The new year is now about 41 days old. Take a look at your note with all your New Year’s resolutions: have you managed to keep all of those and are you well on track to reach your goals? If you have fitness goals on your list, such as improving the number of pull ups, 100 kg bench press or other things – it may very well be that these goals take several weeks and months of preparation. But, how can you keep up the motivation? In this blog post I would like focus on an aspect of training that could help you reach your fitness goals for this year (and every year following). As the title suggests I would like to go into the effects of training in a group. We all can see it right now – all the freshly motivated people swarm out of their houses in January. The streets are covered with billboards offering fitness discounts, gyms are overcrowded, and the parks have a bigger fluctuation of joggers than in the months before. During rush hour you have to wait in line at the machines in the gym in order to train. So many new and motivated sports enthusiasts! But where do they all go after a few months? Could it be that they succumb to their inner weaker self and the comfy couch becomes more desirable?