Stationary troopers stomp the cadence
Personal bests glorified by MPH, distance, time and incline.
Endurance-focused, like caloric maniacs.
I am machine number 5, third row, left side
Speed: 1.5; Distance: 1.5; Time: 60; Incline: 1
Pant and heave, clomp-clomp-clomp
Cross-trainers meet non-skid treads
I conform; machine-dependent, lypo-resistant
Sworn to protect and serve this body
This Cardiovascular Democracy
Singular yet joined by others in the eternal rights of exercise.
— Ann Chiappetta