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24 Hour Gym Closes, Locking Utah Man Inside!

by Hanna Embry on

Sometimes when a business says it is open twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, it isn’t true. That was the case for one Utah man as he found himself locked inside a gym!

No, it’s not a scam. Unlike the person who pretended to be injured to get a first class seat, this is the real deal!

I am literally locked inside 24 hour fitness right now. They closed the doors and went home while I was swimming my laps…

Posted by Dan Hill on Saturday, January 11, 2020
From Facebook.com

Dan Hill normally makes time for his work outs late at night. As he was swimming laps at his local “24 Hour Fitness” Hill found himself locked inside the gym!

He then began to share the hilarious photos of him trying to find an employee on social media. The photos show him hollering, searching, as well as putting his arms up perplexed. All while being alone in the facility!

“Doesn’t the name suggests that they stay open 24 hours?” Hill stated on social media. He joked that he was, “Walking around trying to figure out how to get out.”

Locked Inside a Gym Alone!

As he realized that he was essentially trapped inside the fitness center, he decided to call authorities for help. That’s when the situation only got funnier.

Hill said that he called 911 and the dispatcher told him, “…they’d call me back.”

Locked in a Gym

His wife also chimed in with a funny solution to his problem. He told her he was locked inside a gym, and she hysterically said he, “…should find a comfortable place to sleep.”

Free Hill!

Authorities were soon on their way to help Hill out of the gym. On Tuesday, Hill returned to his local 24 Hour Fitness to go swimming. He placed a large sign with a red arrow on it that read, “I AM HERE.”

He also posted on his social media, “So I’ve felt bad about any poor publicity I may have caused… Despite all the fuss, I still love my 24 (even if it is now my 20). Maybe this is a workable solution…” He added about the sign.

Despite being locked inside a gym, Hill was a good sport about it. 24 Hour Fitness stated that select locations close from 12 am until 4 am.

The best time to work out may not be the best time for your gym! Keep in mind that your gym may not be open all 24 hours the next time you go in for a workout!

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Written by: Hanna Embry

Hanna is a freelance author who has been working for blogs, websites, and ghostwriting books for nearly a decade! After living abroad, and traveling the world, Hanna found that her voice as a creative writer, as well as her love of traveling, could go hand in hand as a freelance content creator. She has a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences Degree from Indiana University. Her favorite Author is Brandon Sanderson, she is a mother, she has two beautiful dogs, and her amazing writing skills can be found on a wide variety of platforms! You can contact Hanna at hannaembry@weneedfun.com