Driver Trainer Bryan Celestine Shares His Wellness Tips

on Tuesday, July 23, 2013 in Health & Wellness


Bryan Celestine is a passionate driver that doesn’t want his profession to get in the way of his healthy lifestyle. Recently, Celestine focused his attentions on eating healthy and finding time to work out regularly. As a result, he has lost weight and built muscle that makes the physical demands of truck driving and flatbed much easier. Celestine has also helped other drivers create workouts, and has taught them the do’s and don’ts of eating healthy.   
“If you knew better you would do better” is Celestine’s motto. He has been driving for TMC for three and a half years, but in the last 18 months he decided to take his health to another level. He credits his newly slimmed figure to a combination of healthy eating and working out. Celestine centers his diet on high protein foods such as chicken, turkey, red meats, or fish. He also eats plenty of vegetables, fruits, rices, and drinks water to stay hydrated. He eats every two to three hours to keep his metabolism going.

Celestine was recently consulted by one of his fellow drivers on how to eat healthier and have more energy during the day. The man was an older, experienced driver but was new to TMC. He said he didn’t have enough energy to keep up with the physical demands of the job and was falling behind. He also revealed that he hadn’t worked out in roughly ten years. The first thing Celestine did was help the driver with his diet. He told the man to skip out on the quick and tempting treats offered at fast food joints and truck stops. He told him to avoid sugary candies, cheeseburgers, chips, hot dogs, and sodas. He also advised against settling for “grab and go” food that are heavily processed with cheese or grease. The next thing Celestine did was help create a workout that didn’t require any weights. He used push-ups, sit-ups, a jump rope, and even incorporated the tarp used on trucks as weight for squatting. He also encouraged the man to do a 30 minute cardio workout a couple times a week. After a few weeks, the man felt refreshed and stronger than he did before he began the workouts.

Celestine can attest to the positive changes that can come from eating healthy and working out. Next time you are out on the road try choosing healthy foods like grilled chicken breasts, salads, fruits, or water to fill you up. Avoid foods such as pizza, cheeseburgers, corn dogs, fries, and candy. Or try and moderate your diet to incorporate more healthy and fresh options. Bryan Celestine has done a great job or striving to lead a healthy lifestyle. We at TMC appreciate his willingness to help his fellow drivers improve their health. We hope to hear more stories like Bryan’s in the future. Keep up the good work!