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Fitness activities in our parks

There are many regular outdoor exercise and fitness classes taking place in our parks, open spaces and beaches, all of which are licensed.

Apply for a licence 

You’ll need a licence to hold an outdoor exercise class on any of our parks, open spaces or beaches. 

Before a licence is granted, you’ll need to provide evidence of:  

  • public liability insurance to a minimum of £5m 
  • risk assessment 
  • instructor certificates 
  • DBS certificate if working with under 18s 
  • first aid qualification. 

The licence fee is £100 per weekly session for a 12-month period. So, if you’re planning to hold 1 class a week, the cost would be £100 for the year. For 2 classes a week it would be £200, and so on. 

If you'd like to run a fitness activity at one or more of our parks and open spaces, complete an application form, email parks@bcpcouncil.gov.uk or call 01202 123 888

Apply for an events licence  

If you'd like to run a one-off fitness event, you’ll need an events licence. Email events@bcpcouncil.gov.uk to find out how to apply.   

Current licensed operators

Activities in Poole
  Contact LicenceLocation Timetable
Ben Law Personal Training

Telephone: 07917 042 358

Email: benjameslaw@icloud.com 

Fitness  Whitecliff Recreation Ground  Saturdays AM
Bootcamp UK

Telephone: 07720 621 772 

Website: Bootcamp UK Ltd  
Fitness  Whitecliff Recreation Ground    Mondays AM 
Wednesdays AM 
Saturdays AM 
Lou Dutch Personal Training

Telephone: 07884 006 709 

Email: lou@loudutchsportsmassage.co.uk 
Fitness  Fenners Field  Tuesday AM 
Fridays AM
Power of the Pride Bootcamp 

Telephone: 07734 939 313 

Email: contact@powerofthepride.co.uk  
Fitness  Poole Park  Wednesdays PM
Sean Burgess Fitness

Telephone: 01202 282 726 

Mobile: 07831 298 610 

Email: info@seanburgessfitness.com  
Fitness  Broadstone Recreation Ground  Mondays AM 
Wednesdays AM 
Friday AM 
Walx Dorset

Telephone: 0331 2 34 540 

Mobile: 07768 873 156

Website: walxdorset.co.uk 

Walking  Poole Park 
Baiter Park 
Branksome Recreation Ground 
Upton Country Park 
Sandbanks Beach 
Any days 
Any times

Unlicensed operators 

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

If a member of the public is injured by the actions of an unlicensed trainer, and that trainer does not have public liability insurance, it’s very unlikely they’ll be able to pay any compensation due because of negligence.