Sounding more like something out of a dream, than an actual technology, we now live in a time where you can be paid to work out. If there is an incentive that drives some of us more than money, I don’t know what that would be. If your mind is wanting to desperately lose weight or gain muscle, we don’t always have bodies that want that same goal. If I hadn’t already started my path a long time ago, I would have definitely signed up for some of these amazing apps. I wouldn’t go out and quit my job for these apps, as the paydays will vary and most aren’t something you could live in but extra money isn’t a thing I would turn down, no matter how little it was.
I’m still looking into this technology, as I had honestly only learned these sort of apps were possible a few days ago. If you’re looking to earn while you burn calories, here are two of the applications that I had some time to spend with. The first app is known as Pact, which will pay users for achieving their fitness goals, with a fun little twist. When you sign up for Pact, the process is fairly simple, you make your own pacts, which will be your goals going forward. Whether it is that you want to clean up how you eat or you just want to clock in an extra minute on the treadmill, Pact lets you choose the goals that you want to do.
Where the fun twist comes in, is that you get paid by users who didn’t achieve their pact. With most fitness apps, if you don’t complete your goal, you don’t really lose out on much but feeling disappointed with yourself. Pact changes how much incentive we have to complete our goals, because if you don’t, you’ll likely be paying someone else that did. If losing your own personal money is not an incentive enough for you to change your life, I don’t know what would be. The second application is called Healthy Wage and is designed more with weight loss in mind, than setting other goals. As long as you don’t expect to become a millionaire off of them, take these apps for what they are, a new way to force you to stick with your fitness goals. As the New Year approaches, I believe that there will be more than one or two people reading this who have their resolution, the most popular one which is losing weight.
Don’t go into this year with a goal that has no real reason for you to want to carry on with it. Some will have their fitness goals in place for family, spouse, or because they just want to feel better about how they look. If you are at a loss, regarding what your reason will be, as we head into 2017, to become a new you, the apps I have talked about could be a great new adventure for you! I don’t suggest that any cheapskates sign up for these applications, as they do say numerous times that you could end up losing money. How much success you find with these cool fitness apps will be up to you and your level of willpower. Prices will range for these apps, like they will in any other category!