How to do a festive, full-body pumpkin workout

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A festive fall exercise fad that uses pumpkins as props to help you get toned in time for Halloween has taken social media by storm this year.

Josey Greenwell, a trainer at Barry's Bootcamp, demonstrated four simple moves live on "Good Morning America" today that can help get your body in shape and make you feel less guilty about indulging in Halloween candy.

To get into the Halloween spirit, Greenwell replaced a traditional medicine ball with a pumpkin while doing this full body workout.

While the size and weight of your pumpkin can vary based on your individual skill levels, Greenwell emphasized that you should be sure to exercise with a new, fresh, pumpkin instead of one that has been sitting around for a few weeks and may become soft or get crushed under your weight.

When pumpkins are no longer in season, feel free to swap out the fall produce for a medicine ball instead to burn off the Halloween treats.

Here is Greenwell's full-body pumpkin workout:

1. Pumpkin push-up

This push-up move strengthens the abs, chest, arms and shoulder muscles, according to Greenwell.

PHOTO: Good Morning America co-anchor Michael Strahan does pushups using a pumpkin with trainers from Barrys Bootcamp.ABC News
Good Morning America" co-anchor Michael Strahan does pushups using a pumpkin with trainers from Barry's Bootcamp.

PHOTO: Barrys Bootcamp trainer Josey Greenwell demonstrates the pumpkin push-up.Paula Lobo/ABC
Barry's Bootcamp trainer Josey Greenwell demonstrates the pumpkin push-up.

PHOTO: The pumpkin push-up helps strengthen everything from the abs to the shoulder muscles.Paula Lobo/ABC
The pumpkin push-up helps strengthen everything from the abs to the shoulder muscles.

2. Jack-O'-lantern swing

Use this swing move to strengthen the core, back and shoulder muscles.

PHOTO: Good Morning America co-anchor Michael Strahan does squats alongside trainers from Barrys Bootcamp in a Halloween pumpkin workout.ABC News
"Good Morning America" co-anchor Michael Strahan does squats alongside trainers from Barry's Bootcamp in a Halloween pumpkin workout.

PHOTO: Barrys Bootcamp trainer Josey Greenwell demonstrates a Jack-O-lantern swing.Paula Lobo/ABC
Barry's Bootcamp trainer Josey Greenwell demonstrates a Jack-O'-lantern swing.

PHOTO: The Jack-O-lantern swing strengthens the core, back and shoulder musclesPaula Lobo/ABC
The Jack-O'-lantern swing strengthens the core, back and shoulder muscles

3. Squash squat

Greenwell recommends squatting to help strengthen your hip and thigh muscles.

PHOTO: Good Morning America co-anchor Michael Strahan joins trainers from Barrys Bootcamp in a Halloween pumpkin workout.ABC News
Good Morning America" co-anchor Michael Strahan joins trainers from Barry's Bootcamp in a Halloween pumpkin workout.

PHOTO: Barrys Bootcamp trainer Josey Greenwell demonstrates the squash squat.Paula Lobo/ABC
Barry's Bootcamp trainer Josey Greenwell demonstrates the squash squat.

PHOTO: The squash squat helps strengthen hip and thigh muscles.Paula Lobo/ABC
The squash squat helps strengthen hip and thigh muscles.

4. Pumpkin seated Russian twist

This festive Russian twist helps tone your oblique muscles.

PHOTO: Barrys Bootcamp trainer Josey Greenwell demonstrates the pumpkin seated Russian twist.Paula Lobo/ABC
Barry's Bootcamp trainer Josey Greenwell demonstrates the pumpkin seated Russian twist.

PHOTO: The pumpkin seated Russian twist helps tone oblique muscles. Paula Lobo/ABC
The pumpkin seated Russian twist helps tone oblique muscles.

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