The Mr. Comedian approach. Mr. Comedian’s goal is to say things to a woman on a treadmill that will make her laugh. “Do you ever wonder if lengthy treadmill runs could make you insane? What are you supposed to think about on these things? Do you ever feel like a choo choo train? Is this the modern equivalent of a hamster on a wheel?” Hopefully you can come up with jokes that are actually funny, but these limpid lines will at least get the conversation rolling.
The Mr. Clueless approach. You might think Mr. Clueless might be a bit wimpy or lame, but it’s the one with the best chance of getting the woman to actually come over, get near you and maybe accidentally brush her buff bod against your back. He just got a bit less lame now, didn’t he? Mr. Clueless has no idea how to work the machine or what settings to use or how to get such a great workout as he notices the woman is getting on the treadmill next door. He therefore asks for her help in setting up his machine with the offer to thank her afterwards by letting him buy her a drink—sports beverages and protein smoothies included.