RunKeeper has partnered with GymPact, which rewards users for meeting exercise goals and fines them when they don’t.
RunKeeper has partnered with GymPact to help keep you motivated to achieve your fitness goals. Users create a ‘pact,’ stating how many times they will work out a week- if they don’t stick to their goals, they are charged a $5 penalty for every missed workout. If they keep their pact, they get cash from a communal pool of money from users who missed their workouts that week. Users can revise their pact each week, setting different goals to achieve based on their weekly schedule. To have a workout count, users need to record a distance of at least 1/2 mile and 30 minutes of a walking/running/biking pace above 2mph. As an added incentive, GymPact is giving an added $5 to the first 1000 users who connect to RunKeeper and complete their first activity.
According to the RunKeeper blog, the app is partnering with GymPact to help keep people on a healthy track:
Different people are motivated by different things, and we’re committed to providing a variety of ways to get you motivated towards being healthy, so you can find the ones that are most motivating for you. We know that real money is something very motivating to many people, so we’re interested to see what happens when there is real money on the line around sticking to your fitness goals.