Gyms have evolved from being just places of exercising to places where people go to meet friends, cool down a little, hang around, and, sometimes, discuss their opinions while burning calories.
A YMCA gym in Pennsylvania, USA has banned channels like CNN, MSNBC and Fox News from its facility as the gym members kept getting into heated political arguments. Political arguments often divert us from what we are doing but in this case, the arguments got so heated that one member decided to get physical and the others had to stop him.
Trish Fisher, the gym’s chief executive, commented:
There was one near-fight that was broken up by another member that was just about ready to go physical, and we’ve had members step forward saying they’ve felt a little uncomfortable about the arguments that were going on in the politics.
The decision to ban the news channels has received a mixed response from members but the general air in the gym is calmer and healthier.
Well, we don’t blame the members. The new President has been taking decisions which aren’t going down well with citizens and the world in general. In such a case, heated arguments do happen.