages other drivers to be healthier.
William immediately enrolled in the Rolling Strong Wellness Program after seeing a presentation during orientation in December of 2017. After one session of coaching, William had the push he needed to change. He set goals to reduce his blood pressure by losing weight, exercising, and eating healthier. His new daily routine includes walking 1.5 miles, tracking his steps on his phone, using elastic resistance bands, and doing steps-ups, sit-ups, push-ups and squats. He has increased his water intake from none to at least 5 water bottles, and reduced his coffee intake. Switching from a big dinner to a big breakfast instead, and eating healthy snacks is now the routine. His latest results showed that he has reduced his weight by 9 pounds, lowered his systolic blood pressure by 35 points, and lowered his diastolic by 2. After seeing such great results he is even more motivated to reach his ultimate goal, and looks forward to checking in with the Rolling Strong coach. Great job and keep it up, William!
For the past couple of years I have been trying to get back to my “original size.” A few things I have tried worked and a few didn’t. After gaining knowledge from the Rolling Strong program, I have been able to maintain my weight. I am using the methods and techniques taught during the W.E.L.L talk to focus on my energy in a positive way. Thank you for an awesome program, Rolling Strong!
My Rolling Strong Wellness Coach taught a meditation technique that was really helpful. Anytime I began to feel frustrated at work or home, I would use it to help me relax and get focused. Thanks Coach!
During the Rolling Strong W.E.L.L talk, our Wellness Coach gave us a list of helpful tools to use throughout our Greyhound school training. Coming into this was new for me; I had never driven a bus before. I had never experienced such intense training like the training at the Greyhound school. Through it all, I used my meditation tools daily to reduce my stress which helped me along the way. Thanks Rolling Strong!
The meditation exercise our Rolling Strong coach demonstrated during the W.E.L.L talk helped a lot. It relieved stress for me! Having a military background, I tend to over think many experiences. The meditation exercise was very beneficial in reducing stress during my training at the Greyhound school.
The Rolling Strong program gave me information that helped me realize the importance of good health. I learned that not eating healthy can also affect my mental well-being as well as my physical health. Having good health plays a big part in the career I am about to take on. Thank you, Rolling Strong, for providing me with valuable information.
My body has really benefited from watching my portion size with food. I feel less tired after eating. I’ve increased my water intake and I am sleeping better. The advice our Rolling Strong Wellness Coached offered has also motivated me to exercise more. I do this by walking more, which has boosted my energy levels. Thank you Rolling Strong!
I really appreciate our Rolling Strong coach! The program suggestions gave me hope to find my waist again. Our coach genuinely cares about me, even when I don’t. Thank you, Rolling Strong, for putting me on the path to “Rolling Strong.”
After the Rolling Strong presentation I began using meditation techniques during stressful moments. I also learned the benefits of eating healthy and staying hydrated. I tried eating smaller portions and drinking more water and noticed that I was fuller longer and I didn’t feel sluggish like I used to feel. Thanks Rolling Strong!
The Rolling Strong W.E.L.L talk was very interesting. Our coach gave us a grocery list that I have been using to purchase groceries. I would like to keep myself healthy good in order to perform my job for a long time. Thank you Rolling Strong!
Since the Rolling Strong presentation I have grown to understand my health better. I am even eating healthier snacks. It is going to be a process to make an improvement but I plan to stick with this program. I am now confident that I can make these changes in my health. Thank you Rolling Strong.
Rolling Strong has given me a better understanding on what I need to know relating to my physical, emotional and mental health. I am now able to address each of these areas in my life. Thank you Rolling Strong
During my Greyhound training, Rolling Strong provided the class with different techniques including meditation, portion control, and different exercises we can do while we are working (ex: when pre tripping our bus). I plan to use this information to help me with my weight loss plan. Thank you Rolling Strong, Michelle Livingston
Since the Rolling Strong W.E.L.L talk I have been eating smaller portions and learning portion control. Portioning the amount of food I eat has helped me not feel so tired and sluggish. Thank you Rolling Strong,!
I have high blood pressure, our Rolling Strong wellness coach explained different health option to lower my blood pressure. Thank you for sharing this information and keeping me informed. Keep up the great work!
The Rolling Strong Program helped me a lot during my training at the Greyhound school. Before I rarely drank water, but after starting the wellness program with Rolling Strong I have increased my water intake which has helped me stay hydrated while driving.
I’ve lost 12 pounds since November and my blood pressure has normalized by watching my portion sizes, exercising, and meeting with the Rolling Strong Wellness Coach every week.
Melvin has lost 25 pounds and has cut his tobacco usage by more than half. He is drinking less than 1/4 of the sodas that he used to drink and has increased his water consumption to nearly 1 gallon per day. His goal is to lose another 75 pounds and to quit smoking altogether. “Rolling Strong is a great program if you follow it. Just take your coach’s advice. It’s all on you!” Way to go, Melvin!
Slow and steady wins the race. Robin has been consistently checked in with Rolling Strong to make small changes to help with weight loss. She has lost 3 lbs since the first part of November 2017. She has incorporated a protein shake (Premier Protein) into her daily diet and walks around the bus each time it stops. Her weight loss has been slow but she has created new manageable lifestyle habits that she is able to maintain while driving out on the road. Congrats.
David has been working with Rolling Strong Wellness Coach Kasey to reduce his consumption of sugar sweetened energy drinks. He has successfully reduced his intake from one per day to one per week and is now down to one per month. As a result he has seen his weight come down and he says that he does not crave it now like he used to and he views it as a treat rather than a daily need. Great work, small changes provide big results!
Charles worked with Rolling Strong Wellness Coach Kasey to find ways to make better choices and lose weight over-the-road. He has been eating smaller portions at meals and goes grocery shopping once a week so he can prepare food in the truck and avoid the food in truck stops and restaurants. Charles also cut back on soda consumption. He used to drink several bottles of Pepsi each day and he currently drinks one or less. As a result of these changes, Charles has lost 13 pounds in a little over five months. Great work and way to make small but meaningful changes!
Lucious has lost 10 pounds in the past 3 weeks by simply improving his diet and practicing portion control. He focuses more on eating whole foods instead of processed fast food, drinking water instead of sodas, and walking every day. He believes the information he has received from his Rolling Strong coach has helped him to be more intentional about his health and wellness.
Ryan worked with Rolling Strong Wellness Coach Kasey to lower his blood pressure. After discussing his usual diet with his coach, he decided to cut back on the coconut oil he was using to cook his dinner each night. As a result, he was able to lower his systolic blood pressure by 13 points! Great job, Ryan! Small changes can produce big results!
Andrea worked with Rolling Strong Wellness Coach Kasey to find ways to make switches to a healthier diet and to lower her blood pressure. Andrea has been monitoring and limiting her daily sodium intake to meet healthy guidelines and reduced her soda intake from 4 cans per day to 1 can. Andrea switched from eating mostly beef to mostly chicken and has been working to include more vegetables in her daily diet. In addition she now cooks using olive oil as opposed to butter. As a result of these great changes her blood pressure has decreased by -21/-8 in just over a month’s time! She says that the guidance and advice she received from Wellness Coach Kasey has been a great resource to her and she feels that she can make these changes last. Keep it up!
Ron worked with CDL Rolling Strong Wellness Coach Kasey to find ways to relieve his persistent muscle stiffness. Coach Kasey showed Ron some stretches he can do daily to help him with lower back and neck stiffness. Ron started implementing 5-10 minutes of stretching into his morning routine. He says, “I feel like I can move. I’m not so stiff and sore every day anymore.” Great work Ron, way to set aside time each day for your well-being!
The information I received from the Rolling Strong wellness program was very helpful. I learned very important things relating to nutrition and exercise to take better care of my health in order to keep my body in good condition. Thank you Rolling Strong
Since listening to the Rolling Strong presentation I have begun to rethink how I respond to stressful situations and the overall impact to my health. I am accustomed to living in a fast-paced environment. Living in this type of environment can be overwhelming. Living at a fast pace has affected my health in profound ways. Stress has increased my blood pressure and caused me to have headaches and feel fatigued. I plan to implement the meditation and calming techniques demonstrated during the W.E.L.L talk into my daily regimen. I believe this will have a positive effect on lowering my blood pressure, clear my thinking, and reduce headache occurrences. My goal is to function better and focus on living a healthier lifestyle. Thank you Rolling Strong!
During the Rolling Strong W.E.L.L talk, I found the mediation practice greatly beneficial. It helps me clear my thoughts and reduce some of the stress I feel. It allows me to reset my feelings, renew my energy, and start over again.
Greg has been working with Rolling Strong CDL Wellness Coach Kasey to lose weight and lower his blood pressure. In the past 4 months Greg has successfully accomplished both. The biggest change he made was eliminating processed sugars and packaged foods from his diet. He says his dinners now consist of a healthy protein, vegetables, and whole grains. He also makes healthy choices when going out to eat, and practices portion control. He has decreased his soda consumption and exercises for 30-45 minutes at least twice a week. Greg says he was tired of the ups and downs of traditional dieting and that consistently choosing healthy, whole foods feels so much simpler and more natural. Great job! These are fantastic improvements!
CJ has lost 42 lbs so far on his journey to better health. He eats a healthy diet, including more vegetables, some fruit, and less bread/pasta/sweets. CJ has given up sodas and drinks only water now. He uses his FIT System every day and walks around his truck 50 – 60 times a day! Way to go, CJ!
Gregory has lost 25 lbs since October with the help of Rolling Strong. He stopped drinking soda and now gets the proper water intake daily to help with hydration and decreased calorie intake AND he moves more! He has made new health goals with the Dallas Rolling Strong coach and will check back in a couple of months to check on progress.
John Brandt, Jr.
John worked with Rolling Strong Wellness Coach Kasey to find ways to lower his blood pressure. They worked together to set a goal for John to monitor and limit his daily sodium intake to 2,000 mg or less. John was able to accomplish this goal by reading the labels on his food and spreading out his sodium consumption between meals to stay under his goal. Within three weeks, his systolic blood pressure had decreased by 12 points and his diastolic blood pressure reduced by 3 points. John has also been working to manage his time more efficiently and driving shorter days which he says has helped him reduce work stress significantly. This goes to show that by making your own physical and mental health a priority, you can see great results! Great work, John! Keep it up!
Since talking with the Rolling Strong CDL Wellness Coach, my eyes and mind have been opened to a better and healthier lifestyle. I will begin taking better care of myself and managing what I eat. They say what you put in is what you get out! I will start putting “good” in, so my return will be good! Thank you Rolling Strong.
