Business: Health Club
Stunt Gym   (+6)  [vote for, against]
Get fit by doing stunts

At this gym, you would keep fit by leaping from tall buildings onto piles of cardboard boxes, running down corridors while being shot at, having outrageously unbelievable fights with bad guys, and for the old-timers, hanging from the hands of a giant clock hundreds of feet above the ground.
All this would be done under expert supervision, with one-to-one training. As part of your gym membership you would get a monthly DVD of your best stunts.
-- hippo, Feb 04 2003

toronto school of circus arts
[mihali, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

Doesn't seem any more hazardous than the average gym, but I am sure some people would go for it.
-- DrCurry, Feb 04 2003

You could add a "Bad dreams section", where you're chased by three-metre tall wallnut whips though endless, steam-filled corridors, or have to frantically wind a crank to open an airlock door that's about to close and trap you in a room with a limited air supply. Basically, your worst nightmare, come to life. You'd soon shed the excess weight.
-- 8th of 7, Feb 04 2003

That really cracked me up, the clock hanging. How about a simulated train-top chase involving leaping from carriage to carriage, ducking tunnels, falling off the edge and hanging on to the lip with an umbrella, casually waving at a dining couple before hauling yourself back up. Great for traps and lats.
-- sild, Feb 04 2003

[8/7] I guess your gym would have some real therapists to go along with the massage therapists? (and where would they find the 100 ft tall salt and pepper shakers to chase me?)
-- rbl, Feb 04 2003

// where would they find the 100 ft tall salt and pepper shakers to chase me? //

Well, either you employ a load of skilled technicians and craftsmen and props people from Hollywood studios, or you sign over your house, car and body parts to Industrial Light and Magic. But it could be done. Your Nightmare, Made Real.

The therapists might be a good idea too.
-- 8th of 7, Feb 04 2003

thimble is going to get a scooter up his nose at this rate.
-- po, Feb 04 2003

...and circus school! see link.
-- mihali, Feb 04 2003

are you talking about some other thimble or yourself?
-- waugsqueke, Feb 04 2003

thimble sounds like he should be talking about his preciousssssss
-- rbl, Feb 04 2003

don't you mean "thexitht"?
-- mihali, Feb 05 2003

Thith ith jutht getting thilly
-- oneoffdave, Feb 05 2003

Thurely that thould be the "Marquith de Thade", [Thatuth Thimble] ?

Bethidth, I thought it wath Leopold von Thather-Mathoch. And all thith ith jutht making fun of thothe unfortunateth who can't pronounthe Thibilanth properly. It'th not big and it'th not clever.
-- 8th of 7, Feb 06 2003

It doesn't seem that one would need a gym in order to jump off of buildings, get in fights and get shot at. The hanging from a giant clock would take a bit of doing, though.
-- Ebb, Feb 06 2003

in your nightmare gym you would have to include the "running from the cheerleading squad after mysteriously showing up at their ski trip (think shrinkage) in the buff" dream... i know i am not alone saying that this image would make me run fast enough for olympic gold
-- Mr Machine, May 25 2004

Most stunt men, myself not included, train at gymnastics gyms where you can duplicate those situations, although not with actuall villains or robots.
-- SpocksEyebrow, May 06 2005

You could name the lady's version of the gym "Cunning Stunts Health Club"
-- doctorremulac3, May 06 2005

"Cupid Stunts"
-- coprocephalous, May 06 2005

there was this guy i used to vaguely know whose nickname was stunt Jim. I don`t know if he did any stunts but apparently he was a cunt.
-- goatfaceKilla, May 06 2005

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