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CHANHASSEN, Minn. – Snap Fitness, the world’s fastest-growing franchisor of 24/7 express fitness centers, announces a partnership with Rolling Strong™, the leader in health and wellness for professional drivers, that will offer an easy in, easy out workout concept at numerous Pilot Flying J Travel Centers nationwide. The 960-square-foot workout centers will help thousands of daily travelers achieve their fitness goals and better results while on the road.
“The new gyms are designed to accommodate the trucking community and those who travel frequently for business or vacation, so they can get the workouts they need quickly and conveniently,” said Peter Taunton, CEO and Founder of Snap Fitness.
Each Snap Fitness Rolling Strong gym will be located at a Pilot Flying J travel center or travel plaza, staffed by fitness professionals and will include a variety of top-of-the-line fitness equipment. Monthly gym dues are $29.95 for the trucking community, which will provide access to the Snap Fitness Rolling Strong gyms as well as any of the 1,300 Snap Fitness clubs worldwide. Family membership options for the trucking community will be available as well. Current Snap Fitness club members will be able to use the amenities at Snap Fitness Rolling Strong gyms at no extra charge.
“Pilot Flying J understands the challenge professional drivers face in maintaining a healthy lifestyle while on the road,” said Pilot Flying J CEO Jimmy Haslam. “That’s why we are pleased to partner with Snap Fitness and Rolling Strong and provide convenient locations to drivers to help them improve their health and fitness.”
The first Snap Fitness Rolling Strong gym is scheduled to open in the fall at Pilot Flying J, with a total of 10 locations expected to be open and operating by the first quarter of 2012. Visit www.snapfitnessrollingstrong.com to learn more about locations and amenities.
“We are honored to be associated with Peter and his national brand of Snap Fitness for the transportation industry,” said Bob Perry, “The Trucker Trainer™” and chairman of the American Trucking Association’s Safety Management Council’s Health & Wellness Working Group and President of Rolling Strong. “Together, working with Pilot Flying J, we will bring specially designed nutrition and workout programs to the professional truck driver where they work, on the road.”
Other Rolling Strong™ programs include nutritional programs for drivers, an online Rolling Strong™ Driver Wellness Tracker,a driver wellness handbook, a network of 100 truck friendly Department of Transportation medical clinics, sleep testing and treatment and on-site BIO screenings. Rolling Strong™ is also working with the National Association of Workplace Programs (NAWP), administered by Enrollment First, Inc. to educate their members on the benefits of health and wellness. Members can take advantage of several health and wellness tools, including the Snap Fitness Rolling Strong Program.
“Bob has truly been on the forefront of educating the public about health issues many professional drivers face,” Taunton added. “Together I think we can really make a difference.”
The Snap Fitness and Rolling Strong™ partnership will launch at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas from Aug. 25, 2011, to Aug. 27, 2011, during which Bob Perry will be in booth #24154 providing free health and wellness checks for drivers. He will also be enlisting the first 1,000 drivers as founding members of the new Snap Fitness Rolling Strong Program.
About Rolling Strong
Rolling Strong™ is on a mission to educate drivers and share life-changing products and services to help them while on the road. By providing transportation companies and their drivers as well as owner operators with in-terminal and on the road wellness programs, drivers finally have access to a wellness program that makes sense for them. Personalized wellness programs include Rolling Strong driver health and wellness checks at client terminals, access to a national network of retail clinics for bio screening and discounted acute care, DOT compliance, driver fitness programs, wellness kits, access to gyms located at Pilot Flying J Travel Centers and telephonic health coaching. For more information about Rolling Strong, call 888-506-6079 or visit www.rollingstrong.com.
About Snap Fitness, Inc.
With a focus on providing members with fast, convenient and affordable workouts in clean, comfortable locations that are close to home, Snap Fitness (snapfitness.com) is experiencing phenomenal growth with approximately 2,000 locations sold worldwide and some 15-20 new clubs added monthly. Founded in 2003 by CEO Peter Taunton, the Chanhassen, Minn.-based franchisor is dedicated to providing members with more value than any other health club. For more information, please visit www.snapfitness.com or www.snapfitnessrollingstrong.com
About Pilot Flying J
Pilot Flying J is headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee, and has more than 550 retail locations across North America. Pilot Flying J is also one of the nation's largest wholesale fuel providers, delivering over 500 million gallons of fuel to thousands of customers in 47 states and eight Canadian provinces. The company employs approximately 20,000 people and is the largest operator of travel centers and travel plazas in North America.
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