Fitness boot camps are very popular these days, so why not leverage all of this momentum and create a fundraiser? This type of fundraiser will work especially well for sports groups trying to raise money, not only because it’s a good tie in, but you may already have some instructors in house.

The great thing about putting together a fitness boot camp fundraiser is that you don’t need a big set up. You can host it indoors or outdoors. All you need is space, one or more good instructors, and a theme. You might be able to find a real fitness boot camp instructor who will lead your event for free, as it’s an opportunity for them to potentially get some new clients.

How long you make the event depends on you. The more activities you plan to incorporate, the longer the event will be. Remember that this is a fundraiser, so it may be a good idea to throw in a few fun activities along with the more traditional strenuous exercises like sit-ups, push-ups, high knees, lunges, running, etc.

Keep in mind that there are a lot of fitness boot camps around, so be sure to let people know that this is a fundraiser and not anything too serious. The idea is to have some fun, donate to a good cause and get some exercise benefits in the process. For a 1 to 2 hour camp, you could probably ask around $20 per person. Be sure to tell participants to bring exercise mats and plenty of water.  Have fun and be sure to let us know how your event went!

Here are a few ideas for naming your event:

  • 2 Fit to Quit
  • Funds for Fitness
  • Shape and Bake (maybe you can include some healthy baked snacks)