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Warm Weather Inspires Flash Workout

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Jessica Daley



We've all heard of a flash mob, but what about a flash workout?

Thirty people showed up for just that at the sculpture park downtown Des Moines this afternoon.

Squats, lunges, burpees, and running. The nice weather prompted a typically indoor workout to head outdoors.

"The indoor routine is always a little monotonous so I think getting them outside is a fabulous way to kind of enjoy the weather and our surroundings," says CrossFit trainer Abi Fangman.

She started organizing the workout earlier this week when she found out just how nice the weather was going to be Friday.

People were also breaking a sweat at Gray's Lake, while others were just soaking in the sun.

Julia Swallow and Mary Havey work out together three days a week. This is the first time they've been able to get outside.

"The most important thing is get outside," says Havey. "Don't be inside on the treadmill."

"In the middle of winter, this is as good as it gets," Swallow says.

Cabin fever has been hitting some metro families who don't like to venture out in the cold, like Kurt and Jill Fisher.

"We have a treadmill at home that's been seeing too much time on there so it's nice to be out walking around," says Kurt.

People avoided the puddles of melting snow, which is a quick jolt back to reality. It's still two months until spring.

Unfortunately, spring is not knocking on the door yet. Temps are going to start dropping Saturday evening very quickly.


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