Do you need some serious motivation to get up and get moving? Would you like to be rewarded for sticking to your fitness and exercise goals? How would an app that would combine both of these features sound? Well, then Gympact might be the app you have been looking for!
What Exactly is Gympact?
Gympact is a free mobile app that you download to either your iPhone or Android to keep you committed to your fitness goals. Not only does it keep you committed to reaching your fitness goals, but it also rewards you along the way.
Founded in 2010, Gympact has been featured in newspapers and magazines online and offline such as The New York Times, CNN, Men’s Health, Shape, Tech Crunch, and LifeHacker.
Gympact is actually one part of The Pact, which are three apps developed by the same company. There is Gympact, the subject of this blog article, and there is also Veggie Pact and Food Logging Pact. Veggie Pact is for those dieters who really struggle with eating more vegetables and has a way for them to log in their food choices. The Food Logging Pact is basically a food diary that you would use to record your daily meals and snacks. You can use all three if you feel the need.
How Does the Gympact App Work?
Once you download the app for either your iPhone or your Android, you will create an account. You must have a verifiable email account as well as a PayPal account.
From there you will set weekly fitness goals, and pledge to pay between $.30 to $5.00 to the other members should you NOT reach your goals. Now, if you reach your goals, you don’t owe anything. Just the opposite, you will actually collect money from those other members who did not reach their goals.
The Gympact app uses a combination of photo snapping of your physical activities, access to your phone’s accelerometer for body movement, and gym membership activity if you have one. You will need to have Gympact verify your gym’s address and website before adding it. This is their way of keeping you honest as you strive to meet your fitness goals.
Should you decide to use Gympact or the other two Pacts, you will want to make sure that you understand all of the rules for each one. Most questions can be found in the FAQ section on their website.
There is also a helpful blog where users share success stories and recipes.
How Does the Gympact App Stand Out as Unique?
While there are many apps on the market these days to help with diet and fitness goals, such as Fitocracy and MyFitnessPal, Gympact stands out more with its personal touch. It is a 15-team San Franciso startup company with pictures of the team on their website and what they do. I also like how you can use Gympact with other fitness apps if you like or just use it solo. It appears to be a very adaptable app.
For a list of other diet and exercise apps, I have written another article here on this blog.
What Do I Think of the Gympact App?
I think it looks like a great way to start and reach your fitness goals. I also like how you can pause your account should you need to take time off or become injured. If you have or are able to sign up with Pact Health™, you and your family members who are over 18 can exercise and bring down your health insurance deductibles as part of their wellness program.
What Do Others Think of the Gympact App?
How Can I Download Gympact App and Get Started?
Go to their website and select the download button at the top right. Choose whether you are using an Android (Google Play) or an iPhone (iTunes). Follow the instructions for creating an account with a login, password, and email. Again, you will also need a PayPal account.
Once the email is verified, you may get started. Please do read the Terms and Conditions as well as the FAQ section before signing up. It goes without saying that you might want to check with your doctor before beginning any diet or exercise program.
Now you go get thin before your wallet gets thin! Get moving and good luck!
P.S. – Looking for a different way to get paid to lose weight? You can also try Healthy Wage. This is a site that lets you bet on yourself that you will lose your weight. Go here to learn more about how it works.