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  • My Personal Story

    I was never meant to be a ballerina. My genetics did not give me the "perfect" ballerina body. My short limbs and athletic build are far from the long graceful lines that are desired. Although I started dancing at the age of three, I didn't have access to the prestigious schools the elite dancers hail from. Nonetheless, I had an incredible passion for dancing and worked hard to be the best I could be. Unfortunately, my attempt at being "the best" involved decades of torturing myself with eating disorders, perfectionism, compulsive exercise addiction, low self-esteem, self-destructive behaviors, constant anxiety, and limiting beliefs, just to name a few. All of this evolved from trying to be a good-girl bunhead and doing whatever it took to get to the top. If I followed all the rules and made sacrifices to my happiness, then I would surely be rewarded with success, right?
    Fast forward a few decades and professional contracts. I had actually made a career out of my dancing despite all my self-doubt. I performed principal and soloist roles with multiple companies across the country. I was dancing professionally in NYC (with as many as four companies at a time) where there is no shortage of amazing dancers to compete with. I should have been satisfied with my dancing and the level I had achieved.
    On the contrary, I found myself starting to despise dance. I still loved performing and couldn't imagine my life without being able to express myself through my art. But, I still had this sickening feeling that I was never good enough; that I would never measure up to that perfect ballerina image I had in my head no matter how hard I worked and punished myself. Plus, I started to notice all the time and dedication required to keep myself in "ballet shape" was limiting my life. I wanted to experience, explore, and enjoy all that life had to offer outside of ballet...to break out of my bunhead shell. I was tired of following all my rules and still hating myself. I wanted more passion and enjoyment out of life.
    Enter my BULLETPROOF BALLERINA experiment: I decided to break the rules. I stopped taking class every day. I started lifting weights. I gave myself (gasp!) a day off following my workouts to recover and let my body rest. I picked up snowboarding and surfing as new hobbies. I indulged in passions and pleasures outside of ballet. I was a "Bad Girl Ballerina" by ballet's traditional standards. But, for the first time in my life, I felt like I was finally free to enjoy life and grow as a whole person.
    I expected my dance career to suffer from these changes. But, far from suffering, I actually reached an entirely new level with my dancing. It was like I hit a warp zone and skipped ahead to a new playing field. I was training less but found myself with more strength and ability for ballet technique than ever before. Not only did my physical body change, but my mental state transformed as well. I found my love for dancing again. My outside interests fueled my expressiveness. I had more passion and emotions to put into my performances. The more full I was as a human being...the more I could put into my dancing. And perhaps most importantly, I stopped hating myself. I learned to love my unique gifts and to put myself first; not in an egotistical way but in not living my life according to how others said I should live, be, feel. Through my ABF transformation and breaking free from the norm, I found my voice, my true self.
    This is my chance to share these secrets and techniques with you. ABF and the Bad Girl Ballerina mentality provide the tools you need to find your true voice that you've been stifling for so long. No longer fighting to fit in with the stereotypes of a bunhead, I've fully embraced my Bad Girl Ballerina self. Sometimes you have to break the rules to get what you want...you're worth it, trust me.

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Privacy Policy
Our Privacy Policy was last updated on 25 May 2018. It governs the privacy terms of our websites, located at www.antibunheadfitness.com and www.bulletproofballerina.com, and the tools we provide you (the “Websites” or the “Services”). By continuing to use our websites on or after May 25, 2018, you acknowledge our updated Privacy Policy and agree to our updated Terms of Service.

Your Privacy
Our Websites follow all legal requirements to protect your privacy. Our Privacy Policy is a legal statement that explains how we may collect information from you, how we may share your information, and how you can limit our sharing of your information. You will see terms in our Privacy Policy that are capitalized. These terms have meanings as described in the Definitions section below.


Personal Data: Personal Data means data about a living individual who can be identified from those data (or from those and other information either in our possession or likely to come into our possession).
Usage Data: Usage Data is data collected automatically either generated by the use of the Services or from the Service infrastructure itself (for example, the duration of a page visit).
Cookies: Cookies are small pieces of data stored on a User’s device.
Data Controller: Data Controller means a natural or legal person who (either alone or jointly or in common with other persons) determines the purposes for which and the manner in which any personal data are, or are to be, processed. For the purpose of this Privacy Policy, we are a Data Controller of your data.
Data Processors (or Service Providers): Data Processor (or Service Provider) means any natural or legal person who processes the data on behalf of the Data Controller. We may use the services of various Service Providers in order to process your data more effectively.
Data Subject: Data Subject is any living individual who is the subject of Personal Data.
User: The User is the individual using our Services. The User corresponds to the Data Subject, who is the subject of Personal Data.
Information Collection And Use
We collect several different types of information for various purposes to provide and improve our Services to you.

Types of Data Collected

Personal Data
While using our Services, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you (“Personal Data”). Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to: Email address, Name, Address, State, Province, ZIP/Postal code, City, Cookies and Usage Data.
We may use your Personal Data to contact you with newsletters, marketing or promotional materials and other information that may be of interest to you. You may opt out of receiving any, or all, of these communications from us by following the unsubscribe link or instructions provided in any email we send.

Usage Data
We may also collect information how the Services are accessed and used (“Usage Data”). This Usage Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of our Services that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.
Tracking & Cookies Data
We use cookies and similar tracking technologies to track the activity on our Services and hold certain information.
Cookies are files with small amount of data which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your device. Tracking technologies also used are beacons, tags, and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyze our Services.

