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2013-05-15 3:31 PM

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Subject: Getting paid to work out!
Ya gotta love this.  My company has this program where you get paid to workout!  Check this out. 

To earn $100 (payable as two $50 gift cards), track at least one day for each week and meet at least oneof the following:

Track a total average of 12,000 steps per day (672,000 total steps  
 
Track a total average of 30 exercise minutes per day (1,680 total minutes)
 
The time period is 2 months.  Gonna be doing it anyway, might as well get paid for it.  :-)
 
 


2013-05-15 3:33 PM
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Can't beat that.  I get paid to workout too, but it's only my hourly wage, not $100 bucks!
2013-05-15 3:35 PM
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Another employee of a large airframe manufacturer?
2013-05-15 3:41 PM
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briderdt - 2013-05-15 3:35 PM Another employee of a large airframe manufacturer?

 

Shhh!  Get back to work.  :-)

2013-05-15 3:59 PM
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How is it even possible to avoid those numbers.
2013-05-15 4:03 PM
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Subject: RE: Getting paid to work out!
Rogillio - 2013-05-15 3:31 PM Ya gotta love this.  My company has this program where you get paid to workout!  Check this out. 

To earn $100 (payable as two $50 gift cards), track at least one day for each week and meet at least oneof the following:

Track a total average of 12,000 steps per day (672,000 total steps  
 
Track a total average of 30 exercise minutes per day (1,680 total minutes)
 
The time period is 2 months.  Gonna be doing it anyway, might as well get paid for it.  :-)
 
 

 

Dang... we got ripped.  We had to track steps/step equivalents for 6 weeks and only get a tech shirt and moisture wicking socks if we average 10K a day. 



2013-05-15 4:05 PM
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Subject: RE: Getting paid to work out!
Rogillio - 2013-05-15 1:41 PM

briderdt - 2013-05-15 3:35 PM Another employee of a large airframe manufacturer?

Shhh!  Get back to work.  :-)

So... wanna be on my team?

2013-05-15 4:22 PM
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2013-05-15 4:32 PM
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Subject: RE: Getting paid to work out!
We have a new health/wellness program at my work that gives us the option of earning $$ or time off. Based on the amount of time you workout and points you gain, I will earn an extra 3 days off every 6 months! nothing better then an extra week of vacation. I opted out of the money because they add it to your pay check and with taxes in MD, I would much rather have the time off then half of what I should have made.
2013-05-15 4:50 PM
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I work for a large software company in the same area as the large airframe manufacturer and we have the same program. It's not as good as it sounds, a lot of the deals are really $100 off a $200 purchase, not $100 gift card.
2013-05-15 4:52 PM
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Ours are paid in Amazon.com gift cards.


2013-05-15 5:07 PM
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We used to get paid for doing some form of exercise as well.  They have now migrated to some general wellness numbers from cholesterol, BP, BMI and so on.  We get $75 for each category we meet the prescribed goal up to $600.  It's a pretty good deal!!

We get it on our paycheck.



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2013-05-16 12:39 AM
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I get Humana Vitality. It is basically rewards that you can earn for being health. 1 point is one penny. You can use them on gift cards and merchandise. As you go up in points you move up in levels (bronze, silver, gold, platinum) and the higher level you are the more you save on merchandise and gift cards. platinum is 50%. I'm gold right now.... lol
2013-05-16 5:53 AM
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I work for a steel mill and they do similar stuff during the year where you can get a 50-100 dollar cash credit card for logging stuff/steps whatever. I don't participate for a few reasons. One I hate the place! Two I already approached them about helping me pay for IM fee's and they said get bent basicly even though in their company policy they talk about sponsoring of employee's and their families for healthy activities. Of course at our corporate HQ up by Chicago they purchased bike jersey/short kits for the office people to do a ride in(it was for charity so they got publicity).

Again I could make a few extra bucks but ever since these things happened I don't care about filling the stuff out anymore.
2013-05-16 2:10 PM
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we used to have the same thing where i work.  part of the insurance company's incentive plan to promote good health.

had to purchase a specific hrm or step counter in order to qualify, then earn your money back, and hoepfully profit.  but they made you jump through hoops online in order to register the data collected by your unit.  plus they didnt work half the time.  it was a scam basically, though some coworkers made good money off it.

2013-05-16 3:26 PM
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At my company we get $350 a year towards attending health classes, gym memberships, or as in my case my race registration fees. Use it or lose.



2013-05-16 3:29 PM
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Subject: RE: Getting paid to work out!
We have an area on our intranet site that encourages us to get active.  Pretty lame.
2013-05-16 3:55 PM
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Subject: RE: Getting paid to work out!
coyote39 - 2013-05-16 4:26 PM

At my company we get $350 a year towards attending health classes, gym memberships, or as in my case my race registration fees. Use it or lose.

I want to work for your company! Nothing like getting to race for free, that's pretty cool Cool

My company sucks I don't get any healthy living perks like many of you do.

2013-05-16 4:41 PM
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Man, I would LOVE for my company to pay for my gym membership or maybe even to work out on the clock. Not ALL of my training, of course, but maybe come in 20 minutes late if you were at the gym that morning or something.

They DO do a lot of stuff to be bike-friendly, but alas, it doesn't work for my commute.

2013-05-16 4:57 PM
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I used to work for a company that actually had an on-site gym.  Full-size indoor basketball court, along with a running track, cardio machines, showers, and so forth.  They also learned that there are boatloads of sports medicine majors at virtually any university out there, so they would offer five or so unpaid internships each semester so we'd have free trainers and towel folders who were there just for the experience.

If that wasn't crazy enough, the company rented out the facility for practice when visiting NBA and college teams came to town.  Us bean counters in the office could head out to the gym at lunchtime and play in a pickup game against Julius Irving or Larry Bird.  Between facility rental fees and minimal paycheck deductions for using the gym, the place rarely lost more than $500 per month once the expenses were calced against the revenue.  It also made recruiting easy - take potential new hires out to the gym and they'd accept job offers even if they had something marginally better at another company.

Now, at my current company, we have an intranet site where we fill out our health information, and the only thing they use it for is to deny long-term disability insurance.  And, if we want to walk around the parking lot at lunch, we are expected to make a donation to charity each month.

2013-05-16 4:58 PM
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Subject: RE: Getting paid to work out!
I get some strange looks when I ride my bike to work and walk into the restrrom in my spandex to change...


2013-05-16 5:25 PM
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Subject: RE: Getting paid to work out!
timf79 - 2013-05-16 4:58 PMI get some strange looks when I ride my bike to work and walk into the restrrom in my spandex to change...
Is that because you shav your legs? Oops, sorry, wrong thread. :-)
2013-05-16 9:41 PM
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Subject: RE: Getting paid to work out!
My wife and I work for the same school district and we get money off of our health insurance/deductibles. There are about 6 factors like: blood pressure, no smoking, and working out 3 times a week, etc. We figured that we save a little over $800 a year. No brainer for the wife and me, good incentive to work out and stay healthy!
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