Van drivers are having a hard time staying fit given the long hours they spend sat behind the wheel.
Finding time to hit the gym can be tough for them, as van drivers spend an average of 2.89 hours each day in the driver’s seat, according to a survey from Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles UK.
Obviously, that can slow the metabolism and weaken the muscles and bones, which is why VW is eager to prove van drivers they don’t need to go to the gym — all they need for a workout is their van.
For the New Year, a time when the annual rush to the gym begins, VW Commercial Vehicles has created a mobile workout for van drivers using a Transporter and common tools found in most vans. Called “Working Out With You,” the exercise regime can be completed anywhere, anytime, with the Mobile Gym Transporter.
The program, which is designed to tackle different muscle groups for a well-rounded workout, has been devised by VW with fleet customer Pimlico Plumbers and its in-house personal trainer, James Dean.
The good thing about the program is it doesn’t require an expensive gym membership or expensive equipment. The training regime uses the VW Transporter’s body panels and load bay for moves such as the “Bumper Dips” and “Panel Push-Ups,” as well as everyday tools and gear for exercises such as the “Pipe Clean & Press” and “Toolbox Squat & Raise.”
There are six routines in total, and you can check them out in the following video. Van driver or not, don’t forget that health experts recommend doing at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity such as cycling or brisk walking every week. Additionally, they advise doing strength exercises that work all the major muscles two or more days a week.