Last week, Apple unveiled their brand new Apple Fitness+ platform available for iPhone, iPad and Apple TV users. This new fitness experience is designed for everyone by world-class trainers from around the world.
For the past week, I’ve had the opportunity to try a handful of these workouts and have been pleasantly surprised not only by the quality and variety of workouts available on the platform but also by the great playlists and overall production value of each class.
What’s great about Apple Fitness+ is that there are a bunch of different workout types to choose from; HIIT, Strength, Yoga, Cycling, Rowing, Dance, Core, Treadmill and Mindful Cooldown and the workouts vary in length from 5-45mins (this is awesome for busy parents who only have time to get a quick workout in! 😅). These workouts not only synch up with your Apple Watch but can also be downloaded so that you can do them outside or at the gym.
Each week, Apple Fitness+ users get a fresh new batch of workouts to try out. The platform is incredibly intuitive and easy to use. You can easily pick a workout type, a specific trainer, try something new, see the popular workouts, redo some of your favourite workouts, etc.
Something else I’ve also enjoyed is being able to see all of my metrics right up on the screen as I’m doing my workouts. Not only can you see your calories burned, heart rate, ring progress, but some workouts also incorporate the “Burn Bar“, which can be a great motivator as it shows you where you stack up against everyone else during a particular workout.
Apple Fitness+ and the trainers they’ve brought on board are making a concerted effort to make their workouts as inclusive as possible by not only selecting a wide variety of trainers but also by offering modifications in every workout video for those either just starting to exercise, those recovering from injury or even for pre or postpartum women. An extra nice touch is the inclusion signing by the trainers during their workouts.
Apple Fitness+ is available in Canada for $12.99/month or $99.99/year. Apple Watch owners get 1 month free and you can share your workouts with 5 other family members!
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