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Using parks to run fitness training sessions

People of all ages and fitness levels exercise in our parks as part of a healthy lifestyle, from lunchtime joggers to serious athletes. Being a licensed fitness operator gives you the exciting opportunity of running activities in some truly unique and world renowned settings.

If you wish to use the parks to run personal training or group fitness sessions, you must apply for a permit. We use the permit process help manage our public spaces in the following ways: 

  • Regulating physical training in the park
  • Balancing activities, to ensure that the spaces are equally available for all users
  • Ensuring safe, high quality activities from qualified trainers
  • Promoting how our parks are used to improve public health; this may include publicising your classes across our social media accounts

Fitness instructor licensing fees

For enquires and for details on charges to hold commercial fitness classes in the park please email and provide details of the location and frequency of your proposed sessions.

Before you apply

You will need the following information and documents to complete your application. 

  • An electronic copy of your public liability insurance (a minimum of £5 million per claim)
  • Risk assessment 
  • Instructor certificates 
  • Disclosure Barring Service certificate (if teaching classes with under 18s)
  • First Aid qualification or First Aid plan
  • A payment card
  • Please read: Government Covid-19 guidance for fitness trainers and coaches
Warning Fitness trainers will be required to submit a risk assessment detailing how social distancing will be implemented and how hygiene measures will be increased

Apply online

Please complete all boxes where possible, including all required dates in the Event Description box. Please upload the required documentation using the Documents tab.