Realistically, Can I Park at Planet Fitness & Work Out?

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Newb2019, Mar 15, 2019 at 12:29 AM.

  1. Newb2019

    Newb2019 Bobtail Member

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    I've been searching this forum and it has been very helpful :)

    I don't know a trucker IRL, so I apologize in advance if my questions seem silly.

    I want to be an OTR driver for 2-3 years.

    The thing is I really like working out and I don't want to become completely sedentary.

    Do you think I can park at a Planet Fitness and workout/shower during my 10hr break?

    Can I stop by a Planet Fitness for a couple of hours if it is along my route and will not make me late to my destination?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Moose1958

    Moose1958 Road Train Member

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    The short answer! In the real world , NO you can't. The freight lanes and schedules dictate where you stop most of the time. This does not mean you can't work out. It just means that you should not expect to see a planet fitness every day. This is hard to understand right now. Now you might be able to get a regional or local job where you can get into one all you want. However as an OTR driver you will be disappointed.
     
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  3. Newb2019

    Newb2019 Bobtail Member

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    OK thanks for your input!

    Once I have a load on my truck, am I pretty much limited to truck stops and rest areas until I drop the load off?
     
  4. Bean Jr.

    Bean Jr. Road Train Member

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    Not really. It's that they're not necessarily right off the highway, so finding them may be a little difficult. I have worked out at 2 of them, but both of them were near a shipper or receiver that I regularly go to.
     
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  5. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Medium Load Member

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    Carry weights with u.. I seen a old ####er about 3 months ago at the petro , this dude had to be 60, he was liftin weights doing pushups and different excersis right by his truck in the lot... Then he went under his trailer grabbed onto the cross members and started doin pull ups, crazy old ####er but man he was jacked
     
  6. Newb2019

    Newb2019 Bobtail Member

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    Thanks!

    I see what you mean. It's possible but I shouldn't count on it.
     
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  7. thelushlarry

    thelushlarry Road Train Member

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    Just haul fingerprint loads. That should keep you in great shape. I like hauling tires to Miami.
     
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  8. MysticHZ

    MysticHZ Road Train Member

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    Some of the TA truck stops have work out rooms.
     
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  9. TripleSix

    TripleSix Road Train Member

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    If they don’t have free weights, it’s not really Working.
     
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  10. booley

    booley Light Load Member

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    The gym near my house shares their parking lot with a K Mart that's been closed for awhile. Lots of trucks park there all the time...
     
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