GNC files for bankruptcy, up to 1,200 stores to close

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By 1010 WINS

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- GNC is looking to slim down, not bulk up.

The retail chain's parent company, GNC Holdings, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

It will close between 800 and 1,200 stories. 

"Our stores remain open to serve you and is available for your 24/7 wellness needs," GNC tweeted Wednesday. "We promise to dedicate every day to finding new ways to raise the bar. This is only the beginning...GNC Live Well."