Make the Most of Spring: Ways to Get Active

Spring activities are in full swing but there's plenty of time to make the most of this season! The best way to enjoy the warm breezes and fun events is to step outside! Breathe in fresh air, soak up the sunshine, and get your body moving. It's the perfect time to break out of your comfort zone and try new things, whether you're with family and friends or starting a new project on your own. 

It's easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of school, work, and everything else life throws at you, but staying active leads to a better quality of life. At SignUpGenius, we're happy to know that sign ups help connect people with exciting opportunities to stay on the go. Keep reading to find new ways to get moving and make the most of spring fever! 

Start a new hobby  

When thinking of ways to get active, picking up a new hobby is a great choice. You can get to know new people, learn new things, and even compete with other enthusiasts. Sports like pickleball aren't expensive to get involved in and it's easy to organize pickleball matches with friends. 

If you're not a sports person, there are plenty of other ways to get moving. Round up like-minded people and use sign ups to start a gardening or hiking club. You'll likely be surprised by how many people want to get together and enjoy the great outdoors.  

Support your favorite cause  

As the weather gets nicer, many nonprofit organizations host fundraising events. If you're looking for a meaningful way to spend your time, volunteering can make a difference in your community. You can help plan or support events like a 5k race fundraiser or be a part of hosting a spring silent auction

The beauty of volunteering is that you can choose how much to commit. A monthly or occasional opportunity may be the best fit for some, but people with flexible schedules can contribute more of their time and might even start a service project. To get started with a new service project, it's easy to create a sign up that will coordinate volunteers and help you collect donations seamlessly.  

Try team building activities  

 Getting a strong turnout for a company event is easier when it's warm and the days are longer. Plus, you have more options to help team members get to know each other better. Team building activities enhance company culture and are designed to bring everyone out of their shells. 

Organize a company softball match, find a service project everyone can join, or, if you're remote, host a virtual lunch or event. Ask your team for feedback about favorite past events or ideas for new activities. 

Take advantage of spring weather before it gets too hot and coordinate a picnic. When setting up a company picnic, remember to account for how many people will be there and plan the menu accordingly. To get an accurate head count, you can use sign ups to collect RSVPs. Broadcast your sign up to your company email list so everyone gets the memo.  

Have fun with neighbors 

One of the best parts of spring is seeing your neighborhood come alive again. Celebrate the season by organizing games and events that can get your entire block outside, like a neighborhood field day. Brainstorm fun games, turn a backyard into your playing field or reserve space at a neighborhood park, and have a blast! 

Planning events with a lot of different factors and people, especially outdoor events, can get hectic. Instead of doing everything yourself, create a sign up and enlist some friends to share the organizing responsibilities with the multiple administrators feature. Make sure everyone knows the field day location with our mapping feature.  Set up custom reminders to send automatically a few days before the event to help neighbors remember and show up ready to play. 

Get in shape (personal training, healthy habits, self-care) 

Starting a workout plan is usually number one on a list of New Years Resolutions, but by spring, life gets in the way. Luckily, this season brings ideal weather to motivate us to get back on track with healthy habits. There are so many fun ways to get active outside from nature walks to team sports. 

Invite friends to attend an outdoor yoga class or meet in the park for a workout. If you want to get moving with friends, try organizing a running club with a sign up. It's easy to promote your sign up on social media to connect with other runners looking to join a group and meet new people. For a personal touch, add a custom question to the sign up and collect shirt sizes. Now, your new running club can have custom shirts made! 

Try any of these ideas to embrace staying active and finding new ways to enjoy the outdoors this spring. Starting new hobbies and projects can be so easy when you have sign ups to help! 

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