Shared-Use Agreements for Outdoor Fitness

ACE Required Ethics Course

Expanding Your Programs Beyond the Gym: Understanding Shared-Use Agreements

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many health and fitness centers to close their doors, but it has also presented opportunities to make exercise and physical activity programs more accessible and safe for all. While virtual programs have gained popularity, shared-use agreements offer another alternative for those who may not be comfortable in a traditional gym or may not have regular access to physical activity programs.

In this course, you’ll learn from a panel of experts about how shared-use agreements can enable you to deliver physical activity and exercise programs in parks and other public spaces. Geared towards health and exercise professionals and physical activity advocates, this course covers the fundamental advocacy principles and best practices for obtaining these types of permits.

Expanding Your Services Beyond the Gym

Shared-use spaces not only provide a fresh approach for your clients, but they also offer your business an opportunity to attract new clients in new spaces. Led by Amy Bantham, DrPH, ACE Certified Health Coach and Group Fitness Instructor, and CEO/Founder of Move to Live More, this panel of experts will equip you with the knowledge to adapt and expand your services outside during the pandemic and beyond. You’ll also hear from:

  • Graham Melstrand, ACE Executive Vice President, Engagement, and Physical Activity Alliance Advisory Board Member
  • Megan Gamble, ACE Certified Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor, Co-Founder of POWERfit
  • Sameera Rao, Development Project Manager for the City of San Diego Planning Department and leader of the Spaces as Places initiative

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Implement tips and tricks for working with local government and positioning yourself as a health and exercise professional
  • Understand the basic knowledge of what a shared-use agreement or similar permit may entail
  • Leverage best practices for the use of shared spaces to expand your programs outside the gym.




  • Certified Personal Trainer or Group Fitness

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