Man Spends 24 Hours Inside A 24 Hour Fitness

In just the last few months, writer Bayan Rabbani has tested his own limits — as well as those of the employees — with his 24-hour outings to Walmart and Starbucks. Now, he’s gone to the next most logical location: 24 Hour Fitness.

Unlike Bayan’s previous retail camping trips, 24 Hour Fitness got wind of his impending trip to one of their gyms. And even though news of the stunt got all the way up to corporate HQ, the company still decided to let him go through with it.

They might have regretted that decision when, around 20 hours into his day-long workout, Bayan slipped into an animal-print snuggie to do some sweating in style.

During his time at the gym, Bayan managed to slip in five different classes, from yoga to pilates to spinning, where he made the mistake of positioning his groggy butt directly in front of the instructor.

“I’m not sure what molested me more: The bike seat or the instructor yelling “HARDER! FASTER! MORE! YOU GOT IT! POWEERRR!!!!” he Tweeted from the gym.

He also consumed a ridiculous amount of protein, ordered pizza for himself and the staff while he lounged in the hot tub, and lost a grand total of one pound.

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  1. Papercutninja says:

    Not this guy again. He’s so desperate to go “viral”.

  2. Loias supports harsher punishments against corporations says:

    Lost one pound, but likely gained some muscle mass.

  3. zandar says:

    This guy won’t stop until he gets a gig on Good Morning America or something.

  4. MercuryPDX says:

    And when he does, you can be all: “Oh that guy! Well, I remember when…”

  5. GuyGuidoEyesSteveDaveâ„¢ says:

    I could totally be an annoying idiot people wish they could ignore for 24 hours. Hell, my current record is 2 months straight. And I don’t need chemicals enhancers like this guy. I make things awkward all on my own.

  6. GuyGuidoEyesSteveDaveâ„¢ says:

    I could totally be an annoying idiot people wish they could ignore for 24 hours. Hell, my current record is 2 months straight. And I don’t need chemicals enhancers like this guy. I make things awkward all on my own.

  7. ExtraCelestial says:

    Kudos to 24 Hour Fitness’ corporate and PR people for actually “getting it”.

    • chaesar says:

      I don’t know about that, they probably figured its better to step back than make trouble and wind up with bad publicity

    • nova3930 says:

      Whats to get? He was demonstrating their “claim to fame” to the world, namely that you can work out 24/7. This is free publicity for them…

      • ExtraCelestial says:

        That’s my point. There was no harm done at all, and they got lots of free publicity. It was a win-win for them, but so many other companies overreact when they hear something like this and just end up looking like the bad guys.

        “And even though news of the stunt got all the way up to corporate HQ, the company still decided to let him go through with it.”

        • smo0 says:

          Exactly… despite this guy well.. being… a tard… the company got a lot of recognition… anyone who says otherwise, should NEVER run a business or be in publicity.

  8. Cicadymn says:

    Expecting a 24 hour McDonalds next.

  9. TinaBringMeTheAx says:

    Why do people want to be famous? I just don’t get it? I have zero desire to be recognized on the street. None. Zip. Zilch. I guess I’m missing the Snookie gene.

    • RandomHookup says:

      Groupies…makes getting some action so much easier.

    • jurupa says:

      A lot of people today think everything should be about them.

    • mianne prays her parents outlive the TSA says:

      Considering how much mass media shows everyone how wonderful it is to be a celebrity, (personal chefs, private jets, the swag bags at the awards shows, etc.) it’s easy to understand how so many get caught up with the dream of stardom.

      Unfortunately, those who make it are generally nowhere close to being psychologically prepared for living under a microscope 24/7. And the media just as glibly shares the meltdowns of the latest starlet to enter rehab. And, of course, you as an up and coming headliner would never get caught up in the drugs or hurl punches or profanities at the paparazzi… Never!

      Not to say that all fame is bad. Win a Nobel prize for physics and have the awe and admiration of everyone in a large auditorium, then be free to walk down the street confident that virtually no one will have any clue who you are.

    • craptastico says:

      being famous 20-30 years ago i could see being appealing. nowadays, with the internet and 24 hour news coverage waiting for you to F up, it seems like a real nightmare. does anyone really look at what Lindsay Lohan goes through every day and think “that seems like a good way to go through life”? and i don’t mean her actions, i mean the scrutiny she endures.

