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Powered Gym

Gym with powered "exercise" equipment.
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Like to go to the gym and pose in tight clothing for the other gym rats, but hate to get those clothes all sweaty and smelly? Well the powered gym is just for you. All the equipment looks just like regular exercise equipment, but through cunning use of concealed electric motors, the pedals push themselves, the barbells go up and down, all so you can just hang there and look pretty.

The free weight system is the most amazing. You just pick a set up from the rack that you feel is appropriate to your outfit, don't worry about the weight, even though they are marked from 50 to 250 pounds, none of them are more than a few ounces. Then just step into the free weight area. Electromagnets will lift and lower the dumbells while your arms just hang there.

At the end of even a three hour workout, you will be fresh as a daisy!

Galbinus_Caeli, Mar 27 2007


       Bun purely for being not what I expected it to be. [+]
imaginality, Mar 27 2007

       Oh, me too.
Custardguts, Mar 28 2007

       I'd suggest a different name for this (weightless gym or something like that). A fair few people will probably give this one a miss because of the same misconception as [imaginality], [CustardGuts] and myself.
hidden truths, Mar 28 2007

       No - the combination of the title of this idea and its positive votes makes this idea stand out from the crowd.
hippo, Mar 28 2007

       Please can we make this so that it's all powered by the power-generating gym next door?
moomintroll, Mar 28 2007

       //powered by the power-generating gym next door//   

       Absolutely not, that destroys the entire concept.
Galbinus_Caeli, Mar 28 2007


       But why don't you try a simple "raise the roof" hand motion. Repeat 50 times, and tell me you don't feel tired.   

       Now see if having someone else move your hands for you makes much difference.   

       This wilud likely be pretty good for increasing endurance, even if it does nothing for strenth.
ye_river_xiv, Mar 28 2007

       "just hang there and look pretty"   

       How does that work? Do you exercise at home?
GutPunchLullabies, Mar 28 2007

       [ye river ziv] You just hang your hands on the dumbells, which are raised and lowered by clever use of electromagnets, you hands just go along for the ride.   

       [GutPunchLullabies] Right fashions, right cosmetics, right plastic surgeries.....
Galbinus_Caeli, Mar 28 2007

       Even this idea seems too much like hard work to me. Just go to the gym, pose and pretend to either to have just arrived or be just about to leave!! All those athletic types will be too absorbed with their workout to notice your lack of activity!!
FussyPedant, Mar 28 2007

       [FP] no they won't - everyone is posing, there won't be any "athletic types".
hippo, Mar 29 2007

       .....if only I had gone here, instead of the "real" gym on Tuesday morning, my back would not be keeping me awake all night with the nasty injury I managed to reactivate ;-( +
xenzag, Mar 29 2007

       Damn it! I just deleted an annotation by accident.   

       Someone was surprised to see "Powered Gym" with buns next to it.   

       And they upped th bun count by one.   

       Then I deleted their annotation. What an asshole I am.   

Galbinus_Caeli, Mar 30 2007

       Oh, I'm taking away the bun I gave you G_C! How dare you delete my anno!
craigts, Apr 03 2007

       [craigts] How can I make it up to you? I know! I will go and bun your least poplar idea.
Galbinus_Caeli, Apr 03 2007

       It doesn't matter who you are fooling, the equipment is just a fashion accessory, like a fancy purse, a young spouse, or a tiny yappy dog.
Galbinus_Caeli, Apr 04 2007

       You could put the gym in the mall with big windows so everyone can see.
craigts, Apr 04 2007

       As much as I find this idea to be absolutely rediculous, I can't for some reason seem to vote anything but for it:) And unfortunately I think people exist that are self-concious enough that if produced, this idea would sell.
MrDark, Apr 07 2007

       Suggested title: Gymposters.
hidden truths, Dec 01 2007


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