This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Cookie Policy.

I agree
Learn More
Great Geek Gifts in the Technabob Shop!Get Technabob Daily: Join our Mailing List! | Follow Us: Facebook | Twitter
subscribe to our rss feedsubscribe via e-mailfollow technabob on twittertechnabob facebook fan pageGoogle+follow us in feedly
Follow Us:
Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob

GymPact Makes You Pay for Not Working Out

by Shane McGlaun

If your resolution is to get fit in the new year, but you think you might end up blowing it off, this app might help you. It’s called GymPact and you can get it now for the iPhone. The idea behind the app is that your own hard-earned money is at stake if you don’t go to the gym and work out.


To start, you create a weekly “pact” that says how many times you’ll go to the gym, and an amount you’re willing to give up if you don’t. When you get to the gym, you have to stay at least 30 minutes for the workout to count using its check-in feature. If you don’t check-in you have to pay up for not meeting your goals. The upside is that you can get cash rewards (typically about $1 a visit) if you stick to your goals, using the funds paid up by those that didn’t go. Naturally, GymPact takes a chunk of all the money you put in, 3% to be precise.

I guess if you are lazy and cheap, the thought of losing a buck might be enough to get you to go exercise. I would worry about people gaming the system though. What do you think?

If you want to try it, you can download the free GymPact app over at the iTunes App Store.

[via TechCrunch]

Comments are closed for posts older than 90 days.

More from Awesomer Media...

theawesomer logo
Air Jordan XXXI Cee-Lo Green: My Favorite MCs 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Narcos Season 2 (Trailer) 95octane logo
Review: 2016 Lincoln MKX 2.7 AWD X-Wing Fighter Carship Stays on Target Morgan EV3 Selfridges Edition DeLorean Hot Tub Time Machine: Relax to the Future mightymega logo
Official Star Trek 50th Anniversary Beer Hot Toys Star Wars VII Rey Resistance 1/6 Scale Action Figure Marvel Unveils 13-Foot Tall Bronze Captain America Statue What Was Cut from Rey’s Vision in The Force Awakens?