Apple Fitness+, the Cupertino tech giant’s own workout app, will be launching on December 14 with a collection of 10 workout categories. The service offers deep integration with Apple Watch, curated playlists on Apple Music, and an inspiring trainer team in a “uniquely simple, easy-to-access way across Apple devices” to encourage users to get fit and stay healthy.
First introduced during Apple’s “Time Flies” event, Fitness+ is a service that is meant to give users the ease of working out wherever they are, with the bonus of live feedback from trained instructors and support for most devices in Apple’s ecosystem.
Apple Fitness+ will launch on December 14
In a press release, Apple’s senior director of Fitness Technologies Jay Blahnik discussed the importance of being active for one’s health and the challenges that come with that, “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.”
At launch, the subscription-based service will offer guided HIIT, cycling, yoga, dance, treadmill walking, treadmill running, strength, core, and rowing workouts led by the tech giant’s own team of trainers. Mindful cool-down videos to use after any workout will also be available for users.
Fitness+ will not just provide workouts, the service also offers deep integration with Apple Watch so that users will be able to see their stats such as their heart rate or calories burned on-screen during the workout.
“The familiar Activity rings from Apple Watch also appear on screen, highlighting the wearer’s progress and launching an animated celebration as they close. With Activity Sharing, users can enable friends and family to see Fitness+ workouts completed, and workouts can also be shared to their favorite social media channels.”
New Apple Fitness+ workouts will be released on a weekly basis after launch. Each class will also offer a playlist “thoughtfully curated by the trainers” on Apple Music. The service will be located inside the Fitness app on the iPhone after launch, however, users will also be able to access the workouts on the Apple Watch and Apple TV.
Access to the service will cost $9.99 a month or $79.99 a year, and users will also get three months free with the purchase of a new Apple Watch. It also comes bundled as part of Apple’s new Apple One subscription. At launch, Apple Fitness+ will be available in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States.