We expect all writers and editors at Exercise.com to comply with these guidelines when creating content.
Writers are responsible for the accuracy of their work. Confirming information and double-checking facts are of the utmost importance.
Our editorial team will not accept any payment of any kind in exchange for positive content or reviews of a company, product, or service. We write what we know. We take pride in creating honest content. It’s what the reader deserves.
There will be information we don’t know or is up for debate, and we will be open about that. Our goal is to produce consistent, professional content, and our writing team takes care to use fair language in all of our work.
Authority, Corrections, & Accuracy
Our writers strive to provide up-to-date, objective, and factual information to provide non-biased information to our users so they can make educated decisions. If we are contacted about a potential error, we do our best to keep an open mind and do everything possible to correct the information.
The fitness industry is continually changing, especially in the digital age. We monitor the industry closely to ensure that all content is 100 percent accurate and up to date.
Plagiarism is the act of taking another’s work and passing it off as your own. Exercise.com has a zero-tolerance policy for plagiarism or fabrication of any type. Violation of this policy may result in termination from the company pending a review.
It is the editorial team’s discretion as to what qualifies as plagiarism and fabrication of any type will not be tolerated. All Exercise.com content must be originally compiled and written unless replicated use is permitted by the original author/creator. Plagiarism includes but is not limited to:
- Replicating or copy/pasting from another website/source into content written for Exercise.com.
- Only making small modifications or changes to content from other websites.
- Copy previously written by a writer for a different site.
If we find that work has been plagiarized from another site, the editorial team will be notified as soon as possible so we can rectify the situation. To provide additional protection against plagiarism, we use Grammarly and other third-party software to check our content before it is published.
Our writers do not use slang or inflected language. A casual phrase for one person may be a pejorative for someone else, and we work to be as inclusive as possible. The use of profanity is forbidden on Exercise.com.
We make sure to use only credible sources across all of our websites. Those sources include:
- state and national certifying agencies like the National Commission for Certifying Agencies and the American College of Sports Medicine.
- health and fitness websites like Healthline, the National Institutes of Health, and Harvard Health Publishing
- consumer and industry data resources like Statista and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics