Life Time Fitness, a Minnesota-based gym chain, has decided to eliminate all national cable network news stations from the TV screens at its 128 fitness centers in the U.S. and Canada. The removed channels include CNN, Fox News, MSNBC and CNBC, according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press.
For me, the Gym is a mix of Netflix on my phone, or local news or CNN on the treadmill TV. At girst glance, I think I would hate this change, but:
The big-screen TVs at all clubs will now air “USA, A&E, Discovery and HGTV, in addition to local stations and ESPN,” spokeswoman Natalie Bushaw told the St. Paul Pioneer Press. These TVs can be seen throughout the fitness areas, but can only be heard through headphones.
Some personal TV screens built into the clubs’ cardio machines have the ability to display cable news channels, Bushaw told the Minneapolis Star Tribune, and Life Time plans to make these available at all stations by the end of February.
At least it's still possible to watch on your own. For everyone else, is the chyron on CNN that stress inducing?