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Life Time Fitness Pulls the Plug
on Its In-Club News Channels

MSN Lifestyle, by Arick Wierson and Richard Hecker

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Posted By:NorthernDog, 1/10/2018 7:15:18 PM

It was 4:00 PM at the Life Time gym in Chanhassen, Minnesota, and the 55-inch flat screen in the corner, right above the Smith Machine and adjacent to the Pilates studio, should have been tuned to CNN. The Situation Room With Wolf Blitzer would be coming on as soon as the commercial break was over, but today was different. Over the holidays, Life Time executives determined that CNN and a host of other cable news channels are not consistent with its “overall healthy way of life philosophy and commitment to provide family-oriented environments.” So instead of Wolf, gym-goers are now

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I guess CNN´s nightly hate-fest was just too much - even in MN. Not surprisingly, liberal activists are furious.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Attila DiMedici, 1/10/2018 7:27:26 PM     (No. 11506272)

I would guess they decided to not put on news channels to reduce the arguments between members.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: MainelySane, 1/10/2018 7:37:09 PM     (No. 11506279)

I´ve complained to the Hampton Inn about one of its "breakfast" buffets broadcasting anti-Trump news programs. I complained that it´s impossible to enjoy a nice breakfast with that crap on their airwaves.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Patchy Groundfog, 1/10/2018 7:37:22 PM     (No. 11506280)

TVs at any gym are easy to ignore. In this day and age most gyms have ESPN on and few people are even watching that since it´s repetitive dreck.

Headphones, iPods, iPhones and tablets are the order of the day. Someone committed to watching CNN or FNC can watch it on their mobile device if they´re so inclined with or without Lifetime Fitness´ involvement or approval.

But this story is the original brand of ´fake news´ in that Lifetime issued a press release on a trivial subject hoping for cheap/free publicity and the lazy media did their bidding for them.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: bamapreacher, 1/10/2018 8:15:40 PM     (No. 11506302)

Heck, I´d have left CNN on and told people that if they don´t exercise properly they´ll end up looking like Wolf.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Lucky5, 1/10/2018 8:32:51 PM     (No. 11506314)

I am 100% behind all the mindless locations, were you are forced to watch or see CNN pulling the plug. I try to be present when I am out in the world. I do not wear earphones and do not go on my phone.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: SALady, 1/10/2018 8:46:22 PM     (No. 11506326)

Life Time Fitness gyms are really nice -- though insanely expensive. We were members for a couple of years, but they kept raising the prices, and it finally got to be too much for us. But we really liked it when we went.

They have a bunch of TV´s in front of the treadmills. From what I remember, most people clustered in front of the TV´s either showing sports, or regular shows on the big 4 networks. Even in a LIE-beral enclave like Austin, TX, the treadmills in front of the "news" stations (even MSNBC) were usually empty.

This actually sounds like a huge improvement to me. Let´s face it, if you really want to watch CNN, you can get it on your phone without much effort.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: strike3, 1/10/2018 9:19:35 PM     (No. 11506345)

On the alternate networks the ads drive you crazy instead of the news. One drug after another is pushed until you think there is something wrong with you if you don´t take at least three of them a day.

If they really want a healthy environment they would lose the TVs and pipe in classical music.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Smart11344, 1/11/2018 1:32:58 AM     (No. 11506487)

Just as ibuprofen is bad for my blood pressure, so is CNN and MSNBC. My health TRUMPS either of them.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: kahunavol, 1/11/2018 5:05:16 AM     (No. 11506524)

I find I can move considerably more weight when the TV in front of me is tuned to CNN. Anger produces adrenaline and testosterone.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: steph_gray, 1/11/2018 9:54:50 AM     (No. 11506719)

Thankfully my gym does not seem to have on news channels - instead it has an endless soundtrack of today’s extremely bad canned auto-tuned “popular” music. Ick.

As a musician this turns my stomach, so I have started wearing bluetooth headphones and streaming talk radio on my phone to drown it all out. When the talk radio goes to commercial I play my own music for a few minutes. Much less stressful workouts!

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