You will be surprised to learn that the most affordable gym membership in the United States is offered by a popular gym named Planet Fitness. Which costs you $19.99 per month. And it’s not like people are averse from joining a gym due to the high fees. 

A stat from WellnessCreatives affirms that there were more than 6 billion gym visits to 39,570 facilities in 2018, all across the nation. What if I told you, instead of paying to work out, now you can get paid to lose weight? This post is about the best ways to get paid to lose weight.

Here Are the Best Ways to Get Paid to Lose Weight in 2020

1) Create a Udemy Course on Weight Loss

There are plenty of mobile app companies out there who are ready to pay more than a dollar a day just to work out. But in my opinion, the best way to earn money–with weight loss–is by capturing your weight loss journey in a video form and creating a Udemy course out of it. 

A single fitness course on Udemy sells for about $8- 10 dollars. Imagine the amount you can make in a year? 

2) Walgreens Balance Rewards

Walgreen is the second-largest pharmacy store chain in the United States. Walgreens offers a Balance Rewards program to its customers so they can get rewarded for achieving their fitness goals. It makes sense for them to run a campaign like this one. Ultimately, they are in a health and fitness business. To get started, all you have to do is connect your phone to a fitness trackers like Fitbit or MyFitnessPal.

3) Healthy Wage

Healthy Wage is a health and wellness company that makes its money just by rewarding it’s users a few bucks each week to achieve fitness goals. The reason why the weight loss challenges offered by this company are so effective is that they have done enough academic research on understanding what makes a person lose weight. They know that by offering financial incentives, it is possible to get someone pumped up and ready to exercise.

4) DietBet

DietBet shared a story on their website where a person earned $1,783 for achieving a fitness goal of losing 56 lbs. Unlike other apps that pay you a few bucks to work out, DietBet pays the winners a massive sum each time they attain their fitness goals. Till now, they have paid over $62,263,235 to the winners. 

This is how you can earn more than $10 for achieving one fitness goal: Find a goal that is realistically attainable in a given time-frame, commit the said amount ($20-$40) to keep you accountable, once you accomplish your goal (something like lost 4 percent in 4 weeks), you get your fair share from the pot.

Do Financial Incentives and Accountability Really Help You Lose Weight?

Yes, financial or economic incentives make people lose weight by helping them make healthy food choices and go to the gym without fail. According to a study by the University of Alberta, Edmonton, USA, economic incentives when presented in a relatively short duration (8 to 10 months) can better the participant’s outcomes when weight loss and healthy food choices are concerned. This theory seems to work well with those who have children.