HomeFit Bingo!

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Hey Everyone!

Looking for a fun way to engage people at home, help your local community, AND possibly grow your business? Try HomeFit Bingo!

Here is a PDF Version that people can print at home.

And here is an Excel Version you can edit yourself!

It should be pretty self-explanatory if you have done any of the Bingo Challenges with your folks in the past, but here is the gist:

Announce that you are playing a game people can play at home. You can have people play as individuals or on small teams.

It is probably best to make at least the first run through free. The goal is to increase engagement and to help promote the gym to people outside of your existing memberships and possibly sign them up for a remote program.

The first ‘round’ should be a weeklong to see how many people get Bingo. Each time they get B-I-N-G-O (they should be different boxes for each subsequent win), they get entered into a drawing to win something. Or you can give out prizes for each Bingo (although that could end up being a lot of people, see more about rewards below)!

You can also give out ‘spirit’ awards to people who are posting a ton online (and tagging the gym publicly), and who are encouraging others to join in on the fun. For example, if someone gets their friends and family in on the action, that will warrant a prize AND a huge shout out online (to encourage others to do the same).

The second round can be announced at least a day in advance that is a “Speed Round” where they must try and get B-I-N-G-O in one day. It should be announced in advance so they can plan ahead for the sleep squares.

Another idea is to do a “Blackout” game and award the first people to get a full ‘blackout’ (all the squares filled in the specified time)!

There is a TON of possibilities!


If you have already divided your folks into small 3-5 person pods or assigned them equally between coaches, the teams are already built.

If you don’t have teams set up, assign team captains to come up with team names and have them recruit people to their teams or do a random drawing. Another option is to have people select teams based upon when they come to the gym the most: Morning, Late Morning, Midday/Weekends, and Evenings.

For teams, you can award teams for each B-I-N-G-O. Or do a game where each box counts as one point (so everyone can still help the team). Run it for at least a week. Have people report their scores regularly (at least every day or two) so you can set up a leaderboard to keep score and keep people motivated.


The best prizes are gym swag and/or a gift card to a local restaurant or service business. You may want to reach out to local businesses and see if you can have them ‘sponsor’ some of the prizes (sell the gift card/credit to you at a discount).

You could also offer ‘free’ online training to winners who aren’t part of the gym membership yet. Establish the value of the program so people know how much they are saving! It is probably best to reserve this option for people who aren’t part of the gym already.

The key to challenges like this is to make them fun and easy (at least the first time around). Post about it constantly and give out prizes early on (if you can). Before it ends, start pumping up the next challenge to get even more people on board!

A Cash Prize Version

After some success, you can have a more ‘competitive’ version where people can buy in (for $10-50).

Set some strict rules and a deadline. Change the squares up to be a bit more difficult and a measurable.

Examples of more difficult squares:

  • Run/walk a 5k (3.1 miles)
  • Sleep 8 hours 3 nights in a row
  • Donate food or supplies to a healthcare location in need
  • Deliver supplies to some ‘at risk’ folks who should be avoid going out
  • Recruit 3 non-members to join you for a video class/ video one-on-one
  • Take 16,000 steps
  • Perform 500 Burpees (over 3+ days)

Make people post photos/evidence for each square (it is best if they do it online so the gym can get some social media love).

The winners (first to B-I-N-G-O) should receive the lion’s share of the entry fees. For example:

  • 1st place: 40%
  • 2nd place: 20%
  • 3rd place: 10%
  • “Spirit”: 10%
  • 4th place: gets their entry fee back (optional)
  • (Gym keeps 0-20%)

You can set this up as a one-time payment on your billing system. Or, if you aren’t expecting many people to enter, you can just have them Venmo/Zelle you and then pay them out the same (no credit card fees!). Do the second option at your own risk (taxes, etc.).


Here are two examples: The Thrivestry Version

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Here is a PDF Version that people can print at home.

And here is an Excel Version you can edit yourself!

And here is one from a long term Thrivestry gym: Desert CrossFit

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Thrive on.



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