Personal Trainers in Parks

From the Saturday 1 October 2016 if you are interested in using Holland Park for personal training purposes you will need to apply for a licence.
The licensing scheme has been introduced to ensure that:

  • the parks are protected
  • all park users can enjoy the Royal Borough’s parks and open spaces for both leisure facilities and quiet space
  • park visitors can take part in fitness training in a variety of outdoor environments
  • fitness operators hold appropriate qualifications (based on industry best practice), are fully insured, and hold liability for participant's safety.

Licences are available for personal training and group training. A one-day licence is also available.

Initial Licences will run from 1 October 2016 to 31 March 2017 and the scheme will be extended to cover all of the Royal Borough’s Parks from 1 April 2017. The scheme is being managed by Quadron Idverde, the Council’s grounds maintenance contractor, on behalf of the Royal Borough.
Applications are open from 12 September 2016 and an application pack can be picked up at the sports booking office in Holland Park or downloaded using the link below. The application pack contains information about the terms and conditions of the licence, applicable fees and details of how to apply.

Please note: a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check is no longer required as part of this application process.

Personal Trainer Application Pack [PDF] (file size 883.48 KB)
Appendix one Holland Park By-Laws [PDF] (file size 157.21 KB)

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