How These Couples got Paid for Getting Healthy

“Every aspect of my being feels better,” exclaims Megan regarding her recent weight loss success. “Physically, I can go through my labor-intensive job and still feel like being active after work — this definitely was not the case before. Emotionally, I am feeling more positive, and mentally, my anxiety and depression have lessened considerably.”

After buying tickets to see the Avett Brothers perform in the Dominican Republic, Megan and her husband Joshua decided it was the perfect time to get serious about their health and weight loss. With the concert just a few days after Joshua’s birthday, “we thought, why not dedicate the next 6 months to be the best possible versions of ourselves?” recalls Joshua. Megan agrees. “I knew I wasn’t happy with my weight and wanted to enjoy our vacation to the fullest. Plus, I didn’t want to cry while bathing suit shopping.”

Upon coming across HealthyWage on Facebook, Megan and Joshua both signed up for a HealthyWager, an individual weight loss challenge where you get paid to lose weight.

Megan and Joshua challenged themselves to each lose 45 pounds in 6 months by betting $150/month for the duration of their challenges.

When it came to losing weight, they adopted a vegetarian diet and stopped snacking in between meals. Serious about winning their weight loss bets, they also committed to morning workouts 5-6 times a week. “I definitely couldn’t have done it without her,” states Joshua. “She held me accountable every single day.”

When their final weigh-ins confirmed they had reached their goals (Megan exceeded hers and lost 48!), they won a combined total of $3,870!

Joshua and Megan’s weight loss transformation!

Get Paid to Lose Weight — Seriously

It sounds too good to be true, we know. However, these HealthyWager winners are proof that if you stick to your goal and lose the weight you say you’re going to, HealthyWage pays you. It’s as simple as that.

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After her brother recommend HealthyWage, Melisa signed up and won $3,128 for losing 70 pounds. Soon after she started her challenge, Melisa’s husband, Itai joined and he won $562 for losing 30 pounds. “It was fun,” recalls Melisa on doing a HealthyWager with her husband. “We started going to the gym together and enjoying more outdoor activities.”

Itai and Melisa celebrating their HealthyWager winnings.

Determined to lose weight, Kim decided to put her “money where [her] mouth is,” and signed up for a HealthyWager where she won $1,382 for losing 30 pounds. After meeting her now fiancé Mason, he signed up and won $875 for losing 43 pounds! “I have tried to loose weight before and with unsupportive partners, it’s hard,” she says. “With Mason, we both are working toward the same goals, and are constantly supporting and encouraging each other.”

Kim and Mason, healthy and happy!

Find the Motivation You Need

For Chris and Alex, their motivation was their family. “I wanted to commit to a healthier lifestyle in order to spend more quality time with my wife and kids,” Chris states.

After his wife Alex successfully lost 40 pounds and won $700, Chris signed up and won $1,600 for losing 61 pounds!

Alex and Chris’ incredible weight loss transformation!

“We knew that because we had money on the line, we couldn’t fail,” says Alex.

That’s the key to this challenge. HealthyWage isn’t a diet program nor weight loss regimen. While you’ll benefit from joining the community by reading tips and exchanging recipes, the company’s main purpose is to facilitate your bet.

You put up the collateral and choose your payout amount. You conduct your weigh-ins. You choose your weight loss goal and time frame.

Putting cold hard cash on the line was the motivation Megan and Joshua needed to lose weight and get healthy. “I think that really having some cash on the line is initially a big motivator,” explains Megan. “Once you get into a healthy lifestyle, it snowballs into all aspects of your life.”

And, having your partner as your weight loss buddy is always an added bonus. “My husband and I are each other’s biggest cheerleaders, so us doing this together was an absolute must. When someone else is in it with you, it makes you feel like you can manage it. Watching my husband lose weight and gaining confidence made me want to keep going when I would feel down.”

Megan and Joshua with their winning checks!

How Does HealthyWager Work?

If you want to get paid to lose weight, here’s how to get started:

1. Start with the HealthyWage Prize Calculator, where you’ll enter how much weight you want to lose (10-150 pounds, minimum 10% of your starting weight), how long you’ll take (6 to 18 months) and how much you want to bet ($20-$150/month).

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.

2. Sign up and lay down your bet. You agree to pay the monthly amount for the duration of the challenge.

3. Achieve your weight-loss goal, and win your prize!

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!

4. If you don’t hit your goal, your money goes to support HealthyWage, including prizes for others who achieve their goals.

Ready to get started? Enter your information in the HealthyWage Prize Calculator to find out how much you can win!

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Amanda Stewart

As a mom of two littles, Amanda knows firsthand the struggles of balancing a busy schedule with a healthy lifestyle. Thanks to the magical powers of coffee, she oversees HealthyWage's winners relations, where she gets to chat with participants and learn about their weight loss journey. Amanda enjoys helping our winners share their success and hopefully inspiring others. If you've achieved success with HealthyWage and would like to share your story, please contact Amanda at [email protected]

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