Fitness Options Added for Churchill Jockeys

Planet Fitness Louisville and Churchill Downs announced April 28 that enhanced fitness options for the jockeys who compete at the racetrack will be added.

The fitness partnership includes a completely renovated on-track fitness facility in the jockeys’ room called the “Jockey Fitness Club presented by Planet Fitness, with state-of-the-art cardio and strength equipment identical to that found in the eight Louisville, Southern Indiana, and Elizabethtown Planet Fitness clubs, according to a release.

“We are honored that Churchill Downs put their trust in Planet Fitness to support the fitness needs of its jockeys,” said Rick Kueber, who along with his brother, David, leads the local Planet Fitness franchise group. “These world-class athletes deserve the best as they condition their bodies.”

In addition, the jockeys each receive a complimentary membership to the new Planet Fitness at Central Station near Churchill Downs.

“Physical fitness is vital to these athletes as they meet the day-to-day rigors of Thoroughbred racing,” said Churchill Downs racetrack president Kevin Flanery. “Giving them access to first-class fitness facilities is very important to us.”

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