Apple Health + is getting a wide ranging improve with extra methods to maintain you match and wholesome
Apple Fitness + subscribers are getting one of the biggest updates since its inception. This major upgrade, which will be released on Monday, has new ways to get fit, more help with achieving New Year’s goals, and more celebrities joining the Time to Walk feature. Perhaps the biggest bonus included in this update is a new feature called Time to Run.
Fitness + has offered video treadmill workouts since its inception, but there has never been a way to help those who prefer to hit the streets or jog around the park. That changes with this update, which now includes the ability to use the Apple Watch and AirPods to motivate yourself while running outdoors.
Every single episode, downloadable before the run, consists of coaching tips led by one of the current Fitness + trainers along with the new and acclaimed treadmill Cory Wharton-Malcolm. There is music to help you maintain your energies and advice on pacing and how to become a more consistent and better runner.
To make things a little more interesting, each run is also paired with a route and music from different parts of the world. For example, the Miami Beach playlist features Latin music inspired by the city’s vibrant sights and sounds.
During the time-to-run, users also receive photos that the fitness + trainer has taken of notable sights along their route.
Apple says Time to Run will kick off with three episodes: London, coached by Cory Wharton-Malcolm; Brooklyn, trained by Emily Fayette; and Miami Beach, trained by Sam Sanchez. A new episode of Time to Run is released every Monday.
So that’s a new feature, but there’s a lot more to come in this update, including something called Collections. Designed to help users achieve their goals, these include a 30-day core challenge, improve your posture with Pilates, perfect your yoga balance poses, and run your first 3 miles.
Collections will include a suggested plan to help users make conscious training choices that are designed to make it easier to achieve a set goal. Run Your First 5K, for example, uses gentle fitness sessions at the beginning, before slowly building up into a full run over several weeks.
Anyone using Time to Walk will also be excited to hear more inspirational people join the service, with Hollywood star Rebel Wilson being the first name to be revealed.
Time to Walk has already hosted 41 guests, including Dolly Parton, Anthony Joshua, Jane Fonda and HRH Prince William, who spoke about the importance of mental fitness at the end of the second season.
Finally, there’s New Music Fitness + with Apple confirming it will add new workouts to its popular Artist Spotlight series featuring the music of Ed Sheeran, Pharrell Williams, Shakira and the Beatles.
“As a new year begins, we know that many people are looking for new ways to achieve their goals. With these new additions, Fitness + makes it easy to get motivated and stay active anywhere, with the most comprehensive library of quality and diverse content to exercise your mind and body no matter where you are on your fitness journey, ”said Jay Blahnik, Apple’s vice president of fitness technologies.
“We can’t wait for people to be motivated to achieve their goals with collections and to be inspired by Time to Runs exploring iconic cities with a rich history of running.”
Apple is offering a free trial of Fitness + which then costs £ 9.99 per month.