Life Time Gyms Ban Cable News from Their Televisions After ‘Many Member Requests’

The gym says it’s partial of their “desire to defend a positive, healthy approach of life environment.”

Life Time, a inhabitant gym chain, has private wire news channels from a televisions in all of their 130 locations.

The association announced on Jan. 4 that they would no longer have CNN, FOX or MSNBC accessible on a vast televisions in a cardio and fitness areas, as partial of their “desire to defend a positive, healthy approach of life environment,” a orator tells PEOPLE.

Life Time says a change came after “many member requests over time.”

“We done a preference to mislay wire news channels from a vast TV screens in a cardio and aptness building areas during a start of 2018,” they explained in a statement. “This was formed on many member requests perceived over time opposite a country, and in gripping with a altogether healthy approach of life truth and joining to yield family oriented environments giveaway of polarizing or politically charged content.”

However, Life Time adds, gym patrons can still watch wire news channels on a tiny screens trustworthy to particular cardio machines, accessible during many of their gyms, or on personal inclination regulating a gym’s Wi-Fi.

The proclamation came with churned feelings from gym-goers, with some ancillary a preference to revoke a “constant fusillade of negativity” from wire news, and others job it “censorship.”

Six days after a announcement, a Life Time deputy emphasized that they “certainly are not opposite news delivered accurately and respectfully, and we intend to continue to have suitable news channels on some of a vast screens.”

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