The Royal Parks has suspended all fitness training licences with immediate effect, following concerns around people not adhering to social distancing guidelines. All personal fitness trainers and trainers who run group sessions must cease training in the parks immediately. In order to ensure that instructors are not out of pocket, The Royal Parks is offering an extension to licences to cover the amount of time these measures are in force. To find out more, please email the relevant park office.
The Royal Parks 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 fitness operator gives you the exciting opportunity of undertaking fitness activities in some truly unique and world renowned environments.
If you wish to use the parks for personal training or to run group fitness sessions you must be licensed. We licence operators to ensure that:
- the parks are protected
- access to and use of public open space is preserved for all visitors
- park visitors can benefit from, enjoy and engage in fitness training in a variety of outdoor environments
- fitness operators hold appropriate qualifications (based on industry best practice), and are fully insured and hold liability for participant's safety.