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CrowdFunding promotion Encouraging wellness with rewards!

posted Jan 24, 2015, 2:04 AM by J Shaw   [ updated Jan 24, 2015, 2:11 AM ]

Encouraging wellness with rewards!

In 2009 I fell in love with helping and motivating  people to meet their personal weight loss goals. The problem I was running into was that people didn't seem to be motivated just by the thought of losing weight alone, some just needed an extra incentive. The idea came to me after a conversation I was having with a client. This particular client was having a hard time sticking to his meal plan, and he was discouraged he wasn't losing weight. Then I said to him. "if you lose 2 pounds this week, i'll buy you dinner." My client ended up losing 3 pounds that week, and didn't let me forget that I owed him dinner! That's when it hit. Encourage wellness with rewards! 

The idea.

This is when Wellcounts was born. Wellcounts is health and wellness challenge application that features discounted prices at local or national companies for accepting and completing a "well challenge."

How it will work.

After downloading the free app you will have your choice of companies who all have challenges you must complete to receive your discount. For example say your favorite local restaurant challenges you to walk 20,000 steps/ day for 1 week. All you do is:
  1.  Accept challenge
  2. Track steps (fitbit, UPband, bodybug)
  3. Receive your discount!
  4. ENJOY!

What the funding will go towards:

I am hoping to reach a goal of $10,000 in funding. Here is a breakdown of how I intend to use this funding.


  • The website and app are  nearly finished and this money will get it to the finish line!
  • Purchasing the merchandise for our backer awards -- t-shirts, etc.


  • Getting the word around. I have partnered with a local marketing company and have some great ideas to get the word out!


  • Hosting the application.

  • To sum it up: The more funding I raise, the better the experience I can offer to the YOU the customer!