Is it the feeling you get when you're done, how your clothes feel or knowing you're adding years to your life?
Would you feel extra motivated if you knew you'd lose money skipping a workout or not getting in all your veggies?
I was intrigued when I read about a new app called Pact. When you fulfill your 'pact', you're rewarded with money that comes from people who fail to honor their pact. I was curious about how everything worked so I decided test it out. After you download the free Pact app, you need to link it to your PayPal account or a credit card. You then set your goals such as the number of times a week you want to exercise or eat healthy. Once you decide what you're going to focus on, you decide the penalty you are willing to pay if you don't keep up your 'pact'. The minimum penalty is $5.
When all said and done, my biggest question was how the app would know if I was exercising or eating healthy. Most of the tracking is done via other apps such as My Fitness Pal, fitness tracking apps, including Jawbone UP, FitBit Flex, RunKeeper, and MapMyFitness.
When it comes to exercising, I'm not personally motivated by money but rather how I look and feel. We all have our own drivers to why we do things. If money is a factor is you getting healthier then this seems like the perfect APP. Pact has said that their app has helped their members have hit 92% of their goals resulting in over 5 million healthy activities.
Anything that helps people get healthier is a win in my books.