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Would this motivate some people to exercise? (Details inside)

Asked by talljasperman (21820points) February 17th, 2014

Having a switch on each end of the swimming pool when you swim to the other side and turn the dial you get a dollar, or treat/award, on each end.

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ccrow's avatar

I’m assuming you mean you’d be swimming laps, instead of just walking to either end of the pool and leaning down to turn the switch and then collect your reward…. although I suppose that would still be some exercise, at least.

talljasperman's avatar

@ccrow Lol… two people could game the system on each side turning the dial. So you would have to have monitoring for cheating.

Cruiser's avatar

If the reward was a warm chocolate chip cookie then yes.

longgone's avatar

Yes, sure.

JLeslie's avatar

If I was paid to exercise it would be great! Right now I pay to exercise. I’ve thought about getting zumba certified, but sometimes I go through weeks of not having enough stamina to get through a class very well. I could do zumba gold I guess. Water aerobics maybe also. Then I would get paid a little and maybe a free membership. So, yes, money would motivate people I think.

Berserker's avatar

A lot of drug addicts and alcoholics would learn how to swim then, if they didn’t know how. including me

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