Zack gave me a lecture about how social pressure can be effective to conduce exercise. well, he might have been right. i went to the workout room this morning and there were these two people: a woman in her late 20s and an older woman, apparently her trainer. that girl talked non-stop, in one of those voicesthat encourages you to utter (in your head) ‘shut up!’ i pushed myself harder today than before, because the strain of working out almost drowned out her voice. group motivation at work.