Terms of Service

Rules are Rules…

I’m not a doctor or a health professional.  I’m a USA Track and Field certified coach and runner who, since 1998, has picked up on a lot of running and health ideas that are worth spreading.  That said, use of StrengthRunning.com (“the site”) means you abide by these terms of service and agree to these disclosures.

The material provided here is for educational and informational purposes only and is not intended as medical advice. The information contained in this site should not be used to diagnose or treat any illness, disease, or health problems.

Any injury or disease is best handled by your physician or health care provider, whom you should also consult with before beginning any nutrition or exercise program. Use of the programs, advice, coaching services, products and other information contained in this site or through email with Jason Fitzgerald (support@strengthrunning.com) is at the sole choice and risk of the reader.

Strength Running has several monetization strategies in place to support my family (SR is my full-time and only job). There is no paid advertising, but there are affiliate links to running and fitness products that I believe in. I only promote products that I have used or trust 100%. Assume that any link to a product is an affiliate link.

I also provide coaching services through the site. By using this website and any coaching service (“Full Coaching,” “PR Race Plan,” “The Strength Running Boot Camp,” “Injury Prevention for Runners,” “The Healthy Running Playbook,” “Nutrition for Runners,” “Coaching Strategy Call,” “Finish Strong,” “High Performance Lifting,” “Project: Runner,” “Plateau Buster,” “Team Strength Running,” “Simply Strong,” “Mindset Mastery,” “Bodyweight Power,” or any other program or service not listed above) you hereby forfeit any and all claims, past, present, and future, against the owners, editors, contributors, administrators, and other staff of Strength Running, LLC and https://strengthrunning.com.

Also, any results shown in our testimonials may not be typical. Photos shown on any Strength Running page are among our best case studies and transformations. Typical weight loss is 1 to 2 pounds per week. In overweight individuals, weight loss of up to 1% of total bodyweight per week is more common. Faster weight loss in the first 1-2 weeks is common but usually represents water weight loss, not body fat. Faster fat loss is possible, but not likely. Any SR program or coaching service is NOT a fad diet or rapid weight loss program. They are healthy lifestyle programs and a long term approach to body fat reduction and maintenance. Permanent weight loss requires long-term lifestyle change and cannot be guaranteed.

New FTC rules stipulate that I must disclose every time I have been compensated for something: a free t-shirt, an interviewee grabbing the lunch bill, a free product to review or affiliate link.

If I have to do this for every single time in the future, it will drive me nuts.  It will also piss you off because the flow of writing will be severely interrupted.

To keep everyone’s sanity, please assume that for everything on Strength Running the FTC disclosures on this page are all true. I.e., review products were provided for free, meals were comp’d, links are affiliate links, etc.

Podcast Sponsorships: Strength Running may have sponsors on the podcast. This means several things:

  1. A company has paid to sponsor the show (i.e., to have advertisements about their company read during the podcast) or a company is offering a product or service at a discount to Strength Running readers. The discount code also acts as an affiliate code and Strength Running receives a percentage of the total sale.
  2. Sponsors do not, and will never, have any editorial control over the podcast. They don’t edit the podcast, send lists of questions for guests, or contribute to the actual content of the podcast in any way.
  3. If I say I use a product, like a product, paid for a product myself, or have been given a product for free then those statements must be taken as true. I always strive for complete honestly with my listeners.
  4. I will never accept sponsorship from a company that I don’t think will add value to the life of a runner.

Thanks for bearing with me as I abide by these new rules.  They are designed for your own protection in the interests of full transparency.

Refund Policies:

The PR Race Plan comes with a 30-day satisfaction guarantee: email me within 30 days of the purchase of your plan and I will rewrite the plan to make it work for you. There are no refunds for this service.

1-on-1 Coaching requires a commitment from both the Strength Running Coach and athlete. There are no refunds, but you can pause and defer your coaching to any time in the future when you’re ready.

Injury Prevention for Runners and the Healthy Running Playbook come with a 30-day refund policy that require proof you implemented the coaching lessons and action steps via training journals or other means.

High Performance Lifting, Bodyweight Power, and Simply Strong offers a 30-day refund policy. Demonstrate that you completed at least two weeks worth of the workouts via a training log or other means and you’ll get a complete refund. We do not offer refunds for other reasons.

Nutrition for Runners and Finish Strong come with a 30-day refund policy that requires proof you implemented the nutrition lessons, recipes, action steps, and/or training via food logs, training journal, or other means.

Team Strength Running offers a cancellation option at any time. There are no refunds (since you can keep all of the downloadable training material) with the exception of a 3-day grace period for annual members at their 1-year renewal.

Project: Runner has a 30-day refund policy that requires proof you implemented the coaching lessons with completion of all worksheets.

All refunds are at the discretion of SR staff. We encourage you to make purchases intentionally and is one reason why our refund policies are strict. For example, if you ask for a refund within 1-2 days of your purchase, expect it to be declined. You haven’t given yourself enough time to use the program and this behavior is often consistent with fraud (you do not return a digital program for a refund).

If you have any questions about something that I put on my site, please contact me at support@strengthrunning.com and I’ll be happy to answer your questions.

Thanks again,

–  Jason.

Images courtesy of Louis Gray and Jeannine Schafer