In 1913 French agricultural engineer Maximilien Ringelmann conducted an experiment.


He got a load of French dudes to pull a rope.


Individually and in groups of different sizes.


He found that the bigger the group the less force each person individually contributed.


Ie: The force measured by 10 people was less than ten times what one would do.


It’s a situation that’s modernly referred to ‘social loafing’.


Where people inadvertently coast somewhat in group situations despite feeling they are contributing their most.


It’s something that can happen in work groups.


And it’s something that can happen in group programmes like ours if it’s not identified.


People can feel that just joining a group where most are getting great results is going to automatically mean they will too.


And neglect to put in the necessary effort to make sure it happens.


We get why it happens.


And most of the time the group dynamic works well to ‘drag people along’.


People find it easier to do things they’ve previously struggled with when they’re in a group that is doing those things……….


Than when they’re in a group that isn’t.


But, it’s always something worth making people aware of.


We do everything we can to support and facilitate people on their journey of change.


But they do need to make that journey!



Much love,


Jon ‘Tugboat’ Hall and Matt ‘Tug Toner’ Nicholson


P.S. Google Matt’s middle names if you want to see an amusing video 🙂


P.P.S. Spaces are going fast for the next find-out-more meeting on the 3rd as January is always an over applied for month (we can’t take on too many people, knowing most won’t come long term, like gyms do). Find out more at




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Jon Hall
Jon Hall

When not helping people to transform their lives and bodies, Jon can usually be found either playing with his kids or taxi-ing them around. If you'd like to find out more about what we do at RISE then enter your details in the box to the right or bottom of this page or at - this is the same way every single one of the hundreds who've described this as "one of the best decisions I've ever made" took their first step.