Apple has announced Apple Fitness+ is launching on December 14, 2020.
The fitness service will launch with 10 Of its most popular workout types, including High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), Strength, Yoga, Dance, Core, Cycling, Treadmill (for running and walking), Rowing, and Mindful Cooldown. These workouts will be led by a “phenomenal team of trainers whose approach is welcoming to all,” while the workouts will have “inspiring music from today’s top artists designed to keep users motivated from start to finish.”
An Apple Music subscription is not required for Apple Fitness+, but users with an existing subscription will be able to download music from workouts.
“Being more active is one of the most important things we can do for our health, but we know choosing to work out can often be a challenge whether you’re very active or just getting started,” said Jay Blahnik, Apple’s senior director of Fitness Technologies, in a statement.
Apple Fitness+ “dynamically integrates personal metrics from Apple Watch to inspire users, animating them on the screen during key moments in the workout, providing an engaging and immersive experience to help users stay motivated,” explains Apple.
This means when trainers mention checking heart rate, it will automatically show up on your device’s display, for example, without any action required on your part. The same goes for countdown timers, while when Activity rings are closed, celebrations will appear on screens to reward users.
Apple Fitness+ will be available in Canada on Monday, December 14, and requires iOS 14.3, watchOS 7.2, iPadOS 14.3, and tvOS 14.3, priced at $12.99 CAD per month or $99 CAD per year. It’s also available with Apple One bundles.
For Apple Watch users, Apple Fitness+ will automatically appear as a new tab in the Fitness app on iPhone; the Fitness app for iPad will be available to download from the App Store; and on Apple TV, the Fitness app will automatically appear once users upgrade to tvOS 14.3.
Apple Fitness+ will debut in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the UK, and the US.
“We’re excited for Apple Fitness+ to bring together the metrics from Apple Watch, great music, and a diverse and inspiring trainer team — in a uniquely simple, easy-to-access way across Apple devices — to encourage our users to get fit and stay healthy,” added Blahnik.