Our Rolling Strong CDL Wellness coach presented the program really well and made me want to participate. The presentation convinced me I could “win.” My blood pressure is down and my positive outlook is up! Thank you Rolling Strong.
I thought the meditation portion of our coach’s presentation was beneficial. It helped me to relax and not overthink everything that was going on during my training.
I have been using the meditation exercises. I found them very beneficial. Thank you Rolling Strong!
After the W.E.L.L presentation, I found it beneficial to know that eating turkey products could actually cause me to feel fatigued. This is something I will try to avoid eating before driving. Thank you Rolling Strong!
As a driver, this program was a wake-up call for myself and hopefully every driver. Our office is our cockpit. We sit for at least 8 hours a day and sometimes longer! By eating healthy you are doing yourself a favor. I find the food chart that was given to us by our wellness coach to be super helpful. I intend to begin eating healthier and use the Rolling Strong coaching program as my support system.
I enjoyed learning about the meditation process. Thanks Rolling Strong!
I found the Rolling Strong wellness program to be very beneficial. I had no idea that certain foods could make me sleepy. The shopping list our coach gave us will go on my refrigerator door. Thank you Rolling Strong!
Since I met my Rolling Strong CDL Wellness Coach, she has been very pleasant in teaching me how to meditate. I find this to be very useful and have been meditating once a day. My coach has also introduced me to healthier eating through coaching conversations and providing me with handouts that offer valuable tips on exercise and eating.
I was reminded by Rolling Strong that good physical health brings good mental health. I will begin to put both of these into practice in my daily life.
The Rolling Strong W.E.L.L talk reminded me to take care of my body with the proper foods and beverages. It also taught me to be sure I am well rested before beginning our work day.
Our Rolling Strong coach was very helpful in providing information to help me make a life change to better my health. I look forward to working with her in the future. I am going to exercise more and meditate. This is a very good program to have for drivers. Greyhound made an excellent decision to add the Rolling Strong program to our training. Thanks Rolling Strong!
With Rolling Strong’s help, Larry has lost 38 pounds total, and 19 pounds in the past month! He has cut back on breads, pasta, and sugary foods, and is drinking at least one gallon of water per day, as well as exercising more. He just purchased a FIT System for his truck and has already started using it. He is very happy with his progress and motivated to continue on his journey to wellness!
Wayne has been a Greyhound driver for 52 years come this May. He has seen and been through lots of changes throughout the years. He has maintained a good weight and is still going strong. He limits fast food and chooses things like tuna sandwiches and low fat milk while out on the road. He also checks in with the Rolling Strong CDL Wellness coach while at the terminal to make sure everything is going well. Rolling Strong wants to highlight this great driver for all his years of service!
Rolling Strong is a great program, it makes drivers aware of our health and how to improve our bodies and how to live better. I see the changes. I for one am a rehire. Since I left Greyhound I lost touch with myself. Now that I am back, I feel I need to get back to good health. I’ve been in the gym, walking, drinking more water and watching what I eat. My goal is to lose over 70 pounds but I am taking baby steps. Thank you Rolling Strong
The meditation practice was extremely beneficial. It’s great that someone cares enough about drivers to make sure we are healthy and practicing good eating and exercise habits. Thank you Coach Norie!
I have always been active and when I started working at Covenant I began working out on my own. Although I enjoyed that, I never kept a good routine and talked myself out of working out most days. I didn’t have great energy and started to become lazy with my workouts. Several months ago, I had a friend who was working out in a Rolling Strong class and wanted me to join so we could push each other. I decided to give it a shot and immediately loved it. For about 3 months now, I have been working out with Melanie at Rolling Strong. It is a continuous challenge and helps me relieve all my stress for the day. It has helped me get stronger and get back in the routine I needed. I am starting to see inches disappear and could not be more grateful to be involved in the Rolling Strong classes at Covenant Transport. I cannot wait to continue to see progress and meet my goals!
Michael worked with Rolling Strong CDL Wellness Coach Kasey to find ways to eat better and have more energy. The first change Michael made was what he was eating from fast food restaurants. He often finds it hard to get a good meal, but learned how to make better choices at restaurants. He changed his McDonald’s order from 2 quarter-pound burgers with extra cheese and fries, to a grilled chicken wrap instead. He said his hunger was actually more satisfied with the grilled chicken wrap as opposed to his old order and he plans to continue referencing the “Nutrition in the Fast Lane Dining Guide” to make better food choices. Michael also made a big change in his beverage choices. He was regularly drinking 4 or 5 bottles of Dr. Pepper each day with little to no water. After seeing the “Added Sugars” display put out by CDL Wellness Coach Kasey, he decided that he needed to make a change. He now drinks 1 or2 Dr. Peppers and has added 32 ounces of water into his daily routine. Michael said that by drinking more water he doesn’t get tired as easily and can make it through his day without feeling the need for as many pick-me-ups. Great work Michael. These small steps will add up to big changes over time. Keep it up!
Ricky has lost 15 pounds by walking more and drinking water instead of sodas. He is continuing to work with Rolling Strong CDL Wellness coaches in order to achieve his goal of losing a total of 75 pounds this year. He is well on his way!
Azi has been working with his Rolling Strong Wellness coach for 10 months now. Azi maintains his health through cardio, soccer, and a proper diet. Homemade food is a big part of his wellness. He also stays away from pop and alcohol, and chooses water is as often as he can. He says it all adds up to optimal health!
I received good information from our CDL Wellness Coach. I now have a better understanding of how to be healthier. I used to eat out daily, but now I will make the effort to prepare meals before leaving home. I am also more aware that my frequent headaches, which may be due to dehydration. I plan to increase my daily water intake to 32oz. of water daily. Thank you Rolling Strong!
I found the hydration portion of the W.E.L.L message to be beneficial. I am now watching what I eat and drink.
Rolling Strong has really helped me. I have been in the CDL training for Greyhound for a week and I’ve lost 5 pounds. I’m meditating more, and I’m drinking more water than I had been. I will continue to follow what I have learned. This is a great program!
I think everyone needs help with health awareness. The stress reduction meditation practice we did during the W.E.L.L talk is something I would use for my regular life. Thank you Rolling Strong!
I lost 10 pounds in 2 months by eating smaller portions, eating fruits and veggies, and starting to exercise.
“Thank you so much! I have learned a lot of positive healthy tips. I have started applying them by drinking more water and exercising! Thanks, Rolling Strong!”
“The Rolling Strong wellness presentation was informative and quite useful. Portion control, meditation, and the importance of an exercise regimen brought to light the need for programs such as Rolling Strong. Thank you.”
“I found all the information given by our Rolling Strong Coach to be very informative.”
“The Rolling Strong wellness program taught me to eat healthier foods. I am interested in living and eating healthy. I will start eating healthier and exercising to live a healthier life style.”
“I found the Rolling Strong wellness presentation to be highly beneficial. I appreciate the information shared, it will be a constant reminder that I will apply in order to stay healthy.”
“The Rolling Strong wellness program is very encouraging and motivating. I found the information on daily water intake and options for eating healthy snacks very informative.”
“The information shared during the wellness presentation was very helpful and educational for me. Our coach emphasized the importance of keeping drivers safe and well. This helped me realize I have to stop some of the poor eating habits I have. Thank you Rolling Strong”
“The Rolling Strong wellness program has made me realize that I have not been eating healthy. With Rolling Strong’s help, I have been making healthier eating choices.”
“The dehydration piece of the W.E.L.L. talk was enlightening, I did not realize this could be a cause for high blood pressure. My Rolling Strong Coach also showed me how to meditate and calm down after a long stressful day of driving. I find meditating calming and relaxing. Thank you!”
“I have learned how to eat better foods that are lower in sodium to help control my blood pressure. My Rolling Strong coach encouraged me to see my doctor to get my blood pressure under control.”
“Since the W.E.L.L. talk I’ve started increasing my daily water intake and have been making healthier snack choices.”
“I never recognized the benefits of meditation until the Rolling Strong presentation. I find myself doing the breathing exercises frequently. The ‘living in the now’ part of the presentation helped me to actually deal with present issues internally as well as external. Thank you Rolling Strong!”
“The Rolling Strong wellness program was very helpful. It made me realize that some of the things I was eating, drinking, and even stressing over aren’t good for my health. The meditation exercises we did during the W.E.L.L. talk is something that relaxes me. I will try to do them from this day forward. Meditation is a tool that doesn’t take much time and it clears my mind.
Thank you Rolling Strong!”
I found the Rolling Strong W.E.L.L. about diet and making sure a driver stays hydrated beneficial.
The advice our Rolling Strong coached offered on portion control was very helpful. I will apply it to improve my current eating habits. Thank you Rolling Strong!
After the W.E.L.L. talk presentation I use the health knowledge and apply it to my daily eating routine. I realize that applying the health tips taught I can change my health for the better forever.
Nick has lowered his BP by almost 10 points within the past month by decreasing the amount of sodas and instead drinking more water. According to Nick, “Rolling Strong is the greatest!”
John is an over-the-road driver for Don Hummer Trucking who has been working hard to make steady progress with his health. John lost five pounds in a month and a half which also resulted in a loss of body fat and a decrease in BMI. John used to drink at least one soda per day, but now he opts for water instead and has soda maybe once per week. He says he always parks as far out from truck stops as he can so that he can work more activity into his day. He also takes advantage of any free time, such as waiting for his trailer to be unloaded or loaded, to stand up and walk around to stretch out tight muscles and raise his heart rate. Finding time to be active can be very difficult in the truck driving industry, but John is an example of how it can be done! Great work!
Hanif is a driver who has been working hard to overcome the demands of being an over-the-road driver in order to make healthy lifestyle changes. Hanif came to the Rolling Strong Wellness Coach expressing concern for his frequent back pain and after a coaching session he walked away having learned some new stretches to help alleviate the pain. About three months later he came back to the wellness coach with news that his back pain is no longer an issue and he takes time to stretch daily. Hanif has also worked to cut back his soda consumption from one bottle per day to three bottles per week and he has started eating 2-3 apples or other pieces of fruit each day as a snack. Another very exciting change he has made is cutting back on cigarettes from one pack per day to only one pack per month as he works to eliminate cigarettes from his life completely. These are great shifts that show what can be achieved by putting in a little effort over time! Keep it up!
After hearing about the Rolling Strong Wellness Program during orientation, Cedric enrolled immediately in the program. He wanted to focus on routinely working out and eating right to lose weight. Planning a cardio program 3-4 days a week, and following up with weights is just one way he has achieved success. “I choose grilled fish and vegetables over fried garbage and I kill about a gallon of water daily.” All these factors have led Cedric to lose 8 pounds and 1 inch from his waist in 5 weeks. “I want to inspire unhealthy drivers to push away from the table and get healthy”. Great job Cedric your words and actions will encourage others.
