Monday, February 1, 2010

Get paid $100 to work out for free

Hey everybody!  Want to get a good feel for where you're at with your health goals?  And get some great analysis on your fitness training?  I just got off the phone with a woman named Kathrine who's recruiting postpartum women in the Provo, Utah area to participate in a study through Brigham Young University.  They're paying a total of $100 to those who participate.  I lost my paper with the specific qualifications, but off the top of my head I think it was something like:

-baby no older than 9 months (pregnant women might qualify too, but I don't remember)
-4 month study
-no serious medical problems

If you qualify, you'll be asked to come in for two days of initial analysis (about 45-60 minutes each day), eight days apart.  After that, you'll be randomly selected to be in one of two groups.  Group one is flexibility training which you can do at home (or there's a group that meets once a week, I think).  Group two is strength training (weights).  For the strength training you have to go to a local physical therapist (they give you the info) twice a week with one of the people from the lab (They make sure you're doing the exercises right).  However, the physical therapist is open from something like 6:00am to 8:00pm, so it should be easy to make it work if that's something you're worried about.  (I was.)

I'm secretly hoping for the strength training one because I've always wanted to learn how to use weights properly (i.e. so I can do it without hurting myself or something).  But flexibility would be great too.  I would definitely benefit from either.  Anyway, I go in for my initial analysis this week and next week and then I get to start!  I'm really excited to make some money for doing things that I'm trying to do anyway!

If this is something you're interested in, give Kathrine a call at (801) 310-5295.  If you have any questions for me, leave it in the comments or shoot me an e-mail.

Oh, and of course I'll keep you all updated on how this goes.  I'm so excited!


Kathy Haynie said...

Yay, Katie! Talk about a win-win situation. Good job!

my name is lauren. said...

what a deal katie!

We'd love to hear from you!

Want to write a guest post for The Skinny? E-mail Katie at kathleenann08 (at) gmail (dot) com.