Wondering why there are no ads on our site? Curious how we make money? My, you’re a savvy shopper! 🙂
Unlike many shady, half-hearted review sites in the fitness (and other) industries, we do NOT accept paid inclusions or endorsements of any kind on FitRated.com.
How We Make Money (and why it’s awesome for you):
In order to provide you with an awesome experience saving time and money searching for fitness products with our unbiased and in-depth reviews, we have to cover our expenses and we do it primarily through the proper use of affiliate relationships with fitness retailers. It is important to mention that our editorial team is completely separate from our business development team, so there is no room for bias.
What does this mean for you? Basically, this changes nothing on your end, except that the quality of our reviews is higher than if we weren’t earning anything from our hard work.
We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program and other similar affiliate advertising programs which are designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to such affiliates’ websites such as Amazon.com.
Here’s how it works: when you read our reviews and decide on the right product for you, if you click a link on our site, that link shows the merchant that we referred you, and they may pay us a commission on the sale, kind of like referring a friend to an apartment complex, or the commission a real estate agent receives for helping you find/sell your home.
This doesn’t change the price you pay (though sometimes you’ll save money with a discount, coupon code or promotion we find for you), and our opinions and reviews are unbiased (for reasons previously mentioned).
We also review products that don’t have affiliate programs, meaning we can’t make any money on those reviews since we don’t advertise or accept endorsements.
Why do we go to the trouble? Because some products are a great fit for many people, and we want to make them known even if we make no money from the hours upon hours we spend reviewing them.
Our goal is to help you find the best fitness products for you, and if you’re successful, we’re successful!
Terms & Conditions
All data presented on our website is provided openly by fitness manufacturers and retailers. We compile the facts, including product specifications, ratings from across many websites, and images, all to help you choose the best products & services for you.
While we do present the facts, we also compile data and make use of an in-house, proprietary algorithm for displaying a single rating (out of 5 stars). Although this algorithm is based on aggregate data, it should be regarded as opinion since it is based on our interpretation of ratings compiled from multiple sources, each displaying ratings provided by customers (each an opinion).
Also, our buying guides, recommendations, preferred retailer choices and detailed analysis of fitness products should be regarded opinion as well, due to their very nature.
Note that information contained in the blog is meant to complement and not replace any advice or information from a Doctor or other health professional. Many in the fitness industry, have differing opinions on the same diet and weight loss plans. Shannon is a certified personal trainer, and provides her articles and advice based on her research and success with her clients. Always consult with a doctor before beginning any weight lifting or fitness program.
This website is built and managed by a few like-minded individuals who made it their goal to improve the quality and efficiency of fitness reviews online.
We are not professional reviewers, and cannot guarantee our presentation of the facts or our opinions will ensure the perfect choice for every visitor.
However, we spend a lot of time doing research to provide you with a simple, ad-free resource for choosing the right tools for you to reach your fitness goals, and we sincerely hope it helps. If, as a result of our dedication, you decide to purchase a product through a link on our website, we receive a small commission paid to us by the retailer you purchase from.
This is our way of supporting and improving the website, and allows us to justify the time and effort we invest into this project. Thanks for your support!
FitRated and its team follows all federal and state government regulations by providing disclosure on the source of income and by separating editorial content from advertisements.
FitRated also signs affiliate agreements and receives permission from all manufactures and brands before posting reviews, following guidelines clearly outlined in said affiliate agreements.
No guarantee can be made as to the success you will have with your choice of products or services recommended by the Fit Rated staff.
We make every effort to provide you with the facts, and our opinions, to find the right product, but your purchase is still your own. If, for example, our recommended retailer takes too long to ship your order, that is beyond our control, but repeated cases such as this will affect our decision to recommend said provider.
We wish you the best of luck in finding the perfect products for you from our reviews, and thanks for visiting FitRated.com!