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Your Borough Of Poole

Outdoor Exercise Classes

The borough allows outdoor exercise classes to take place on many of its open spaces, allowing exercise in the great outdoors.

Providers wishing to hold an outdoor exercise class will require a licence to operate classes on any of Poole's open spaces or beaches. 

Before a licence is granted outdoor exercise providers need to provide the documents below:

  • Public Liability Insurance (£5,000,000 as a minimum)

  • Risk Assessment

  • instructor certificates

  • DBS Certificate if working with under 18’s

  • First Aid Qualification

Once the provider has satisfied us that they are suitably insured and competent to run an outdoor session a licence to operate will be granted.

A licence fee is applicable and is charged at £100 per weekly session for a 12 month period. Therefore if a provider wishes to hold one class per week the cost would be £100 for the year, if 2 classes £200 and so on.

Please call 01202 261306 to apply.

Licensed Operators

The list below details the licensed outdoor exercise providers who have our permission to operate:

Anytime Fitness: Hamworthy Park

Nordic Walking Health and Fitness - Sandbanks Beach

Nordic Walking UK

Sean Burgess Fitness - Poole Park

Unlicensed Operators

Anyone who is running an outdoor fitness session on one of Poole's open spaces without our permission may not be suitably insured or qualified to do so.

If a member of the public is injured negligently by the actions of an unlicensed trainer and that trainer does not have Public Liability Insurance it is very unlikely that they will have the funds for the payment of any compensation that may be due as a result of the trainers negligent actions.

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01202 261306

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