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How To Run A Fitness Fundraiser

Dec 13 2017

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Running a fitness class fundraiser is a quick and easy way to raise money. By hosting a bootcamp or spin class, you’ll not only help your cause, but your supporters as well! Fitness centres love these kinds of events because it increases awareness of their business, and creates a positive association within your community. Find a class that’s popular, and charge a fee where proceeds go directly to your cause. There are lot of different ideas for this kind of fundraising event: 


Organize a fitness challenge:

Have your participants set personal goals that align with some sort of fitness challenge. For a small registration fee, you or your volunteers will measure and keep track of the results. You can also ask participants to raise money by having family and friends sponsor their efforts. Invite community members to join the challenge, and encourage them to post videos to spread the word and keep everyone motivated! The challenge should end with the cumulative achievements of the participants, and the value of the funds raised! 


Dance till you drop:

Host a dance marathon where your supporters dance till they drop! Participants raise money by reaching out to their friends and family for sponsorship. This kind of fundraiser can be a party! Decorate your space and make it look like a dance floor to keep your participants going. Make sure to have food and drinks available, your participants are going to be there for the long haul. 


Jump rope competition:

This type of fitness fundraiser is a really fun family event. In the weeks leading up to the competition, encourage your participants to train for the competition. For a registration fee, contestants can participate in competitions organized by fitness level.  Prizes can include trophies, as well as class packages to your studio.



Zumba is a Latin-inspired fitness dance movement, and Zumba fundraising events are winning rave reviews from participants and the supported organizations alike. The basic premise is to run a zumba class that can last anywhere from 1-6 hours. Charge participants an entry fee for your fundraiser, and if you want to make it a real marathon, award the last zumba-er standing! 


Sharing your fundraiser:

Create a Facebook event for you fundraising event, and a flyer to share with your community and supporters. It’s best to have these kinds of fundraising events over the weekend, so that you can get as many attendants as possible. 


Bonus cash back for your fundraiser:

Purchase refreshment for your fundraising event through a FlipGive fundraising page and earn up to 10% cash back on everything you buy. Having a FlipGive fundraising campaign is also a great place for your supporters to help, and make much needed donations to your cause!

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