Being paid to train is a dream of many amateur athletes.
Money is a strong motivator. Imagine how much stronger it becomes if you can also be penalized with it.
During a Mayo Clinic study, participants who were paid or penalized $20 for reaching or failing a weight loss goal were nearly 3 times more likely to even complete the 12 month program than those who had no financial incentives.
Consider a professional athlete. For them, financial motivation can mean having food on the table or not. If ...