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Personal Trainers and Group Fitness Classes

Updated 19 February 2021

Outdoor training and group training sessions can resume in groups of up to 50 people per trainer. Please note: the use of Council’s sports grounds and open space must be in line with the state government’s Last Step Restrictions.

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.

Activities and restrictions:

As advised by the Victorian Government a maximum of 100 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 Latest restrictions.

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

We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.

Please note: Council currently does not issue permits or approve any commercial use on the foreshore. Council is in the process of reviewing it's Coastal Marine Management Plan, which may take up to 12 months.