Would you lose weight if you got paid for it? Cool!! This is not something new; there is an app for that. Pact app tracks your workouts and generates results. This app was called GymPact now called Pact app, which rewards you for hitting the gym regularly and will charge you a fine if you fail to go.
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This is really cool and if used like it’s designed to be used; I’m sure it’s motivating! The Pact app is an effective way to stick to your healthy eating and exercise goals. Pact app gives three different kinds of pacts: gym, food and veggie. The food pact requires that log in your daily intake using the MyFitnessPal; which will sync with the Pact. The veggie pact sets a goal to consume a certain amount of fruits and vegetables per week, so to cross verify, the intake is done after taking the photo with the phone. Lastly, the gym pact gives you the credit for regularly hitting the gym.
The Pact app is really all about the money. While you actually don’t paying anything, you do pledge to eat 10 servings of veggies per week, and if you do so, they you would earn $2. At the same time, if you miss your goal then you will be charge a minimum of $5, per veggie. So it is actually an app that helps your healthy resolutions come true. Now, where does the reward money come from? It exactly comes from people who fail to honor their pacts. This is actually how you are paid money, so you would think that you would try to stick to diet and exercise goals. That being said, the makers of Pact App seem pretty confident most won’t.
The initial sign up process of the Pact app is quiet easy. Start by setting your pact, the number of days, and what days you will be going to the gym. Also, you will be asked for credit card information, where by the rewards or penalties are supposed to work with. The rewards would range from $0.50 to $0.75 per workout. So as your first task, you will have to tag your gym, the pact app database has already 40,000 gyms loaded in it.
Some highlights of Pact app
You do have the flexibility to exercise either at home, gym or anywhere via the sync facility with Run keeper app. The gym feature is really good as it uses the GPS technology to check in the nearby gym based on the database already compiled. But, what if the gym that you prefer to go is not in the list; no worries you can very well add the name and wait for the Pact to count the gym location once it is verified.
One main disadvantage of the Pact app, is that it best works with the Run keeper fitness tracker app only. Another issue that people come across is that you will have to log in 30 minutes continuous workout to count; reason behind this is that the smaller chunks will enable the goals to be more easily reached. I guess it’s obvious why that wouldn’t work.
I like this app because it motivates me to go to the gym and eat healthier. Especially on the days where I really don’t feel like it, I make myself do it anyway so I won’t get charged. Money is a great motivator! If you meet your pact it pays a little too. I’ve made $25 so far.
I was looking for something to keep me motivated and came across the Pact app. I began syncing with Run Keeper and getting in my runs either before work or during my lunch break. Over the summer the weight fell off and I lost almost 50 lbs since my peak weight. I’ve kept it off for all of 2013!