Apple Fitness+ now offers a new ‘Time to Walk’ feature which allows subscribers to take their health and fitness outdoors. Ranging from 25 to 40 minutes, ‘Time to Walk’ workout features episodes from influential entertainment, sports, current affairs, and other people as audio files for users to listen to while maintaining their good health. The episode will download automatically on Apple Watch with a Fitness subscription and will be available in the Workout app.
For accessibility, the new feature is called ‘Time to push’ for Apple Fitness+ subscribers in wheelchairs, and for them, an ‘Outdoor Wheelchair Walk Pace’ workout stars automatically. Jay Blahnik, Apple’s senior director of Fitness Technologies explains the new feature as,
“Walking is the most popular physical activity in the world, and one of the healthiest things we can do for our bodies. A walk can often be more than just exercise: It can help clear the mind, solve a problem, or welcome a new perspective. Even throughout this challenging period of time, one activity that has remained available to many is walking. With Time to Walk, we’re bringing weekly original content to Apple Watch in Fitness+ that includes some of the most diverse, fascinating, and celebrated guests offering inspiration and entertainment to help our users keep moving through the power of walking.”
The New ‘Time to Walk’ workout on Apple Fitness+ allows subscribers to listen to their favorite influencer while exercising
Paired with AirPods, AirPods Max, or a Bluetooth headphone set, now Apple Fitness+ subscribers take their workouts outdoors while listening to life lessons, achievements, journey,s and other stories of a variety of celebrities. Time to Walk episodes also feature photos and music to make workout sessions entertaining.
Currently, the new workout category is launching with four episodes and from now till the end of April, a new episode will be added to the catalog every Monday in the Workout app on Apple Watch. Apple Fitness+ subscribers can browse through the new and previously released episodes to play them at their convenience and preference. The four available audio episodes are from singers, an actor, and an NBA player.
- Dolly Parton, a Country music star who says she loved to walk ever since she was a little girl.
“I think it’s so important to be able to get out and walk if we can during this time. I do my best thinking when I walk. And while many of us feel confined during this time, I’m hopeful that people will take a walk down memory lane with me and we can all feel a little more freedom taking the time to walk together.”
- Draymond Green, NBA player who says a walk in nature is rejuvenating for mind, body, and soul.
“There’s nothing better than a walk in nature, getting lost in my thoughts, and taking a deep breath of fresh air. Take all the stresses of your day and let them blow away with the wind. I hope sharing my stories with those who go on a walk with me will give them the same drive to chase their dreams that I had in chasing mine.”
- Shawn Mendes, a popular musician who says that a slow pace workout helps his creative process.
“Taking a walk is a great way to clear your mind,” Mendes says. “It’s the most simple thing you can do to calm the body and soul, reflect, and slow down. I hope people get to feel the same sense of calm I do while walking and can bring that to their own experiences.”
- Uzo Aduba, an Emmy Award-winning actor says that she loves to walk to connect with herself.
“It’s a time to connect and have the conversations with myself that can often get overlooked throughout the day, and bring peace of mind. The experience of walking and telling my stories gave me that familiar feeling that walking brings, answering questions that need to be answered, and addressing topics that need to be addressed. I’m so excited to share that with those who take the time to walk with me.”
Apple Fitness+ is a home workout service built for Apple Watch users with 10 workout categories. Compatible with Apple Watch Series 3 and later, the service is integrated across Apple devices so users can keep track of their metrics and any screen they prefer: iPhone, iPad, Apple TV. Currently, the service is available in the US, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand for $9.99/month, $79.99/year, and $29.99/month on Apple One Premium Plan. You can follow Apple Fitness+ trainers and workout sessions on their Instagram account applefitnessplus.