Kicker – A workout lock-in

MARY REICHARD, HOST: You know you can’t judge a book by its cover. 

But we do. 

Let me tell you a story about a member of 24-Hour Fitness, a guy who literally judged his gym by the name.

Dan Hill was working out in the pool. It was around midnight. But when he got out of the pool, the place seemed eerily quiet. He told TV station KSTU near his hometown of Sandy, Utah, what happened next:

HILL: Got out and dried off and walked out, and man, there’s just nobody. I mean, there’s no one at the desk. And usually I can hear weights clanking, you know, from people in the back …

And when he pushed on the front door to leave, it didn’t open. It was locked! So he called for help.

HILL: I called Sandy dispatch, just said hey, I’m locked in the 24-hour Fitness up here. There’s a long pause, and I can hear some snickering. And he said you’re where??

Police soon rescued him. 

Naturally, he thought 24-Hour Fitness meant fitness 24 hours a day. But it turns out, some locations close between midnight and 4 a.m.

No hard feelings. Dan still loves his gym. But now he wants to call it the 20-Hour Fitness.

It’s The World and Everything in It.

(Photo/ABC4 News)

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