The Role of Fitness Training Licences

Parks and venues across the United Kingdom (UK) are used by people of all ages and of different fitness levels as part of a healthy lifestyle, from lunchtime joggers to Olympic and Paralympic athletes such as David Weir and Mo Farah.

Being a licensed outdoor fitness, military fitness or fitness boot camp operator provides individuals and organisations with the exciting opportunity of undertaking fitness activities in some truly unique and world renowned environments.

Many local authorities now require fitness operators who wish to use their parks/venues for personal training or to run group fitness sessions to be licensed. Local authorities licence operators to ensure that:

  • The parks/venues are protected;
  • Access to and use of public open space is preserved for all visitors;
  • Park/venue visitors can benefit from, enjoy and engage in fitness training in a variety of outdoor environments; and
  • Fitness operators hold appropriate qualifications (based on industry best practice), and are fully insured and hold liability for participant’s safety.

As a licensed fitness operator many local authorities will also promote businesses on their websites and social media channels.

The associated pages will inform readers on the typical process to become a licensed fitness operator.


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