Paid Workout is THE fitness app you need to stay motivated. The premise? Every week you join a challenge group of like-minded, similarly skilled individuals and compete against them for the highest activity score, if you're at the top of the leader board, you win the weekly payout. Basically. you get active and get paid.
All while getting the motivational tips, tricks and community you need to stay in the game and achieve your goals.
We are an inclusive community of diverse people. We believe in a multi-cultural mosaic of experiences that make us better. Everyone is welcome. Please note in order to participate you must be of age of majority in your state/province. Please consult your physician on a fitness and exercise routine that is right for you!
There are a lot of different reasons to try Paid Workout, but perhaps the most powerful is that, well, it works. Paid Workout is a fitness motivation app that works because you’re investing in yourself (your pay in). This significantly increases your likelihood of success by making your commitment real. Additionally, the personalized group that’s specific to your demographics and activity level, an incredibly supportive community, and the chance for a cash payout for your hard work, and it’s pretty hard not to be inspired to increase your activity and fitness level.
Paid Workout is based on scientific principles of motivational behavioral change is built off the PRISE Motivation Model.
We know once you try Paid Workout, you’ll be inspired to keep active, improve your health and unlock your potential.
PRISE is an acornymn for:
- PROCESS ORIENTATED – Focus on the journey, not the destination. We make it easy to take small steps towards your goals. You commit to an ACTIVITY level which is a process not an outcome!
- REALISTIC – Small, easily achievable mini-goals are more realistic, giving you that ‘I did it’ feeling more often! Our challenges are about doing what you already love to do but maybe doing it a little bit more or going a bit harder.
- INTERIM - Paid Workout’s challenges are short term for quick wins and feelings of success. Our challenges are anywhere from 30 min to 7 days. All of these are short term, realistic and achievable
- SPECIFIC – You’ll know exactly how many days you need to be active and what active score you need to reach to beat the competition and win your prize.
- ENERGIZED – The initial investment in yourself, our cash prizes, leaderboard, community and encouragement keep you energized and motivated to keep going week in, week out.
- Sign up by creating a profile
- Take our super fast quick quiz so we can place you in your custom group
- Click join challenge
- Get active. (be sure to check the leaderboard often)
- Get Paid
Additional challenges are incremental challenges you can participate in most often for higher payouts or for shorter durations.
You can join as many or as few as you wish.
How long are the challenges?
A typical challenge is 7 days, however we will have ongoing challenges that range from 30 min – 1 hour as well as 3 day and 5 day challenges.
Be sure to key an eye on the countdown to know exactly when your challenge begins.
We take the possibility of cheating extremely seriously. We have a comprehensive and structured process in place to prevent it and a zero tolerance policy against it. . If anyone is caught cheating, they are banned from the app immediately without a refund.
Once we get an individuals’ health kit data and history, we have automated algorithms that flag players with unusually high active scores or spikes or duration on activity. Any strange activity is flagged and detected. We reach out to them to address the concerns. Players whose accounts have been flagged must provide proof of performance.
Ultimately, we come from a place of trust and positive intent and an overwhelming majority of users who participate in Paid Workout are here for the right reasons. They really want to get healthy, and they know that cheating the system is just cheating themselves. Still, we continue to be vigilant about cheating prevention, both to increase accountability and to ensure that each game is fair.
We based our active score calculation off the activity levels recommended by the US department of Health, CDC and the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans 2nd edition. https://health.gov/paguidelines/second-edition/pdf/Physical_Activity_Guidelines_2nd_edition.pdf#page=56
The active sore is a proprietary calculation that takes into account, active calories, amount of time spent exercising, non-active steps all equivalized for BMI. This ensures that it’s truly the activity level, effort and time spent is fair for all users
You sure can! We know that some players feel so motivated with the opportunity to earn cash that they want to participate in as many challenges as possible. Participating in several challenges especially if you’re having an incredibly active week is an amazing opportunity to be inspired and motivated to unlock your potential.
These are indeed competitions, but they are friendly competitions. The beauty of the Paid Workout community is that users are competitions against others and themselves. Studies show that when people work out in a group or in a competition with other like individuals they actually perform better and their output is higher thus truly improving the activity and fitness level of users. Plus, there is a MASSIVE opportunity for community encouragement. All participants are working on unlocking their potential and can be there for each other through the good days and bad of every challenge. Seeing these competitors in your group is exactly what you need to keep going. ections. Players often say that the motivation they get from their fellow PW hustlers and sometimes that’s even more powerful than a payout
During the challenge,
- Stay active however you like walk, run, lift, any activity counts!
- Get to the top of the leaderboard. Check on the leaderboard often to know how you rank and stay tuned for notifications!
- Encourage your teammates and friends on the app with fist pumps, small messages and fun emojis.
Great question! Our unique algorithm looks at your weekly active scores and results and automatically places you in a group with people of like abilities. If you were at the bottom of your original home group for several weeks, we may have places you in a new group where you will be more likely to win with your current activity level. On the other hand if you were at the top of the leaderboard in your home group for weeks on end, we know you want to keep pushing and unlock your health and wellness potential so you can be your best self, so we’ve placed you in a group that matches your new, improved skill set.
