GymPact stories: Fit Grandpa
Greg “Fit Grandpa” with his daughter at the gym.
Meet Greg the “Fit Grandpa” a GymPacter using the app as motivation to help him get in shape for his first grandchild. We first found out about his story on twitter and were so inspired we wanted to hear more! We had the chance to chat with him about his experience with the app and how it has been working to keep him motivated
Why did you start using GymPact?
I recently learned my daughter is pregnant and I’ll be a first time grandfather in November. I was always very active when my kids were young and would like to get back into shape so I can also be active with my grandchild. I’ve tried a number of things in the past but when I heard about GymPact through my son, it was appealing to me because of the accountability.
How has it been working for you so far?
I’ve lost six pounds in one week using GymPact and watching my calories. I was tired one night and didn’t feel like working out, but I’m competitive with myself and the thought of losing money got me to the gym. I felt great afterward and was glad I went.
What is your favorite fitness tip?
Long-term goals can be overwhelming but setting a series of short-term goals can keep you on track. After just one week of exercise and healthier eating, I can fit into a pair of shorts that I couldn’t quite buckle a week ago. It’s a start and it motivates me to keep going.
Is there anything specific you’re waiting to spend your earnings on?
I find the money I put on the line each week to be a great motivator. The earnings are a nice perk and maybe I’ll reward myself with some new workout clothes.
What one piece of advice would you give to other GymPacters to stay motivated?
Make a list of things you want to do once you achieve your fitness goals and put it somewhere you’ll be sure to look every day. For me it will be playing with my new grandchild.