Fitness chain pulls the plug on cable news

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(WSPA) — A chain of gyms says it’s had enough of political chatter on cable TV news.

Life Time fitness says it’s removing 24-hour cable news networks from TVs at its 128 locations.

The fitness chain has two locations in our region, including Charlotte and Atlanta.

Life Time fitness says the change was prompted by “negative or politically charged content” that doesn’t mesh with its healthy life philosophy.