Privacy Center of Sportize.me
Our Philosophy: Ten things that help us help you
The founder of Sportize.me, Antonio Quirós, says: “the perfect web and mobile personal trainer service should fully understand your needs and objectives to provide you with the exact information you need, when you need it and wherever you are going to use it” Sportize.me was created to provide users with a totally personalized assistance, in a variety of ways, whatever your physical condition or objective is.
Sportize.me has been so successful precisely because it was the most simple, professional, personalized and with a larger variety than any other personal trainer services on the web or mobile.
But our technology has evolved from those times and the aspect of Sportize.me has changed. Even though we recognize that the process of transforming necessity into an objective and exercise to achieve it is a problem for many that may not be solved in an easy way, we keep stretching the limits of the existing technology, to supply an effective service, precise and easy to use, that is available to any person that wants to improve quality of life, whether accessing Sportize.me from a personal computer in London or using a cel phone in New York. Furthermore, we have applied concepts we have learned in the process of user support, to improve the satisfaction of user needs so they can focus their energies in taking care of themselves.
As we continue thinking about the future, these basic principles guide our actions.
- Everything else will come in due time when the main interest centers on the user’s necessities and objectives.
- We prefer to specialize in helping our users and to do it good
- Exercise is the best thing you can do to help yourself.
- Web democracy works.
- You don’t have to be in front of your computer to get information on your exercise plan.
- Do good and go good is perfectly possible
From the start, we have been dedicated to supply our users with the best possible experience.
The most important objective for us is to guarantee you that our work is useful,but not for our own benefit or internal goals. That is always what we have in mind, when we design a new function for your private space or for mobile native applications, or modify the aspect of any public page.
The interface (mobile or web) of your prívate space is simple and clear, it makes it easier to access the information you need in a quick way so you will be reminded of the goal you want to reach at the touch of your fingers.
Your prívate space information is not for sale. Publicity is not only well defined and limited to the public spaces but only offers relevant information to you, and will not distract anybody from the goal.
This means that when we create new tools and applications, we are sure that they are so practical and easy to use that you will not have to worry how to use them, just simply incorporate them to your daily follow-up.
We are dedicated to plan the daily routine of exercises for each user, this is a personalized service. We make the art of taking care of yourself a daily and standard practice in your life.
We have a team of expert professionals from the sports world and highly respected nutritional experts, that are dedicated exclusively to solving our users problems and to supervise the services of personal training, so we know very well what we do and how we can improve every day.
With our program, we have been able to help thousands of users by our continuous effort to solve every problem they have, like lack of precise information, the absence of expert planning, the laziness to begin to exercise and thoughts of leaving it for later, and by constantly improving a service that has transformed the regular practice of exercise into an experience totally integrated to the lives of thousands of users.
Our eagerness to be better and transform the experience of daily exercise into a pleasant part of your life, drives us to put into practice all the concepts we have learned by incorporating new functions, like GPS and TIP area.
Transforming the lives of persons by making exercise part of their daily life, thus improving their quality of life and facilitating access to useful information to take better care of themselves is our primary goal.
We know your time is gold, so when you look for help in the Web or in your mobile to do your daily exercise routine, you want to find it quickly and receive it when your need it and we make that happen. Probably we are the only Internet company that can boast that its objective is for users to leave our Web page as soon as possible and go ahead and start to exercise following the personalized routine scheduled for that day.
Eliminating useless information from our communications and increasing the effectiveness of our service, has surpassed many times our own goals for helping people who are starting to exercise with us. In the first week, the majority of our users have integrated exercise as a common habit in their lives like working, sleeping or hanging out with friends.
When we launch each new function, be it a new application for mobiles or in our Web www. Sportize.me, the first thing on our minds is making it easy to use and functional. That is why we are always working to make it simple for you.
The help service provided by Sportize.me works effectively because it is based on the thousands of opinions and comments that users make that guide us towards deciding what other services to offer and how to improve the existing ones. We value every opinion we get and analyze the most recurrent ones to bring the best solutions in brief time. As Sportize.me users grow, so does our focus, because every new site transforms into another information site.
In the same manner we play an active role in the development of new features, in which innovation comes from the team work of expert professionals.
