Life Time fitness chains removes cable news from gym TVs

Posted at 2:04 PM, Jan 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-07 15:11:33-05

(KARE) News junkies may need to find a new channel for entertainment while sweating it out at the gym. Life Time fitness chains are kicking off the new year by no longer airing cable news channels on its large screen TVs.

In a statement from Life Time officials, the Minnesota-based chain states the move is a response to member requests.

"We made the decision to remove cable news channels from the large TV screens in the cardio and fitness floor areas at the start of 2018. This was based on many member requests received over time across the country, and in keeping with our overall healthy way of life philosophy and commitment to provide family oriented environments free of consistently negative or politically charged content," said Natalie Bushaw, senior director of public relations for Life Time.

Included in the cable news blackout is CNN, FOX, MSNBC and CNBC. 

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