Pumpkins, people on hand for exercise

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More than 50 adults and children donned costumes, brought pumpkins and used them as they went through a series of exercises at the Oct. 26 Pumpkin Boot Camp at Arapahoe Community College.

“This is fun,” Tammy Moore said as she took part in the event. “I joined the fitness program and lost 60 pounds. It is a great way to make friends and today, I’m just having fun.”

This is the seventh year ACC and Camp MisFits has sponsored the event. Those attending were urged to “Be a Rock Star” and some of the costumes include Sonny and Cher and Cyndi Lauper.

Special activities were set up for the children, and each adult was urged to bring a pumpkin weighing six to 10 pounds that would be part of the exercise program. The pumpkins were lifted and swung around during the routines.

Patricia Jackson Peters had the most unusual pumpkin, as hers was in a can.

“I didn’t have a pumpkin and the can is light, so it’s easier to exercise with,” she said. “Besides, I had to be a bit of a smart aleck.”