Big news for those who can’t muster the energy to get through the same Zoom workout class they’ve been doing since March: Apple has announced its own workout streaming service, Fitness+, to launch by the end of the year.
The $12.99 per month (or $99.99 per year) service will offer a wide-range of workouts, including cycling, treadmill, rowing, HIIT, strength, yoga and dance classes, for all fitness levels and abilities. With Apple’s family sharing plan, up to five additional users can access the same Fitness+ account. On the Fitness+ Instagram page, Apple has announced 21 trainers who will be teaching the weekly classes when the service debuts in late 2020.
No specialized workout equipment is necessary to use Fitness+, however the service is a boon for Apple Watch users, who will see metrics, like heart rate, calories burned and the ever-popular Activity Rings, directly on the fitness video they are watching on their iPhone, iPad or Apple TV.
While you do not need an Apple Music subscription to listen to music on the service, if you do have one, you’ll be able to save music heard during the classes directly to your playlists, which anyone who has ever tried to Shazam a song mid-Barry’s Bootcamp will recognize as a huge win.
“We’re so excited to energize our customers with new ways to get active and stay active with Apple Watch,” said Jay Blahnik, Apple’s senior director of fitness for health technologies of the launch of Fitness+. “With diverse studio workouts that are suitable for all ability levels, led by a phenomenal group of unique trainers, and an approachable program designed for beginners all the way through to the fitness enthusiast — as well as the flexibility to work out anywhere — there’s something for everyone. We know Fitness+ will take working out with Apple Watch to the next level with unparalleled engagement, convenience, and inspiration.”
Below, watch the campaign video for Fitness+ to get an idea of how users will interact with the subscription service.
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