Safety
Safety is an essential part of using any networking site. While we think that it's great to meet new people and encourage positive interaction, we are committed to helping our users understand how to use this site safely.
  • General
  • User Safety
  • Member Safety

Make personal information private

Be careful about what information you provide. Don’t share any sensitive information with anyone else online. This includes credit card information, social security numbers, home addresses, or phone numbers.  On your activity page, make sure that there aren’t any personal details such as your home address in any photos. Keep personal contact details private.

 

Keep your account secure

Choose strong passwords. If you created your account using Facebook or Twitter, make sure that access to your browser is secure.

 

Adjust your privacy settings

You can decide what information you want to be made available in your account page. Here, you can change your password and profile visibility settings.

 

Report inappropriate or suspicious behavior

Our zero tolerance policy towards abuse, harassment, and fraud helps to keep this site a safe and friendly environment. If you have any concerns or complaints, do not hesitate to report a problem.

As always, be aware of the warning signs of possible fraudulent accounts and phishing scams.

These warning signs include:

  • Bad grammar (eg. repeated spelling mistakes and poor sentence structure)
  • Other users asking you for, or pressuring you to give sensitive information.
  • Messages from unfamiliar users containing questionable links (don’t click!).
  • Listing owners asking for payment information. Prana2thePeople includes a business listing directory, but all financial transactions are made off-site via the individual business listed.
  • Emails or messages that falsely claim to be from Prana2thePeople asking for sensitive information. Prana2thePeople will NEVER ask you to update any account information in an email or in-site message.

Learn the basics 

You can find information on how to use this site effectively by visiting our help center. Here, you can learn how to how to manage your profile, adjust your privacy settings, and find additional tips to get you started.

 

Choose certified or licensed professionals 

We do our best to make sure that our listing owners meet the licensing and certification requirements in their state of practice. However, it’s a good idea to double check. A simple internet search should bring you to a number of databases (often, a state or province has such an online database on its official government website) that you can use to verify a trainer’s or wellness professional’s credentials.

 

Communicate your goals

Getting fit is one of the best things you can do for yourself. Therefore, it’s important that you find the right program or the right trainer for you as an individual. Ask questions until you’re comfortable that a trainer or program is a good fit for your fitness level and can motivate you to achieve your goals.

 

Use reviews

Our review feature enables you to read and write reviews for trainers and businesses. Look carefully at the rating and reviews to see what other people are saying about their services.

You can also rate and review other users. This is designed to encourage respectful interaction and trust between users.

Generally poor ratings and reviews should let you know which accounts to avoid.

 

I.D Verification

In addition to ratings and reviews, we’ve added an identity verification feature that serves one basic but important purpose: to let you be reasonably assured that a user is who they say they are. Look for a blue checkmark next to their username in their profile. That checkmark means that a users identity has been verified through our process. Learn more about I.D. Verification.

 

Developing Trust

If you’ve met a potential workout partner or trainer that provides on-site or in-home training, here are some safety tips to consider before sharing personal information or meeting in person:

Trust your instincts. If you have noticed any red flags from a user or have a n uneasy feeling about further interaction, trust your gut feeling. You shouldn’t do anything you’re uncomfortable with.

Communicate through this site. Until you’ve established a reasonable amount of trust with another user, communicate exclusively through messages on this site.

Use Facebook, Twitter, and Linked In. Another way of establishing better trust is to ask to see a user’s profile on major social media and networking sites. This gives you more information to vet them. You could find that you have mutual friends in common, or you might see red flags that that should tell you not to engage any further.

Again, make sure that your privacy settings on these sites are adjusted to your preferences.

Meet in public. ALWAYS  meet a person you’ve met online in a busy public place initially. If you’ve communicated with a trainer or wellness professional who offers on-site or in-home services, insist that you meet in public for an introductory meeting. If you live in an apartment building with gym amenities, ask the management about utilizing the space for personal training sessions.

Use your own transportation. Don’t accept rides to any location from someone you’ve never met.

Let others know who and when you’re meeting. As another precaution, let others know who you’re meeting, where, and what time. Keep your phone charged and handy.

 

Use common sense

Being web wise is a skill that is a growing necessity for everyone. Taking the time to find out how to play it safe online can help make your experience with this and other social sites more positive and rewarding.

Learn the basics 

Visit our help center to find information about managing your listings, profile, account, and privacy settings.

Don’t conduct monetary transactions on this site 

Conduct any and al financial transactions through your usual method of commerce, not on this site. Use links in your profile and listings to direct clients and potential clients to your main site.

 

Screen potential clients

Use Facebook, Twitter, and Linked In. Another way of establishing better trust is to ask to see a user’s profile on major social media and networking sites. This gives you more information to vet them. You could find that you have mutual friends in common, or you might see red flags that that should tell you not to engage any further.

Again, make sure that your privacy settings on these sites are adjusted to your preferences.

Use Reviews. Our review feature works both ways. While clients are able to rate and review your services, you are also able to rate and review your clients. This is helpful in a number of ways, among them seeing what other professionals have to say about a client’s attendance, behavior, and commitment. Look carefully at the rating and reviews to see what other people are saying about their services.

Generally poor ratings and reviews should let you know which users to avoid.

I.D. Verification. In addition to ratings and reviews, we’ve added an identity verification feature that serves one basic but important purpose: to let you be reasonably assured that a user is who they say they are. Look for a blue checkmark next to their username in their profile. That checkmark means that a users identity has been verified through our process. Learn more about I.D. Verification.

Do a background check. Background checks can tell you a lot about the people who want to work with you. Although they are only available for a fee, you can always include the cost in the price of an introductory evaluation.

 

Developing Trust

If you’re contacted by a potential client, here are some safety tips to consider before sharing personal information or meeting in person:

Trust your instincts. If you have noticed any red flags from a user or have an uneasy feeling about further interaction, trust your gut feeling. You shouldn’t do anything you’re uncomfortable with.

Communicate through this site. Until you’ve established a reasonable amount of trust with a potential client, communicate exclusively through messages on this site.

Meet in public. ALWAYS  meet a person you’ve met online in a busy public place initially. If you offer on-site or in-home services, insist that you meet in public for an introductory meeting. If the client lives in an apartment building with gym amenities, ask the management about utilizing the space for personal training sessions.

Use your own transportation. Don’t accept rides to any location from someone you’ve never met.

Let others know who and when you’re meeting. As another precaution, let others know who you’re meeting, where, and what time. Keep your phone charged and handy.

Use common sense

Being web wise is a skill that is a growing necessity for everyone. Taking the time to find out how to play it safe online can help make your experience with this and other social sites more positive and rewarding.