In June 2012, Snap Fitness opened the first of its “Snap Fitness Rolling Strong” clubs targeted towards truck drivers in Dallas, Tex. The club was opened in partnership with Rolling Strong, a company that works to provide wellness solutions to the nation’s professional truck drivers. Located in the parking lot of a Pilot Flying J truck stop, the Dallas location is the first of five additional clubs to be opened at Pilot Flying J travel centers or travel plazas in Knoxville, Tenn., Carlisle, Pa., Hesperia, Calif., Phoenix, Ariz., and West Memphis, Ariz, by the end of this year.
Just like normal Snap Fitness clubs, Snap Fitness Rolling Strong will be accessible to truck drivers 24/7, and members will receive access to all 1,300 of Snap Fitness’ worldwide locations. Drivers will also have access to specially designed nutrition and workout programs to improve driver wellness, an online Rolling Strong™ Driver Wellness Tracker, a driver wellness handbook and advisement from Snap Fitness employees on workout plans.
Drew Thompkins, a member of the Snap Fitness Rolling Strong clubs, has been a truck driver for seven years. He has used the Dallas location, along with Snap Fitness clubs across the country. “I love the Snap Fitness Rolling Strong clubs, especially when I’m in Dallas. You can fill up, shower and work out at the same place,” he said. “I’ve been able to work out more than normal.”
So far, Snap Fitness has received positive feedback from members of the Dallas location. “We’ve already received very positive feedback from our first members from the Dallas location,” said Peter Taunton, the CEO of Snap Fitness. “They appreciate the accessibility and the high-quality facilities. We’re incredibly proud to be helping drivers get results and live healthier, happier lives.”
Snap Fitness announced the decision to launch the Snap Fitness Rolling Strong clubs in October, 2011.
By Rachel Zabonick