Katie Nolan's trying out new high-tech machines for the first time at Green Ridge Rec Center in Roanoke County.
"I just got back from vacation so ever since I have been here I have been in here working out and got all my friends to join me," she says.
If your friends can't be there in person, you can find them on Facebook. Many of the new equipment allows you to log on to the Internet and connect with friends in many different ways. In addition to technology, the machines are physically challenging. One of the most challenging new additions is the Jacob's Ladder, made popular NBC's hit show Biggest Loser.
There is something for everyone on the 24 new pieces of equipment that allow you to customize your workout.
"You have your challenges you can create or you can go to your favorite websites," says fitness coordinator Chelsea Arner. "You can also create certain websites that are your favorite to use such My Fitness Pal, Facebook, Twitter, or Google."