Commercial fitness groups are those that involve participants paying trainers for exercise classes on public land.
Examples of fitness groups include:
- gym sessions
- circuit training
- boot camps
- boxing and pad training.
Group trainers need a fitness class licence to hold their sessions on public land. Running, cycling, and walking groups that are not commercial in nature don't need a licence. The licences and conditions ensure our public spaces are well-managed with no damage to the environment or facilities.
What you need to get a licence
To get your fitness class licence you will need:
- a health and safety plan
- a waste minimisation and a waste management plan
- public liability insurance, minimum $2 million
- a New Zealand Business Number (NZBN) from the Companies Office, if appropriate.
Times and restrictions