This new Life Time Fitness policy might change the way you work out

Life Time Fitness members will notice something different about their local gym as they set out to accomplish new fitness goals for the year.

Instead of watching Fox News or CNN while on the elliptical, Life Time Fitness members probably will see A&E or Discovery Channel on the gym’s TVs, the Pioneer Press reported.

Life Time Fitness, a Minnesota-based chain, announced last week via Twitter that it will no longer show national cable news networks on any of its big-screen TVs.

“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,” the company tweeted on Thursday.

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

The Triangle has six Life Time Fitness locations.

The change drew a mixed reaction from Twitter users.

The big-screen TVs in the gyms will show USA, A&E, Discovery Channel, HGTV, ESPN and local stations, the Pioneer Press reported.

But Life Time will not totally scrub cable TV news from its gyms. By February, all TV screens built into the cardio machines will have the ability to show cable news channels, the Star Tribune reported.

Camila Molina: 919-829-4538, @Cmolina__