To apply for a fitness licence most park/venue owners will use an online form (some accept written applications) and will expect prospective licensees to have read and understand certain documents, which are legally binding, and include:

  • Terms and conditions for registration and use of the park/venue;
  • A Code of Conduct for outdoor fitness training; and
  • Fees and charges for fitness licences.

Fitness operators should ensure they read and understand the above documents as applications are, generally, subject to final approval by the park/venue administration.

General Information Required

There a number of important pieces of information that park/venue owner’s will require and these can include:

  • Park/venue applying for.
  • Applicant’s name.
  • Company name.
  • Email address.
  • Telephone number (business and/or mobile).
  • Full address of business or individual.
  • Type of license required:
    • Individual trainer (1-4 clients, although varies between owner’s).
    • Group trainer (3-21+ clients, although varies between owner’s).
    • Day licence.
  • For group training sessions the following information may also be required:
    • Teaching style and method.
    • Frequency of sessions.
    • Duration of sessions.
  • Group size.
  • Client group(s), i.e. adults and/or children.
  • Evidence of public liability insurance (typical value required is £2-5 million).
  • Evidence of fitness qualifications.
  • Evidence of REPs (Register of Exercise Professionals) status.
  • A signed and dated risk assessment (note 1) to cover the sessions.
  • A written policy on accident and emergency procedures (note 2) (e.g. first aid and accident reporting).
  • A brief description of the business and the services that you offer.
  • An image of the business logo.


  1. For an example view Risk Assessments under the blog main heading Must Haves & Red Flags.
  2. For an example view the Accident & Emergency: Policy & Procedures under the blog main heading Must Haves & Red Flags.

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