Contact Us

Lose Weight, Win Cash!
Graphic courtesy of

Would cash motivate you to skip dessert?  Could you step away from the buffet, and step onto the treadmill if there were a cash incentive?

To help Michigonians kick start their New Year’s diet and fitness resolutions, HealthyWage™,  an online network that pays members who improve their health, announced “The Michigan Matchup” – a state-wide weight-loss contest that will reward top-performing teams with a total of $18,000 in cash prizes.  Currently over 90 health clubs throughout Michigan including Flint’s Powerhouse Gym, are supporting contestants and serving as weigh-in locations. Registration for the contest is open now through January 8 for all Michigan residents.

All participants qualify for $100 cash if they start with a Body Mass Index (BMI) above 30, and reduce their BMI to below 25 after one year.

The Michigan Matchup is open only to Michigan residents.  Teams of five will strive to achieve the greatest percentage of weight loss, competing for a $10,000 first-place prize.  Large employers are also eligible to compete in a “Company vs. Company” division, where each business’ employees attempt to lose the most weight.  So far, no Flint-area employers have committed to compete.

In 2010, Web MD ranked Flint #5 on its list of “The Ten Most-Obese Metro Areas in the U.S.”.

HealtyWage co-founder David Roddenberry adds, “While our company pays all Michigan residents $100 to lose weight as a standard part of our program, we’ve found that the free $100 cash incentive is more effective at motivating weight loss when coupled with a contest to build excitement and peer support in working toward weight-loss goals.”

If you’re interested in learning more or would like to register, go to

Best of Cars 108

Recommended for You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Please solve this simple math problem to prove that you are a real person.

Sign up for Passenger Rewards quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Passenger Rewards contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.