Pumpkins give people a workout in Lynnwood

  • Tue Oct 30th, 2012 7:47pm
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Herald staff

Elizabeth Kovar on Tuesday led one in a series of fitness classes at the Lynnwood Recreation Center that use pumpkins’ weight to provide resistance.

Kovar, a fitness instructor, was considering holding a special class for Halloween and drinking a cup of coffee at a supermarket when inspiration struck.

“I turned around and saw this big bin of pumpkins and said, ‘Oh my God, that’s just like a medicine ball!’” She grabbed a pumpkin and started coming up with the movements right there.

Click here to see a photo gallery from the pumpkin workout class.