Fit To Travel? They are in Moscow today

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In Moscow, they’ve found a way to ensure commuters stay fit. If you perform enough squats, your trip is free!

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Getting fit scores a free train ticket in Moscow in the lead up to the Olympics.

A Moscow train station is saving commuters wallets and building up their fitness at the same time. One of the city’s subway stations is providing travellers with free tickets in exchange for 30 squats completed in less than two minutes.

In the lead up to the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, as an alternate to paying for their tickets commuters can perform the squats in front of a ticket machine with a built in squat sensor to receive free travel.

Alexander Zhukov, president of the Russian Olympic Committee, says “it is about involving everyone in the sporting way of life,” and it’s getting people talking, squatting and providing a welcome break throughout the daily grind.

Check out this fun video of commuters trying their luck at receiving a free ticket:

http://youtu.be/ojo9M1cPSPI

 

By BB Intern Brooke Davie

What do you think of this idea? Should we be installing squat censors around railway stations?

Brooke Davie

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