We have good intentions when we start the new year off by setting goals for ourselves. It gives us something to work towards as the year progresses, and a great sense of achievement when we reach them. We have every intent of sticking to those goals, even though some might be harder to do than others. You know the one I’m talking about – This year, I am going to the gym three times a week – yes, that one. Well, we’re near the end of the third week of January. I’ll bet you’re right on track with your gym schedule, and doing a great job. Most people are able to hang on until the big V-Day. After that, you’ll probably be able to get on that treadmill at the gym without having to wait your turn.
If you find that you’re one of the many who need some motivation to help you stick to your exercise program beyond February, then you might find this GymPact app just the thing you need. It pays you to workout. Cha-ching!! Here’s how it works: You set your schedule for the week by committing to the number of days you will go to the gym. Then you set the dollar amount you are willing to give up if you don’t meet the schedule. Check in at the gym with your smartphone. At the end of the week, the money from those who did not meet their pact gets divided among those that did. That simple. You can even change your pact every week, because life is constantly changing. Now who wouldn’t get motivated by money?
Would this app give you the incentive you need to achieve your fitness goal this year? If you try it, be sure to come back and let us know how it worked for you.
Now get to the gym!