Plagiarism Policy

Plagiarism Policy

Means re-using or changing FGC’s (Fit Guru Consulting) work as your own without due acknowledgement. If you are a client on the FGC program, you must read and abide by our plagiarism policy.

What is plagiarism?

Plagiarism is defined as submitting as one’s own work, irrespective of intent to deceive, that which derives in part or in its entirety from the work of others without due acknowledgement. It is both poor scholarship and a breach of academic integrity.

Examples of plagiarism include copying (using another person’s language and/or ideas as if they are your own), by:

  1. You may not use or reshare Fit Guru Consulting’s work without due acknowledgement of the source.
  2. You may not changeFit Guru Consulting’s work by some of the words, or the order of the words, without due acknowledgement of the source.
  1. You may not use Fit Guru Consulting’s ideas without reference to the originator.
  2. You may not cut and paste Fit Guru Consulting’s work and reuse it as your own.

Plagiarism might also arise from colluding with another person, including another coach, other than as permitted for joint project work (i.e. where collaboration is concealed or has been forbidden). You should include a general acknowledgement where you have received substantial help, for example with the program and the brand of Fit Guru Consulting.

Plagiarism can occur in respect to all types of sources and media:

  • text, illustrations, recipes, Articles, etc.
  • original documents downloaded from emails or other media.
  • published and unpublished material, including workout programs and eating plans.

Acceptable means of acknowledging the work of Fit Guru Consulting (by referencing, in footnotes, or otherwise) is an essential component of any programs emailed or downloaded. If Fit Guru Consulting’s ideas are used, they must be acknowledged. Quotation marks must be used to cite the words of others, whether written or spoken, and a footnote or reference (see below) should be added in the re-post or share to accompany the quotation and indicate from where it is taken. If an idea generated by Fit Guru Consulting is cited, it should be referenced in the same way. Similarly, if an illustration is included from another source, or if Fit Guru Consulting’s data is included in a graph or table, the source must be acknowledged. If information is obtained and used from a web source on the internet, the source must be referenced.

You must reference Fit Guru Consulting’s pre-existing work in the same way as if it were sourced from another author.

Coaches and Clients are responsible for ensuring that they have read and understood the Fit Guru Consulting’s Plagiarism policy. Further guidance relating to the avoidance of plagiarism is available on the FGC website at: (link to page). If after reading the policy, you have any outstanding queries you should seek clarification at the earliest opportunity from the Fit Guru Consulting Management.

Failure to conform to the expected standards of Fit Guru Consulting (e.g. by not referencing sources) in work emailed for private use, Immediate action will be taken. In addition, suspected coaches/clients of the use of unfair means (of which plagiarism is one form) may be subject to further legal action.