Every day the world increases mobility and people want to access information any place and at anytime.
We are pioneers in the development of new technologies for the promotion of active support of exercise. We offer solutions for mobile services that permit users around the world access their personalized exercise routine specially planned by professionals from wherever they may be. This includes a wide range of phone functions that go from checking their next session of exercise in the calendar to getting more information about a specific exercise with photos or videos. Let’s not forget the feedback to the Expert System, so that help will become more adapted to the user needs, communicating with other training athletes or modifying exercise sessions if something unexpected happens.
We are working actively to offer major innovations to the users of iPhone, Android, Blackberry and Windows Mobile around the world. These mobile platforms not only offer access to Sportize.me users anywhere but they increase the opportunities to interact in a direct manner with the Expert System.
Sportize.me is a company. Our revenues derive from the help services we offer our users and from the publicity displayed in our Web Site and from some mobile applications. Thousands of publicities the world over use Sportize.me to promote their products or sport and nutrition products, the same way thousands of users benefit from the Sportize.me program to practice exercise in a safe and easy way.
To guarantee the satisfaction of all our users, promoters or not, we have established a group of basic principles for our publicity and sponsor practices:
- We don’t permit publicity in the prívate spaces of our active users unless it is a product or service that has been approved by our personal trainers and dieticians and passed the quality controls, is related to the space where it appears and that our users don’t want to receive publicity in their private space. We are convinced that publicity can provide useful information when it is related to user needs, so it is possible that some private space pages may have some relevant information for that specific user.
- Publicity can be effective without being bothersome. We do not accept publicity in the form of emerging windows,that interfere with the visualization of our content. We have noticed that text notices that are relevant to the person who is reading it receive a higher percentage of clicks than notices that appear in a random form. Any publicity, be it big or small, whose product or service has been approved by our experts as safe and useful for our users, can benefit from this mass media.
- The publicity that appears in Sportize.me is always identified in a clear way by a message that says “Sponsor Link” so that the integrity of our services will not be endangered. Our users trust our service and short-term revenues will never justify breaking that trust.
Once we have created a vast graphic data base of exercises and stretching, bigger than any other personal training service, our experts focus their attention on the information that can be accessed immediately in other sections of Sportize.me
On occasions it is about integrating and supervising new topics of discussion in the forum, like adding self-help groups between users or topics that explain sport practices in a more concrete way. Other initiatives demanded more work, like incorporating the capacity to look for exercises in different forms.
In addition, our experts continue supplying valuable information to our users through the Blog, offering precise and effective data to persons who are looking for answers.
Even though our company was founded in Madrid, our objective is to stimulate the access to a healthier life in all the world and in every language. With this purpose in mind, we have established Sportize.me in English and Spanish, permitting millions of persons to access our services. We have created native applications for Smartphone for the main mobile platforms and we supply more than half our services to persons living in the United States. We offer mobile help interface in more than 80 countries.
Our purpose is to supply our services and applications in every possible language. With the collaboration of voluntary translators, we are going to be able to highly increase the access to a better life with the services we offer, including the most remote places in the earth.
Our founder created Sportize.me with the conviction that the best way for improving quality life is through exercise and a healthy nutrition, by planning and on top of that, turn it into fun.
We believe that the shortest, funnier and healthier way to find what you have looked for is the solution offered by Sportize.me, any other shortcut you take (dangerous diets, machines that can cause injury, auto-planning excess exercises, etc.) will make your road to success and the healthy life you wish longer and more dangerous.
We consider that being very good at something is only the starting point not the final point.
We know we have goals that we are not able to reach for now, because we are conscious that if we force ourselves to reach them, we can obtain better results than expected. Our constant dissatisfaction with things as they are is the moving force that launches us in our work.
We think ingenuity and creativity prosper in an adequate entreprennurial culture. We emphasize team achievements and we are proud of the individual success that contribute to our global success. We deposit great trust in our collaborators (energetic and passionate people with diverse backgrounds ,different points of view on work, entertainment and life) Our work atmosphere may be a little uncommon, but once the ideas pop up in a café, in a group reunion or in the gym, we comment them, analyze them and execute them as fast as we can (and it is possible that they will transform into a launching platform for a new worldwide project).