How To Use Venmo As A Fitness Accountability Aid
Let me say this first, I Love My Venmo app. If you don't have Venmo, you need to download this app asap. Venmo is a social phone app that allows you pay and request money from friends, no cash needed. According to Venmo these are the following examples on how to use Venmo:
- Splitting a lunch bill
- Paying your friend half of a cab fare
- Sending your roommate your half of the rent
- Using Venmo as a payment method in authorized partner apps
If you have money in your balance, you can use the money to pay another Venmo user/friend or you can cash out and send the money to your checking or savings account.
From the first picture above, two of my clients paid me for training them. You can add in writing what the money is for or you can use emojis. My clients choose emojis. You can also see what other people in your network are doing. I see friends buying drinks, paying for pizza and cabs and etc. It is a great app for parents, aunties and uncles to send money to loved ones. I just sent my nephew $30 for the weekend. He is a freshman at a university this year and I thought he would love the extra partying cash.
Venmo as a fitness accountability aid
Back to what this post is about, Venmo would be a great fitness accountability aid. If you need extra help getting to the gym or a fitness class, you can partner up with a buddy or a group of friends to hold you accountable. If you don't show up for your workout session and you don't have a good excuse for missing, you would have to pay a fitness fine to your buddy or buddies. It could be one dollar to five dollars or more, you and your fitness pal(s) would have to agree upon the set amount. It would also be important to set a time when you are considered a no-show. At what time would you be considered too late to work out and would have to pay up? These are the rules that would have to be set at the beginning of your challenge.
The Venmo app makes it easy for the person who violated the rules to pay. There is no better way of making a person responsible when they are at risk of losing money. I wish I could use this concept with my clients. They would be fined for not doing their own workouts, however, I don't think this would go over well especially when they are paying me already. 😜
If you need help with getting off the couch or you are just interested in Venmo, read more about them on How It Works page and download the app to your smartphone today.