Everton was able to lower his blood pressure and earn a 1-year CDL medical card by using deep breathing techniques and coaching from a Rolling Strong CDL Wellness Coach.
With the help of the Rolling Strong Wellness Coach, Terry has lost 11 pounds! His systolic blood pressure has dropped 10 points on average and he has lost two inches along his waist line. He has made big changes to the way he eats and thinks about his health. He has cut a total of 18 deli sandwiches a week out and is instead eating more fruits and vegetables. Great job Terry! Keep up the great work!
I lost three pounds this week by getting back to walking every day, increasing my water, vegetables, and fruits. I want to focus on really getting healthy and doing my health check with the Rolling Strong Wellness Coach every week.
Walter at Greyhound Dallas maintenance center always sends new employees over for biometric readings! He always has a smile on his face and enjoys the program that Rolling Strong provides Greyhound employees. Thanks Walter for caring about your fellow co-workers’ health and well-being.
James has lost 13 pounds and one inch in his waist size since beginning of October after enrolling in the Rolling Strong Wellness Program. Changes in his nutrition have contributed to his success. James includes salads with two hard-boiled eggs, two bananas a day and almonds into his daily routine. He has downsized his soft drinks to the 7.5oz. size and only drinks on occasion. His exercise routine includes resistance bands and weights while on the road and on home time he enjoys splitting wood. James has set a goal weight with the help of his Rolling Strong Coach and is committed to seeing this goal achieved
Joseph has lost 12 pounds since October by decreasing his soda intake and walking each time the truck stops. He learned from Rolling Strong that 33 laps around the truck equals a mile. He tries to walk a mile each day. He’s believes that cutting way back on soda has been the most beneficial in his weight loss success. He continues to make goals and check in with the wellness coaches while at the terminal. Congrats to this new Covenant driver.
Tyrone has lost 10 pounds by being active each time the truck stops. He does 100 push-ups, 300+ jump rope, and power jacks each day to help build strength and burn body fat. Tyrone also runs the parking lots at the fuel stations. He checks in with RS each time while at the terminal in Hutchins to check on progress and receive extra health tips and encouragement. He has also increased his water intake each day to help keep calorie count down. He says he wants to continue with his health goals and remain the best version of himself while driving down the road.
Since she began working with Rolling Strong, Ashley has lost 21 pounds and seven inches. She feels great and is excited to be on her way to reaching her goal weight. “I want to give a big thanks to my coach, Melanie, for her guidance and encouragement. Thank you, Rolling Strong!”
With the help of the Rolling Strong team I felt confident I would pass my DOT. They gave me information that helped me to not only to pass my tests, but also to understand why I was doing it.
Since starting with my Rolling Strong health coach, I’ve lost three and a half inches in my waist! I’ve accomplished this by beginning and sticking with an exercise program, watching portion sizes and quality of my food, and drinking lots of water every day. The support of my Rolling Strong health coach is incredibly helpful in reaching my goals.
Anthony went from a 3-month DOT card to a 1-year medical card with the help of Rolling Strong! He was struggling with his blood pressure and was taking medication. Anthony’s coach encouraged him to re-visit his doctor who made an adjustment in his medication which allowed him to increase his medical card. After the medication change, Anthony continues to work on making adjustments to his diet and lifestyle in order to help his blood pressure.
With the help of his Rolling Strong CDL Wellness Coach, David has managed to accomplish his goal of losing 30 pounds! He does strength training exercises every morning before work and eats a well-balanced diet. David has also cut back on his coffee intake as well as drinking more water during the day.
Joe signed up with Rolling Strong in November 2017. He is motivated to reduce his weight and improve his health. So far, he has lost 8.4 pounds by writing what he eats every day in a journal, using the FIT system on the road, and adding more steps to his daily routine. Now, he chooses egg whites and salmon for breakfast rather than McDonald’s, and substitutes tomatoes as a side dish at meals instead of potatoes. Drinking water all day has contributed to his success as well. He has a weekly phone call with a wellness coach that keeps him on track and motivated. Great job Joe, and keep up your success!
Todd joined the October No Candy Challenge that was hosted by Rolling Strong Wellness Coach Kasey and pledged to give up candy for the entire month. Todd went above and beyond and decided to continue avoiding packaged candy and refined sugar in general. It has been nearly four months since he ate any candy. Todd says, “I can feel the difference in my immune system after cutting refined sugars from my diet and I haven’t gotten sick at all this winter!” He craves sugar much less now that he has stopped eating it, and sticking to his goal has become easier and easier. Great work Todd, this is a huge accomplishment!
Heather has lost 17.7 lbs with the help and encouragement of Rolling Strong. She is eating several smaller meals throughout the day instead of three large meals that are harder to burn off. Her diet has included apples and peanut butter, beans, soups, and lean sources of protein. She also uses her FIT system at least 5 times per week for 30 minutes. Heather drives at night so she exercises on the FIT system to revive her and get her through the rest of her shift. Keep up the great work and keeping pushing towards your goal!
Kevin has been working to change his food and beverage habits while incorporating exercise into his daily routine. He has successfully lowered his body weight, body fat percentage, and BMI over the course of two months. He says he avoids restaurants, eats vegetables with every meal, and avoids snacking throughout the day. He has increased the amount of water he drinks and cut back soda on his soda consumption. He says the added sugars display put together by the Rolling Strong Wellness Coach helped motivate him to drink fewer sugary beverages. Kevin also sets aside time every day to exercise. He uses kettle bells and resistance bands in the truck, and stretches regularly by doing leaning push-ups on his bunk. He looks for opportunities to work in some extra movement, such as parking farther away at trucks stops or taking walks while he waits for loads. Kevin says he appreciates the guidance given to him by the Rolling Strong Wellness Coach and he feels supported in his ongoing weight loss journey. This goes to show that setting aside time for regular activity and taking control of your diet can lead to real results! Great work Kevin, and keep up the great work!
Ernest has lost 11 lbs by changing his eating habits and increasing his activity level. He eats more fruits and vegetables, and less sugar and fried foods. He has also increased his water intake and decreased his caffeine consumption.
Russell has lost 6 lbs with the help of Rolling Strong since going through Greyhound orientation in LA. He drinks lots of water to help keep him hydrated and his calorie count down throughout the day. He also watches what he eats while out on the road. He has incorporated more greens into his diet and instead of lettuce he opts for a more fibrous/vitamin rich food such as spinach. Also, he goes to Wal-Mart and walks around for an hour to help circulate blood and burn calories. He added new health goals in Dallas and hopes to see more weight loss in the coming months.
Keep up the good work!
Since our first meeting only one month ago in November of 2017, Tracy was able to bring her blood pressure down by 40 points! She attributes her success to strict commitment to changing her diet and avoiding some of her favorite fried foods and high-sodium meats like pastrami. Great job Tracy!
Jackie has lost 3.5 pounds in one week with the help of Rolling Strong. She has made small changes to her diet that have helped her shed the pounds. Jackie is incorporating lean sources of protein and healthy vegetables into her daily routine. She has also been walking around the hotel each day during orientation to increase her daily steps and calorie reduction. She currently is making a list of healthy non-perishables to take in the truck with her while she goes out with her trainer. Congrats Jackie! Keep moving towards your goal weight.
Isiah was able to go from a 1-year physical to a 2-year with the help of Rolling Strong! He cut back on the amount of soda he drinks and choose water instead. His snack of choice is raw almonds and he watches his sodium intake. Congratulations Isiah on your hard work.
Since going through orientation, Gerard has lost 7.6 pounds. With Rolling Strong’s help he has learned the value of staying hydrated and has increased his water intake. He has also added more fruits and vegetables into his daily diet. While at the terminal, he met with his health coach for a reading and was pleased to hear that he had lost weight. Gerard also learned about the importance of reading nutrition labels. He plans to make several new adjustments to his diet to help him achieve his goal weight.
I lost 3 lbs this week by walking every day in the warehouse over my lunch break. I also increased my water intake.
Miguel has lost 37 lbs since going through orientation back in March of 2016. He has made small lifestyle changes that he is able to keep up for the rest of his life. His magic weapon for weight loss consists of eating less food and going for hikes on hiking trails during any downtime. He has also cut way back on his soda intake. Congrats to this driver for making healthy changes while out on the road.
Since enrolling in the Rolling Strong wellness program two weeks ago, Darrone has lost 5.6 pounds, a half inch from his waist, and dropped his systolic blood pressure by 14 points and his diastolic by 8 points. He attributes these improvements in his health to moving more, using resistance bands, and tracking his sodium levels while on road. During his home time, Darrone spends quality time with his 2-year-old daughter and enjoys keeping up with her and her pace. He is looking forward to checking in with his Rolling Strong wellness coach in order to discuss his challenges and successes for the upcoming months. Great job, Darrone!
Robin has lost weight with help from her Rolling Strong CDL wellness coach. She now incorporates a daily protein shake into her diet to help keep her feeling satisfied. Robin’s health coach suggested Premier Protein Shakes because they are easy to take on the road and low in sugar. She freezes them and says they taste like dessert which helps keep her evening meal calorie count down. Robin also snacks on Skinny Pop Popcorn to help increase her fiber and good fat intake. Congrats, and keep up the good work!
“The Rolling Strong wellness coach helped me focus on my blood pressure and diet. I now know the importance of prioritizing when it comes to my health. Thank you, Rolling Strong!”
“I would like to thank our Rolling Strong CDL wellness coach for her words of empathy and support. I had become stressed and overwhelmed after the first week of training at the Greyhound school. I am really looking forward to working with my coach in the future in order to support my current diet and increase my energy levels. It is my goal to be able to balance my work and personal life for a healthy total lifestyle!”
“Thank you, Rolling Strong! I learned a lot of positive, healthy tips during the W.E.L.L. presentation. I have started drinking more water and I am adding more fruits and vegetables to my daily diet.”
Michael has cut back on his daily soda consumption after going through orientation in Hutchins. He went from having four sodas per day to only ONE! This small change has had a ripple effect with Michael’s weight causing him to lose six pounds in one week! He plans on continuing to have only one soda per day while out on the road. Congrats, Michael!
“I found the W.E.L.L. talk very helpful! It provided me with tips to help maintain better eating habits while on the road. I have trouble sleeping and in the past, I would write or listen to music. I have been unable to do that while at the Greyhound training school, so our coach suggested I start exercising prior to going to bed and it actually helped! I also intend to implement the meditation exercises we learned in class. I had never meditated before the W.E.L.L. presentation, but I tried it a few times after our coach did the exercise and found it to be very helpful as well. Thanks, Rolling Strong coaches!”
