Who we are

Our website address is: https://thefitnessweirdo.com.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

If you use one of our contact forms, we will require your email address and first name only. This is to prevent spam and/or trolls and to be able to get in touch with you should your query require us to do so. We use WordPress and MailChimp for contact forms.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select "Remember Me", your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Who we share your data with

We do not sell your data to any third parties and only share your data whenever it is necessary to do so for the well functioning of the website and to provide you with a better experience. For example, when you sign up for our email newsletter, your data will be stored on MailChimp, which is our email newsletter provider, so we can send you emails from there. You can always select how you want to be contacted and can always unsubscribe from any email communications.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

We are very careful with your contact information and will never sell your data to any third parties. If you get in touch with us, we require an email and a first name, just so we can get back to you, as you would normally in an email conversation with another person. You can always request that this information is deleted.

Additional information

How we protect your data

We make our best efforts to ensure your data is protected at all times and we regularly check and update the website and the plugins we use to make sure they are using the adequate protection. We take any concerns very seriously and will always work to ensure you feel safe using our website.

What third parties we receive data from

All data received from third parties is data collected and processed for or by The Fitness Weirdo, such as from sign up forms hosted in a different software (i.e. MailChimp and similar). We do not buy email lists or personal data from any third parties.

Data might be collected from other social media platforms, in which case, specific sign up forms will be created for this purpose, so visitors can always choose where and how their data will be collected, stored and used.

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

We do not do profiling based on personal data. However, we might do some marketing activities based on aggregated data and/or user choices, such as tailoring email newsletters based on what you would like to read. You can always change your preferences or choose to unsubscribe by following the links on our emails.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

The Fitness Weirdo is mainly a content website. We want you to enjoy visiting us and reading our blog and news. All data we collect is to make your experience easier and more enjoyable.

As a personal trainer site, if you choose to hire our services, additional data might be required, such as health and medical conditions, contact details, payment methods, etc. You will always be informed when additional data will need to be collected and given the option to refuse. Please bear in mind that some services might not be provided if key information is missing, but you will always be able to enjoy reading our blog without having to provide any further information.

In summary

We are consumers/users ourselves and we want our own data to be protected at all times, and so do you. We want you to enjoy interacting with us and know that we are always doing our best to keep your data safe. We will only collect the data we need for the purpose of our interaction and if we ever need to collect more information, we will get in touch to explain why and to ask for your permission.

If at any point you want your data to be deleted, please let us know so we can get it done.