A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The truckers do get "surface" makeovers, but the show's focus is on healthy lifestyle changes. The truckers must learn to stick to their routines on their own; they sometimes break their diets or skip workouts, but they ultimately don't give up trying to develop some positive habits. The truckers are mostly male; the cast is primarily Caucasian, and Aguilera is Latino.
Sex, Romance & Nudity
References to finding a "sexier" self. Men are sometimes shown taking their shirts off to work out in the pool, but it's not sexual in any way.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this mild makeover series promotes healthy lifestyle changes through diet and exercise and encourages will power (the truckers are expected to stick to their diet and exercise regimes while on the road). While style makeovers are also a major component of the show, they're intended to update the truckers' looks, not turn them into fashion models. There's hardly any iffy content of note, but chances are kids won't be too interested by the subject matter, either.
Is It Any Good?
Hosted by Bachelor veteran Bob Guiney, the Trick My Trucker offers some practical advice for anyone who's interested in making positive lifestyle changes. Unlike weight-loss shows such as I Want to Look Like a High School Cheerleader Again and Celebrity Fit Club, which promote extreme weight loss and military-like fitness regimes, Trick My Trucker provides sensible eating recommendations and workout tips that people can realistically follow at home or on the road. Most important, it shows viewers that no matter where their jobs take them, it's still possible to be healthy and feel good.
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