I received an email invite by Nike Women to attend the launch of Ellie Goulding’s Tighten and Tone N+TC workout on 03 March 2015. It was last minute (i got the email maybe 18 hours before the event) and I wasn't even sure if I was going to make it because of work; nevertheless I RSVP'd for myself and a friend and hoped I would make the launch.....
I and about 400 women were present for the launch; it was great seeing and catching up with the Master Trainers as well as other women who I have trained with over the years - I've been doing Nike Training Club for quite some time now!
Ellie Goulding is the latest celebrity to collaborate with Nike on their N+TC app, but that's not to say she's just jumped on the fitness bandwagon. She's an avid runner, has completed 5 half marathons and hopes to take part in a marathon.
Before the workout out we were treated to an acoustic performance of Ellie's most prominent songs, including the first ever live performance of her chart topping single Love Me Like You Do (part of the 50 Shades of Grey soundtrack). She sang really well and had great vocal from her backing singers - they complimented each other well
After her performance Ellie changed so that she and Faisel, her personal trainer (and NTC trainer and Barry's Boot Camp trainer) could lead us in her new workout.
We were able to download her Tighten and Tone workout and put it into practice!
Ellie's workout is 15 minutes - 7 drills lasting 30 seconds or 1 minute, repeated 3 times. While it has cardio drills in the form of burpees and scissor splits, the workout is designed to 'tighten and tone' the body, so ideally to achieve maximum results Ellie's workout should be combined with a 30 minute cardio workout which is available on the N+TC app. This workout out doesn't require any equipment and can be done in the gym, park or even the comfort of your own home.
I usually attend the N+TC live classes (which take place around London and other parts of the UK); however I have the app downloaded on my phone and use it from time to time. So if you don't have a live class near you, try out the app!