GymPact Makes You Pay (Literally) For Not Working Out

You see it just about everywhere these days: people pledging to get into shape and stay healthy for their New Year's resolution. As unfortunate as it may be, most people fail miserably or conveniently forget about their resolution in just a couple of months. If you're one of those people who just can't seem to get a grip on their resolution to stay fit, the GymPact app might be the best idea ever.

As appealing as the long term reward of looking sexy after regularly going to the gym may be, it just isn't enough to motivate some people who want faster rewards for their hard work. By introducing money into the equation, GymPact might just be the little boost you need to jump start your healthy lifestyle. By giving you money to go to the gym and taking away money for not going, GymPact literally raises the stakes.

 

Gym Pact Application

Users begin by creating a weekly pact which states how many times the user will go to the gym, as well as the amount of money that will be taken from them if they fail. After going to a gym and staying for at least 30 minutes, users will be able to check-in and receive a cash reward for sticking to their goals. The cash rewards come from funds that GymPact receives from people who failed to meet their fitness goals.

Of course to make its own money, GymPact will pocket 3 percent of all funds that are put into the app. If you're interested in trying it out, head on over to the iTunes app store to grab your free GymPact download.

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  • N.Broekhuijsen
    Obviously, the biggest problem is that the app has no power over you: People that go to the gym will install it and get rich, people that notice they are getting poorer will just uninstall the app, company can't make money anymore, people that go to the gym don't get paid anymore, whole system fails, world ends.
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  • back_by_demand
    If I ever got charged by this App for failing to go to the Gym, I would cancel my Gym membership, that would save a HUGE amount of cash

    Then I would remove the App, saving even more.
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  • billybobser
    Has to be a catch, sounds like free money.
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  • back_by_demand
    If I ever got charged by this App for failing to go to the Gym, I would cancel my Gym membership, that would save a HUGE amount of cash

    Then I would remove the App, saving even more.
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  • N.Broekhuijsen
    Obviously, the biggest problem is that the app has no power over you: People that go to the gym will install it and get rich, people that notice they are getting poorer will just uninstall the app, company can't make money anymore, people that go to the gym don't get paid anymore, whole system fails, world ends.
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