Russian Subway Ticket Machines Now Accepting Cash, Card...and Squats?

To celebrate the Olympics, Russian subways are trading squats for payment. That's right, Russia, make them get to work!

To promote 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, Russian officials have installed kiosks in Moscow subway stations that allow passengers to do 30 squats (ouch!) in exchange for a train ticket. We love this fun stunt, which is great motivation to get a little fitness into your day. 

But even more, we love the video of real people actually doing squats while the machine monitors their progress. Very nice form.

We would like to note that we'll also do squats in exchange for pedicures, gas for our car, upgrades to first class, a new iPad, the electric bill and cute shoes.

What would motivate you to do 30 squats a day? Tell us in the comments!



Tanya Edwards is a contributing writer for iVillage. Follow her on Twitter and Google+.

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