Disclaimer & Disclosure Policy

Disclaimer

I’m not a doctor, registered dietitian or fitness expert. The purpose of The Workout Life is to share my experiences of striving to fit exercise into a healthy work/life balance and as such the content of this website is in no way meant to replace professional advice.

When it comes to your health and fitness, please do your research and consult a medical or fitness professional before embarking on any diet or exercise plan.

I love fashion but I’m not a personal stylist, and as such accept no liability if you do not like the way your new leggings look in race photos. If it is any consolation, I never like the way I look in race photos either.

Disclosure Policy

The Workout Life is my personal blog, written and edited by me. All opinions are completely my own and I retain full editorial control of all content published on this site.

I appreciate that there is a lot of discussion around blogger ethics and editorial decisions when it comes to content published in return for payment or freebies. I want to tackle these issues head-on, so for the peace of mind of my readers and the information of anyone interested in working with me, The Workout Life disclosure policy is as follows:

Commissioned/Sponsored Posts

On the rare occasions that I am commissioned (i.e. paid) to share my honest, unbiased opinion about a brand, I will clearly disclose in the body of the post and will tag the post as ‘Sponsored’. I retain full editorial control over such posts, I will only write about products or services that I have personally used, and that are a good fit for the theme of The Workout Life. I will never write about something simply because I have been offered payment for doing so.

Samples, Events and Other ‘Blogger Freebies’

The vast, vast, vast majority of things I write about have been bought and paid for by me. I have a huge interest in fitness, fashion, food and beauty products and am more than happy to spend my own money on these things (much to the despair of my bank manager). However, I am sometimes sent complimentary products or invited to attend events free of charge in my capacity as a blogger.

I would like to stress that freebies do not automatically equal a blog post. The editorial content of The Workout Life remains at my absolute discretion and I reserve the right not to post a review at all. I am not in the business of trading free products for glowing reviews, so if I do choose to write about something that I received free of charge, the review will contain nothing but my honest opinion. I will clearly disclose the fact that I did not pay for the item in each post.

Advertising 

I do not currently accept advertising on The Workout Life.

Affiliate Links

When I blog about something I love – and that I think you’ll love too – I will endeavour to provide you with information on how much it costs and where you can buy it. Some of these links are affiliate links, which means that I may earn a tiny bit of commission should you click on the link and buy the product. This absolutely does not affect what I write. I only write about products and services that I have personally used, researched and would be happy to recommend to my mother, best friend or husband (or at least be prepared to argue with them as to why it was totally worth spending £125 on this bottle of moisturiser, thank you so very much).

Affiliate Discount Codes

You might have guessed that I’m a big fan of shopping. I’m also a big fan of discount codes and like to share these whenever possible.

I have several referral codes as a result of being a customer of certain brands, and from time to time, other brands may send me a special discount code to pass on to my readers. I will clearly disclose if any discount codes I publish will provide me with any kind of benefit (i.e. if I am paid a commission or given a discount on my future orders as a result of you using my codes). Then you can make a fully informed decision as to whether you are happy to help me get a few quid off my next food shop or if you’d rather pay full price or do a quick Google search for a different code.