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NYC Installing Treadmills in Subways

New York City is steadily becoming a healthier place to live for many reasons. Smoking was banned in most indoor work places and restaurants in 2003. Fast food chains and local restaurants ditched trans fat last year. They also have fruit and vegetable stands in both wealthy and low-income areas so folks can buy a healthy snack on the street instead of a hot dog. In 2007, eateries were also required to list calorie counts on their menu boards. To prevent the spread of HIV and other STIs, New York also gives away free condoms in public bathrooms. So it's no surprise that this hip city is doing more to keep its New Yorkers healthy by installing treadmills in subway stations. All that waiting around for the L Train can be time spent burning calories. It's a brilliant idea, really. To hear more about when you should start seeing them,

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April Fools! Ha! It is a great idea though, isn't it? I guess if you want to exercise while waiting for the subway, you can always jog in place. Since it's New York City, people won't think you're crazy!

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delightfairy delightfairy 8 years
Good joke! :D
Lo-Lo291303 Lo-Lo291303 8 years
This got me. I'm gullible!
Pallas-Athena Pallas-Athena 8 years
Especially in the summer, Tori. That would be the worst!
opentypeA opentypeA 8 years
Aw, I won't lie, I fell for it! lol But can you imagine...besides not having enough space/machines... I can't imagine sitting next to the guy who just got done jogging three miles... :-\
Pallas-Athena Pallas-Athena 8 years
I knew this was a joke right away. I mean, it is NY and people have places to go and would not just run in the subway. Also, there would be 20,000 comments about how the MTA is spending money on this and raising the fares. lol Nice try!
Soniabonya Soniabonya 8 years
I was thinking the same thing Spectra. It sounded completely too ridiculous to be true but then again, I forgot it was April 1. Nice one Fit.
Spectra Spectra 8 years
Good one! I was kind of thinking "How on Earth would this even work? People would be waiting in line to use the treadmill while they're waiting for the train...that makes no sense!" LOL. If you want a good workout, ou could always try to catch the subway train as it's leaving and take off running after it!
miss-malone miss-malone 8 years
:D
carhornsinapril carhornsinapril 8 years
and re: jogging in place on the platform: we'll still think you're crazy. we just won't make eye contact with you. :)
carhornsinapril carhornsinapril 8 years
my first thought was "they raise the fares by 25% and THIS is where it's going??" heh.
Dana18 Dana18 8 years
Ah you got me!LOL. I was really thing where are the going to put this thing?
blondie829 blondie829 8 years
Ha good joke!
La-Tua-Cantante La-Tua-Cantante 8 years
I'm getting good at figuring out which posts are Aprils fools jokes...
bengalspice bengalspice 8 years
I thought you must be drugged and not reading something right ... and then I saw the end of the post. NYC would never do that .... unless they wanted to see people getting killed running from the treadmill to the overcrowded trains ... or people fighting over the already crammed platforms.
mondaymoos mondaymoos 8 years
This one was pretty obvious. :)
Kimpossible Kimpossible 8 years
ROFL I completely forgot it was April 1. You got me hoook line and sinker with this one - obviously LOL.
margokhal margokhal 8 years
Yea I was JUST about to write "this is an April Fool's joke"! I did too much running to and from the subway catching trains while I was in NYC to need a treadmill.
DevonJade DevonJade 8 years
Totally saw through this one lol.
Kimpossible Kimpossible 8 years
oh and my comment #3 is the perfect example of why you don't post right after waking up. lol
Kimpossible Kimpossible 8 years
oh not on the subway trains just in the subway. Never mind. I misunderstood. I still think it's silly though.
Kimpossible Kimpossible 8 years
I thought the same thing ilanac. Aren't the subway cars crowded enough?
syako syako 8 years
:rotfl:
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
i thought this sounded wrong. i live in NYC and to be honest, i can't imagine where they would put a treadmill in the subway, and how that would work. there are TOO many folks in the subway at any given time for it to even work.
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