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Nike+ Training Club with Ellie Goulding

This Particular isn't turning into a fitness blog, I promise. I love food too much.

BUT I do want to tell you about an awesome event I attended last night. I wasn't invited as a blogger, no - I actually chose to go, so I don't have an overwhelming amount of photos... mainly because I was too busy getting my sweat on but I'm gona tell you about it anyway.

The night was the launch of Ellie Goulding's Tighten & Tone workout on the N+TC app. What is the N+TC app? It's a free app for both iOS and Android filled to the brim with free, yes free, workouts that can be done at home or anywhere really. Some of them require hand weights or other bits of equipment, some of the exercises require nothing at all. It's great, and if you're looking to start getting into fitness, it's a great place to start without subjecting yourself to paying a gym membership that might not get used.

The night started with a mini acoustic gig by Ellie (which was excellent by the way) and then moved into the workout which was led by Ellie and her personal trainer Faisal! There was probably about 300 women in the room (an exhibition room at the Tobacco Dock in Wapping, East London) with high spirits and even higher energy. 

Even though the workout itself is only 15 minutes - plus a warm up and cool down, everyone in that room was sweating from the fitness elite to the more humble of us, Ellie's workout is tough. And as testament to the workout, my back and leg muscles are rather on the sore side today so I'll definitely be giving the work out another go. The ease of moves ranges from running on the spot to side planks so there's something to challenge everyone.

The workout ended with everyone getting a little too close for comfort for photo ops - not the nicest in a crowd of sweaty, panting ladies and it felt ever-so-slightly forced but I understand it would have been a wasted opportunity otherwise.

After the photos, we ventured out to where registration had taken place to grab a free salad - I had chicken caesar, the best choice I feel and a glass of prosecco. I think the prosecco was a bit of an odd choice after a workout and for a brand that promotes a healthy lifestyle... saying that I still guzzled a glass because HEY! It was a celebration after all. 

Overall it was a fab night, and despite the lack of management and organisation at the event everyone was having a fab time. I actually already had the app and have been to an N+TC before, also run by Faisal on Saturday mornings but had never actually used the app.

I implore you to utilise the workouts on this app, after all, they're completely free and it's so easy to get going. If I can do it, anyone can!