This fitness program made in Apple, accessible by subscription and subject to having an Apple Watch on your wrist, allows you to practice a wide variety of sports thanks to exercising coaches for all levels.
Launch later today
In addition to France, no less than 14 new countries will be able to access Apple Fitness + later today. Launched in December 2020 in a few countries besides the United States, the $ 9.99 per month program features coaches specializing in 11 disciplines.
Yoga, fractionation, muscle strengthening, meditation, and more: there is something for all styles, and especially for all levels. In addition, the training sessions are spread out from five to 45 minutes in order to adapt to all schedules.
Apple Fitness + is available on iPhone (6S and later, under iOS 14.3 at least), iPad under iPadOS 15 and Apple TV under tvOS 15. A minimum of Apple Watch Series 3 connected watch is required to use the service. Note that it is also integrated into the latest tier of the Apple One offer which, for $ 29.95 per month, includes Apple TV +, Apple Music, Apple Fitness +, Apple Arcade and 2TB of iCloud storage.
If you’ve purchased an Apple Watch (Series 3 and later) since September 14, you will be eligible for a three-month free trial of Apple Fitness +.
It is during the day that Apple will open the doors of its Fitness + service in France and Switzerland in particular. After the English-speaking countries for a year, these home sports lessons are now broadcast in Germany, Austria, Italy, Spain, Portugal, as well as Brazil, Colombia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, and in Russia.
Many new countries but content that remains in English with subtitles to follow the instructions of the coaches. Contrary to what it has done with some shows for its radio service, Apple has not produced Fitness + content overseas with local trainers.
The Fitness + classes, which range from 5 to 45 minutes, can be done with equipment when you are equipped with an exercise bike, a rower, or a treadmill for example, but it is not a prerequisite. Just as it is not essential to be devilishly sharp, there are several levels.
The range of activities is wide and has grown over the months, Apple regularly filling the catalog of courses and more occasionally that of disciplines (sheathing, split, yoga, dance, pilates, etc.).
The sessions can be followed on the small screen of your iPhone (6s minimum) as well as on your iPad or in front of your television with an Apple TV (the last two generations are cheaper on the refurb ). Interestingly, Fitness + is compatible with family sharing, everyone can go at their own pace with the content of their choice.
The other essential part for using the service is the Apple Watch (Series 3 minimum). The data collected by the watch during the effort – the filling of the rings and your physical expenditure – will synchronize and be displayed on the screen with which you follow your course. This way you always have an eye on your progress.
Apple is launching Apple Fitness + in 15 new countries today. With that, Jay Blahnik, Apple’s vice president of fitness technology, gave an interview to Brazilian newspaper O GLOBO to talk about this launch and what users can expect in the future.
Available in the US for about nine months, Apple Fitness + offers 11 different workouts with dozens of classes and plenty of instructors to help anyone who wants to get their Apple Watch rings closed.
With 5-45 minute lessons, the service costs $ 10 per month or users can bundle it with Apple One Premier, which costs $ 30 and also combines Apple Arcade, Apple Music, Apple TV +, and 2TB of iCloud for up to ‘to six family members.
Now, in an interview with O GLOBO, Jay Blahnik says that Apple is “open to the possibility of investing in Portuguese content with Brazilian professionals”.
“I think we are open to the possibility of going to where Fitness + is. Our goal is to help people be healthy. We want to be able to attract as many users as possible and make their experience the best possible (…) We would be absolutely open to doing all kinds of things to help make the Fitness experience more enjoyable around the world.