The Great Pumpkin Workout

By Shannon Jay Dougherty

Looking to fit a little more easily into your Halloween costume, or build enough muscles to tote around an exhausted toddler post-trick-or-treating? We've got the workout for you.

Healthy alternatives to Halloween candy

These nine moves will work your entire body, with a special focus on your core. Using a pumpkin in place of a medicine ball is a great way to work your midsection muscles and train your belly. Besides a heart-pumping, fat-blasting workout, you'll get the great pumpkin payoff: toned abs and a leaner, stronger body.

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Shannon Dougherty is a fitness and lifestyle model, personal trainer and certified athletic trainer.

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