Starting Monday (10 Jan), the Apple Watch centric fitness and wellness subscription programme, Apple Fitness+, is getting a more curated series of workouts (Collections) and an audio running experience (Time to Run).
Curated Scheduled Workouts
Collections draw from almost 2,000 studio-style workouts and guided meditations available in Fitness+. It will include a suggested plan to help users make intentional training choices over the next several days or weeks.
Previously Fitness+ had Programs, a sort of playlist of workouts separate from the main library. There were 5 Programs: Workout for Beginners, Meditations for Beginners, Get Ready For Snow Season, Workouts for Older Adults, and Workout for Pregnancy.
Although similar, Collections seems to be more structured and is meant to be practised on a schedule.
There will be six Collections available at launch:
- 30-Day Core Challenge
- Improve Your Posture with Pilates
- Perfect Your Yoga Balance Poses
- Run Your First 5K
- Strengthen Your Back, Stretch Your Hips
- Wind Down for a Better Bedtime
For Those Who Love To Run
While Time to Walk is designed for those who love long walks, Time to Run is designed to help users become more consistent and better runners.
Each episode focused on a popular running route in some of the most notable and iconic locations around the world.
Time to Run will launch with three episodes: London, coached by Cory Wharton-Malcolm; Brooklyn, coached by Emily Fayette; and Miami Beach, coached by Sam Sanchez.
Each episode also features music, with playlists curated by the Fitness+ trainers. The playlists are designed to match each run’s intensity, location, and coaching.
Just like Time To Walk, users will also receive photos taken by the Fitness+ trainer of notable sights along their route in Time to Run.
These photos will be available in the workout summary afterwards, and users can save them to their photo library or share them with others.
One new episode of Time to Run will be released each week on Mondays.
New Season Of Time To Walk
Time to Walk has always featured the world’s most interesting and influential people, who share stories, photos, and music.
In the third season, starting 20 Jan, users can walk with actor, writer, and producer Rebel Wilson.
New guests will be added every week. Season 3 will include:
- Bernice A. King, advocate, minister, and CEO of the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change.
- Hasan Minhaj, the comedian, writer, and producer known for his work on “The Daily Show” and his award-winning series “Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj.”
- Chris Meloni, the actor best known for his television role on “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.”
- Ayọ Tometi, the human rights advocate, strategist, and writer known for her role as a co-founder of Black Lives Matter.
- Chelsea Handler, known for her standup comedy, former host of “The Chelsea Handler Show,” and the author of six best-selling books.
- Sugar Ray Leonard, former professional boxer, Olympic gold medalist, and Hall of Famer.
More Workouts Featuring Artists You Love
The popular Artist Spotlight series on Fitness+ will soon include Ed Sheeran, Pharrell Williams, Shakira, and the Beatles.
The series is an entire workout designed around the playlist of a single artist.
New artists will be added every Monday for the next four weeks. The new workouts will appear across different workout types including Cycling, Dance, HIIT, Strength, Treadmill, and Yoga.
How Much Is It?
Fitness+ is available as a subscription service for RM 19.90 per month or RM 119.90 per year.
It is also included in the Apple One Premier plan, which, where available, also gives customers access to Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple Arcade, and iCloud+ with 2TB of storage for RM 69.90 per month
Fitness+ requires an Apple Watch Series 3 or later with watchOS 7.2, and is available when paired with iPhone 6s or later with iOS 14.3.
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