I believe in being completely transparent with our readers, clients, customers, users and community on the purpose and monetization of this website. My goal is to inspire, educate, and help fellow gamers and fitness enthusiasts on their quest to getting strong and feeling confident. While this website was founded as a passion of mine where I get to connect with people and share what I love about health, fitness, gaming, and life in general, please understand that this is a for-profit website. This website – and ultimately myself, as the owner of Heroes of Fitness (HOF) – earns money in several ways, including:
- Selling products and services directly
- Affiliate commissions
Certain products and links to products on this site are affiliate links, meaning HOF will earn a commission on any purchases you make (please note, this will not incur any additional cost to you). Some of the affiliate programs included are, but not limited to, Dragon Door Publications, Amazon, Commission Junction.
While not every link or product that I share may have an affiliate relationship with HOF, for simplicity’s sake, please assume that any links sending you to a product or service on another website are affiliate links that HOF will receive compensation for if you purchase.
We only ever recommend products that I, myself, or the HOF team, personally use and love. We have done all the testing and researching for you. For example, we do not recommend a ton of different supplements for that reason, as we don’t use them and thus we can’t stand by them and recommend them to our community. Using affiliate links is a way for us to help cover the costs of running a site like this (hosting, website tools, marketing services, the list is goes on).
Some sites and partners may compensate us in other ways such as services, swag, free membership or attendance to events, credits/points or through other non-money means.
Another point to disclose: I am a Senior RKC (Russian Kettlebell Certified) Instructor with Dragon Door Publications and my soon-to-be-wife Nicole is the COO of Dragon Door, thus we have an interest in seeing them succeed and we both make money through them. I heavily recommend products and certifications from Dragon Door because I am personally involved in the organization and strongly believe in the quality of their products and their trainings. I should also disclose that it’s because of Dragon Door that Nicole and I met and we’re now getting married, so yea, I probably owe them a little support.
If you have any questions about how we monetize or our policies in general, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Lastly, I am not a doctor (and I don’t play one on TV). You should always consult with your healthcare professional if you have any pre-existing conditions or health concerns that may prevent you from exercising. I am also not a certified nutritionist. While we make recommendations on the best eating habits to achieve success in your health and fitness program (based on our extensive research), every individual is different and has their own specific dietary or health needs and restrictions. What works for one person may not work for you. We strive to educate our community to make the best possible choices to achieve their goals within the parameters of their current body and condition.
– Tim Spencer, Nicole Du Cane, and the Heroes of Fitness Team