A Secret Pleasure at the Gym

No, it's not the swimming pool. It's not the hot tub. It's not the gorgeous male trainers. It's the closed captions. Some machines at the gym have TV monitors attached so users won't become bored. A wise move. My first day on the recumbent bike, I said to myself, "Oh, pish-tosh! I don't need television. I have an … Continue reading A Secret Pleasure at the Gym

O Treachery, Thy Name Is Puller-Downer Thingey

Brightly colored instruments of torture, heavier than they look. More colorful double-dealers. For strengthening the core. Deceptively innocent in appearance, but treacherous at its core. One mission: to unseat the trusting rider. Passive-aggressive. For strengthening the cardio-pulmonary system. Old technology corrupted by new. See below. Digital conspiracy #1: Information dump--time, speed,calories, watts, resistance, heart rate--heart … Continue reading O Treachery, Thy Name Is Puller-Downer Thingey