Lachaze has lost nine pounds since October. He consistently checks both his blood pressure and weight at the higi machine each week with a Rolling Strong CDL wellness coach. Lachaze works out at all the terminal gyms during any downtime and he tries to eat Subway most of the time while out on the road. Congrats, Lachaze, on your accomplishments and keep up the good work!
“The Rolling Strong wellness program educated me on the importance of increasing my physical activity. During my time at the Greyhound training school, I set a wellness goal to consistently workout every day. The Rolling Strong W.E.L.L. message taught me that eating healthier foods is definitely the way to go as I get older. Creating these good habits now will help with weight control as well as keeping my blood pressure low.”
“I lowered my systolic blood pressure 18 points by decreasing my consumption of sodium and caffeine!”
Brian signed up for the “October No Candy Pledge”, hosted by the CDL wellness coach at Don Hummer Trucking, and as a result he didn’t eat candy for the entire month! He lost almost 10 pounds during October and has way more energy and a heightened motivation to exercise. Brian has started using his FIT System resistance bands every other day when he doesn’t get exercise from unpacking loads. These are all great lifestyle changes, Brian, keep them up!
Congratulations once again to Pat! He has lost a total of 59 pounds while on the road and has dropped two pants sizes. Pat has promised to keep going and he is definitely keeping his word. Great job, Pat, you make everyone at Rolling Strong so proud!!
David used to drink one NOS energy drink each day along with a cup of black coffee. He noticed the added sugars display and decided to talk with a Rolling Strong CDL wellness coach about how much sugar his favorite energy drinks contain. After speaking with a coach, David decided to cut out his daily energy drink in order to work on losing weight and improve his hydration. Good job, David!
Johnny used to frequently stop at fast food restaurants for meals but he has since changed his dietary habits to include purchasing healthy microwavable meals and closely monitoring his sodium intake. Johnny has integrated a 30-minute walk into his daily routine and has been able to lose a few pounds in addition to lowering his total body fat by two and a half percent. He has increased the amount of water he drinks a day by two bottles resulting in his hydration level moving into a healthy range. Johnny says he doesn’t feel as tired during the day and is excited about his future progress. Keep up the great work!
Randy has done a great job being consistent with his new health habits while working with his Rolling Strong CDL wellness coach. This winter he intends to be active chopping wood in order to stay fit.
“With some much-needed encouragement from the Rolling Strong team, I’ve managed to cut back on my cigarette habit! It’s not an easy habit to break and I know the Rolling Strong wellness coaches are always there to help me when I need them.”
Eric has been successful in keeping up with his health goals while working with his Rolling Strong CDL wellness coach. His biometric screening numbers are consistent and he has a good work/life balance! Keep up the good work, Eric!
David has been doing CrossFit for 10 months and has lost a total of 37 pounds. He dropped six percent of his body fat in just 10 months. David has been eating healthy which includes no pop, low sugar intake, and checking in with his Rolling Strong CDL wellness coach for support, information, and encouragement. He has done a fantastic job! Keep up the great work, David!
“I want to encourage other drivers to get out there and do what you have to do in order to be healthy. I urge you to make the decision to be healthy. Visit Rolling Strong, listen to their wellness coaches, and get the Fit System! You won’t regret it, I don’t. You only live once!”
Larry has been training drivers for almost as long as he was a driver – 25 years! He stays fit by working out on and off the basketball court. Larry averages five to seven miles per day just by moving and walking. He encourages his trainees to be well and safe on the road. Larry maintains his good health by parking as far from the actual truck stop as he can when making fuel stops, not eating heavy meals before or during driving, and getting plenty of rest when he is done for the day. These are just some of the wellness tips he gives to his drivers. Larry is a great ambassador for the Rolling Strong wellness program and encourages each of his trainees to enroll as well!
“I really want to encourage people to find what works for them! I found a diet plan that works for me and I have lost more than 15 pounds in two months. The Rolling Strong CDL wellness coaching team has been a huge encouragement and has kept me motivated. I have also started running on the treadmill which has led to my increased energy!”
“I began attending the Rolling Strong led training class the first week of August after talking to one of my co-workers who had been participating in it. My initial goal was to gain strength and muscle tone. In just three months since I started the class, I’ve lost 1/2 inch in my thighs, 1/2 inch in my waist, 1/2 inch in my chest, and 3 1/2 inches in my hips! Even though I’ve lost very little weight (which was not one of my goals), I can wear clothing that I couldn’t before and I feel so much stronger. I’m very pleased with the results, particularly since I’m only working out three days a week and it’s free! I plan to continue training as long as CDL Wellness Coach Melanie is available!”
Gregory K Ashby
“With encouragement from the Rolling Strong CDL wellness coaching team, I’ve stuck to the stretches my physical therapist ordered and I have worked out every day with the Fit System! Because of this routine, I’m gaining strength and mobility where previously I haven’t had much. My progress has been slowed due to my accident last year but thanks to the help and encouragement from Rolling Strong I’m in less pain and have much more mobility!”
Steven decided to cut back on carbohydrates by avoiding breads and pastas, using tortilla wraps for sandwiches, and choosing salads. He also decided to stop eating a bag of potato chips each day as a snack. Steven drinks quite a bit of coffee each morning so he has started using less coffee grounds in order to cut back on caffeine. As a result, he lost four pounds in just two weeks and brought his blood pressure down over 10 points which reduced his risk one hypertension category. By cutting back on caffeine and drinking more water he also brought his hydration status from low to normal. Great work, Steven, good results will keep coming with small lifestyle changes!
Mark J Hatten
“I have lost 65 pounds using the Fit System! The Rolling Strong coaching team showed me how well it works in addition to teaching me healthy nutrition tips. Since June of last year, I’ve worked really hard to lose weight by cooking on my truck and working out.”
“The Rolling Strong W.E.L.L. message was extremely beneficial to me. I was completely unaware of the amount of water that I needed to consume in a day. Our CDL wellness coach informed me of the importance of drinking half my body weight in ounces of water per day.
I often have headaches and had no idea that it could possibly be due to being dehydrated. I purchased alkaline water during my two-week training and I am more mindful of the amount of water I drink daily. Thanks, Rolling Strong, for educating me on how to remain both safe and well throughout my career at Greyhound!”
Since May 2017, Cedrick has lost two pounds while driving on the road. This is a victory for any new driver starting out and on the extra board. Many new drivers have a tendency to take advantage of all the free “riches” of the road that are offered when starting out…but not Cedrick! He was informed by a Rolling Strong CDL wellness coach at orientation about healthy snacks that he can enjoy and pack in his cooler to help keep his weight down. Congrats, Cedrick, and keep Rolling Strong!
“I benefited greatly from the topics covered by our Rolling Strong CDL wellness coach. I am now drinking more water, eating more fruit, and consuming less sugar. Now that I am aware of “good and bad carbs”, I am making healthier food choices throughout my day. I have also incorporated more intentional walking into my daily routine.”
“Thank you Rolling Strong CDL wellness coaches! As a soon to be father to my second child, I found the information our coach shared with the class very beneficial. Trying to find a work/life balance can be difficult. The W.E.L.L. message gave me the necessary tools in order to be successful. I have been applying the health and wellness tips I learned to my daily routine and I am definitely noticing a difference. Thanks again, Rolling Strong!”
“I lowered my blood pressure 15 points with a simple breathing technique that I learned from the Rolling Strong CDL wellness coaches! I’m eating healthier foods such as avocados, blueberries, apples, and drinking lots of water.”
“The Rolling Strong wellness program was very helpful to me during my two-week training at the Greyhound school in Atlantic City. I found the meditation exercise beneficial. Closing my eyes and taking deep breaths really helped me clear my mind and relieve some stress! Meditating has also allowed me to realize what is important to me and recognize the reasons why I wanted to become a professional CDL driver with the Greyhound bus company.”
Marry Shackel Ford
“The W.E.L.L. talk was very informative and it has allowed me to relieve stress and refocus. I think the Rolling Strong Wellness Program is a wonderful program. I have several family members who are CDL drivers and I intend to share the healthy tips I have learned with them!”
With the help of a Rolling Strong CDL wellness coach, Eddie has lowered his blood pressure! He checks in each week with the local health coach on-site for biometric readings, advice, and encouragement. Eddie has reduced his coffee intake from six cups a day to only three cups and his main source of protein is fish. He walks every day to decrease stress and in turn this has helped lower his blood pressure. Congrats, Eddie, for a job well done!
“After a few weeks of working with a Rolling Strong CDL wellness coach, I have begun to see results. The Rolling Strong program supports me in reaching my weight loss goal and I was able to lose six pounds within the first three weeks of working with my coach. I am excited about meeting my short-term goal and am looking forward to achieving my long-term goals through continuous work with my coach. Thanks, Rolling Strong wellness coaches!”
About a month ago, Chris visited a Rolling Strong CDL wellness coach and was encouraged to see his doctor because of his critically high blood pressure. While at the doctor, Chris also found out his blood sugar was elevated which led him to change his diet in order to limit sodium, fats and carbohydrates, and he is taking blood pressure medication each day at the same time! Chris has begun to lose some weight and is hopeful he can eventually come off the blood pressure medicine as well as control his blood sugar levels through diet changes he is making. Keep up the good work, Chris!
Heather has lost eight pounds since going through orientation in June of 2016. She learned from a Rolling Strong CDL wellness coach that making small lifestyle changes really does add up in the end. Heather lost the weight by simply walking her dog every day and increasing her water intake. She is starting to take a whole food based multi-vitamin each day and is making small changes that are beneficial to her health. Congratulations and job well done, Heather!
Kirk has not had a cigarette since finishing orientation. He decided to stop and get healthy after listening to the Rolling Strong presentation. Since putting down the cigarettes, he is breathing much easier and is now able to taste his food.
Kirk checks in with the local CDL wellness coach at the terminal for continued support and tips on how to remain successful. Another part of his action plan is to team with a non-smoker. Kirk is working on his diet and has lost seven pounds so far by eating mainly lean meats, steamed vegetables, and increasing his water intake. Congratulations, Kirk, on all your accomplishments!
A little over two years ago, Ryan spoke with a Rolling Strong health coach about making lifestyle changes. After being given advice, he promised he would reach his goal.
We are proud to announce that Ryan has lost 275 pounds while on the road! He achieved these amazing results by giving up burgers and fast food for a year as well as drinking a lot of water. He believes in a low carb/high protein diet now. Congratulations, Ryan, on all of your achievements! Rolling Strong could not be any more excited for you!
