During the Apple California streaming event, Apple Fitness+ introduced group workouts on iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV. You’ll still see your own metrics on the screen, but you’ll also be able to see how well your friends are doing with their workouts. It’s a fun way to bring a competitive element to your workout and keep yourself and your friends motivated.
Apple has expanded its Apple Fitness+ program to include even more countries. While it is currently available in the US, Canada, UK, Ireland and New Zealand, Apple is adding support for 15 more countries, including Italy, Austria and Brazil. New customers of the service will get one month free, or three months free with the purchase of an Apple Watch. Later, the service is $10 per month or $80 per year in the US
Apple Fitness+ offers a huge library of workout videos that you can follow. Your Apple Watch will be able to track your performance, heart rate and more fitness metrics directly on the screen.
The service is also getting a slew of new workout routines to fit every fitness style. With guided routines by world champion winter athletes, the “Get Ready for Snow Season” workout is designed to help you prepare yourself for winter sports like skiing and snowboarding.
Apple Fitness+ is also going to include Pilates for those who want to start working on the core. While summer may be over, it’s never too early to start working your abs for next year. If the stresses of life are getting to you, Seva is also bringing guided meditations for people of all levels, from complete beginners to those who have mastered the art of controlled breathing.
Apple continues to improve its offering of the Fitness+ program, bringing gym-quality workouts straight to your home at a time when not many people are inclined to go to the gym. Now with these new features, more workout styles are supported than ever before. The best part? You can exercise with your friends to make it a more enjoyable experience.