Apple is urging consumers to try its workout service, Apple Fitness+ if they made a New Year’s resolution to get in shape in 2023. As a way to advertise Fitness+, Apple has given the service control of its home page.
Apple urges customers to get fit in 2023 using Apple Fitness+
Apple integrated Fintess+ with iPhone with the launch of iOS 16.1 in October. The service can be used without an Apple Watch in 21 countries. Note that the service requires an iPhone 8 or newer to run without an Apple Watch.
Fitness+ has taken over Apple’s homepage, with the tagline “Welcome to the year of you,” and “Now all you need is iPhone.”
Start your year with Apple Fitness+. Choose from 11 workout types — everything from HIIT to Yoga. And meditations, too. With new workouts and meditations added every week, from 5 to 45 minutes. Take it further with Apple Watch.
While the availability of Fitness+ on iPhone may be beneficial for some users, note that you will not be able to enjoy the added functionality an Apple Watch may provide. When you use an Apple Watch with Fitness+, you are able to see your personalized metrics such as heart rate or calories burned on-screen during the workout.
Priced at $9.99 per month or $79.99 annually, Apple Fitness+ can also be purchased as part of an Apple One Premier subscription along with other Apple services. Each user receives a free one-month trial of Apple Fitness+, which they can share with up to five additional family members. Customers who buy a new iPhone, Apple Watch, iPad, or Apple TV are eligible for a free trial that lasts for three months.
As for what it offers, Fitness+ gives users access to 3,000 studio-style workouts and meditations. Users can also enjoy features such as Time to Walk, Time to Run, and its Spotlight series with guests and artists.
The fitness service is available in Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, France, Germany, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Portugal, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Switzerland, the UAE, the UK, and the US.