Sony reveals 5 motivating fitness tips for beginners by Ellie Hoad


In partnership with Sony, popular fitness influencer, Ellie Hoad has compiled her top five tips for beginners who might need a little extra motivation come 2021.

Fitness influencer and Women’s Online Coach Ellie Hoad says –

1.       Don’t expect results overnight. Progress takes time and you need to be consistent with what you’re doing. When you feel like giving up, that’s when you need to keep going!

2.       Do what you enjoy! Forcing yourself to do something every day is only going to lead to resentment and failure. Focus on the things which you look forward to. That way it won’t feel like a chore.

3.       Don’t focus on the scales, the number is irrelevant. Instead, focus on how much stronger you are, how you look and most importantly how you feel.

4.       Set mini goals and focus on small wins rather than the end goal.

5.       Fitness is your own journey, don’t compare yourself to others. There is no comparison between the sun and the moon.

In collaboration with Sony, Ellie Hoad has curated a 45-minute no-equipment necessary HIIT workout for you to try at home. Get your sweat on with this workout including warm up/cool down that can be modified for different abilities.

Warm Up:

2 rounds, minimal rest

30 seconds in and outs

x10 walk out to plank shoulder tap

x10 sumo squats with double pulse

Legs and Cardio:

2 rounds, rest for 20 seconds between exercises

60 seconds squat, lunge (left), lunge (right)

30 seconds down ups

60 seconds sumo squat pulses

30 seconds pop squats

Upper and Cardio:

3 rounds for each exercise, Tabata 20s on / 10s off

x4 Commandos and x4 Mountain Climbers

Press ups to rotation

Straight arm glute bridges

Plank jacks


Circuit 1

2 rounds, 40 seconds on / 20 seconds off

Slow controlled crossbody mountain climbers

x1 sit up, x2 V sits, x2 Russian twists

Plank rotations

Circuit 2

1 round, 30 seconds on each, minimal rest

Straight arm plank

Plank to ankle taps

Side plank (right)

Side plank (left)

Plank knee drops

*1 minute any plank you wish finisher*