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Old 12-13-2006, 08:46 PM
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How many drivers out there would make use of a fitness center at truck stops? I wish there were more opportunities for getting a workout in while on the road. Are there others who feel the same way?
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Old 12-14-2006, 03:27 AM
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if they put one in and had some decent equipment you bet
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Old 12-14-2006, 03:32 AM
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A similar suggestion, why doesn't truck stops have communal shower facilities like the health clubs or military. I would rather use those than have to wait on a private shower. I'm not a voyeur, but I got over my inhibitions a long time ago.
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Old 12-14-2006, 02:06 PM
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I agree with classicxl, only if it had decent equipment. I'd fear for my safety if it was cheap and rickety. As far as the communal showers, no thank you. Even at my local gym, there are some images that I'd rather do without. :lol:
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Old 12-21-2006, 03:32 PM
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need info if there is one on the east coast I-95 or close...... thanx
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Old 12-21-2006, 08:39 PM
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no communal showers that would be a scary site
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Old 12-25-2006, 08:23 PM
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The comunial showers... big NO. It's bad enough we get such little privacy as is. That could only lead to problems.

A fitness center is something I cannot understand why they don't have. They have lounges, which is OK but come on, like drivers need to rest their feet or something. So, instead of sitting in front of a windshield, your sitting in front of a TV. There are way too many fat, lazy people as is, and trucking, it's even worse.

Of course you can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink, but for us thirsty horses, we would like the oppertunity. Try exersizing outside.... all the exaust, then that nasty ground, plus the wierdo's who like to watch people. No thanks.

I think it would be hard getting a gym in truck stops because of the liability.
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Old 12-25-2006, 08:31 PM
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first you would have to convince the truck stop to give up some room for free and then they would have a hard time with the liability issue in case someone gets hurt. We all know the insurance companies control everything
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When I was first driving a little over 11 years ago there were a few truck stops with communal showers or places where I'd have to put a chair in front of the door because there were no locks.

These days truck stop showers- though they may leave a lot to be desired- ain't so bad.

But as far as truck stop gyms go... didn't they try that with the Rolling Strong Truckers' Gyms a few years back.

Am I dating myself here or what?

The Rolling Strong Truckers' Gyms were around during the time of Park N View. They had trailers set up at various truck stops (a lot of them, really) and the exercise equipment was in them- sort of like the truck stop chapels have, but for health nuts!

To answer the OP honestly, I would LOVE it if truck stops had good gyms- decent treadmills/stair masters etc. But in reality, I never had time to stop and do it. I do some modified aerobics in the truck now- but even so, finding the time when I'm on the road is hard. I think truckers in general won't take the time to exercise and that's why the Rolling Strong deal shut down.
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Old 01-26-2007, 12:06 AM
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Someone ought to move this to "anything and everything truck driver related" IMO
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