“During the Rolling Strong presentation, I found the meditation practice most helpful. I will continue to add it to my routine every day.”
Hector lost six pounds by drinking more water and eating healthy meals while on the road. He also lowered his systolic blood pressure by 20 points utilizing the deep breathing techniques he learned from his Rolling Strong CDL wellness coach. Great job, Hector!
“I wanted to be in the best shape I could, being a professional driver. I started the program with the motivation that I would not go down the same road I see so many drivers go down. A lot of drivers are unhealthy and overweight, and I am determined not to be one of those drivers. I stay away from chips and junk food and supplement them with a variety of raw fruits and veggies. I try to avoid red meat and only allow myself grilled chicken or fish. I watch out for high fructose corn syrup in my foods and limit the amount of carbs I intake.
Rolling Strong is a great support system for me and I always try to make a point of visiting the health coaches when I stop by their terminals. I get customized exercise tips from them based on what I’m focusing on. I include my work in my workout, which improves my efficiency as well as my body image. During my Pretrip, I’ve added an exercise that includes walking around my truck the equivalent of a quarter mile. I also park as far away from the building as I can in order to get more steps in.”
“The meditation exercises helped me gather myself and also focus when things became stressful during training. Thanks, Rolling Strong!”
Congratulations to Dierre for losing 16 pounds since he started driving. He worked closely with his Rolling Strong CDL wellness coach, and took the advice he was given seriously. Dierre makes sure to get exercise in by doing step ups on the truck, walking around the truck when he wakes up and before he goes to sleep, as well as making it a point to park as far away from the truck stop as possible. He can now run a quarter of a mile without stopping. Dierre cut back on candy, which improved his blood sugar, and he consistently eats fruits, salads, and sardines. Not only does he eat right and exercise, he also makes sure to get enough sleep every night. Keep up the great work, Dierre!
“During the Rolling Strong W.E.L.L presentation, I found the meditation exercises to be very helpful. Meditation was something I didn’t know much about and now I’m meditating a lot…especially after work. Thanks, Rolling Strong!”
“I’m an over the road truck driver for the last 10 plus years. I have been working with Rolling Strong for one year now through my connection with AAOO. When I started, I was wearing size 18 pants that were tight and men’s extra-large T-shirts. After working with Kristy, my CDL wellness coach, via phone and doing the things she suggested, I was able to lose 52 pounds with her encouragement! I now wear loose fitting size 16 pants and size large men’s T-shirts are baggy on me. I’m very happy about being able to get out and run three plus miles without stopping! I just feel better all around. I’m looking forward to working with Rolling Strong in the upcoming year to reach my fitness and weight goals. I want to thank Kristy and the Rolling Strong team for their encouragement!”
“During my time at the Greyhound training school, the Rolling Strong CDL wellness coaches provided me with information related to the importance of drinking water to stay hydrated. After learning about alkaline water and its benefits, I purchased some and will try drinking it in order to keep myself well hydrated.”
Congratulations goes to Michael for losing a total of 203 pounds over the last three years while working with Rolling Strong and their team of CDL wellness coaches!! He accomplished this amazing weight loss by watching what he ate and walking whenever he found the opportunity. Michael continues to read nutrition labels on food in order to make sure his sodium content is not high and he also reads the labels on beverages if he drinks anything other than water. He does not plan on stopping until he reaches his goal. Keep up the great work Michael!
“The Rolling Strong program was very helpful! I learned ways to relax, and the coaches provided information that will help me change my current eating habits.”
“The Rolling Strong Wellness Program was beneficial because it provided me with necessary information on drinking water. I am not a water drinker, I’m a big soda drinker and I know this is not good for my overall health. The coaches provided valuable information on how I can enjoy drinking water by just adding healthy ingredients like cucumber or fresh fruit. Thanks, Rolling Strong!”
“I was personally surprised by the information given in the W.E.L.L presentation. Coach Norie explained the importance of finding time for self-care. Finding time for myself is hard and can be easily overlooked. Coach Norie very eloquently passed on tips and advice relating to stress reduction and nutrition. Stress management is very important in this profession, and I will consider using meditation exercises to reduce my stress moving forward. Thanks, Coach Norie!”
Migeuel believes in working out and eating healthy foods.
“It keeps my body feeling better.”
“During my Greyhound school training, I applied the meditation practices our CDL wellness coach shared with us to help reduce my stress level. I have also been incorporating more fruits and vegetables into my diet in order to improve my current eating habits. I found all of the information Coach Norie shared with our class during the W.E.L.L talk to be very helpful!”
“During our training, I was happy to learn about the importance of understanding our lifestyles and taking care of ourselves. Thank you for your advice, Coach Norie!”
Patrick does it again! He has lost an additional seven pounds since he last saw his Rolling Strong CDL Wellness coach. Patrick continues to follow the advice Rolling Strong has given him and moderates whatever he eats. When he does have to stop and eat fast food, instead of over indulging, he orders the smaller meal and tries to pick the healthier option. Patrick always asks himself if he is actually hungry or just bored to avoid overeating as well. He has now lost a total of 40 pounds! Keep it up, Patrick!
“I believe driver health is extremely important when it comes to driver safety. What Coach Norie does for Greyhound is indispensable.”
“I think Coach Norie was great! She spoke about eating healthy and making time for myself. Taking time for myself is one of my biggest problems. As a result, I have started eating more produce and try to schedule some me time. The meditation steps Coach Norie taught us in class have been working great for me. I really appreciate her taking the time to share with our class.”
Samantha has lost inches off her waist with the help of Rolling Strong. She hasn’t had a soda in five weeks and now only drinks water! Samantha has stopped smoking and is super excited about giving up cigarettes! With all the positive changes she has made, Samantha has more energy and is feeling much better. Great job!
“I found the timing perfect for the whole W.E.L.L. presentation given by Coach Norie. My take away from the talk was to pay closer attention to MY health.”
“I just want to encourage the other drivers out there and let them know that it is possible to lose weight and be a professional driver. I’ve found a diet that works great for me and I’m able to stick to it. Find something you can do and just do it!”
“I felt that Coach Norie was very informative. She provided great tips on how to reduce my stress, eat healthier, and improve my overall quality of life. I feel as though the Rolling Strong program is not only beneficial but necessary in providing information on how to improve my lifestyle as a professional driver.”
“Thanks to the many coaches at Rolling Strong, I’ve dropped 16 pounds and lost five inches around my waist. I’m almost done smoking too. They have helped me come up with a plan that I can stick to. I walk every day and do stretches that help keep my hips mobile.”
“I really enjoyed the gratitude card exercise. It has helped me take a moment to recognize what I am grateful for and what I truly appreciate in life. Thanks, Coach Norie!”
“I wanted something extra that was accessible to add to my daily workout without having to leave my cab. Rolling Strong has made this possible with the FIT System. Now when I take my breaks I don’t have to leave my truck and I can get a full body workout in just 20 minutes.”
“During the W.E.L.L training session Coach Norie shared meditation practices we can use to reduce daily stress. Both the meditation and gratitude card exercises have helped me to take a step back and think about a situation before I react to it.”
Shae has lost eight pounds with the help of her Rolling Strong CDL wellness coach. The weight has melted off since she completed orientation in August. Shae exercises every day, runs, and does push-ups to help burn calories while out on the road. She stays away from pork, eats plenty of vegetables, and she snacks on nuts and yogurt. When Shae has a sweet tooth, she reaches for fruit instead of simple sugars such as candy, donuts, or soda. Shae is right on track to meet her weight loss goal! Great job!
Robert worked with a Rolling Strong CDL wellness coach in order to participate in the August wellness raffle. His goal was to make healthier lunch choices, and Robert lost three pounds during the month of August. He also won first place in the wellness raffle and received a FIT canvas tote bag, Rolling Strong canvas tote bag, Rolling Strong T-Shirt, and a Team Run smart cap. Keep up the great work, Rob!
James has reduced his soda intake since going through orientation with Rolling Strong. He learned that by making small goals he will achieve better overall health. James went from drinking three one liter bottles a day to only drinking one 20-ounce bottle per day in addition to increasing his water intake. There are other wellness goals that James wants to pursue in the future, but he is pacing himself to help achieve his short-term goal. Keep up the great work!
Steve participated in the August wellness raffle held by Rolling Strong. He visited his coach every week with his goal being to continue his current lifestyle. Steve successfully maintained through the month of August and won first place in the raffle! He received a FIT canvas tote bag, Rolling Strong canvas tote bag, Big Rigger t-shirt, and a Team Run smart cap. Way to go, Steve!
John worked with Rolling Strong CDL Wellness Coach Kasey in order to come up with strategies to lose weight. He eliminated his daily soda and started drinking only water after his morning coffee. In one month, he lost 12 pounds and two inches off his waist. John walks 2,000 – 3,000 steps each day and feels much more energetic than before. He loves the feeling of moving his belt buckle to the next notch smaller! Congrats, John, and keep up the great work!
“Since meeting with a Rolling Strong wellness coach regularly, I have been more conscientious of my health and more motivated to make small changes in order to help keep my weight under control. I have even lowered my systolic blood pressure reading by 10 points fairly regularly! I am able to keep it within a healthy range by drinking water and being consistent with exercise.”
Roy started working with a Rolling Strong CDL wellness coach in August in order to participate in the wellness raffle. His goal was to maintain his lifestyle of walking on the treadmill three days a week for 20 minutes and eating well. He won second place in the August wellness raffle and received a FIT canvas tote bag, Rolling Strong canvas tote bag, and a Team Run Smart cap. Way to go, Roy! Keep up the great work!
“It’s not very difficult for a truck driver to balance his physical wellness, because I do it with ease. Just sparing 10-15 minutes each day on the road and an hour every day when home goes a long way towards staying in shape.”
Patrick discussed the health risks of smoking with Rolling Strong CDL Wellness Coach Kasey and took it upon himself to make a change. He started using Chantix, which is covered by Don Hummer Trucking’s insurance plan, and was able to quit smoking after one week! Patrick has been smoke free for one week now and says he has much more energy, sleeps better at night, and has regained his sense of smell and taste. Congratulations, Patrick! Keep up the great work!
“Rolling Strong has helped me understand the significance of taking my blood pressure medicine on a regular basis. After meeting with the CDL wellness coaches, I went to Walmart and bought a pill box to help remind myself to take them. I am now managing my blood pressure much better.”
“I have lost 28 pounds with the help and encouragement of the Rolling Strong CDL wellness coaches. They educated me on how to make healthier food choices and urged me to work out more. I’ve managed to lower my blood pressure, I sleep better, and have more energy to face the day.”
