2012 MATS Health Awareness Walk to be held Friday

Truckers attending the Mid-America Truck Show in Louisville, KY, this week are invited to join TravelCenters of America and Trucking Solutions Group for the third annual MATS Health Awareness Walk, designed to promote healthier professional truck drivers.

The MATS Health Awareness Walk is a fun, non-competitive 1.5-mi. course for anyone in the trucking industry who is thinking about getting fit, wanting to stay healthy or looking for tips to enhance their workouts. Participants can choose to walk part or all of the 1.5-mi. distance.

The walk, sponsored by TA and Petro Stopping Centers branded travel centers, together with Trucking Solutions Group, will be held on Friday, March 23 at 9 a.m. Walkers will meet in the west wing of the Kentucky Expo Center in room WH2 at 8 a.m. Friday morning. Refreshments will be served prior to the walk. Participants will receive T-shirts and goodie bags, while supplies last, with health information and giveaways.

The MATS Health Awareness Walk — the first of its kind — is a fitness event for the trucking industry. There is no cost, but registration is required. Registration is available online at www.truckingsolutionsgroup.org or at MATS at the TA/Petro booth #19156.

TA and Petro, together with Trucking Solutions Group, are working towards making personal health and fitness easier for all truckers. TravelCenters rolled out its StayFit program in 2010, offering better-for-you restaurant menu options and travel store items, in addition to free fitness centers and mapped walking trails nationwide.


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