New Deal with Track Opens Planet Fitness to Jockeys

From Churchill Downs. . . 

Louisville, KY– Just in time for the 2015 Spring Meet, Planet Fitness Louisville and Churchill Downs Racetrack announced enhanced fitness options for the jockeys who compete at the iconic racetrack.  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.

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“We are honored that Churchill Downs put their trust in Planet Fitness to support the fitness needs of its jockeys,” said PF Louisville franchisee 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. We’re proud to have this relationship with the iconic Churchill Downs and its jockeys.”

In addition, the jockeys each receive a complimentary membership to the new Planet Fitness at Central Station, located just two blocks east of Churchill Downs.  The Central Station Planet Fitness, which opened in January and boasts 14,000 square feet of cardio and strength equipment, provides additional expansive strength and conditioning options for jockeys just two minutes from the track.

“We thank Planet Fitness Louisville for filling this need for us and the jockeys who call Churchill Downs home,” said Churchill Downs Racetrack President, Kevin Flanery. “Physical fitness is vital to these athletes as they meet the day-to-day rigors of thoroughbred racing. Giving them access to first-class fitness facilities is very important to us.”