Claudia has lost 12 pounds within the past month. As a result, she has reduced her blood pressure by over 30 points! Claudia has added lots of fruits and vegetables to her diet and has cut out all processed sugar and sweets. She drinks a gallon of water per day and tries to walk and jump rope every day. Great job, Claudia!
Michael gained over 100 pounds after he started driving, and due to health-related issues he has been off the road for the last year. He is now back on the road with SRT, has signed up with Rolling Strong, and is currently working with a CDL Wellness Coach. Michael has set a total weight loss goal and is committed to a complete lifestyle change.
He does not drink high calorie drinks, limits his sugary snacks, and has reduced his consumption of bread and starchy carbs. Michael exercises every day, doing three sets of push-ups and three sets of jumping jacks. In the past month, he has lost 15 pounds and two inches. Michael is not playing with his weight anymore and states, “I’m taking my health back!”
Diana has reduced her blood pressure by over 20 points since her last physical and her hope is to be medication-free soon! Diana attributes the progress she is making to her new healthy lifestyle. “Thank you, Rolling Strong!”
David has lost 26 pounds since completing orientation in May. He has been controlling what he eats and works out while at the hotel. His diet while out on the road consists mainly of fish and vegetables. Keep up the great work, David!
“Rolling Strong Coach Norie gave excellent information on Alkaline water and its health benefits. I greatly appreciated the information, and I am now consistently purchasing this water.
“During the wellness training, our Rolling Strong Coach Norie gave us wonderful information on breathing and meditation exercises and I immediately started implementing them into my day. I am very grateful for the twenty breaths technique. It helps me gather my thoughts and I plan on continuing to use this technique throughout my career with Greyhound!”
Enrique has been working with his Rolling Strong CDL Wellness Coach and has lost 10 pounds since June 1st by increasing his fiber intake at breakfast and cutting out dairy. His long-term goal is to drop another 10 pounds, and he feels confident he can do it utilizing the Rolling Strong program. Congrats to Enrique, and keep up the great work!
“Rolling Strong Coach Norie, thank you so much for all the information you shared during our WELL talk. I am very health conscious, drink Alkaline water, and completely understand the benefits it has to offer. I believe in consistently improving my health and well-being on a daily basis. Coach Norie, you provided great information!”
Chris has successfully lost eight pounds in the past month while working with his Rolling Strong CDL wellness coach. He walks on the treadmill every day and has consistently been picking up speed. He says that each week it gets easier to exercise. Keep up the great work, Chris!
“Our Rolling Strong Coach Norie inspired me to start making healthier choices when it comes to the water I drink. After the WELL talk training, I decided to try Alkaline water. I feel better, it tastes good, and it’s healthier for me! Thanks for sharing, Norie.”
During a follow up coaching call, a Rolling Strong wellness coach learned that Ellis has lost 30 pounds since January 2017! He met with the coaches at the Covenant Chattanooga location and was able to reach his goal after taking their advice. He has cut down on fried food, hamburgers, and soda as well as increased his consumption of fruits and vegetables. He consistently walks for 30 to 45 minutes 3 to 4 times a week, and lifts weights for 45 minutes 3 times per week. Due to these changes, Ellis feels great!
“This trainer was the best! Rolling Strong Coach Norie provided great information on Alkaline water. I went out and purchased some and noticed how it did not bloat my stomach like other waters have done in the past. I feel so much more hydrated!”
Tump has lost 30 pounds since April 2017! He cut out all fast foods, drinks water instead of high-sugar beverages, and has started cooking healthy foods on his truck with his microwave and crock pot. Tump has also incorporated exercise into his plan by using the truck as his gym. He is excited to be adding the FIT System to his routine and is looking forward to hitting his next weight loss goal!
“After the WELL talk training, I went out and purchased Alkaline water. Our Rolling Strong Wellness Coach Norie educated us on the importance of staying hydrated and the benefits of drinking plenty of water. I tried the Alkaline water and really enjoyed it. Coach Norie did a great job reviewing the seven dimensions of wellness to our class.”
“During the wellness training, Rolling Strong Coach Norie demonstrated the twenty breaths meditation exercise. I found this exercise to be extremely beneficial and will continue using it when I return home.”
“I want to personally thank Wellness Coach Ellis for the information you shared during my Greyhound driver training. Thank you for recommending Alkaline in the water I drink. I tried Essentia water and liked the taste and I also didn’t experience the full or weighted down feeling like I did from other water I used to drink. I’m happy to report that I shared this information with my wife as well. Thank you, and God Bless!”
Jeffrey has lost 12 pounds by eating more salads and vegetables. He also exercises five days a week which has been a huge help. Keep up the good work, Jeffrey!
“Our Rolling Strong Coach Norie helped me to better understand the importance of staying hydrated throughout the day as well as drinking water with higher PH levels. I purchased a bottle and could really feel the difference in my stomach!”
Charlotte has already lost 15 pounds and is well on her way to meeting her first weight loss goal of 25 – 30 pounds! Her ultimate goal is to lose 50 pounds by next June. Charlotte has committed to cutting back on breads, starches, and sugar and she walks at least 1 mile per day. She is drinking more water and only has a soda once or twice a month. Congratulations, Charlotte!
“During my Greyhound school training, our Wellness Coach Norie taught us the importance of staying hydrated and drinking plenty of water. She explained the difference between Alkaline water and other types of water. After Coach Norie’s training, I purchased Alkaline water with a higher PH level. I enjoy the taste and feel less full, unlike other water I drink. Moving forward, I will be purchasing Alkaline water on a regular basis. Thanks, Rolling Strong, for helping me make better health related choices.”
“I’m a trainer at Covenant Transport and every time I get a new student I visit the Rolling Strong coaches for helpful tips on health and nutrition. The positivity we get from Rolling Strong is exactly what we all need!”
“With the help and encouragement of the Rolling Strong coaches, I was able to lose seven pounds by eating smaller portions, introducing more veggies, and cutting out sodas.”
“I have successfully lost 10 pounds over the past month! With the continued encouragement of the Rolling Strong coaches, I intend to stay more active while at rest stops and follow the grocery list they recommend in order to eat healthier.”
“With advice from the Rolling Strong coaches, I’ve managed to decrease my smoking from two packs a day to one. I’ve lost five pounds in one month, and Rolling Strong helped me pass my DOT with flying colors!”
“Since beginning Rolling Strong’s coaching program, I’ve lost 12 pounds and lowered my Blood Pressure to where it’s now within a normal range! I have improved my eating habits to include grilled chicken, tuna, salads, and more veggies. Because of the life changes I’ve made, my migraines have stopped as well!”
Danny has lost 10 pounds over the past five to six weeks. He exercises three to four times per week and drinks mostly water. In addition to losing weight, Danny lowered his blood pressure by 10 points and is well on his way to meeting his goal weight. Way to go, Danny!
During the third coaching session (two of which were telephonic) with his CDL Wellness Coach, Jose was thrilled to report that he had lost 10 of the 15 pounds he set as a goal back in January. He thanked Rolling Strong for the coaching which included suggestions like cutting back on his portion sizes. According to Jose, that has been the biggest contributor to his weight loss. He is making healthier choices, and sleeping much better now that he’s not eating a big meal before bedtime.
Jose has joined a gym, but he gets daily exercise while on the road by doing calisthenics for 15 minutes every day. Losing the 10 pounds has given Jose the motivation to reset his long-term goal and he is now wanting to lose an additional 15 pounds.
Eric has lost 12 pounds in the past five months while working with his Rolling Strong CDL Wellness Coach. He exercises 250 minutes per week and has given up soda. Keep up the great work, Eric!
A huge thank you to Norman at the Dallas terminal for providing water and healthy drinks to all the drivers! After discussing drink options with the Rolling Strong coaches, he found out that the Gatorade being provided contained too much sugar per serving. It is so great to have in-house employees be such an integral part of helping improve driver health. Thank you again, Norman!
Stewart has lost 38 pounds in the past six months by using his FIT System daily and walking three miles every day. He has started using lettuce wraps in place of bread, cut out sodas, and drinks a lot more water. Stewart says, “I couldn’t have done it without Rolling Strong! I have more energy now, I sleep great at night, and just feel happier overall!”
Michael has lost five pounds with the help of Rolling Strong! He checks his weight on a regular basis at the terminals using the health check stations. A couple of major changes he has made to his diet is cutting back on his sugar consumption and drinking more water. He has stopped keeping cookies and other sweet treats in the truck and has replaced them with protein bars instead. Keep up the great work, Michael!
Randy is celebrating two years without blood pressure medication thanks to the coaching from Rolling Strong!
“As a busy working mom of two small children, exercising has always been placed on the back burner. Thanks to Rolling Strong, I am able to schedule professional training classes during my lunch breaks while I’m at work two to three times per week!”
“I have been working out with Rolling Strong Coach Melanie for about two and a half months and I love it! She has a different workout every time so we never get bored. She plans the work outs to meet each individual’s fitness level so although there are three people in the class, everyone gets the maximum benefit from the work out. It’s a great experience every time!”
Diana joined the water challenge during the 2016 Fall Safety Blitz. Since then, she has lost 10 pounds by not drinking sodas and sweet tea and has quit smoking. Diana says, “Thank you, Rolling Strong, for getting me hooked on water!”
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“I have lost 30 pounds with the help of Rolling Strong by walking two times a day, eating smaller portions, and drinking more water. Because of injuries I have had in the past, a Rolling Strong coach introduced me to stretches that have helped me tremendously and I do them every day.”
“With the information that Rolling Strong gave me through the app and pamphlets, I have lost 10 pounds and I am able to stick to a low-calorie diet. I take my multi-vitamins daily with my protein shakes, only eat grilled chicken or fish, and I’m happy to say that my snacks consist of fruit. I work out with the FIT System frequently, and every time I stop I am continually active. You HAVE to take the time to work out!”
“When I first started working for Covenant, I gained weight and didn’t like how I was feeling. I made some small changes, such as walking, then I started working out two hours a day. I was beginning to lose motivation, so I went to the Rolling Strong coaches for help and now I’m back on track!”
“For the last 45 months, I have walked twice a day and have lost a total of 69 pounds. I have been baking and grilling my food, rather than eating fast food. I wanted to continue making the right choices as a driver, so I signed up with the Rolling Strong program to help keep me motivated and accountable with my health goals.”
“Thanks to Rolling Strong, I was able to pass my agility test!”
Andre received tips and was shown proper techniques on how to complete his agility test by a Rolling Strong health coach. He was easily able to pass the step/kneel portion of the agility test afterwards. Great job, Andre!
