Apple Fitness+ Adds New Workouts, More

Posted on April 15, 2021 by Paul Thurrott in Apple Watch, iOS, Mobile, Wearables with 8 Comments

Apple announced today that it has added several new workouts, new trainers, and a new Time to Walk guest to its Fitness+ service.

“Apple Fitness+ is integrated with Apple Watch to build on the goal of helping people live a better day by being more active,” Apple senior director Jay Blahnik announced. “With more options for getting started, and staying active and healthy during pregnancy as well as at any age or fitness level, we hope even more people will be inspired to keep moving with our amazing team of passionate trainers. We’ve brought together an incredibly diverse and inclusive team of Fitness+ trainers, and we love seeing our team grow, giving our users even more options to find the best workout for them.”

Here’s what’s new.

New workouts. Apple is launching some new yoga, High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), and strength workouts, as well as some aimed at the pregnant, older adults, and beginners. There are also new yoga and high interval training workouts.

New trainers. Apple has added new trainers to its yoga and HIIT workouts.

New Time to Walk guess. Actress Jane Fonda will appear in a new Time to Walk episode starting on Earth Day, April 19, joining other guests like Wanda Sykes, Anthony Ramos, Dolly Parton, Shawn Mendes, Uzo Aduba, and Draymond Green.

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Comments (8)

8 responses to “Apple Fitness+ Adds New Workouts, More”

  1. rmlounsbury

    I do think that Apple did a really excellent job with Fitness Plus especially the integration with the app/Apple TV and Apple Watch integration. I enjoy it and it is good to see Apple building on the experience.

    It came at the right time for me as we went into the pandemic and going to the gym wasn't an option. Heck, I don't even plan on returning to a gym after this experience.

  2. crunchyfrog

    Apple... bringing out the celebs front and center...

    • pecosbob04

      In reply to crunchyfrog:

      Yes pretty cool! Glad to see you appreciate the investment and effort Apple is making to keep improving this excellent service.

      • bettyblue

        In reply to pecosbob04:

        I have this service and if I could turn off the "celebs" I would. I turned off the "Walk with" feature day 1.

        Just like politics, I do not care what the "celebs" think. Act, sing or whatever you do and I can enjoy you doing that. Anything else...not so much.

        • pecosbob04

          In reply to bettyblue: Great idea bb. It should not just be "celebs" but they could have "pundits", "pols", and more granularly "rwnj's", and "bleeding heart libs". The possibilities are endless. Think about it "walk with" AOC, Bernie, Hannity, Cooper, Tucker, Rachel, MTG or TCruz. Or better yet all of them at the same time. Guaranteed to reach your target heart rate. The mind boggles.

  3. ulfvar

    Still, some features missing from Fitness+ but overall it's a very nice service and I'm glad to see them investing more in it.

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