Anyone can become an "influencer", but every influence ain't positive.

The climate of one-upmanship and strength-in-numbers has dominated social media, and if you’re smart, you probably see it too.

For me, it took one addition – an Instagram account created about 8 weeks ago – to see just how crazy it’s gotten online, and ultimately strengthen my resolve to avoid resorting to the same methods for viewership and readership.

You sure as heck don't like when we prescribe meds.

Time and again, the internet defends its spot atop the throne as the primary haven for misinformation, and a way for the insecure to find hubris located neatly behind a flip screen.

Beyond the reach it has for spreading good information, it also dictates the zeitgeist for 2018 – one, in my opinion, made up of a self-help shock culture that mistakes everyone for an expert.

Before you choose a side, get properly informed. I'll help.

I’ve spoken at length on the rampant extremism that exists within the fitness community. People take polarizing approaches suited to their personal preferences, and even apply that approach to their lives by making it their identity.

Worse yet, if they’re fitness professionals who get paid to coach people for a living, they apply such one-track-mindedness to their clientele, who may end up becoming the same way themselves.

You're not fooling anyone. Okay, maybe a few dingbats.

In an industry where one weekend of effort can grant you licensure to do this job, lots of stuff can fly. I try to chalk most of it up as nature of the business, but any well-intended coach will agree that it’s hard to let every anger-inducing thing pass without dying a little on the inside.