Heart Zones, Inc Contributing Author Program

The Heart Zones, Inc website and its subdomains are a premier platform to present your content. Founded by Triathlon Hall of Fame member & co-Founder of Fleet Feet Sports Sally Edwards, Heart Zones, Inc is a fitness technology, training and education company with a goal to “Get America Fit”. We aim to empower individuals to engage in data driven fitness by providing them with technology, training and know-how.

Our websites generate thousands of unique visitors per month and our email list reaches over 25,000 and growing. Our contributing author program is designed to offer athletes, fitness coaches, personal trainers, runners, bloggers and all kinds of health and fitness focused individuals a platform from which to share their message & help us educate and motivate readers to become more fit.

If you have a genuine love for fitness, have exceptional writing skills and would like to share your expertise with a large audience of athletes, coaches, trainers and educators, then Heart Zones, Inc is the place for you.

Please take some time to review this entire page — it should answer any question you have about what kind of content we’re looking for and how the contributing author program works.

Why being a Heart Zones, Inc Contributor Rocks:

  • Publication on a national website
  • Author Biography with picture, bio, and link to your own personal website/blog/social media pages
  • Social promotion of your article on Facebook & Twitter
  • Possible features on our email list for articles that are highly popular

How do I become a Contributor?

At the core of what we publish

Our best guest contributions are unique, data-driven, and interesting posts that teach our readers something new about the world of health and fitness. We aim to provide content primarily on a few core topics: wearable technology, heart rate training, running, triathlon, cycling (indoor and outdoor), weight loss, HIIT, and physical education. While those are the primary categories at this time, we do accept other submissions that are more broadly related to health and fitness.

Here are a few things we look for in considering what to publish: 

  • Original concepts, compelling content, and high-quality writing. Articles must be unique and are not allowed to be published on any other website or platform.
  • We want your article to match the overall tone of the Heart Zones, Inc way. We aim to be data and technology driven, but also fun and motivational.
  • A contributors background and credibility. What makes you an expert on the topic that you chose?
  • No more than one link to your company’s website in the body of the post.

What We Won’t Accept

There are some things we simply can’t accept:

  • Articles that looks like an SEO link-building scheme.
  • Articles that are overly promotional for your company or organization.
  • Articles that contain offensive or inaccurate material.
  • Anything that’s overly critical of individuals or companies.

How to Submit Your Post

Please email alex.johnson [at] heartzones [dot] com with the following:

  • Your completed post as an HTML file or Word Doc.
  • Image files to accompany the article.
  • Short author bio (50-75 words) including a maximum of two anchor text links to your own website.

If our Heart Zones, Inc content team feels your article meets our standards and aligns with our content strategy, we will respond to let you know when and where your article will be published. This process usually takes between 3-10 days depending on the volume of requests.

How to qualify for a Contributing Author Profile

A contributing author profile is created for those that have had 5 or more articles accepted and published on the Heart Zones, Inc website. Once a contributor has accomplished this they will receive a short profile on a page dedicated to our core contributing authors.

Final “Fine Print”

  • Submissions must meet the Heart Zones, Inc blogging team’s quality standards in order to get published.
  • We cannot allow you to republish your guest post to any other location. We encourage you to share the article as published by Heart Zones, Inc and we promise to promote it for you as well.
  • The Heart Zones, Inc blogging team reserves the right to edit and adapt your guest blog content as we see fit, and update it in the future for accuracy and comprehensiveness.
  • Heart Zones, Inc reserves the right to include calls-to-action to Heart Zones, Inc content, including but not limited to email newsletters, ebooks, and other downloadable content.

Click here to view our content use and content attribution guidelines