The Truckercise Team
Joe Martin’s Truckin
Joe Martin, 63, had his first taste of truck driving in New York where his Dad was foreman of a milk company. The elder Martin taught young Joe how to drive around the parking lot in an old Mack Thermo dyne truck. Upon joining the Air Force and stationed in Texas, Joe drove everything with wheels, except an airplane. After being discharged from the Air Force Joe drove, Flatbeds, Box, Tanker, doubles, triples, etc. on and off for many years logging somewhere around 4.5 million miles. Joe Martin has many driving awards and continues to drive today.
Twenty years ago Joe came up with the idea that certain exercises could be done right in the truck. The air ride seat and the steering wheel with their many adjustments made it much easier to do these various exercises hence “Truckercise” was born. On a side note 20 years ago there weren’t many trucks with adjustable steering wheels but, when they did come into play that made exercising better. Joe has been “Truckercising” for twenty years and it makes him more alert and physically fit, with less stress. Sitting in that seat for 11 hours a day can become quite stressful.
Truckercise Is Proud To Announce “Mary K. Stiefer”
as the “New Truckercise Girl!”
Mary is from Texas and a veteran trucker of 25 years. Mary is currently doing local work in Houston, Texas pulling 28 ft, 53 ft and at times two 28 ft. trailers. Mary states, “My Daddy was a trucker for over 40 years and he got me hooked though I did not realize it till years later.” Mary feels that her driving experience is minimal compared to others and says she is still learning. We here at Truckercise know better. She is a professional. Mary starts her day at 4:30 in the morning with a cup of coffee and then off to the old treadmill. After the old treadmill Mary does a power walk of up to 2 miles per morning. Mary tries to eat well and stay committed to her routine of exercising. Her hobbies include hunting, fishing, horse back riding, and bicycle riding. Mary says, “Truckercise” the DVD is a good way to help stay in shape if you are an over the road driver. It might seem a little different at first but trust me it works! You ladies over the road just try it you will be surprised how much better you will feel!
Good Luck, SEE YOU OUT THERE!
Carrie Rush “Certified Personal Trainer and Masters Figure Champion”
Carrie Rush, 47, began teaching aerobics at age 19. She is a certified personal trainer and Masters Figure Champion. Over the years, Carrie has developed her own training techniques using Tai Chi, pilates, ballet, and yoga in training sessions for herself and others. She encourages the development of core strength, consistancy, and meal planning. In addition to competing, she provides one-on-one, personal training, weight loss, and toning techniques to help her clients achieve a fit and youthful look.
Photo of Carrie Rush
Courtesy of Leon Mayes, Professional Photographer
Valentina Ugolini, M.D., F.A.C.C.
Dr. Valentina Ugolini, a native of Rome, Italy, is a Summa Cum Laude graduate with a degree in Medicine from the University of Rome (1977). She attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, TX, where she completed her internship and residency in Internal Medicine in 1983. After her residency, Dr. Ugolini remained in Dallas to complete fellowship training in Cardiology at UT Southwestern in 1986. Board certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease, Dr. Ugolini served as an Assistant Professor of Cardiology at UT Southwestern Medical School in Dallas and then became Assistant Professor of Medicine, Section of Cardiology, at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston in 1987. Currently, Dr. Ugolini is a founding partner of Willowbrook Cardiovascular Associates, a busy cardiovascular practice based near The Methodist Hospital and in the Northwest area of Houston. Dr. Ugolini was elected Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and of the the American College of Physicians, and she holds memberships in the American Heart Association and in the Harris County Medical Society. Dr. Ugolini has authored or co-authored dozens of papers and abstracts in the field of Cardiology, has been involved with many basic science and clinical research projects as an investigator or director and has participated in the Internal Medicine and Cardiology training of medical residents and fellows. Dr. Ugolini is Chairman of the Texas Arrhythmia Institute, a non-profit foundation dedicated to research, prevention and education in the field of Cardiology, with particular emphasis on sudden death. Under her leadership, in 2006, the foundation donated a total of 400 automatic external defibrillators (AED’s) to many public schools in Houston and Spring Branch, as well as to Rice University, and offered training in basic CPR and AED use to a large number of school nurses, teachers and coaches, with the goal of preventing sudden death in young athletes and increasing awareness and education in CPR techniques in the school environment.
Carol Martin, Webmaster and Graphics Artist
I am the wife of “Truckercise” creator, Joe Martin. Being married to a trucker for 30 years certainly is concerning as far as his health and safety. When Joe started doing the “Truckercise” exercises, I saw a great improvement in his physical fitness and health.
I am currently a member of The Trucker Wives Group. This is a wonderful group that share the interests, support and pride of truckers wives everywhere! If you are a trucker’s wife, a trucker, or just anyone who is proud of all our truckers, join up.
Since 1996 I have tutored many people in HTML, Webpage Design, Graphics, and Character Texture work for Poser. The programs I use are CoffeeCup, Paint Shop Pro, Photo Impact, Poser6, Vue Easel6, and am now learning PhotoShop. I also use a Wacom Tablet for freehand drawing and other work on graphics.
I have been a webmaster and graphics designer to many many sites, including the “Truckercise” site. I also did the layout for the “Truckercise” DVD and Case. I have an online Gallery at Renderosity, also a store in the Renderosity Marketplace, selling Poser Product
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