LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Churchill Downs unveiled the new Jockey Fitness Club Tuesday.

The track teamed-up with Planet Fitness to provide state-of-the-art cardio and strength equipment.

The jockeys say it's a huge improvement over the previous facility.

"Most people see you riding a horse and they think you're riding, or that you're sitting and you're not doing anything," jockey Corey Lanerie said. "We're actually not sitting on the horse at all, we're up on our toes. So your legs have to be really strong and your core has to be really strong for balance. So this equipment."

The jockeys also get a complimentary membership to a new 14,000 square foot Planet Fitness facility located just two blocks from the track.

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