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Truckercise partners with Health Coach Resource

Trucker Joe Martin, right, founder and CEO of Truckercise, and health coach Joe Malby discuss their partnership. (The Trucker: LYNDON FINNEY)

The Trucker News Services

8/26/2013

DALLAS — Truckercise, the exercise regimen truckers can do in their cabs and see results, has partnered with Health Coach Resource to bring Take Shape for Life to fleet drivers and owner-operators for the long haul..

Trucker Joe Martin, who developed Truckercise 24 years ago to get in shape, himself, and went on to create a DVD in-cab exercise program and later appeared on and consulted for the DVD health series, “Truckers’ Road to Health,” said the alliance provides drivers not just with an exercise program, but with the emotional motivation to stick with a healthy lifestyle.

“What’s the best exercise? The one you’ll actually do,” said health coach Greg Malby.

Malby and Martin announced their alliance at the Great American Trucking Show here last week.

Malby and his wife, Polly, an RN, started Health Coach Resource and Certified Health Coaches with Take Shape for Life because they saw a need to help people with stress reduction, good nutrition, exercise and a good night’s sleep.

Greg Malby found Martin online and they began to communicate via e-mail last spring and their online friendship eventually led to a face-to-face meeting and talk of a partnership.

Take Shape, Greg Malby said, uses the Medifast meal plan and products. Medifast literature notes that “support is the key to success,” and Greg Malby said the health coaching takes it one step further so that once a person reaches optimum weight he or she can maintain it through contact and encouragement from a health coach.

That’s so that once the weight goal is achieved, the person doesn’t “go back to old habits,” Martin said, adding that, “We’re really proud of what we’re trying to accomplish here.”

For more information go to http://truckercise.TSFL.com.

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