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Apple's Director of Fitness and Health Technologies Jay Blahnik is touring the Asia-Pacific region this week to host live Q&A sessions with popular personal trainers and other well-known icons at Apple Stores in Australia, China and Japan. The special events focus on the intersection of health, fitness and technology, such as how to live a better life by maintaining a healthy body and mind.

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Blahnik posing with personal trainer Michelle Bridges and a fan in Sydney (Instagram)

Blahnik sat down with Australian personal trainer Michelle Bridges for a live Q&A session at the Apple Store in Sydney, Australia on May 29 before heading to the Omotesando Apple Store to speak with technology journalist Nobi Hayashi in Tokyo, Japan earlier today, as noted by Macotakara. Blahnik will now travel to Beijing for an event with Chinese action filmmaker Donnie Yen at the Apple Store in China Central Mall on June 3.


Prior to joining Apple in July 2013, Blahnik was a Nike FuelBand consultant for almost 20 years and an award-winning fitness instructor and personal trainer. As health and fitness director at Apple, he has played an instrumental role in development of the Apple Watch, working in the company's top-secret health and fitness lab where it has collected over 18,000 hours of health and fitness data from employee workout sessions.

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Apple's Director of Fitness and Health Technologies Jay Blahnik is touring the Asia-Pacific region this week to host live Q&A sessions with popular personal trainers and other well-known icons at Apple Stores in Australia, China and Japan. The special events focus on the intersection of health, fitness and technology, such as how to live a better life by maintaining a healthy body and mind.

Jay-Blahnik-Sydney-Instagram.jpg

Blahnik posing with personal trainer Michelle Bridges and a fan in Sydney (Instagram)

Blahnik sat down with Australian personal trainer Michelle Bridges for a live Q&A session at the Apple Store in Sydney, Australia on May 29 before heading to the Omotesando Apple Store to speak with technology journalist Nobi Hayashi in Tokyo, Japan earlier today, as noted by Macotakara. Blahnik will now travel to Beijing for an event with Chinese action filmmaker Donnie Yen at the Apple Store in China Central Mall on June 3.


Prior to joining Apple in July 2013, Blahnik was a Nike FuelBand consultant for almost 20 years and an award-winning fitness instructor and personal trainer. As health and fitness director at Apple, he has played an instrumental role in development of the Apple Watch, working in the company's top-secret health and fitness lab where it has collected over 18,000 hours of health and fitness data from employee workout sessions.

Article Link: Apple Fitness Director Jay Blahnik Hosting Special Events at Asia-Pacific Retail Stores

this is front page news? slow monday ahead of the WWDC i guess.
 
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ThunderSkunk

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Did I just hear him say that 10 years ago we used to think that health had something to do with food and now we know that's "something else?"

Nice.
 
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Did I just hear him say that 10 years ago we used to think that health had something to do with food and now we know that's "something else?"

Nice.
Not exactly. He was trying to emphasize that it's not as simple as we used to think it is. I think his point is that a question such as "Why are so many people fat?" has many layers. While "They move too little and eat too much" is basically a complete answer to that question, you can also ask "Why do they move too little and eat too much?" and then you get a lot more answers that are more useful to people fighting these problems (or not). He mentioned lifestyle, stress and sleep. People don't like to hear it like this, but obesity is most of the time the symptom of psychological issues. For many people attacking those first makes a lot more sense.
 
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JeffyTheQuik

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It's good to see :apple: focusing on this. It's also good to see the Bernoulli effect of this with other companies.

And yes, I know that Apple wasn't first out of the gate with this, but once a major player sets a standard, others rally around it.

(Apparently, Lisa (below), has the $10,000 for the Edition version)

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Not sure how Blahnik could have been a "Nike FuelBand consultant for almost 20 years" when the FuelBand was just released in 2012. Unless of course if the FuelBand was in development for some 17.5 years to make up the time difference. At which case no wonder why Nike discontinued the band.

o_O

Also, good job on the new forum, MacRumors!
 
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