Workout Software

It would be cool if there was a piece of software that would turn working out into a points based game. There would be a list of workout options and each workout/machine would have a different number of points for different numbers of reps/sets. I wouldn’t base points off of weight unless you were able to take into account each person’s current maximums. Then they could get bonus points for reaching new milestones. That actually should definitely be part of the system. What would really make it fun is if it was social. If you could see your friends’ points for the day/week/month/year. I think steps on iPhones are social but I’m not sure. There could also be an achievement system within the game. I’m not sure how you could reward people. I’d imagine cheating would be pretty easy. Maybe workouts would only count if your heart rate was a certain amount. That would make the game “smart watch required” though. That could just be for competitive people though. I don’t know, I think there’s something there. I’m just tired of working out being so damn boring. That’s why I have such a hard time going. It’s more painfully boring than it is painful.

Or maybe you have an avatar and you can unlock gear or clothes or accessories based on your points and consistency. Maybe it could only count points if you’re at a gym. That sounds fairly complex though. Just thinking out loud a bit.

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