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GymPact - CASH...My New Motivator in 2013

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Are you constantly missing opportunities to exercise, only to regret them later? Well, if you join Gympact those days will be over! Or you'll be parting with cold hard cash. Or at least more than you currently are if you gym membership is like mine and covered with so much dust you're tempted to scribble "wash me" on it.

Simple concept: Download the FREE app for either your Android device or iPhone, sign up, link a credit card and then tell GymPact how many days you want to hit the gym and how much you're willing to wager on you not missing a workout, from $5 all the way to $50 bucks! Don't have a gym membership? That's cool. You can use Runkeeper to track a run, bike ride or walk - outside activities can be tracked with Runkeeper via GPS! Simply link your Runkeeper account from within the GymPact app. Then lace 'em up and get moving.

Rules: Whether you checked in at the gym or are tracking with Runkeeper you have to be active at least 30 minutes for that session to count, max of 3 hours. Only one counted session per day. Example: You walked 35 minutes in the morning and then hit the gym for 45 minutes after work. You'll see both activities under your "Profile" tab on the app and online but only the morning walk counts as it was the first to fulfill that day's requirement. Oh yeah, if using Runkeeper/GPS you have to be moving faster than 2 mph but slower than driving.

The Good News - Fulfill your week's GymPact (you can always change the next week's Pact at any time, just not the current week's) and you stand to EARN cash. All those that missed hitting their Pacts money goes into a pool and everyone that did meet their Pacts gets a piece of the pie. Hmmm...Pie emoticon

The Bad News - Miss hitting your Pact for the week and you'll be regretful AND a little poorer, or a lot depending on how much you wagered. I'm currently putting $10 bucks on the line for every day I miss not hitting my pact. And for one working on debt freedom trust me when I say it keeps me focused.

Check out this 1 minute video that describes how GymPact works.

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Not me. Example of the app.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
YOUNGNSMYLIE 1/21/2013 5:21PM

    Oh my gosh this is brilliant. I am going to look into this tonight and consider joining--I wonder if it will work with a treadmill?

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FLUTTER-BY)L( 1/20/2013 3:15AM

    Good luck. I am sure this is great if going to the gym is your habit. keep the excuses away.

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COLEOPTERRA 1/18/2013 5:19PM

    Okay that is worth checking out, I've no gym membership but I do mountain bike so I am going to have a peek at the Runkeeper part of it! Thanks for the info!


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ERNOINACTION 1/14/2013 5:00PM

    That is something that's really interesting. I don't know if I could stick with it. I'm sure it's good motivation for some. I'm already losing money when I pay for a gym membership and don't use it. Thanks for sharing!

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TEAGUE1612 1/13/2013 11:00PM

    i love technology!

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BILL60 1/13/2013 7:27AM

    Sounds super!!

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GOING-STRONG 1/12/2013 11:06PM

    Interesting... I found that Weight Watchers worked for me losing weight because I had to pay every week and I wanted to get to Lifetime so I could get it for free! This is sort of the same concept only with fitness. Good Luck and let us know how much you "earn"!!

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GREENGENES 1/12/2013 5:36PM

    Very interesting program Good luck!

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SPIRALDOWN 1/12/2013 4:34PM

    sounds awesome

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LJCANNON 1/12/2013 4:31PM

    emoticon Very Motivating, it is!!! Money Does Talk!!

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GOPINTOS 1/12/2013 4:20PM

    Thanks for sharing!


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SPARKLINGHOPE 1/12/2013 12:52PM

    Best wishes!

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GETSTRONGRRR 1/12/2013 8:56AM

    I've heard of this taps into a known psychological weakness; we fear loss more than we appreciate gain.

I tried something similar with my mom. She's 84 and complains about being overweight. Incentives just haven't worked (lose 10 lbs, I'll take you out to a show etc.)

Finally I told her, "Hey if you don't lose weight, you have to give that crabby old lady friend of yours 20 bucks!" (Note this wouldn't work if I said give me or your grandson $20, she'd do that happily) It has to be a loss to someone she dislikes.

She dropped the 10 lbs!

Good luck!

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