Muscovites can now enjoy leg cramps as they ride their city’s metro, as Russia’s capital has launched a program where the normal 30-ruble fee ($0.92) has a second option: perform 30 squats in under two minutes.

As the country prepares for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi next February, its Olympic Committee is taking creative steps to ensure each Russian citizen feels (at least a little bit) like an athlete. Prior to the 30-squat subway fare, the Committee introduced exercise bands on city buses in place of plain leather straps, and equipped city bikes with cell phone chargers to promote more active transportation.

The machine looks something like an ATM, with a camera to track your movement and a screen to count each squat. A thick blue runway extends from the bottom and ends up on two ghosted feet, where the hopeful traveler prays she doesn’t fail at 29 repetitions when the time expires. However, only one station, Vystavochnaya, which is located in the city’s business district, allows riders to exercise as payment, RIA-Novosti reports. The other 189 locations still require actual money.

Several Russian Olympic athletes unveiled the machine. Champion gymnast Alexei Nemov had his hand at it, as did fellow gymnast Yelena Zamolodchikova. After that, non-Olympians were given a go.

"It was hard at first but I managed it," Lyudmila, a young woman who tried out the machine, told the Agence France-Presse. "Two minutes is enough time."

The three measures outlined by the Committee serve to boost the city’s overall awareness that sport can be incorporated into daily life, and that the Olympic spirit doesn’t have to be confined to a three-week period every four years.

“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, told RIA-Novosti.

The display will be available through November, officials reported. The 2014 Olympics in Sochi are scheduled to begin Feb. 7.