Inside the transportation industry words like work day and weekend need not apply. According to Layover.com, “a driver’s day consists of 14-hours during which you are to do everything that is required of you.” Driving can’t exceed more than 11 of these hours and, after 14-hours, it’s required a trucker get some rest. Legally a trucker can drive an additional 11-hours only 10-hours after one gets off work. How do truckers avoid fatigue, stiffness, and pain from long hours of sitting?
The Road There
Hope Zvara, owner of Mother Trucker Yoga is the leader of health and wellness in the trucking industry. Hope has been a yoga teacher for almost 20 years and is now a speaker, best selling author, and owner of Mother Trucker Yoga and STIFF Mother Trucker.
From addict to yoga teacher to trucking influencer, Hope believes it’s about finding where one’s gifts and talents can be best used and serving there. She was able to come out of a very dark space: addiction and loss and make it something amazing three years ago, with the launch of her business. She met a perfect stranger and overnight they started a business together–a one of a kind industry.
Mother Trucker Yoga
Mother Trucker Yoga isn’t fancy. With simplicity it targets a trucker’s biggest concerns, sneaking in much-needed stress relief, movement, breathing and enhanced sleeping opportunities. Through simple 3-5 minute videos, Hope Zvara offers relief from seemingly endless hours of sitting. According to Hope, “Fitness starts with the tiny little movements you do during the day and those tiny movements all add up to a whole lot at the end of the day.”
Others want to sell you long drawn out programs and exercise routines. I am saying it doesn’t have to be this complicated. “It’s about form and function, not fast and furious.” Easy moves in the driver’s seat (chair), sleeper (bed) and right outside your truck (vehicle/desk) you can feel better wherever you are. You don’t have to be a mother, a trucker or a yogi to join the movement. Together you can feel better, wherever you are.
Hope helps everyday people learn how to breathe and enjoy life again. So many wellness courses come with gaps and unmet expectations. She’s spent more than half of her life creating opportunities for people like truckers (and her) to fill these needs. Her goal is to help others reach their full potential so they don’t have to struggle trying to find what works. She’s led thousands of people towards living a life they love in a body they are proud of.
The HOPE Process is designed to Help Others Purposefully Excel by using the three Bs: Breath, Body, and Belief. This unique process was developed from extensive research on how the mind operates (or doesn’t operate in times of addiction, depression, anxiety, stress, or fear) and teaches peoples how their body works in everyday life movements. The process also focuses on how one’s beliefs, or personal mindset, affect the success in our jobs, marriages, and even personal yoga practice.
Hope just launched STIFF Mother Trucker, the trucking industry’s only pain relief cream made for a trucker’s toughest pains, but good enough for everyone. Stiff Mother Trucker Pain Relief Cream helps to stimulate the body’s natural functions to reduce pain and inflammation with all-natural ingredients. By reducing inflammation and increasing blood flow a trucker’s body can rapidly increase the process of healing and lessen the initial and lingering effects of discomfort.