Wednesday, January 15, 2014
what i'm loving wednesday : the pact app
today i want to share an app with you all that i'm LOVING. it just got a makeover in january and it's called Pact (the app formerly known as gym pact).
basically, the pact period begins on monday and runs through sunday at midnight. you make a pact that you'll work out x number of times during that time period and pledge a dollar amount that you will pay per missed workout.
for instance, i do a 5 workout a week pact, so anytime between monday and sunday i have to complete 5 workouts. if i make 5 of 5 workouts i get paid (yes, real money) per workout. if i only work out 4 days a week, i don't get paid, i actually get charged the whatever amount i've agreed to pay per missed workout.
where does the money come from? each week, pact totals the amount of money from missed workouts and puts that money into a pot. it's then divided between everyone who makes their pact. some weeks i get paid 0.25 a workout, others i get 0.50. totally depends on how many people hit or miss their pacts.
how do they verify if you're actually working out? there are several ways... you can check in at a gym and stay there at least 30 minutes (they are also great about allowing you to add gyms), you can do a run or walk via run keeper and it will sync to pact, or you can use their motion tracker for home workouts (i usually just wear my phone in an armband and it picks up the motion while i workout).
it's definitely not a get rich quick scheme or anything, but it motivates me! i started using this app a little over a year ago and i've already taken out $85 (and used it to buy some lululemon workout gear!). now i'm back up to over $60. yes it took a while, but free money is free money!
every once in a while (like 2 or 3 times throughout the whole time i've used it) the app has a glitch or something. customer service has always resolved my issues quickly and efficiently. i recommend this app to everyone (unless you're just really forgetful and would forget to check in). if you have any questions let me know!
i am not affiliated with pact in anyway, i'm just a satisfied user and wanted to share it with y'all!