What if I told you that you could get paid to workout? Would you do it? What if I told you that you had to pay $50 every time you didn’t workout? Would you make it to the gym then? It’s that type of motivation I needed to get my butt to the gym, and I was lucky enough to find this amazing app for your iPhone or Android called, GymPact.
GymPact has been around for a few years and was created by two Harvard University graduates. The concept is simple – you select the amount of days that you are wanting to workout for the following week, then you select the amount of money you are willing to wager if you should miss a workout ($5-$50). At the end of the week, GymPact will look at all of the missed workouts from all of the users and divvy up the money to those who met their Pact. This dollar amount usually isn’t much, between $.50 – $1.00 per workout, but the point is, you are a getting paid to work out, and the more days you commit to working out, the more money you get paid.
I’m more motivated by the money I could lose rather than the money I could be making, however, having a couple hundred dollars at the end of the year could pay for a lot of things e.g. Holiday Presents or New Workout Shoes. This app keeps you honest. It uses GPS in your phone and it knows where the gyms are located. Once you visit your gym, you just click the login button and away you go. You have to at least work out for 30 minutes for your workout to count, and you can’t workout more than once a day. When you first sign up through the app, it asks you to enter in your Credit Card number or PayPal email address. I chose to do PayPal since I can contest a charge is something ever went wrong.
This has nothing to do with Ebay, but I thought it was a fun way to make extra money and get healthy in the process. If you are interested in signing up, use code GymPact$5 and you’ll get a bonus $5. Enjoy!