Commuters in Moscow are being offered free tickets for the subway in exchange for 30 ‘Olympic-standard’ squats. The scheme is aiming to ‘bring sport to the people’ with the up and coming winter Olympics in February 2014.
Squats when done properly will build core strength, burn calories and work the entire body. As a fundamental exercise for all, Metro users are being encouraged to use special squat sensors in the Vystavochaya station which will issue a free ticket if the commuter is able to complete 30 squats in 2 minutes. The squat to ride machine will be operating until December 3rd 2013 providing an excellent way to get a little exercise into your day.