Looking for an incentive to work out and stay in top shape? An app that pays you to work out and exercise may be just what you need.
Fitness apps have become popular in recent years and are even more so following the extensive lockdowns we have seen in the last year.
In this post, I cover some of the best workout apps you can sign up for and earn rewards. Many of them are also featured in my article on apps that pay you to walk.
Fitness Apps That Pay You To Workout
With over 40 million users, Sweatcoin is one of the most popular fitness apps in the world.
The app runs in the background on your phone and counts your steps.
You earn 0.95 sweatcoin for every 1,000 steps you take and can redeem your points for PayPal cash, merchandise, charitable donations, fitness classes, and more.
In addition to walking, the Sweatcoin app also gives you sweatcoins when you refer friends. You can learn more about the platform in this review.
HealthyWage helps you to lose weight by making a healthier lifestyle much more fun and interesting.
Using its Prize Calculator, you can enter a weight loss goal and betting amount and see how much cash is up for grabs if you hit your goal.
You can also join jackpot, step, and team challenges with a chance to win up to $10,000.
HealthyWage is available on iPhone and Android devices.
DietBet has paid out over $62 million to its members who bet on losing weight and then reaching their weight-loss goals.
You can join a game with thousands of other players and take on the challenge to lose 4% to 10% of your body weight. You can also start your own weight loss game.
Winners split the pot.
With more than 16 million pounds lost by players, DietBet is an app worth checking out.
With Stepbet, you can get paid for exercising, walking, and leading a more active lifestyle. This app allows you to bet on yourself to reach specific fitness goals every week for the duration of a game.
Most bets are for $40, and if you hit your personalized goals, you share the pot with other winners for a profit.
Stepbet works with Fitbit, Google Fit, Apple Watch, Garmin, Apple Health, and Samsung Health.
The Achievement app pays to walk, bike, swim, log your meals, and participate in research studies.
You earn up to 80 points per day for each type of activity you are tracking (e.g. biking or running) and up to 6 points for other daily activities (e.g. meditating).
10,000 points are equivalent to $10, and you can redeem it for cash via PayPal or direct deposit to your bank account. You can also donate your points to charity.
Over 1 million Achievement members have participated in health-related research.
This fitness app is owned by Under Armour and is great for tracking your gym workouts, runs, walks, cycling, cross-training, and more. You can connect with your Apple Watch, Garmin, and several other health-tracking devices.
When you participate in a community challenge on the app, prizes are available for grabs if you meet certain goals.
Under Armour also offers other fitness apps, including MapMyRun, MapMyRide, and MapMyWalk.
The Runtopia app tracks your steps, pace, mileage, distance, heart rate, and calories, and pays you to get fit.
The app also features a real-time audio coach that gives you feedback on your running and how to avoid injuries. It also has several running workout plans you can choose from.
You earn SPC currency and can redeem it for sports gear and other prizes. Premium membership is available.
Visit Runtopia (Android) or (iOS).
Lifecoin pays you to walk and is available on iPhone and Android.
It is very similar to the Sweatcoin app.
By using GPS, the app tracks your steps when you walk, hike, run, or exercise and rewards you with Life coins.
You can redeem your Lifecoin balance for free gift cards, PayPal cash, Apple Watch, sporting goods, Airpods, iPhone, and more.
Yodo is a free workout app that pays you to run, walk, exercise and participate in sports. It has a real-time pedometer and uses GPS to record your pace, mileage, and more.
Users of the app can earn cash rewards when they meet their performance goals or invite friends to join.
Visit Yodo (Android) or (iOS).
Job Apps That Pay You To Workout
There are side-hustle apps that pay you to stay active while completing various tasks.
For example, a food delivery app pays you to deliver food from restaurants to customers in your area – and some of them allow deliveries using a bike or your legs!
10. DoorDash Driver
DoorDash drivers (Dashers) get paid to pick up food orders and deliver them to customers. Depending on your location, you can make deliveries using a car, scooter, or bicycle.
Dashers are independent contractors, which means you can work on your own schedule, e.g. on weekends or in the evenings.
DoorDash is available in more than 4,000 cities in Canada, the U.S., and Australia.
If you like dogs, you can find good-paying gigs on Rover.
The Rover app connects pet owners with dog walkers, sitters, and boarders. You set your own price and schedule, and the Rover app does the rest.
A 30-minute dog-walking gig can earn you up to $20, making this option one of the best ways to get paid to exercise.
12. Instacart Shoppers
You can work for Instacart as a Full-Service Shopper. This gig involves working as a personal shopper and delivering orders to a customer’s door.
This gig may be worth your time when you consider how much walking it takes to walk the grocery aisles, the exercise you put in, and the fact you are being paid to do so.
Learn more about what it takes to become an Instacart Shopper.
13. Postmates Driver
This food delivery service pays you to deliver food and drinks in your city. You can drive, bike, or walk and work schedules are flexible.
The Postmates app is available on iOS and Android.
Workout apps that pay can help get you moving and ultimately become healthier.