Let’s clarify immediately: “for everyone” does not mean free.
Or rather, in reality a three-month free trial is planned but let’s go in order.
Apple Fitness+ from today it is available to anyone who owns an iPhone, iPad and Apple TV. This means that, to subscribe to the service, it is no longer necessary to own an Apple Watch.
“We created Fitness + with the aim of making it the most inclusive and welcoming fitness service in the world, and the response from those who use it has been extremely positive. We wanted this sensational experience to be available to iPhone-only users too, and we wanted it to be even easier to start taking care of their health and fitness – he said. Jay Blahnik, Apple’s Vice President of Fitness Technologies. – Whether he wants to go out for a walk with Passeggiamo, improve his performance as a runner with the ultramarathon runner Scott Jurek, or continue to stay on the move listening to his favorite artists, such as Taylor Swift, the user will always find the right charge. “
Apple Fitness+ senza Apple Watch
It was September 2020 when, on the stage of the traditional September event, Apple announced the arrival of Fitness+, a service designed to offer its users a series of workouts created by fitness professionals. 11 types of training, 3000 individual sessions, top-level teachers and a quality – both exercises and videos – that have captured the attention of a flood of fitness enthusiasts and newbies.
Now the number of subscribers is destined to grow: As of today, October 24, Apple Fitness + no longer requires an Apple Watch.
We confess: the move of the Apple surprised us a little. Because it is true that with iOS 16 the Fitness application appeared on iPhone and iPad, without needing the Cupertino smart watch, but it is also true that the company led by Tim Cook has and expects very high standards. Fitness + without Apple Watch means fewer sensors, less control, less data to show to users. Yet these small sacrifices do not seem to have weight: aEven with the Movement ring alone, which calculates calories burned, Fitness + can help millions of people stay (or get back) in shape. Or to follow some path of mindfulness that can help them maintain the right mental balance.
But how do you do all this? With iOS 16.1 Fitness + will be integrated into the Fitness app: just click on the central panel and choose the path you prefer, which can be followed via iPhone, iPad and Apple TV. There is also the compatibility with AirPlay, then you can project the exercises on third-party devices that support it, keeping time, indications and the aforementioned estimate of the heat burned under control.
Why not train with Taylor Swift?
Taylor Swift sbarca su Fitness+. No, not as an instructor. But with the series “Featured artistWhich includes tracks from the Midnights album, launched on October 21st. Basically you will have an entire playlist focused on a single singer; more every Monday, for three weeks, they will appear new sessions with Taylor Swift songs, available for various types of workouts, from pilates to yoga.
The first three workouts are available now, featuring special lighting and Fitness +’s team of trainers highlighting the artist in creative and fun ways. An example? Scott Carvint, in her treadmill session, will spell the word SWIFTIE with the first letter of her directions while Anya Garcia, in the HIIT workout, will use 13-second sequences in honor of Swift’s fondness for the number 13.
New content for all tastes and needs
The Apple Fitness + catalog is constantly expandingwith new exercises, sessions and contents designed to meet the needs of every type of user.
So debuts today Yoga for Every Runner, a training program that sees protagonists Scott Jurekone of the best ultramarathon runners in the world and co-author, e Jessica Skyetrainer di Yoga.
Inspired by Scott’s signature yoga approach and integration, this program aims to improve posture, balance and mobility while running. The yoga sessions last only 10 minutes and can be followed either for warming up or stretching or in conjunction with other workouts from the Fitness + library. As with all Fitness + workouts, the exercises are shown along with possible variations, so users can train regardless of their level.
“During my career as a runner, I pushed my body and mind to new limits by covering ever greater distances and exploring trails and roads around the world. Having optimal endurance, flexibility, stability and balance is key to running efficiently, and yoga is one of the many activities that help me get the most out of my body and become a holistic runner, ” Jurek said. – Regardless of your level of experience as a runner, I hope the 10-minute workouts of this Fitness + program will inspire users to incorporate yoga into their workouts and recovery moments. “
There are also coming new episodes of Stroll, an audio experience available on iPhone and Apple Watch that consists of listening to the voice of some of the most interesting and motivating personalities in the world sharing anecdotes, photos and music. The first episode of the new season will have as protagonist Hannah Waddingham, whom we have come to love as Rebecca Welton in the smash hit Ted Lasso series, exclusively on Apple TV +. In the following episodes the acclaimed singer-songwriter arrives instead Meghan Trainor and the former astronaut and colonel Eileen M. Collins.
Fitness + is also enriched with three new collections:
- Totally ’80s Cyclingwith eight workouts designed to strengthen muscle tone, accompanied by a playlist of songs from the 80s;
- Best Mindful Cooldowns for Athleteswhich offers a series of full-body stretching exercises and short visualization activities, selected to help each athlete prepare mentally for their discipline and recover more easily from any sporting endeavor;
- 14-Day HIIT and Strength Challengewith 30-minute strengthening and HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) workouts to encourage you to give more and more.
How much does Apple Fitness + cost?
The subscription is for € 9.99 per month or € 79.99 per year and can be shared with five other family members.
Alternatively you can find it included in the Apple One Premium plan, which, where available, also offers access to Apple Music, Apple TV +, Apple Arcade and iCloud + with 2TB of storage space.
Not sure it’s for you? Know that from now on the purchase of Apple Watch Series 4 or later, iPhone 11 or later, iPad (9th generation or later), iPad Air (5th generation or later), iPad mini (6th generation or later), iPad Pro 11 ″ (3rd generation or later), iPad Pro 12.9 ″ (5th generation or later), Apple TV HD or Apple TV 4K (2nd generation) includes 3 months of Fitness +. If, on the other hand, you are already an Apple user and have not yet tried the service, you are entitled to a free month.
Basically you have no excuse not to try it!