And my top movies of the year.

This is my 5th year writing a blog article like this, and despite the amount of cliché there is in doing it, I still find good reason to.  People who lambaste other coaches for doing this may not realize that it’s a good way to centralize key reminders, help inform the masses, and say a few thank you’s,  all at the same time.

And get over the irony of the fact that you probably found this article on Facebook.

For the adults who still have a modicum of original thought left, an objective look back over the last 15 or so years may confirm that social media in its many forms has done just as much to divide society as it has to unify it.

'Cause the internet could use a kick in the face.

It can be pretty impressive when you take a step back and contemplate just how far Western society has come where technological advances are concerned. Access to knowledge, networking, and countless other things are at our fingertips.

It's a science - but sometimes we forget that we wear hoodies, not lab coats.

I take a lot of pride in what I do, and am the first to recognize when it’s taken for granted.  Believe me when I say it: the personal training industry – complete with its weekend certifications and Facebook fame – leaves a very large stage for ridicule, if the right person wanted to take a shot at it.

 

‘Cause we both know you’re contributing to at least one of them.

There’s an important point that most people with an interest in fitness seem to forget: It’s the fact that at its core, the fitness industry should be about health, wellness, and basically getting physically (and even mentally) better. Whether most want to believe it or not, the current state of affairs seems to be bringing people further and further away from that silver lining despite looking much more appealing from surface level.

The truth is, you may be worse off than someone who's never set foot in the gym.

Log onto YouTube on any given day and sift past the fluffy stuff. You’ll probably notice it’s teeming with videos of lifters moving impressive numbers in the weight room.  This can be motivating, inspiring, and just what the doctor ordered for you to stop what you’re doing and hit the gym to follow suit.