You sure can. While we are based in North America and majority of users may be from the USA and Canada, we have users spanning the globe from Europe to Asia and South America!
In order to keep our games safe and fun places for everyone, players can be disqualified for violating certain policies. Disqualifying actions include:
- Unsportsmanlike behavior like harassing or embarrassing other players.
- Intentionally misrepresenting your statistics from a height and weight perspective
- Falsifying activity level and/or exercise
- Having multiple accounts and competing in same challenges
- Giving wearable to someone else to work out or stay active for you
- Cheating of any sort.
- Players who are disqualified will not receive a refund of their pay in.
Our users’ health is our number one priority. We want every member of the Paid Workout community to be healthy, which is why we ensure to place users into a custom group with like demographics and capabilities. We also cannot assume responsibility for any users personal choice on duration or intensity of activity. This also means means exercising that is within your abilities and capabilities and under the guidance of your physician are critical.
For a simple reason: because we want Paid Workout to be as effective a motivation app as possible. A new study shows that very small financial incentives (as little as pennies a day) administered as a short “dose” may drive sustained physical activity. These findings, published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, suggest that in fact, it appears that incentives tied to the achievement of realistic physical activity goals — like 500 additional steps per day — can actually stimulate physically active lifestyles that persist for several months after rewards are withdrawn.
Each challenges that Paid Workout Hosts has a set and pre-determined payout. You can clearly see (i) how many prizes are available per challenge (iii) what the value of each prize is and (iii) where you rank and if you are eligible for a payout
Getting your winnings is as easy as clicking a button! Shortly after the challenge closes, you will be notified that you’ve won and money will be deposited to your account., If you don’t want to put your winnings toward a new game, you can “Request a payout via PayPal.”
For larger prizes, we will verify you are the winner and provide a certified cheque….and maybe even a live celebration, especially for prizes over 6 figures.
Sadly, given the short duration of the challenges you cannot get a refund part way through.
For all game types, exceptions may be made if a player needs to drop out for medical reasons. Documentation must be provided to Paid Workout for verification purposes. We cannot refund players after challenges end
We want to reward our players with as much money as possible for accomplishing the super impressive task of achieving their weight loss goals. But we also need to keep the lights on over here at PW so you can continue to hustle hard. Our fee is used to pay for transaction costs, our full-time team, and other company expenses.
Paid Workout’s fee is x-y% of the pot. Because we predetermine and declare all payouts, winners do not incur any fees, in fact we lose money at times if groups are not full.
Hosting a Challenge
Hosting your own PW challenge is a great way to create just the game you want, with all the people you want, while motivating yourself and others. You can invite friends, colleagues, family and followers. Plus, it’s really easy! Just open the app, click on the Purple “create your own challenge” to get started. Then, you’ll be led to a page where you customize the game to your liking, including setting the start date, game type, and bet amount.
Once your game is created, the next step is to recruit players! Share on your social accounts, invite via email, or let your fellow PW hustlers know that you have a game starting soon. Games are required to have at least 5 players.
Of course. Your challenge is private. Only invited users can participate and only your team can see the challenge. It’s a great way to stay connected particularly during these unprecedented times with limited travel opportunities.
Did you know if you host a challenge you get to compete for free? How awesome is that!!!
Also, if you have more than 20 participants in the challenge you host, you get 10% of the pot! Workout with a guaranteed payout!!! NICE!!!
As Host of your challenge, your players will look to you to set the tone, start conversations, and provide extra energy and motivation. Of course, every challenge will have its own personality depending on the participants but here are some ideas to make your game a rewarding experience for everyone:
- Choose a fun name and challenge group pic to represent who you are and set the tone
- Start some interaction by fist pumping, sending welcome texts and emojis to participants.
- We set things off right with an email to all those you invite!
- Post things in your game that get people talking! Give a specific prompt, like asking everyone to share their favorite healthy breakfast or one temptation they’ll face that week and how they’ll handle it.
- Add bonus prizes! Some hosts like to host giveaways that get people involved. For instance, you could ask everyone to take a sweaty selfie after completing a workout you posted, and give a prize to one randomly selected player who completes the challenge.
- Be open about how it’s going for you. Share your frustration about the late-night bowl of ice cream you couldn’t resist, or your happiness after a tough 5-mile run. By being honest about the ups and downs of weight loss, you’ll make others feel safe sharing their experiences.
- Set a weekly or monthly calendar. Start “Motivation Monday” where everyone shares motivation for the week, or “Fitness Friday” where players share an exercise tip or routine. Knowing what to expect keeps players engaged and makes everyone more likely to participate!
You must have a BMI of at least 18.5 to be a Paid Workout Member. You will be asked to provide your height during your first Progress Weigh-in. If your BMI falls below 18.5 while you're a Paid Workout Member, your Membership will be suspended until your BMI is above 18.5 again.