  10. Limewater says:

    People here give this guy a lot of crap, but, honestly, he is posting his stories on What the heck do you expect? John Hargrave pretty much founded the site to host stories about himself eating natural soap and taking viagra before church. This isn’t as funny, but it’s in the same vein as a lot of the stuff posted there.

    • Kishi says:

      Guy can do whatever he wants, but since “Why is this on Consumerist” is forbidden, he takes the brunt of complaining that his stupid stories get posted here.

  11. lehrdude says:

    That would be 24 hours more than I’ve spen in a gym in the last 24 years…

  12. TakingItSeriously is a Technopile says:

    Yeah – I have to put in my 2 bits and say /yawn.

    Does everyone remember the first time you and a friend (or 3) said “Let’s stay up ALL NIGHT LONG!!!”? I relegate this guy to those people who never stopped finding it exciting.

    • XTC46 says:

      Im one of those guys. But its not the “yay I stayed up all night” that is fun, its what you did in that 8-10 extra hours. There is nothing wrong with that.

      I like going out to gian parties, and I still havent felt a better feeling than partying all night with friends, and falling asleep to the sunrise on a beach in hawaii (where I live). I have countless memories of being up all night with friends, and you seem to think its a bad thing.

  13. Robert Terwilliger says:

    Man wastes time, film at 11.

  14. AstroPig7 says:

    Wait, so there are 24 Hour Fitness centres that are really open 24 hours?

  15. areaman says:

    I forgot how odd the concept of working out at like 2am was until I saw this post.

    IMHO I think the SBUX one was the best one so far.

    • kchu says:

      I worked at a 24 hour gym (not a 24 hour fitness). Although I never worked the over night shift, the person who did explained to me that it was usually people who worked non standard hours and 2 am was their 7pm.

  16. pantheonoutcast says:

    I don’t get this guy’s angle. He’s not entertaining or witty or cutting edge, his writing style reads like a high school newspaper, and his posts are filled with Twitter updates and pointless camera-phone pics of himself doing nothing particularly extraordinary. You know where he should spend 24 hours? Prison. That would be something.

  17. Happy Tinfoil Cat says:

    24 Hour Fitness has a strong anti-photography bias and I’m surprised he was allowed to take photos.

    • kenj0418 says:

      Maybe they care a bit less at 3 am when no one else is there. (Not that I’m going to read this idiots blog to find out)

  18. oddnoc says:

    I want the time it took to skim this back. Worst. Story. So far.

  19. greeneyedguru says:

    I only got about 1/3 of the way through the article. Some seriously banal and trite BS.

  20. Puddy Tat says:

    How about spending 24hours getting something called a J.O.B. this guy is media fail….

  21. hiland says:

    Good luck finding an actual 24 Hour fitness that is open 24 hours. Most in Los Angeles are not. Thanks for reminding me of this fact that this GYM sucks ass, anyone remember the month the one in Hollywood, CA forgot to pay their cable bill for a month? That was nice.

    • jurupa says:

      There are some in Orange County that are actually open 24 hours. But ones i know of are in the nice areas.

  22. BurtReynolds says:

    Hey Consumerist. This guy sucks. Stop reposting his “stories”.

    Where is he off to next? The 7-11?

  23. Mr. Pottersquash says:

    its just a pub-stunt for 24 Hour Fitness if you give prior notice. Its one thing to do it unknowingly to determine if the store becomes aware/cares/honors its policy. its another when 24 hour fitness essentially has you right an ad that reaches consumerists about how awesome 24 hour staff is, how theres so much to do, and how theres food and supplies, a day care, cleaned daily etc etc. Consumerist, this is not news, this is viral marketing and you are supposed to be the ones not to fall for it. Cable news is to run this as if its a real story, Not freaking Consumerist.

  24. Reon says:

    Why is this on Consumerist?

  25. crazydave333 says:

    Boring. There were probably 300 words in the whole article and not a whole lot happens. Where this guy went wrong was getting permission from the corporate office. He should have just gone semi-incognito, don’t tell people which 24 Hour Fitness you went to. Talk with the employees, but don’t use their real names or stuff that could identify them. I’m sure they have much more interesting stories than this guy could cook up. Working out in a leopard Snuggie…lol.

  26. Robofish says:

    I predict he will get a television show at some point. I could see it on travel channel. 24 Hours with….

  27. thrashanddestroy says:

    Can someone just toss this d-bag in front of a bus already?