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Personal Trainers and Group Fitness Classes

Update Monday 28 September

The Victorian Government’s recent announcement regarding the easing of COVID-19 restrictions means that outdoor training and group training sessions can resume in groups of up to 2 people per trainer. Please note: the use of Council’s sports grounds and open space must be in line with the state government’s COVID-19 regulations for sports and exercise.

If you are interested in running an outdoor training session we are here to help.  Council is currently allowing personal/group fitness trainers to sign up for a month-to-month permit, even if you’re currently not registered with the City of Kingston. Signing up is easy, register via our online booking system here.

Activities and restrictions:

As advised by the Victorian Government a maximum of 2 people per group training session is allowable with a minimum social distance space of 1.5 metres.

o   Group fitness/training sessions cannot interfere with any sporting club seasonal training activity on sports grounds.

o   The following activities are permitted, subject to your permit approval:

  • Gym sessions
  • Boxing and pad training
  • Organised aerobic activity
  • Running groups
  • Circuit training
  • Yoga sessions
  • A combination of any of the above

Please note: the use of equipment (light hand weights, skipping ropes, mats etc) must be in line with the state government’s COVID-19 regulations for sports and exercise.

o   The following activities are NOT permitted:

  • No setting up of gymnasium type equipment (e.g. weight benches, weight stacks, stationary bikes, treadmills, steppers)
  • Organised ball sports (e.g. soccer, rugby, football)
  • Use of amplified music or voice equipment
  • The sale of clothing, merchandise, equipment, refreshments, goods, services or products.

If you have questions please feel free to contact Council’s Sport & Recreation team on 9581 4608 or email

We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.