Coming as what would seem perfect timing for all of those who vowed to get back into the gym this year, the GymPact app is now available in the Google Play Store. The app free to download and aimed at those who need some extra encouragement in getting to the gym and also those who like to be rewarded for following though on their commitment.
GymPact comes with the promise of helping to motivate you to workout with the promise of cash rewards, paid for by non-exercisers. And while we cannot say that will work for everyone, the folks at GymPact said they helped their users succeed on 86% of the workouts they committed to do in 2012.
The basic is that you check-in using the GymPact app. In fact the number one listed feature is the ability to check in, and out of your gym. In addition, GymPact allows users to share their workouts and rewards, keep track of and manage week-by-week pacts, see the total workouts and earned rewards and even import GPS-verified activities from RunKeeper.
All said and done, by making and sticking to a pact, you may be able to earn a few extra bucks. As you can see from the above image, going to the gym 3 days a week can score you a little over $2. And sure, that is not all that much in terms of cash, but at the very least it will probably pay for a Starbucks every so often.[via GymPact]