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Playford's PTs need permits. Here's why.

Playford's PTs need permits.
Here's why.
Published 30 October 2017
As summer approaches, many people are turning to outdoor group and personal training for health and fitness.

As summer approaches, many people are turning to outdoor group and personal training for health and fitness.For Playford-based personal trainers, the warmer weather signifies the perfect time to run classes and training sessions in local reserves and make the most of spring.

Before holding classes in a reserve, trainers should first obtain a permit.

To encourage healthy activity, the cost of a permit is $50 for 24 weeks and allows accredited trainers to use parks for training and provides information to Council about reserve usage – meaning we can better maintain high-traffic areas, while ensuring our parks are not double-booked.Through the permit process Council ensures fitness instructors have the appropriate qualifications and insurance, reducing risks for participants, other reserve users and Council.

Local fitness trainer David Nelson, who runs Dave’s Bootcamp at the Munno Para Wetlands on Douglas Drive, is a long-time Playford permit holder and said it gives his clients peace-of-mind

David’s passion for fitness and helping others achieve their health goals led him to begin his outdoor boot camps after applying for a Playford permit.

“It’s pretty simple to apply for and it’s so cheap, only $50,” David said.

“I know I’m doing the right thing by getting a permit and that my clients are covered while they train with me."

David trains groups of all ages and ability and prefers outdoor training at Munno Para because of the flexibility it provides.

The City of Playford encourages fitness and healthy living in the community and personal trainers can contact Council about hiring a reserve for outdoor training.

For more information, click HERE or call 8256 0333.

To obtain a permit, click HERE.