If you frequent your nearby gym on a normal basis and are looking for a fun, innovative way to stay moving while at home, there are a lot of ways to find an incentive. So many brands and even some personal trainers are offering free, digital workouts via Zoom or Instagram Live. Still, if you benefit from a little extra push when it comes to completing your workouts, you should look into HealthyWage.
What is HealthyWage?
Essentially, HealthyWage is a program that gives you the opportunity to win money throughout your fitness journey. You submit a HealthyWager about yourself, which includes how much weight you want to lose, how many months you hope to do it in, and how much money you want to bet per month. There’s a handy calculator on the site that you can use to see how much money you can potentially win.
How do I get the money?
If you’re successful in reaching your goal, you’ll be sent money via PayPal or check. There is a verification process to make sure you did lose the weight before they send you your prize which includes having a rep from HealthyWage watch you weigh in or uploading a video to a secured portal online. Also, before starting your fitness experience you do have to pay to get into the program. The largest prize you can win is dependent on how much money you dish out first.
How do I choose my weight loss goal?
HealthyWage requires you to lose a minimum of 10% of your starting weight.
How do I know how much money I’ll get?
The program uses a unique algorithm to determine how much money you get at the end of your journey. Things like weight, BMI, the amount you bet, the amount of time it took, and the time of year are all aspects that are included in the final calculation. You can also refer friends to increase your prize amount by $40 per person.
Can I do this with a group?
Yes, you can. HealthyWage encourages people to do team challenges as a way to motivate each other and keep one another accountable. Currently, you can sign up for the $10,000 team challenge with a team of five people (you can also get matched up with a team, if you want). This challenge goes from April 27 to July 20, and the team with the greatest percent weight loss can win $10,000.
If this program seems like something up your alley, you can read more about the ins and outs of HealthyWage here. If it’s not really your thing, remember there’s no pressure to be productive or get in the best shape of your life while in quarantine. You do you!