app pays you to work out


Ever since graduating from college, I wished I could get paid to workout. Not only did I love working out, but I knew being financially rewarded would encourage me to workout even when I didn’t want to.

For a while, I thought it wasn’t possible to make money by working out. Then, I came across the following apps and opportunities which proved me wrong!

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There are a lot of apps that pay you to workout, but I use these two personally and know they’re legit:

Evidation app

I love how passive this app is. Basically you earn points for tracking your steps, sleep, and heart rate. All of these are automatically done for you if you have a smart watch! You can also earn points for reading articles (that open directly in the app) and taking part in optional surveys. Lately there has been a simple daily poll that asks how you’re feeling that day, and then you earn 3 points just for answering.

It takes me a few months to acquire the 10,000 points you need in order to get $10 via PayPal, but I’ve redeemed points multiple times now and the process has been fairly quick and easy.

Tip: Keep the app open in the background on your phone so it continuously syncs (if it doesn’t sync, you don’t earn points).

Paceline app

I love that this app encourages you to hit 150 minutes of moderate activity per week (the American Heart Association’s recommendation)! If you reach 150 minutes for a week, then you get to choose a reward from a variety of brands they’re partnered with (it varies every week). Usually the reward is a discount code, $10-$45 off, or maybe a small free item if you pay shipping. The rewards are decent in my opinion, but I like the encouragement to be active throughout the week even more.

I’d love it if you use my code if you sign up: 0RF233



Beachbody is basically an affiliate program where you earn commission anytime someone uses your links to buy their products. They have online workout videos, live online fitness class, nutritional supplements, workout equipment, and even a stationary bike! 

I love that Beachbody focuses on accountability (the secret to consistency, in my opinion) and that they literally have a program for every fitness level, experience, and need!

I dove all in with Beachbody coaching for a year and now earn an average of about $60/month* passively because of the work I put in during that year (mostly due to customers automatically renewing their online workout videos). 

You do need to pay about $15/month to be a coach, but the cost has been worth it to me; the $60/month I’m making is after subtracting $15/month, so it still makes sense to keep my account.

Sign up to become a Beachbody coach here.

Drop me a comment below if you want me to write a post with more details about my Beachbody journey.

Start your own online fitness business

If you want to go all-in with fitness, you can become an online fitness coach! Starting your own online business means you can charge more than in-person training AND set your own hours. Even though I decided fitness coaching wasn’t the right fit for me, I LOVED Buff & Paid’s Accelerator program- it covered literally everything you need to know about starting your own online fitness coaching business and how to make money in fitness online (and no, you don’t need to be a CPT first). 

Join their free Facebook group here and tell them Sarah Gilbert sent you!


Money pot

This is a great option because it has accountability built-in! Find a group of friends that all want to hit a similar goal, and each contribute a designated amount into a money pot. Then, set a length of time to hit your goals. Finally, split the money between those of you that hit your goals by the end! If you don’t have a group of friends that have health/fitness goals, you can do this with even just one friend. If you hit your goal, the other person sends you the designated dollar amount. 

I hope this post helps you find ways to get paid to workout, and helps encourage you to be more active!

Have you tried any other ways to make money in fitness? How did they work for you? Let me know in the comments!

* Team Beachbody does not guarantee any level of success or income from the Team Beachbody Coach Opportunity. Each Coach’s income depends on his or her own efforts, diligence, and skill. See their Statement of Independent Coach Earnings for the most recent information on the actual incomes of all their Coaches.

How to get paid to workout