You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Services.

Examples of Cookies we use: session cookies (we use these cookies to operate our Services) and preference cookies (we use these cookies to remember your preferences and various settings).

Use of Data
We use the collected data for various purposes:

To provide and maintain our Services
To notify you about changes to our Services
To allow you to participate in interactive features of our Services when you choose to do so
To provide customer support
To gather analysis or valuable information so that we can improve our Services
To monitor the usage of our Services
To detect, prevent and address technical issues
To provide you with news, special offers and general information about other goods, services and events which we offer that are similar to those that you have already purchased or inquired about unless you have opted not to receive such information
Retention of Data
We will retain your Personal Data only for as long as is necessary for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy. We will retain and use your Personal Data to the extent necessary to comply with our legal obligations (for example, if we are required to retain your data to comply with applicable laws), resolve disputes, and enforce our legal agreements and policies.

We will also retain Usage Data for internal analysis purposes. Usage Data is generally retained for a shorter period of time, except when this data is used to strengthen the security or to improve the functionality of our Services, or we are legally obligated to retain this data for longer time periods.

Transfer Of Data
Your information, including Personal Data, may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ than those from your jurisdiction.

We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy and no transfer of your Personal Data will take place to an organization or a country unless there are adequate controls in place including the security of your data and other personal information.

Your consent to this Privacy Policy followed by your submission of such information represents your agreement to that transfer.

Disclosure Of Data

Business Transaction. If we are involved in a merger, acquisition or asset sale, your Personal Data may be transferred. We will provide notice before your Personal Data is transferred and becomes subject to a different Privacy Policy.
Disclosure for Law Enforcement. Under certain circumstances, we may be required to disclose your Personal Data if required to do so by law or in response to valid requests by public authorities (e.g. a court or a government agency).
Security Of Data
The security of your data is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Your Data Protection Rights Under General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
If you are a resident of the European Economic Area (EEA), you have certain data protection rights. Anti-Bunhead Fitness and Bulletproof Ballerina aim to take reasonable steps to allow you to correct, amend, delete, or limit the use of your Personal Data.

If you wish to be informed what Personal Data we hold about you and if you want it to be removed from our systems, please contact us at ttrombly@antibunheadfitness.com.

In certain circumstances, you have the following data protection rights:

The right to access, update or to delete the information we have on you.
The right of rectification. You have the right to have your information rectified if that information is inaccurate or incomplete.
The right to object. You have the right to object to our processing of your Personal Data.
The right of restriction. You have the right to request that we restrict the processing of your personal information.
The right to data portability. You have the right to be provided with a copy of your Personal Data in a structured, machine-readable and commonly used format.
The right to withdraw consent. You also have the right to withdraw your consent at any time to process your personal information.
Please note that we may ask you to verify your identity before responding to such requests.

You have the right to complain to a Data Protection Authority about our collection and use of your Personal Data. For more information, please contact your local data protection authority in the European Economic Area (EEA).

Service Providers
We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our Services (“Service Providers”), to provide the Services on our behalf, to perform Service-related services or to assist us in analyzing how our Services are used.

These third parties have access to your Personal Data only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.

We may use third-party Service Providers to monitor and analyze the use of our Services.

Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic. Google uses the data collected to track and monitor the use of our Services. This data is shared with other Google services. Google may use the collected data to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.

You can opt-out of having made your activity on the Services available to Google Analytics by installing the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on. The add-on prevents the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js, analytics.js, and dc.js) from sharing information with Google Analytics about visits activity.

For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy & Terms web page: http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/

We may provide paid products and/or services within the Services. In that case, we use third-party services for payment processing (e.g. payment processors).

We will not store or collect your payment card details. That information is provided directly to our third-party payment processors whose use of your personal information is governed by their Privacy Policy. These payment processors adhere to the standards set by PCI-DSS as managed by the PCI Security Standards Council, which is a joint effort of brands like Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover. PCI-DSS requirements help ensure the secure handling of payment information.

The payment processors, gateways and CRM we work with are:

Stripe: Their Privacy Policy can be viewed at https://stripe.com/us/privacy

Teachery: Their Privacy Policy can be viewed at https://www.teachery.co/privacy
MailChimp: Their Privacy Policy can be viewed at https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/

Our Services may contain links to other sites that are not operated by us. If you click on a third party link, you will be directed to that third party’s site. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of every site you visit.

We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.

Children’s Privacy
We do not knowingly collect personal data from children under 13 years or under the applicable age limit (the “Age Limit”). If you are under the Age Limit, please do not use the Service without your parent or guardian's consent and supervision, and do not provide any personal data to us.

If you are a parent or guardian of a child under the Age Limit and become aware that your child has provided personal data to Anti-Bunhead Fitness or Bulletproof Ballerina, please contact us at ttrombly@antibunheadfitness.com, and you may request exercise of your applicable rights detailed in the ‘Your Data Protection Rights Under General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)’ Section of this Policy.

If we learn that we have collected the personal data of a child under the age of 13 years without verification of parental consent, we will take reasonable steps to delete the personal data.

Changes To This Privacy Policy
We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page.

We will let you know via email and/or a prominent notice on our Services, prior to the change becoming effective and update the “effective date” at the top of this Privacy Policy.

You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page.

Contact Us
If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at ttrombly@antibunheadfitness.com or by mail using the details provided below:

Bulletproof Ballerina, c/o The Ultimate Training Center, 532 Madison Ave. 7th Floor, New York, NY 10022.