Usually popping a squat in the subway station is discouraged, but now Moscow is awarding free subway rides to people who do just that. For every squat Russians do, they get 1/30th the value of a subway ride; do 30 and you ride free.

According to the Wall Street Journal, it’s “an effort to promote physical fitness and sports” in light of the upcoming Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia:

Each squat will be counted by a special machine marked with the Olympic logo that will be placed next to electronic ticket vending machines.

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“We wanted to show that the Olympic Games is not just an international competition that people watch on TV, but that it is also about getting everyone involved in a sporting lifestyle,” Alexander Zhukov, president of the Russian Olympic Committee, was quoted by state-run news wire RIA-Novosti as saying.

Everything about this is awesome. Being smashed up next to a bunch of strangers on your way to work was already great; now you get to do so with burning thighs, while everyone involved is sweaty! And FINALLY we have a legit excuse to do the bend-and-snap. Time to get your fitness (and flirt) on, Russia — it’s all in the name of public transportation.

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