“I have noticed that a bunch of drivers are heavy. It’s easy for them to get caught up eating bad food and making poor decisions. I went home and while I was playing with my kids I ran out of breath. At that point, I knew I needed to change. I watched a Rolling Strong video which led me to eliminate soda and reduce my coffee intake. I cut back on my snacking, and started eating more veggies and trail mix. In order to get my exercise in, I walk, do burpees, and push-ups. I have currently lost 45 pounds, and I went from a 1-year DOT card holder to a 2-year DOT card holder.”
“I am a trainer at Covenant, and every month I stop by Rolling Strong to introduce my students to the coaches. I want my guys to understand fully what Rolling Strong has to offer, and I know I need to bring them straight to the source – the Rolling Strong coaches. I educate them on making proper selections, correct portion sizes, and explain that their metabolism isn’t what it would be if they were working a normal job. I try to encourage them to eat fresh fruit when it’s available and when I order, I make sure it’s in small quantities. I also teach them to slow down while they eat so their body has enough time to signal to their brain that they’ve had enough.”
“When I first started driving, I thought I was invincible. As time went by I started gaining weight and I wasn’t as prepared as I thought I was. I decided to come in and see the Rolling Strong CDL Wellness coaches to get a better idea of how I could get healthier and stronger. They have helped educate me on how to make better choices when it comes to eating and exercise.”
Frank enrolled in the Rolling Strong program back in April. His blood sugar reading was elevated and he wasn’t monitoring it regularly or even taking his medication. Frank has been working with a Rolling Strong CDL Wellness Coach over the past few months and his blood sugar levels are now under control. He is taking his medication daily and has eliminated high calorie, sugary snacks and has decreased his soft drink intake. In conjunction with these lifestyle changes, Frank has lost 11 pounds! He currently works out with weights on breaks and has increased his number of steps throughout the day. Great job, Frank!
Scott has lost 23 pounds with the help of Rolling Strong. One of the first changes he made was cutting out coffee and switching to green tea and water! He eats almonds, and has small snacks throughout the day to help him avoid over-eating at meal times. Scott’s calorie count stays around 500 calories for each meal, and his go to food to start the day is oatmeal. He incorporates fruits and veggies to make sure he receives enough fiber each day, and last but not least, he exercises as often as possible using his bands four to five times a week. He plans on losing 31 more pounds in order to get to his goal weight. Keep up the great work, Scott!
Congratulations, Jose, on losing weight as well as lowering your blood sugar! Jose took the advice from Rolling Strong and cut back on the amount of fast food and junk food he consumes. Instead of relying on truck stops for food, he grocery shops instead. He chooses to eat sandwiches and salads instead of the heavy processed meals he ate before. If he does happen to eat at a truck stop, he visits the salad bar and water is his drink of choice. He plans to continue to do the most he can to improve his health. Great job, Jose!
At driver orientation, Anthony passed his blood sugar test with the help of Rolling Strong and CDL Wellness Coaching! Through the coaching, he has learned how his diet and hydration impacts his blood sugar. Anthony now chooses water over soda, grilled foods over fried, and he monitors his blood sugar regularly. Keep up the great work!
Rob has been taking blood pressure medicine for years, but hadn’t been keeping an eye on his overall health as a driver. He went in for his physical and received a 90-day card due to high blood pressure. He then began working with the Rolling Strong coaches and learned that he was eating too much sodium and not getting enough water. He was drinking a lot of caffeine and wasn’t getting any regular exercise.
After purchasing the Fit System and Stepper, Rob began using them regularly as well as the gym at the terminal. Shortly after, he successfully renewed his one year medical card and is back on the road! Rob continues to limit his sodium intake, drinks lots of water, gets regular exercise, and continues to check in with his health coach to make sure he is staying on track. Congratulations to this driver for taking control of his health so he can stay safe on the road!
“I worked with a Rolling Strong Health Coach during my pregnancy, and I lost 21 pounds in 2 months right after giving birth! I am a Type 2 Diabetic and I got my A1C down to a perfect level by exercising with my baby girl, and making healthier food choices so I can be around for her. My doctor just took me off my diabetes meds and that has been my goal from day one!”
“I have made some drastic changes in order to better myself after working with the CDL Wellness Coach at Don Hummer Trucking. I used the Health Check Station and it showed me some information that I wasn’t happy with. I have since cut out soda and eating junk snacks. I drink coffee, water, and OJ, and eat apples along with other healthy snacks. My breakfast is oatmeal with honey, which gives me the pick-up I need. Lunch is normally a PB&J sandwich, and dinner is a Healthy Choice microwavable meal with a bag of steamed veggies.”
“My goal is to lower my weight by another 25 pounds! When I get to the yard, I use the Health Check Station in order to get my numbers and I have been keeping track of my progress. I plan to get one of the FIT systems as well for use in the truck while I’m on the road.”
Congratulations, Jose, on achieving your jacket for walking 750 miles. What a great way to set an example for all the other drivers out there!
Robert McGuire II
Robert has been working with his Rolling Strong CDL Wellness Coach for the past month and has successfully lost six pounds! He has eliminated juice from his diet, and is being more physically active. We are very proud of the changes Robert has made. Keep up the great work!
Edwardo has lost 17 pounds with the help of Rolling Strong. He has been working with Coach Jonathan since driver orientation in May, and the changes he has made has helped with his new-found weight loss. Edwardo eats breakfast every morning, has increased his vegetable intake, and snacks throughout the day on healthy foods so he doesn’t over eat in the evening. He plans on continuing these healthy habits, as well as adding more movement and exercise into his daily routine to help with future weight loss. Great job, Edwardo, for taking control of your health while being out on the road!
Sherry and Gerard Johanning
Sherry and Gerard are Rolling Strong! They work on their health while truckin’ down the road, and Sherry has lost 15 pounds since February. They are cooking and eating in their truck, which includes making veggies, salads, and incorporating lots of fruit into their diet. They are walking each day and plan to start working out with the FIT system while out on the road. Keep up the good work!
Congratulations to David, who won our “Know Your Numbers” contest during Covenant Transport’s Spring Safety Blitz! David is excited to have his new FIT System and already has it installed in his truck, where he uses it daily. He loves the fact that you can get a fully body workout with the system, and believes it is “ideal” for truck drivers. David says “Being able to exercise right in your truck, it doesn’t get any better than that! The Rolling Strong staff is incredible. They remind us to do the things we know to do, but often forget while on the road.”
“During the time I have been at Covenant Transport, Rolling Strong has been a great deal of help. The coaches are encouraging, patient, helpful, and outgoing. They have motivated me to attend more classes they offer, as well as helped me to lose weight. Rolling Strong has encouraged me to spread the word about how beneficial the program is, and how caring and hardworking Ms. Melanie and Mrs. Trisha are. These ladies are phenomenal! They work tirelessly to create a workout plan for the class, drivers, and more, and I really appreciate their work. They have encouraged me to eat healthier, and opened my eyes to key information regarding my health. I appreciate everyone from Rolling Strong!”
Kevin has lost 16 pounds over the past two months. He learned during orientation, from the Rolling Strong CDL Wellness Coach, how important it is to drink water when he is driving. His main weight loss tip is to stay away from truck stop foods. He now eats veggies, fruits, and salads while out on the road. Kevin enjoys smoothies and tries to limit his bread intake while driving. Congratulations, Kevin! Keep up the great work.
Ellen passed her pull/push agility test with the help of Rolling Strong and the CDL Wellness Coaching! She says that everybody has been very supportive, and after passing her agility test she is now ready to hit the road.
Jack has lost over 11 pounds by eating healthier and working out every day. He walks on the treadmill every morning before work, uses his Fitbit regularly, and has cut out unhealthy foods. These changes have helped him to drop the weight and feel better. He continues to check in regularly with his Rolling Strong CDL Wellness Coach. Keep up the great work, Jack!
Jose has lost 10 pounds in 5 weeks and has decreased his waist size by 5 inches. He chooses to drink water and juices over soda, and has changed his diet to include fruits and salads and eliminated bread altogether. He also incorporates exercise into his daily routine. Jose began working with his Rolling Strong CDL Wellness Coach during orientation and continues to check in when he is at the yard.
“I’ve lost 25 pounds since January by eating healthy! This includes eating lots of veggies, salmon, and portion control. I commit to 5 days per week of HIIT training in addition to staying accountable with weekly Rolling Strong Health Checks and coaching with my CDL Wellness Coach.”
Enrique has lost six pounds since February by making two simple changes to his daily routine. On his 30-minute break he walks for 15 minutes, in addition to increasing his water intake. These small changes have helped him drop weight and feel better. Keep up the great work!
“I’ve lost 3 lbs. since February by increasing exercise, eating more fruits and vegetables, and drinking water every day. Exercise makes me happier, and I don’t feel stressed anymore. The Rolling Strong Health Check every week keeps me focused.”
Since meeting with his Rolling Strong coach 6 weeks ago, Talon has been drinking more water, practicing proper portion control, walking more, and using his FIT System. Talon has lost 12 pounds so far and is focused on his goal of losing another 60 pounds.
“Our Rolling Strong Coach was helpful in giving me health and wellness advice during Greyhound Driving School. I found the breathing advice helpful. I set wellness goals to change my eating and daily habits. I don’t usually watch what I eat and consume, I realize I need to be more mindful of that. Coach Norie opened my eyes to a lot. I have been told before about my bad habits but Norie helped me realize the reality of it all.”
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.
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!!
“The gratitude card exercise helped me during my Greyhound School training time. I also found the breathing exercise that my Rolling Strong coach taught very helpful.”
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.
“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.”
“I found the breathing exercise my Rolling Strong coach taught me at Greyhound School very beneficial.”
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. hKeep it up!!
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.
Since starting with Rolling Strong in 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 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.
“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!!”
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!
“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 changes 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 stopped 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 salads 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 the Rolling Strong coaches. I was on a low carb diet, then with the help of the coaches I was introduced to the FIT System. Because of the changes in my diet, my sleep patterns have 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, and 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. Check out Jennifer’s before and after photo…Way to go!
Antonio is committed to improving his health with the help of Rolling Strong. He has not smoked since Jan.13, 2017! He bought a pack of cigarettes 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 is feeling more energetic each day. We are so proud of this driver and wish him continued success!
“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. I’m going to do my first 5k race in May and I would like to thank Kristy and Rolling Strong for all the support on my journey to lose wieght and to get fit.”
Elvis has lost six pounds since November, 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 riding his bike 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, Elvis!!
“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, what foods to stay away from, and above all – portion control. I cut my food intake, got a Fitbit, and started setting goals. It was hard because I love to eat, but now it is easier. Before I started my walking regime, I would walk half way through Walmart and I was done. I hurt and just didn’t want to do anymore. But now my goal is 5,000 steps a day, and most days I exceed that.”
