After the festive period, some of us may enter the New Year with ‘new year fitness goals’ or some of us might brave it for the very first time.
Tech Gear To Help You With Your New Year Fitness Goals : To help you reach your new year fitness goals, Sony has compiled a list of products to help you along that journey.
Whether it’s releasing endorphins dancing alongside a speaker, getting back into running accompanied by in-ear headphones, or vlogging your progress on a camera, there’s plenty of ways to stay motivated this January.
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 –
- 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!
- 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.
- 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.
- Set mini goals and focus on small wins rather than the end goal.
- 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.
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
2 rounds, 40 seconds on / 20 seconds off
Slow controlled crossbody mountain climbers
x1 sit up, x2 V sits, x2 Russian twists
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*
For a little extra inspiration, find the perfect workout companion with a selection of products for exercising outside, in the gym or at home – there’s something for everyone no matter whether you’re a prolific runner, weight trainer or just starting out in your fitness journey.
WF-SP800N Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones for Exercise
Get your sweat on
The WF-SP800N are perfect for the style and health conscious, designed to wear during high intensity cardio or in day-to-day life. Not only are the headphones truly wireless and noise cancelling, but they also have an IP55 rating for water, sweat and dust resistance, meaning you won’t have to worry about working up a sweat while wearing them and can rinse them off after your session.
They also boast a secure fit, up to 18 hours long battery life and feature Digital Noise Cancelling, meaning you’ll be able to get completely in the zone . And with intuitive touch controls, you can play, stop, or skip through tracks and adjust the volume, all through your fingertips.
- Truly wireless design with BLUETOOTH technology
- Features Digital Noise Cancelling and Ambient Sound mode
- A soft-cushioned arc supporter and three-dimensional curved design to ensure a secure and comfortable fit
- Up to 18 hours battery with Noise Cancelling on and up to 26 hours without
WF-XB700 Truly Wireless Headphones with EXTRA BASS
Pump up the volume
With an IPX4 rating, Sony’s WF-XB700 headphones are protected against splashes and sweat, meaning you can keep moving to the music and embrace your workout! The BLUETOOTH wireless technology removes the need for wired connections, along with Ergonomic Tri-hold structure creating a comfortable fit, making these headphones perfect for all types of workouts, whether you’re looking to get into yoga, HIIT or running.
Experience your workout playlists like never before with EXTRA BASS™ for deep, punchy sound to help keep you motivated.
EXTRA BASS for deep, punchy sound
Up to 18 hours of battery life
Truly wireless design
WI-SP510 Wireless In-Ear Headphones for Sports
Designed for staying active
The WI-SP510 has a soft, flexible and lightweight neckband design providing all-day comfort, and extra convenience when working out. Additionally, the headphones are IPX5 water resistant, meaning splashes nor sweat will stop these headphones.
Also supporting EXTRA BASS™ for that deep punchy sound and a long battery life, the WI-SP510 in-ear sports headphones are the perfect training partner.
Up to 15 hours battery life
Soft-cushioned arc supporter and three-dimensional curved design to ensure a secure and comfortable fit.
BLUETOOTH wireless technology
SRS-XB33 EXTRA BASS™ Portable BLUETOOTH Speaker
Blare the tunes
Stay motivated with your favourite workout playlist played through Sony’s EXTRA BASS SRS-XB33 speaker, offering superb sound quality, toughness and usability meaning you can enjoy superior sound wherever you may be working out! Really pump up the atmosphere and enjoy your workout like it’s a party, with multi-colour line, tweeter and speaker lighting.
- Portable design with BLUETOOTH wireless technology
- Up to 24 hours of battery life
- X-Balanced Speaker Unit for clear, powerful sound
- With an IP67 rating, this speaker is water-proof, dust-proof and rust-proof
ZV-1 vlogging camera
Snap that progress
This pocket-sized vlogging camera is ideal for those who are on the move, offering a lightweight, compact ‘all-in-one’ style camera for those who want to document their fitness journey. Developed with videographers in mind, the ZV-1 combines easy-to-use features with uncompromising imaging technology, making this the perfect tool for any sporty content creator at all skill levels.
- 4K movie recording and in-body stabilisation to capture entire workouts
- Face Priority autoexposure function keeps your face at the centre of the action and adjusts exposure to ensure ideal brightness in any environment
- Advanced colour science optimises skin tones and can also smooth out blemishes
- Directional 3-capsule mic with windscreen for clear voice capture
- Vari-angle LCD screen, body grip and recording lamp to check on your workout form
Xperia 5 II compact smartphone
The perfect workout companion, wherever you go
The latest flagship, Xperia 5 II packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 5G Mobile Platform for uncompromised connectivity, high-quality downloads and seamless streaming wherever you choose to work-out. Its compact, ergonomic and slim design fits perfectly in your hand or pocket while you train.
With IP65/68 water resistance and dust protection to shield it from the elements, plus tough, durable Corning Gorilla Glass 6 on the front and back, Xperia 5 II can withstand it all.https://d30bd870118e521dc488149e37a46a5b.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-37/html/container.html138208672551
- High capacity 4,000mAh battery with fast charging
- Audio tuned in collaboration with Sony Music Entertainment
- Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 865 5G Mobile Platform
MASTER Series A9 48” OLED BRAVIA Television
Enhance online exercises classes with super clear, best-in-class picture quality
The 48” A9 OLED television is perfect for kickstarting 2021s virtual fitness classes and workout regimes, all from the comfort of your own home. With best-in-class picture quality, being coached by Joe Wicks or Davina has never been brighter and clearer thanks to X-Motion Clarity, which makes fast action smooth and more fluid.
The Picture Processor X1™ Ultimate will enrich workout viewings with extra detail and texture, whilst Ambient Optimization adjusts picture and sound quality for any environment to offer you the greatest viewing experience, so all you have to do is focus on the workout.
- Revolutionary motion and contrast, delivering pure blacks, peak brightness and truly realistic picture
- Incredible Acoustic Surface Audio turning the screen into the speaker for true immersion
- Netflix Calibrated mode, specially developed to enjoy Netflix’s originals and reproduce the same picture quality on the TV as on a studio evaluation master monitor
Originally published at Somerset live