Membership with insurance from EMD UK covers outdoor fitness classes as standard with no limits on numbers. You’ll need to check with your own insurer before planning your sessions.
Do your risk assessments.
Outdoor spaces come with their own unique sets of risks. For example:
- Members of the public using the space
- Uneven ground
- Extreme weather
You must do a risk assessment of your new space like you would any indoor class. Luckily for you, you can download outdoor risk assessment templates from our free resource area and edit them to suit your space.
Outdoor spaces are more susceptible to changes too. Things like litter, dog mess, holes, and wet ground all present hazards. You must do a walk around the space every time before your class.
Be aware of music licenses.
Your summer playlists will thrive in outdoor spaces! Mini festival anyone?
But before you hit play, you’ll need to sort your music licenses. Unless you’re playing royalty-free music, you’ll need to invest in a PRS license and your usual PPL credits.
You should also find a volume where your music isn’t going to be considered a ‘noise nuisance’. Playing music too loud could land you in trouble with local residents and businesses who have the right to complain to the council and the police.