This one is telling that all Senior Staff (why is it always us?) are to assemble for a weekly fitness routine in a holodeck program that has been sent over.
Later, we walk in the holodeck. Worf has that outfit on he trains the crew with those Klingon routines with. Riker has the proper gear. Top of the range.
He would have.
Geordi has a colourful outfit, all in jazzy styles. Data, who is far fitter than any of us, turns up.
"Data" I say, "You can't become fit; as a machine, it won't do you any good."
"I realise that, Captain." he replies, "But as a member of the Senior Staff, it is my duty to attend."
I am there in my regulation Starfleet-issue fitness outfit.
Beverly and Deanna both join us; they both have skimpy leotards on.
Riker looks at Deanna and tries to put his eyes back in their sockets.
I look at Beverly.
Perhaps this fitness program won't be as bad after all?
I see the weights. Worf and Data have had little trouble with them; let's see how I get along.
I attempt to lift them; a few seconds later, my back is in agony. Perhaps I should have set them at a lesser weight?
Geordi seems to be doing well, although seeing that outfit is a pain on the eyes.
Riker is showing off, as he always does; he manages to do well on them all. On the treadmill, he gets a high speed, he handles the rowing machine effortlessly.
I am worn out.
The treadmill speed is lessened, and I still feel as if I am on a walk across the Vulcan desert.
Beverly spends more time trying to pick me off the floor, rather than do her own fitness exercises.
"Are you sure you want to do this, Jean-Luc." she says quietly, "It is rather an ordeal for those, err...not fully fit."
"Yes!" I reply, determined to carry on.
I go to the multi gym.
"Jean-Luc." says Beverly, "That has been tough for any of us, "Even Data found it hard going."
"Then as Captain, I should be able to do this."
I think at this time, my sense of reasoning had gone by way of a transporter signal: disappeared into thin air.
I got strapped into position.
"Get the weights set." I say, "I can do this!"
I start, ready to lift the weights that are lowering on to my neck.
I pass out.
The next thing I see is Beverly in her doctor's outfit.
"Where am I?"
"Sickbay, where do you think, Jean-Luc?"
"You passed out after taking on too much. Don't worry. you're not the only one. A lot of Captains are currently injured after taking on too much. The program has been scrapped."
"What a relief!" I say.
Although Beverly's leotard wasn't a bad part of it.