Apple Fitness + will include a new 'Collections' feature and a 'Time to Run' series - TechCrunch
Apple Fitness + is introducing a new "Collections" feature along with a new "Time to Run" series starting on January 10th. Collections are a series of on-the-job training and meditation from the Fitness + library designed to help users reach their goal. The feature draws on nearly 2,000 workouts to give users a new way to get motivated when they start their next training. Apple says Gatherings will provide users with a plan to help them make specific training choices.
The six collections available at the launch include “30-Day Core Challenge,” “Improve Your Pilates Career,” “Perfect Your Yoga Balance Poses,” “Run Your First 5K,” “Strengthen your back, Stretch your hips ”and“ Get down for a better bedtime. ”
Apple's new "Time to Run" series is an extension of the "Time to Walk" feature launched last year. The company describes the new series as an audio running experience designed to help users train to become more consistent and better runners. Each program in the series focuses on a popular running route and includes coaching tips led by a Fitness + trainer. In the programs playlists are designed to match the intensity, location and training of each run. Each program also includes photos taken by the Fitness + trainer showing the route.
Time to Run launches with three programs: London, coached by Cory Wharton-Malcolm; Brooklyn, coached by Emily Fayette; and Miami Beach, coached by Sam Sanchez. A new program of the series will be released weekly on Mondays. Apple notes that for Apple Watch wheelchair users, Time to Run will be Time to run or push and allow users to get started on “Outdoor Push Running Pace ”.
"At the start of the new year, we know that many people are looking for new ways to achieve their goals," Jay Blahnik, Apple's vice president of fitness technologies, said in a statement. With these new developments, Fitness + makes it easy to get motivated and stay active anywhere, with the most complete library of high quality and diverse content to train your mind and body, wherever you are are you on your fitness journey. ”
In addition to Collections and Time to Run launches on January 10th, Apple is introducing the third season of Time to Walk, its series aimed at inspiring consumers to active by walking more often. New guests will be added each week in the third season. Guests include Hasan Minhaj, Chelsea Handler, Bernice A. King and more.
Fitness + is also adding additional content to their Artist Spotlight series, which dedicates a complete playlist to one artist, with new workouts featuring music from Ed Sheeran, Pharrell Williams , Shakira and the Beatles. Types of exercise include cycling, dancing, HIIT, strength, treadmill and yoga.
Apple launched Fitness + on December 14, 2022, and since then has been working to compete with other membership fitness offers, including Peloton. Fitness + is available as a standalone subscription for $ 9.99 per month, or as part of the Apple One Premier plan for $ 29.95 per month, which gives users access to Apple Music, Apple TV +, Apple Arcade, Apple News + and iCloud + with 2TB of storage.