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Life Time ditches cable news in gyms for "family-oriented environment"

Life Time ditches cable news in gyms for

The Pioneer Press on Wednesday contacted Chanhassen-based Life Time, which confirmed a change in policy that might bum out gym rats who are news junkies.

"It always is our goal to meet the majority of members' expressed requests and we believe this change is consistent with the desires of overall membership as well as our healthy way of life philosophy". Local news is still allowed. There are Life Time gyms in Rockville, Maryland; Gaithersburg, Maryland; Columbia, Maryland; Fairfax, Virginia; and Reston, Virginia. She added that local news stations would still be shown.

The company also said the change is a commitment to provide a family-oriented environment, free of negative or politically-charged content.

Response from members has trickled in the first few days since the news ban at Life Time's 128 clubs throughout the United States and Canada, which was first reported by the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

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Since the announcement, Bushaw claims Life Time has "received both messages of support and others seeking more detail around the decision".

Wrote another: "Get enough of unwanted news already daily, probably don't need it on at the gym".

Life Time Fitness gyms across the country are giving customers one less thing to sweat about during their workouts. "I think they're looking out for everybody's well-being and truly thinking about the words that they say as a brand". Networks barred include MSNBC, FOX, CNN and CNBC, though each are still accessible on treadmills and stationary bikes, a Roseville club manager said.

At YMCA fitness centers in the Twin Cities, there has been no rollback on viewing options, which are extensive, said spokeswoman Joan Schimml.


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