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Apple today announced it is introducing new Fitness+ workouts geared specifically toward pregnancy and older adults, as well as several new Yoga, High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), and Strength workouts for beginners.

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The new Workouts for Pregnancy, Workouts for Older Adults, and Workouts for Beginners will be available in Apple Fitness+ on April 19.

The new pregnancy workouts consist of 10 workouts across the Strength, Core, and Mindful Cooldown categories. Every workout is 10 minutes long and designed to accommodate any stage of pregnancy and any fitness level, and includes tips for modifying workouts using a pillow for comfort as the body changes during pregnancy, according to Apple.

The workouts for older adults are focused on strength, flexibility, balance, coordination, and mobility.

Apple is also expanding its roster of Fitness+ trainers by introducing a new Yoga and Mindful Cooldown trainer, Jonelle Lewis, in addition to welcoming current Fitness+ trainer Anja Garcia to the HIIT team.

Last, actress and activist Jane Fonda will share inspiring stories, photos, and a few of her favorite songs in the next episode of Time to Walk in honor of Earth Day. This episode will also be available April 19. Launched in January, the Time to Walk feature provides Apple Fitness+ subscribers with audio stories from influential people that Apple Watch users can listen to with AirPods or other wireless headphones while walking.

Apple Fitness+ is a subscription-based workout video service, available in the United States, the UK, Australia, Canada, Ireland, and New Zealand. A one-month free trial is available for all Apple Watch users.

Article Link: Apple Fitness+ Getting New Workouts for Expecting Mothers, Older Adults, and More on April 19
 
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himanshumodi

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I have been doing the Fitness+ workouts and am liking them so far. The HIIT workouts really get the heart racing. And the strength workouts are pretty well paced too. Yoga is good too. Core section is pretty weak imo.

But the two features I definitely want are:
1. Ability to make workout calendars for 3-4 weeks.
2. Some tags or workout names or something so I can plan my workout. For e.g. strength workouts are for which muscles, does the HIIT workout have any floor moves.

I don't have peloton, but i am comparing this against beachbody workouts. Workout for workout I have to say Beachbody has the edge. But the smaller things like integration with apple watch and music does provide a good experience on Fitness+
 

reubs

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I understand this is supposed to be simple and accessible, but I’d like some workouts with other equipment, too. That may be with Apple Fitness++, though!

Otherwise, I’ve been happy with my Apple Fitness+ subscription. I’ve found trainers I like, and I use the strength and the rowing workouts a good bit, too.
 

hagar

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When will the 188 other countries in the world have access to this? Or will it be like News+, Siri on AppleTV and many other services that still can't be used in most of Europe f.e.?
Apple is afraid you wouldn't understand phrases like "Work it baby" and "feel the burn". They're first going to re-record all classes in all languages by 2038. This will coincide with upgrading Siri worldwide to the same level as English Siri: from brain-dead to plain stupid.
 

steevn

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When will the 188 other countries in the world have access to this? Or will it be like News+, Siri on AppleTV and many other services that still can't be used in most of Europe f.e.?
That’s exactly what is going to happen, it sucks for those countries but I don’t really know how anyone thinks it’s going to be any different ever for them.
 

conshok26

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really enjoying apple fitness+ and looking forward to any enhancements. I’ve been doing the cycling ones 5 days a week since mid January and want as many classes as possible.

Would really love some way to have a set of generic classes but there’s some sort of smart algorithm that takes the songs in your library with a similar BPM/tempo to match the different intervals. Most of the classes have music that isn’t in my normal repertoire but I still enjoy them.
 

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Maybe I'm missing them somewhere but I'd like to have an intro to yoga. They keep saying these poses and I have to keep looking up to see what the heck they are talking about.
 
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Razorpit

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Apple is afraid you wouldn't understand phrases like "Work it baby" and "feel the burn". They're first going to re-record all classes in all languages by 2038. This will coincide with upgrading Siri worldwide to the same level as English Siri: from brain-dead to plain stupid.
Will jive be included?
 
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moabal

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I imagine they will use pregnant women for those expecting mothers workouts. I imagine that'll be high turn over in trainers.
 

