An anonymous American dad who was concerned about his 22-year-old’s weight and how this could affect her health promised to give her extra cash for time spent at the gym, the Sun reported.

The 53-year-old man who originally shared the post on Reddit revealed that his daughter who’s a postgraduate student hardly has time to go to the gym because she has to juggle university and her part-time job.

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“Our arrangement is that I pay for her tuition and rent,” wrote the dad.

It was at this point that he negotiated with his daughter to lessen her shifts at work and he’d pay her $15 (R230) for every hour she spent at the gym.  

“This is working on an honour system since I trust her,” he added.

He also went on to reveal that his wife thought it was a “disgusting idea”, even though he thought it was the opposite and would benefit his daughter greatly.

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The man’s post garnered mixed reactions from netizens, with many encouraging the dad to advise his daughter to switch to a healthier diet instead of spending too much of her time at the gym.

“It’s more important that your daughter looks at and adjusts her diet rather than just going to the gym all the time,” a user commented.

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Sources: The Sun, Reddit