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With the launch of Apple Fitness+, Apple now has a section on its workout for Fitness+ equipment, which offers links to buy the workout items that are used in Fitness+ videos.

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Many of the Fitness+ workouts are designed to work with no equipment at all, but some do require specific equipment. Cycling workouts, for example, require a cycling bike, while treadmill workouts require a treadmill.

The only fitness-specific items that Apple actually sells through its store are Manduka yoga blocks and mats, which Apple began offering last week. Other equipment links to outside stores where the devices can be purchased, with the exception of a few stands that Apple offers.

For dumbbells, Apple recommends the Rogue Rubber Hex Dumbbells, which are, like many dumbbells at the current time, out of stock. Many people have turned to strength training in their homes, which has led to a lack of available equipment.

Apple recommends Schwinn Indoor Cycling Bikes for cycling workouts, along with the Life Fitness Row HX Trainer for rowing and the TechnoGym MyRun and SkillRun for treadmill workouts.

Though Apple recommends this equipment on its website, the Apple Fitness+ workouts are designed to be equipment agnostic and will work with the treadmills, cycles, and other devices that you already own.

Article Link: Apple Website Highlights Workout Equipment Used in Fitness+ Videos
 

mikevangorkom

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Anyone know what the LARGE workout mats are that they use on Apple Fitness+? Not the small yoga mats. The large workout mats aren’t listed. They have a square logo in the corner, but I can’t make out which ones they are.
 

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applicious84

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I can get a pair of the 125LB Rogue Rubber Hex Dumbbell for less than an Apple Watch, which is just what I need for my light days. I like picking up weights and seeing twitter updates as I lift. I want to put a watch on each wrist so I'll never miss an update 💪
 

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Anyone know what the LARGE workout mats are that they use on Apple Fitness+? Not the small yoga mats. The large workout mats aren’t listed. They have a square logo in the corner, but I can’t make out which ones they are.
Wow, I would love to have an apartment with the needed sqft. for this mat. :)
 
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Alex3917

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Does Apple really think all their customers are too dumb to figure out what the best rowing machine on the market is? Like 99% of rowers use Concept2, and even if you wanted a water-based rower why would you go with one that costs $1,500 and has only 10 reviews on Amazon? This makes absolutely zero sense.
 

jaworskimatt

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Anyone know what the LARGE workout mats are that they use on Apple Fitness+? Not the small yoga mats.
It's not exactly it, but looks similar to Manduka Pro Square, 2x2 metres and 6mm thick.

I personally use and recommend the long version of Manduka Pro 88" / 216 cm. Absolute beast of a mat, extra long, extra thick. Pricy, but worth it - and comes with a lifetime warranty. Unless you need the width too - then go for the square.

There are only 2 disadvantages: #1 it is heavy. So if you plan to carry it around, make sure you are up for it :cool: I rarely do yoga outside of my building, but I do have a Manduka Prolite just for traveling. I guess if you go for the square version, carrying it is not in plans - might be a two man job.

Disadvantage #2 - this one is temporary - it's a professional mat and takes a while to break in. It will feel slippery at first, but that's normal. The surface needs to be roughened up with continuous practice.
 
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jaworskimatt

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Expect $50 for a mat that cost $2 (with free shipping) from China.
Not sure about the manufacture price, but speaking from experience (5+ years practicing yoga) Manduka mats are extremely high quality, they don't stretch, have good grip, good padding and they don't deteriorate with time (I mean the Pro line, which I use myself). They also handle moisture (sweat) well, which is an important factor if you live in a warm country (like me) or do hot yoga, or just sweat a lot (like me).

I paid around $200 for mine, but the Manduka Pros are designed to basically outlive the user.

Not sure if people doing crunches on the floor need this kind of quality, but for some real yoga - especially if someone is as heavy as me - there is nothing better. Totally worth the money.
 

oghowie

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I was going to ask how this even comes up in the course of a workout.
It's silly, but this isn't the first time I have heard someone complain about this. I've never run into this myself in any of my classes, but I assume this was because some instructors were supporting Black Lives Matter earlier this year.
 
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