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TODAY   |  November 13, 2013

Give me 30! Subway riders get free rides for squats

Using a new machine, commuters in Russia are now able to get on the subway by doing 30 squats in lieu of paying the fare. Authorities hope the campaign will encourage people to get in shape for the upcoming Winter Olympics in Sochi.

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>>> what would you do for a free morning commute? would you break a sweat?

>> well, i bike in in the morning.

>> well, subway riders are given option, get physical and the ride is free. you don't have to pay for the 92 cents for a ticket.

>> you're thinking i can trick my way through this. but no there's a special machine to make sure you're actually doing the dance. they hope the program will encourage people to get in shape before the winter olympics in sochi.

>> we don't have that machine. we just have natalie with