“In December, I got on a scale at a Petro station and 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 had 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 to meet my goals. Thanks for everything.”
“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 blood pressure so that it was within a normal range. Nancy gave me some great suggestions, and today, my BP has improved. I have also lost 6 pounds AND I’ve quit smoking/vaping completely!”
Angel has lost 10 pounds since January with the help of Rolling Strong. He has been drinking lots of water and preparing his own food in the truck. When he can, he goes out for a walk. These simple changes have helped him to lose weight. Keep up the great work, Angel!
Sydney has lost 25 pounds since August! He has made several changes to his diet with the help from his Rolling Strong coach. He is soda free and drinks water all day long to help him stay hydrated and focused. He has also decreased the amount of fried foods he eats, replacing them with baked foods and veggies. He is feeling better and now has more energy with the positive changes he has made to his life. Fantastic job, Sydney!
Jared took the advice from Rolling Strong and cut out all sugary drinks such as juice and soda. His main drink of choice is water and Gatorade. He says he feels more energetic since the decision. Great job, Jared!
Cesar has lost ten pounds in two months! He is doing his best 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!
Randy has lost 12 pounds since completing orientation this past December. He watched the Rolling Strong videos 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 while out on the road.
He exercises every day, doing at least a half mile around his truck daily. This gets his blood pumping and helps bring down his blood sugar. Randy is going to start incorporating exercises with weights in order to help tone and build muscle. Congratulations, Randy, and keep up the great work!
Charles has lost 17 pounds in two months! He accomplished this by drinking water, cutting back on soda, and eating salads instead of the unhealthier options at truck stops. He has taken the advice from Rolling Strong very seriously, and makes a point to move around as often as possible. Great job, Charles!
David has been working with a Rolling Strong Wellness Coach for nine weeks. He has lost a total of five inches off his waist and 28 pounds! At the start of his weight loss journey, David began doing CrossFit four times a week. He continues to work out weekly and pushes himself during every workout!
David has also worked with his wellness coach to incorporate healthy eating habits into his lifestyle. He continues to work very hard in order to maintain his current weight. Way to go, David!
Rich has worked with a Rolling Strong Wellness Coach for the past year. He tries to walk every morning before work in order to help decrease his blood pressure and pulse and as a result, Rich’s biometric readings have continued to be stable for the past year. Keep up the great work!
Eric has worked with a Rolling Strong Wellness Coach for the past few months. Within those months, he has increased his physical activity each week. Not only has his physical activity improved, but his water intake continues to increase every day! Eric’s blood pressure, pulse, and weight have also been stable for the last few months. Way to go, Eric!
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 to increase his mileage each week. Paul has added more protein to his diet in the morning as well as complex carbohydrates. His goal is to run a 5k in the next few months. Keep up the excellent work, Paul!
Before coming to orientation Florencio did not eat any fruits or veggies. After working with Rolling Strong coaches, he has now taken small steps to incorporate high fiber foods into his diet. He plans to continue trying new fruits and veggies while out on the road. Keep up the great work, Florencio!
Paul has been working with a Rolling Strong Coach for over a year. He has successfully kept his blood pressure, pulse, and weight stable within that same timeframe! Paul states that he has worked very hard and continues to focus on his nutrition and physical activity daily. He has cut down on his red meat and sodium consumption which helps him stay on track. Keep up the excellent work, Paul!
Stanley has lost four inches off his waist and 10 pounds of weight due to diet and exercise. He has been working with the Rolling Strong health coaches since January 2017. He has cut out pork from his diet, watches his sodium intake, and now includes some type of vegetable every time he eats. His go to blood pressure lowering vegetable 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, Stanley!
“After meeting with my Rolling Strong coach, Melanie, I found out I was not drinking enough water and was eating way too much salt. Now I drink at least eight bottles of water a day and have cut way down on my sodium intake. I feel healthy and I sleep much better than before!”
Samantha lost four pounds over the course of 1 1/2 months while working with her Rolling Strong coach! She had been absent from work due to a stressful family emergency, and through it all she was still able to stick to some of the nutritional tips she had been working on. Although she thought she had gained weight due to the stress, she actually ended up seeing that she had lost weight!
In the three months that Jose has been working with the Rolling Strong health coaches, his blood pressure has dropped 16 points putting it within a normal range. Jose’s cholesterol went from being elevated to normal after he started walking 30 minutes, three times per week, eating healthy foods, and drinking more water.
Fred lost 34 pounds by eating a low sugar/low carbohydrate diet. He also exercises every day, prepares small portion meals ahead of time, and works with his Rolling Strong coach. His goal is to lose 20 more pounds and lower his systolic blood pressure by 10 points. Keep up the great work, Fred!
“Prior to meeting Melanie, my Rolling Strong coach, I was not taking my fitness seriously and she reminded me 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. I also drink a lot more water, which has helped keep my energy up as well as providing many other health benefits.”
Noah started working in-house at Covenant Transportation in September of 2016. Even though the prospect of a new job ought to be a positive experience, he shared that he was in a dark place. His lifestyle changed for the worse, and his eating habits, sleep patterns, and stress level was 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, his work ethic suffered, and even his psyche was drained and depressed. At that point he decided things needed to change.
“I am extremely proud of not just myself, but of our Rolling Strong team. Not only are they happy with my current progress, but they are still finding new ways to increase my progress so that I can finally get back to my former self. Thank you!”
Randy has been working with his Rolling Strong coach for a few weeks and has lost six pounds. He lowered his systolic blood pressure number by 34 points and his diastolic number by 17 points simply by drinking more water and making mindful choices with what he eats. Great job, Randy!
Chris has been working with a Wellness Coach for the past year and as a result he successfully passed his DOT physical last week! He has been making small changes that include healthier meals and snacks during the day. Chris has also increased his physical activity. He recently completed a 5k race and finished with his fastest time yet. Keep up the great work, Chris, we are so proud of you!
“After speaking with my Rolling Strong coach, Melanie, she gave me some options that have allowed me to lose 17 pounds in 3 weeks. I simply cut my soda intake by 80% and eat healthier foods in smaller portions throughout the day. I have lost a total of 2 inches in my waist.”
Jim has been working with a Rolling Strong wellness coach for the past year, and this month he passed his DOT exam! He continues to make healthy eating choices a habit while on the road and at home. Jim has been walking more on weekends and during breaks, his blood pressure is stable, and he continues to lose weight! Way to go, Jim!
“I like the Rolling Strong program because it teaches people to eat healthy as well as learn how to survive in an unhealthy environment. The coaching staff is amazing at educating drivers and employees about how to eat properly in order to control sugar, blood pressure, and weight. They are very knowledgable!”
Samantha has lost 10 pounds with the help of Rolling Strong since attending orientation in Hutchins, TX. She has cut back on soda and has been eating smaller portions while driving out on the road. Keep up the good work, Samantha!
Daniel is working hard 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.
Patricia has maintained her health while driving out on the road through beneficial 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. She tries to stay away from fast food and eats more vegetables. She also exercises at least three times a week. Way to go, Patricia!
Chris has lost 30 pounds since going through the Rolling Strong orientation last year in Hutchins, TX. He started focusing on his diet after taking his DOT physical and learning 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, honey buns, and all candy products. He limits the amount of white foods he consumes, such as potatoes and white bread, and eats more fish and salads instead.
Chris 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. He walks daily for 20-30 minutes and hopes to come off his diabetic medication in the near future! Chris is feeling better and thanks Rolling Strong. His wellness coach is so happy and excited for him as well!
Michael has gone down one pants size while out on the road. He learned from Rolling Strong that making small changes can really add up. He has decreased the amount of food he consumes each day and he tries to stay away from all fast food. Michael likes to sit down and order foods such as salads to help keep his body nourished. Way to go!
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 in order to support his activity level and to keep his blood pressure within a healthy range. His goals are to keep his blood pressure down and to eat and sleep adequately in order to maximize his workouts and build muscle.
“Thank you so much, Rolling Strong, for providing a Zumba class for us! The instructor is awesome and I feel like I am benefitting physically and mentally from the classes.”
“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 then, I have lost 14 lbs with her advice and motivation to eat clean and workout. She even encouraged me to join Orange Theory which I am now addicted to!”
“These lifestyle changes have helped me a lot in keeping on track. It has given me so much energy and I am happy to see my results. I have never been in shape before so this health journey is exciting for me. Thank you so much, Ruqaiyah! My moto now is ‘eat clean and train dirty’.”
Robert has been working with a Rolling Strong wellness coach for the past year. In total, he has lost over 100 pounds!! Robert finally hit his goal weight today! He has been able to do this by decreasing his sugar and high calorie beverage intake. Keep up the great work, Robert!
“I enjoyed the valuable information I received from my Rolling Strong coach today. I was especially interested in the knowledge I gained about my soda drinking habits. As a result, 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.”
“Thanks, Rolling Strong, for providing Zumba classes. We have a wonderful instructor who is so much fun! Having these classes available to us is such a good stress reliever and provides a mental break during the work day.”
“I have been working with Rolling Strong since October of 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 losing many more!”
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 improve hydration and has also been focusing on healthier foods while avoiding fast food.
For 17 years, Russell has driven for Greyhound. He is a new member of Rolling Strong and a true example for fellow drivers on how to remain healthy and well while out on the road. His “first rule of thumb” is to always pack his own food. He DOES NOT take advantage of the free soda and fast food offered while out on the road and in turn this has helped keep his waistline slim and trim.
Russell walks 1.5 miles each day for cardiovascular health. He was previously a paramedic and has seen first hand how bad food and lack of exercise can effect one’s health. Congrats to this wonderful man on being a prime example of how you can remain healthy and drive!
Eunice is making small changes to better her health while she is out on the road. She learned from Rolling Strong that these small changes can quickly add up. She is drinking more water and has cut back on her portions. Eunice is continuing to make more changes to help improve her total well being and next on her list is to stop smoking. Keep up the great work!
Congratulations to Jose for walking a total of 1,000 miles!! Rolling Strong is proud of your accomplishment!
Richard met with a Rolling Strong coach at the fall Landstar BCO conference and learned about the importance of healthy choices while on the road. He joined Rolling Strong at that time, and began using the app to help him make small changes. Richard has increased his protein and water intake and is getting more activity in. He was able to lose 10 pounds before his recent DOT physical and has successfully renewed his 2 year card!
Sue has been working with a Rolling Strong wellness coach for over a year. She recently passed her DOT physical in January and her blood sugar is under control! Sue has worked very hard to control her carb intake and she chooses healthy snacks and meals. Keep up the great work, Sue!