Apple Bringing Pilates, Guided Meditation and More to Fitness+
Apple’s health and exercise-focused Fitness+ subscription service will be getting quite a few new features throughout the year, announced today at its ‘California Streaming’ special event.
Launching September 27, Guided Meditation will walk users through mindfulness exercises in their own environment.
Also launching September 27, Pilates is a low-impact, body-conditioning workout regimen that will add yet another tool to Fitness+’s arsenal.
Workouts to Get Ready for Snow Season
A tailor-made workout that targets strength, balance, endurance, developed with (and also featuring )two-time Olympic gold medalist and five-time world champion skier Ted Ligety. Canadians that frequent the mountains during winter will appreciate these new workouts.
Time to Walk Episodes Expanding
Apple says throughout this fall, new episodes of Time to Walk are coming, which inspires users to go on a walk while listening to stories from “some of the world’s most interesting and influential people, who share stories, photos, and music with Fitness+ subscribers.”
- singer-songwriter Bebe Rexha
- singer-songwriter Camila Cabello
- country musician and actor Reba McEntire
- activist and founder of the Me Too movement Tarana Burke
- professional basketball player and 10-time NBA All-Star Carmelo Anthony
- actor, activist, and author Gabrielle Union
Group Workouts With SharePlay
Available later this fall, the Group Workouts feature will let users work out with up to 32 people at once. Fitness+ will use Apple’s SharePlay tech to make workouts interactive, allowing people to talk to and hear each other while they work out, and also share, cumulatively track, and discuss activity progress.
Fitness+ is a subscription health and fitness service built around the Apple Watch. The subscription brings studio-style workouts to iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV, developed and led by a diverse, professional team of trainers. With the new updates to the service, Apple is trying to make it more inclusive and welcoming to anyone and everyone.
Fitness+ costs $12.99 CAD per month, or $99.99 CAD for a full year. Fitness+ is also included in select Apple One subscriptions, while the service will be free for 3 months with new Apple Watch purchases.
Currently only available in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the U.K., and the U.S., Fitness+ will launch in Austria, Brazil, Colombia, France, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico, Portugal, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Switzerland, and the U.A.E. later this year.