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By Kirsten Grieshaber The Associated Press

New Year’s resolutions? German couch potatoes say forget it

BERLIN — It’s that time of the year to fulfil those ambitious New Year’s resolutions again: More vegetables, less alcohol, sign up for the gym.

But not for Torben Bertram. Fed up with colleagues who kept pressuring him to join workout sessions during his lunch break, the 39-year-old Berliner founded Germany’s first couch potato club.