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HEALTHYWAGE REVIEW: Is it Legit?
Do you have a goal to lose weight this year?
Losing weight is hard!
You may get motivated then have one bad day and quit. It’s easy to lose motivation when it’s only you keeping yourself accountable. That’s why weight loss groups are so popular.
Maybe you tried a weight loss group? Did it work for you?
What if you don’t have time to join a group but you want motivation and accountability? Or maybe your an introvert like me and rather do it on your own but need something to get and keep you motivated and on track.
Would you lose weight for money?
Would you be more motivated to lose weight if you could win money? Would you bet on your weight loss success? If a weight loss challenge involving money interests you then you should definitely check out HealthyWage.
When I first heard of it I thought it was definitely a genius idea so I figured I would write an article about it in hopes it would help some of my readers!
What is HealthyWage?
HealthyWage uses cash prizes to make weight loss and fitness more fun and effective!. You can make a personalized bet on your own weight loss and win prizes up to $10,000!
No one wants to lose money so betting on your own success and being able to reward yourself when you succeed is great motivation. But how does it work?
Is HealthyWage Legit?
I did some research and I couldn’t really find anything that would suggest it was a scam. They have an A+ rating with the BBB.
There were some complaints listed but all were answered or resolved by HealthyWage.
One thing I would suggest is to read the contract agreement. If you place a bet you are essentially gambling. That’s the whole point right? So if you decide you just want to give up that’s not a reason to get your money back.
The biggest complaint I saw where people who had developed a medical condition and couldn’t complete their wager. To this HealthyWage responded:
“It’s important to note that our rules and Services Agreement clearly state that we have a no refunds policy, but there are exceptions in “evidence-documented medical situations”.
- Only bet what you can afford to lose
- Set a reasonable goal that you can actually achieve
- Use the motivation to try your hardest to reach your goal
- Have fun!
How Does HealthyWage Work?
1. Calculate Your Prize
Start with the HealthyWage Prize Calculator, where you’ll enter how much weight you want to lose, how long you’ll take and how much you want to bet.
Based on that information, the calculator will determine your prize amount, up to $10,000! You can play with the calculator until you get the payout and goal just right, and you’ll know your payout amount before officially placing your bet.
Find a prize and bet amount that you’re comfortable with. Obviously the more aggressive you bet the better the payout but it’s up to you what you wager.
2. Sign up and lay down your bet
Once you have played around with the Healthywager calculator and chosen what you want to bet and win you then sign up and agree to pay the monthly amount for the duration of the challenge.
Remember to only bet what you can afford to lose. This is meant to be fun and motivational.
3. Lose the Weight
Stay on track throughout the contest with weekly weigh-ins. Use the HealthyWage App to make weigh-ins easy and to make sure you are on track with your goal. Remember there is money on the line!
4. Win Money
Achieve your weight-loss goal, and win your prize! Sounds simple right? Well, as long as you picked a reasonable goal that is.
Related: Reach Your Health Goals and Win Money
How Does HealthyWage Verify Weight Loss?
To keep the contest fair, you’ll start and end your challenge with a video-recorded weigh-in to demonstrate your weight loss. Throughout the challenge, it’s recommended that you use the HealthyWage app to log weekly weigh-ins (these are just self-reported, not verified by video).
It’s a great way to keep yourself accountable and on track to meeting your goal.
According to their website, HealthyWage has paid out over $19 Million so far to people that are getting healthy, and that number is growing rapidly! If you don’t hit your goal, your money goes to support HealthyWage, including prizes for others who achieve their goals.
How Does HealthyWage Make Money?
HealthyWage makes money from corporate and government clients who are interested in creative solutions to weight loss. In addition, although financial incentives are great weight loss tools, people sometimes lose their weight loss bet.
The question is: will HealthyWage make money from you, or will you make money from HealthyWage?
Are you ready to get started? Make a HealthyWager Today! Just enter your information in the HealthyWage Prize Calculator to find out how much you can win and get started.
What do you think? Would you bet on your weight loss? Do you think it would help motivate you to reach your goals? Leave a comment and let me know! I love reading your comments. Be sure to also share this article with your friends!
I tried healthywage back in November for a 3 week challenge, leading up to thanksgiving. I ultimately fell short on my weight loss but it was also the first year that I avoided the holiday weight gain that’s historically messed with my spring-summer weight loss so I see it as a step in the right direction lol
Kari Cullen says
Thanks for sharing your experience! I definitely think its a great motivator :).
WOW!!! this is so DOPE!! if it’s legit, i’m totally on board. will it work if im in South Africa? I would totally lose all my weight if i was getting paid to do it. I liked that you also asked how do they get paid. good question