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Time To Walk is great, but when I lost my AirPods it became crystal clear to me that it was primarily designed to force Watch owners into buying AirPods. Time To Walk can’t be used without the Watch and it is *hell* trying to use it with any other earbuds (let alone attempting to pair them with the Watch). I tried pairing an older set of Bluetooth earbuds and the process of both trying to pair them and then getting audio to successfully play through them from the Watch was horrendous. After many false starts I completely gave up. “It Just Works” only applies when your devices are all Apple — and only Apple — all the time.
 

gabino1962

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Time To Walk is great, but when I lost my AirPods it became crystal clear to me that it was primarily designed to force Watch owners into buying AirPods. Time To Walk can’t be used without the Watch and it is *hell* trying to use it with any other earbuds (let alone attempting to pair them with the Watch). I tried pairing an older set of Bluetooth earbuds and the process of both trying to pair them and then getting audio to successfully play through them from the Watch was horrendous. After many false starts I completely gave up. “It Just Works” only applies when your devices are all Apple — and only Apple — all the time.
I do not own any Apple wireless headphones.
I use MPOW Flame 2 bluetooth headphones, connected to iPhone SE & AP SE. Time To Walk worked perfectly for me. The headphones let me change the volume and pause/play.
I feel bad that it did not work for you. My understanding is that Time To Walk is only meant for Apple Watch.
 

jonnyb098

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I have been doing the Fitness+ workouts and am liking them so far. The HIIT workouts really get the heart racing. And the strength workouts are pretty well paced too. Yoga is good too. Core section is pretty weak imo.

But the two features I definitely want are:
1. Ability to make workout calendars for 3-4 weeks.
2. Some tags or workout names or something so I can plan my workout. For e.g. strength workouts are for which muscles, does the HIIT workout have any floor moves.

I don't have peloton, but i am comparing this against beachbody workouts. Workout for workout I have to say Beachbody has the edge. But the smaller things like integration with apple watch and music does provide a good experience on Fitness+
I started using the HIIT workout too. Its definitely a workout for sure! The squats will be the death of me, haha. My only complaint is that some of the moves I end up flip flopping between the main trainer (medium difficulty) and the easy trainer on the left.

I think they need more Beginner type workouts to switch between while those of us starting out get our bodies used to 10-20 min of it over a few weeks.
 
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jonnyb098

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I recommend workout for advanced levels / athletes next
Thats fair but I think there needs to be WAY more beginner workouts than the ten or so they provide. It takes the body a few weeks to work up to some of the intensity thats in the standard workouts depending on body type. and doing the same ones over and over gets redundant quickly.
 

jonnyb098

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When will the 188 other countries in the world have access to this? Or will it be like News+, Siri on AppleTV and many other services that still can't be used in most of Europe f.e.?
They would have to duplicate all this X 188 countries and multiple languages. Not a small task to accomplish.
 
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jimbobb24

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My wife got an Apple Watch just to do Apple Fitness but we found out Apple fitness is a unique Apple service so I am warning others.

Unlike other Apple services where you can have an Apple ID that does purchases and an Apple ID that does other stuff fitness requires everything be the same. We have an Apple ID for purchases that predates phones and watches. When we got phones and watches for a variety of reasons we got individual Apple IDs but still use the shared ID for purchases. Apple 100% supports this model. With everything except Apple Fitness.

Too late to return the watch but what a mess. The work around would be to buy family fitness plan but that still would not solve some problems (iPad and Apple TV would have to be assigned to wife Apple ID instead of family Apple ID). Big mess from my point of view.

The peloton app works great.
 
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Franklin Klein

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I understand the first 2 but I thought the strength workouts are already pretty "beginner" friendly as is.
 

jimbobb24

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Time To Walk is great, but when I lost my AirPods it became crystal clear to me that it was primarily designed to force Watch owners into buying AirPods. Time To Walk can’t be used without the Watch and it is *hell* trying to use it with any other earbuds (let alone attempting to pair them with the Watch). I tried pairing an older set of Bluetooth earbuds and the process of both trying to pair them and then getting audio to successfully play through them from the Watch was horrendous. After many false starts I completely gave up. “It Just Works” only applies when your devices are all Apple — and only Apple — all the time.
I used generic Bluetooth headphones with Apple Watch for a long time (now have beats for exercising). I wonder if this is new?
 
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