Has the chilly start to 2018 left you less than motivated to work out? I talked with WTOP’s Bruce Alan and Deb Feinstein about how to stay on your fitness track even when it’s freezing outdoors.
Among the tips shared: apps that give you new motivation to work out because some of them pay you to exercise, others benefit charities, including:
- Balance Rewards from Walgreens, which enables you to earn money off future purchases when you exercise
- Charity Miles, allows you to workout to benefit a charity
- PACT can be used to workout or to make a commitment to do something else healthy like eating more healthfully. Financial rewards come from members who didn’t meet their goals.
- Achievement is a free app that pays you to work out. (Yes, you read that correctly.) It also connects with a whole list of popular apps that you may use already including MapMyFitness, Apple Health and Fitbit. Achievement has already paid $500,000 to people who meet their goals. Just be aware that your fitness and health information is collected as part of the deal.
So what are you waiting for? Let’s get moving! My favorite canine coach is calling.
Got a a favorite exercise app? I’d love to learn about it. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I read every email sent and respond to as many personally as time allows.