The Best Apps That Pay You To Exercise and Lose Weight

weights, apple and tape measure on a counterWe all know that exercising regularly is necessary for us to be healthy, and many of us desire to lose weight as well. However, sometimes dragging ourselves to the gym or out to run just seems like an inconvenience. Would you be more motivated to exercise and lose weight if you could get paid for doing it? Let’s take a look at some of the best apps available that will pay you money to exercise and lose weight. 


StepBet is a fitness app that pays you for meeting your weekly goals for the number of steps that you need to take. Most bets last for six weeks with the first week being a warm-up week where no one is disqualified for not meeting their goal. The goals are individualized based on your step history and the game consists of active days and stretch days. Most bets start at $40, and the payout comes from participants who did not meet their goals, however, there is a no-lose guarantee so even if every participant in your bet meets their goals you will still get paid. 



HealthyWage is an app that allows you to bet on yourself and your weight loss journey. You choose the amount of weight that you would like to lose, the number of months that it will take you to reach your goal and the amount of money that you would like to bet. If you meet your goal you will win back more money than you bet on yourself, but if you don’t meet your goal you will lose all of the money that you paid in. 

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Achievement is an app that allows you to earn money by swimming, walking, running, biking, and more. You can easily connect the app to many popular fitness apps and devices such as FitBit, Apple Health, Garmin, Samsung Health, MyFitnessPal, and many more. This app allows you to earn points that can be redeemed for cash from more than just exercise. There are surveys that you can take for additional points, and you can also earn them by tracking your weight, diet, and sleep. 


DietBet is another app that allows you to bet on yourself and your weight loss goals. You can join a game that is already in progress, or if you would like you can start a game of your own with your friends, family, or co-workers. You can choose your game based on how much weight you would like to lose within a certain amount of time. 


There are three different levels of bets: Kickstarter, the transformer, and the maintainer. The Kickstarter bets reward you for losing 3-4% of your body weight in four weeks, the Transformer bets reward you for losing 10% of your body weight in four weeks, and the Maintainer bets reward you for maintaining your body weight within 2% for twelve months. 

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Walgreens Balance Rewards

If you are a Walgreens customer you might be interested in their balance rewards program. Simply sign up on the Walgreens website and download the Healthy Choices app. You can link a fitness tracker or your phone to the app and will then be rewarded for the steps that you take. You can also get rewarded for tracking your blood sugar, sleep, blood pressure, and blood oxygen levels. Balance Rewards points can be redeemed for cash savings on your Walgreens purchases. 


These are just a few of the apps that are available for you to use on your health and fitness journey. Knowing that you are losing weight, and increasing your health while earning some extra cash can be extremely motivating. None of these apps is going to make you rich, but particularly with the wagering apps, knowing that you will lose money by not being active can be an incentive to get up and get moving. Which fitness app keeps you motivated to stay on track? 

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