Become an Outdoor Gym Activator! Course running 19th September 2018

Outdoor Gym Activator Course - 19th September 2018

As part of the London Borough of Hounslow´s Outdoor Gym programme, Ad-lib training will be running Outdoor Gym Activator training for volunteers at Heston Pools & Fitness on the 19th September 2018.

A one-day continuous professional development course which provides staff/volunteers with the skills and confidence to encourage other park and open space users to safely and effectively use outdoor gym equipment.   The course focuses on physical activity delivery and ideally staff/volunteers would work under the supervision of a qualified instructor to ensure the terms of the customer's insurance are met.  Course content includes outdoor gym equipment inductions, warm up and stretching exercises.  Students will receive an Ad-Lib Training Certificate of Attendance. 

If you are passionate about your local community and willing to spend your time promoting activity at your local outdoor gym this is for you. 

Training is being coordinated by Matthew Houghton (Fusion Lifestyle). Please register your interest by emailing  (please copy and paste into a blank email).

Please include the following: your name, your post code and contact details

We'll then send you a form to complete and return.

Please note: Volunteer training spaces are limited and registration of interest does not guarantee space on the training course. After the training you will be required to do a set amount ofhours at your local outdoor gym. We will contact you with further details ifspace becomes available.

Timetable for the training day:

Hounslow Outdoor Gym Activator


09.00 - 09.30    Welcome and Introductions

09.30- 10.45      The Physical Activity Landscape and Physical Activity Guidelinesfor Health

10.45 -11.00     BREAK

11.00 -12.00     Barriers to Physical Activity

12.00 -13.00     Introduction to TGOGC Equipment(Practical)

13.00 -13.45     LUNCH

13.45 -14.45     Components of Fitness

14.45 -15.45     TGOGC Induction Workshop(Practical)

15.45 -16.00     Evaluation and Close