Fitness Pump Up Your Body With a Pumpkin Workout! By UPMC HealthPlan, November 17, 2014 Holiday season means treats are everywhere! From the temptation of leftover Halloween candy to the sumptuous sides that are part of a deliciously decadent Thanksgiving dinner, tasty treats abound – and so can the extra pounds! Work off those extra calories with our super-fun workout using pumpkins! You probably have a pumpkin and a couple of gourds laying around as decorations, so put them to an even more practical use. The next time you’re waiting for those cookies or that pie to come out of the oven, grab those gourds and do our quick routine. You can vary up the intensity of this workout by going up or down in the weight of the pumpkin and the number of sets.