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Too many people pay money to work out. We wanted to get paid to work out instead. Here's how to do it.

The last time I had a fitness program I stuck with, it was given to me by a drill sergeant and wasn’t exactly optional. In other words, you could say I’m not a fan of working out. But as an MTN’er, I am a fan of making money. So when I found out there were ways I could make money by getting in shape, I had to write about it.

Work out with Swagbucks

If you’ve never heard of Swagbucks, it’s an online rewards program that will pay you for watching videos, taking surveys, using its search engine and playing games, as well as give you cash back for online purchases at thousands of retailers including Amazon and Walmart. Click here to see everything it offers.

All of those things are great, and it’s why we recommend Swagbucks if you’d like a way to make a little extra spending money in your free time from home, but what’s new to me is the company’s collection of fitness videos.

For example, there’s a six-minute SoulCycle workout that would make a great warmup, followed by a 16-minute yoga video and a 21-minute workout from Men’s Fitness that looks like it could make a good routine. So that’s almost a 45-minute workout, and Swagbucks would pay me to do it; not a lot of money — this isn’t going to be my new job — but making something is a pretty nice motivator and might get me moving.

But on the other hand, the site will also pay you to watch cooking videos, so it might end up being a wash.

Click here to sign up for the Swagbucks program or check out our detailed article on Swagbucks.com here: “Earn Up to $2,700 a Year Watching Videos, Answering Surveys.”

Step it up with HealthyWage

Swagbucks is a nice start, but there’s another website that can really get you moving by upping the amount of money you can make from your workouts considerably: HealthyWage.

With HealthyWage, you set yourself a weight-loss goal, to lose a certain amount within a certain time, and wager money each month that you’ll meet your goal.

For example, let’s say you wanted to lose 24 pounds in 12 months and you decide to wager just $25 per month, HealthyWage would pay you somewhere between $333 and $882.35 at the end of the year for losing that weight (according to the site’s calculator).

So imagine yourself this time next year 24 pounds lighter and with your holiday shopping completely paid for, and that’s HealthyWage.

Willing to put a little more on the line? Upping your wager to $100 per month would mean a payout at the end of the year between $1,333 and $1,950 if you meet that same goal.

Just remember, if you don’t hit whatever goal you set for yourself, you’re out the money you wagered. Now, that’s powerful motivation.

To play around with the site’s calculator and see what you’d be willing to commit to and how much you could win, click here to visit HealthyWage and get paid to get in shape.

How much do you think a little money would help motivate you to work out? Share with us in comments below or on our Facebook page.

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