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Open Space, S.S. Calypso
December 23, 2268
Keeping fit while living aboard a spaceship is a constant fact of life for crewmen. In the old days before the advent of gravity plating, it was vital to survival because it helped fight the weakening of muscles and bone degeneration. Artificial gravity had eliminated those problems, but regular exercise was still required to maintain good health.
As a rule, Garadun hated regular exercise. That’s not to say he avoided labour. That was also part and parcel of being a spacer; at least for those who lived aboard cargo ships. When a job needed doing, he did it. He’d spent years working in a warehouse during his old life and was no stranger to physical labour. He had the scars to prove it. No, what he hated was exercise. Running on treadmills, lifting weights, doing sit-ups, that sort of thing. Repetitive and brain-numbingly boring, that was. Calypso had its own small gymnasium filled with a v