Do a Squat (or 30), Get a Free Subway Ticket

By Jennifer Sage On November 12, 2013 Under Misc

Photo credit: Yuri Kadobnov/AFP

This is awesome! In Russia, in preparation for the upcoming winter Olympics in a few months in Sochi, people are being inspired to get more fit. At a subway station in Moscow, if you can do 30 squats correctly, you can get a 30 ruble (about $.92) subway ticket for free! 30 for 30—what a great idea.

Apparently the machine can tell if you’re cheating and not going down low enough. Apparently from the photo, however, it doesn’t care if your knees are a foot ahead of your toes. 😉

It’s not just limited to squats either. According to the article:

The Russian Olympic Committee has been offering several physical challenges to the public to promote a healthier lifestyle, AFP reported. Other events have included turning handles hanging on buses into exercise bands and providing bikes that can create electricity to charge cell phones. The goal is to “add elements of sport into daily life.”

I can’t wait to hear how much electricity is generated through pedaling!


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