Ellie Goulding is inspiring women everywhere to get fit. The British beauty, who comes in at 165cm (5ft 5ins) and weighs approximately 123.5lbs (56kg), is the face of Nike’s new campaign and the star of the inspiring Nike video A Melody Of Movement. However, Ellie wasn’t always such a fitness fanatic, it wasn’t until she was in her late teens that she developed a passion for running, and now a couple of marathons later she is looking ab-tastic. Find out how she does it… #EWGetsFit
The health conscious 28-year-old singer has been posting a number of images of her impressive abs and physique on Instagram, spreading fitness inspiration and motivation. “I feel quite proud to be an ambassador for women who realise that being fit is better than being skinny,’’ said Ellie Goulding of her new role with Nike.
ELLIE GOULDING’S DIET
The Platinum-selling artist has been following a plant-based diet for less than a year (going between vegan and vegetarian diet plans) and has already noticed a significant difference in her appearance. “My body’s different, my skin is different, my face shape is different and my eyes are brighter,” Ellie told the Daily Star. Botanical diets tend to be lower in calories, are dense in fibre and are packed with nutrients. The change and feel good attitude the star exudes is evident in her new Nike campaign, where the songwriter looks ultra-fit and yet still very feminine in the trendy athletic wear.
FOODS BANNED FROM ELLIE GOULDING’S DIET
ELLIE GOULDING’S DIET ADVICE
“I think having a yin and yang with exercise is the important thing for me. I love to do high-intensity training, but I also love to take it easy.”
“Doing something different every day keeps things fresh, exciting and interesting.”
EXAMPLES OF MEALS TAKEN FROM A BOTANICAL BASED DIET
- Oatmeal with walnuts, raisins and fresh fruit on the side.
- Chopped Kale, farro and chickpea salad
- Stir-fried tofu with vegetables and brown rice
- Trail Mix
- Hummus and Carrot sticks
ELLIE GOULDING’S WORKOUT
The singer, who admits that if she hadn’t followed a career in the music industry, would have been a personal trainer, is known for tackling any type of workout from high intensity bootcamps to Bikram yoga. Ellie also enjoys running, boxing, Capoeira (a mix between dance and martial arts) and Barry’s Bootcamp, of which Kim Kardashian is also a fan of.
The Burn singer has also taken her passion for fitness one step further, and has designed a new workout for the Nike App Nike+ Training Club, and a Get Lean N+TC exercise routine, which will be released in March. The routines range from high to low intensity, full body workouts that incorporate Ellie’s favourite training moves.
ELLIE GOULDING’S ON FITNESS AND HEALTH
“I don’t feel emotional when I run, and that’s what I love about it. It keeps me present more than anything else.”
“The reason I keep pushing myself is that I know I have strength that I haven’t gotten yet.”
“I don’t have the perfect body, but I don’t train to look good. That’s just a cool bonus.”
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Words: Yasmine Khammash