Prime offers wellness seminar at MATS

Prime, Inc., a major refrigerated, flatbed and tanker trucking company announced they will hold “The Future of Driver Health and Fitness” seminar at the Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) held at the Kentucky Expo Center in Louisville, KY.

The seminar will take place March 28, 2015 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Prime Driver Fitness Coach Siphiwe Baleka

The seminar will focus on promoting healthy living across the trucking industry, and offer solutions and advice on exercising and choosing smarter meal options on the road as it pertains to the life of a truck driver.

According to the National Institute of Health (NIH), truck drivers are among the unhealthiest Americans with a life expectancy of only 61 years of age. Statistics show that more than 50 percent of truck drivers are obese, compared to the national rate of 26.7 percent. Prime’s goal is to decrease these percentages through numerous objectives, including the MATS seminar.

Led by former First Team All Ivy League swimmer, Ironman triathlete and Prime Driver Fitness Coach Siphiwe Baleka, the seminar will show drivers how they can improve their health using Baleka’s tried and true methods specifically designed with drivers in mind.

Baleka, who was recently featured on Fox Sports in a documentary about his health journey, will suggest various approaches that truck drivers need for lasting wellness. He will also discuss how to leverage digital health technology to build custom systems for both drivers and carriers.