My name is Ken Wells aka Mr. Fitness. When I first started my journey to become a healthy trucker it wasn’t easy, but I did the best I could with little support. In the past few years the DHF Program has been a big help in providing me with sincere concern for my health and well being. The DHF team provides healthy food options while on the road, and they will even help you with exercise plans that are centered around using just your body weight. This is great, because it’s not easy trying to figure out what type or how much equipment you’re able to store securely. I’ve done so well with getting myself back on track towards a healthy lifestyle. I was honored when asked to join the DHF TASK FORCE. If you ever see me working out anywhere and you have a question, I’ll be happy to answer.
I started this fitness journey on the road because after a few years of eating horribly and not exercising at all, I decided that I wasn’t going to become a victim of this industry by letting it ruin my health and quality of life. The DHF program at Prime is an excellent tool to use. Great recipe ideas and effective on the road workouts. If I can be a resource and help other drivers stay healthy, I’m all for it. As far as my health motto goes, “I’d rather put in work now, so I won’t have to suffer later in life.
I’m a 61 year old, full-time, OTR team driver and competitive obstacle course racer. I started racing after I started driving. My first race was in 2014, and ALL my training is done in or around the truck. Truck stops and rest areas are where I end up training, almost never in a gym. I wasn’t even athletic before I started driving. I’m in better shape now than I’ve ever been. I just started slow and kept at it, CONSISTENTLY.
I had a full knee replacement in the right leg in 2007. I had back and neck surgery in 2009. I have a 35 pound weight restriction and am restricted to low impact only on my right leg. With the pandemic working from home in 2020 wasn’t kind to me. I lost my focus and discipline and started putting weight back on reaching 225 pounds. In my August 2021 health check I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and was put on a higher dose of meds. I contacted Matt in DHF about putting a small gym in the corner of my bedroom at home to take advantage of the time working from home to get some cardio and weight training in. I started doing the workouts Matt Judy sent me first thing in the morning and went back to strict dieting and portion control to take the weight off and get the blood sugar and blood pressure heading back the right direction. So far, from my time working with Matt Judy, I’ve dropped 20 pounds and have seen a noticeable increase in my energy levels. I still have a way to go to reach my pre-covid weight and my goal of 190 pounds but everything is trending the right way!