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Apple today added Guided Meditations and Pilates to Apple Fitness+, expanding the existing catalog of workout types already available on the service ahead of a significant expansion of 15+ additional countries later this year.

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During the last Apple event earlier this month, Apple announced it would be expanding Fitness+ with Guided Meditations. This new workout type builds on the current Mindful Cooldowns workout, allowing Fitness+ users to "reduce everyday stress, develop a greater sense of awareness, and build resilience to face life's challenges." Guided Meditations sessions in 10 and 20 minute lengths will be available.

Alongside Strength, Core, and Yoga workouts, Fitness+ today also gained Pilates, a new low-impact workout that focuses on improving strength and flexibility. Pilates sessions will be guided and headed by Marimba Gold-Watts and Darryl Whiting, both professionals in fitness. Fitness+ is also gaining a new "Workouts to Get Ready for Snow Season" guide with workouts to improve skiers' and snowboarders' performance ahead of the winter.

Later this fall, Apple Fitness+ will be expanding to 15 additional countries, including Austria, Brazil, Colombia, France, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico, Portugal, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Switzerland, and the UAE. Fitness+ will also be gaining group workouts powered by SharePlay later this year.

Article Link: Fitness+ Gains Pilates and Guided Meditation Workouts, Including New 'Workouts to Get Ready for Snow Season'
 

purfledspruce

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Do any of you use this service?
Yeah, some. I picked it up because my wife wanted our security cameras to record and it was the same price to get the whole subscription package as piecemeal.

It’s a good video exercise service. I mostly do calisthenics (meaning not fitness +) at home, but I’ve done some of the yoga workouts, which are as good as any videos I’ve watched, and there’s already a lot of variety and skill levels. My wife forces our 8 year old to do the dance workouts some weekends. The dance workouts are ok.

The one gripe I have is the difficulty in finding a workout. It’s really annoying. Yeah, “discovery is hard.” But they organize the workouts by length and music type. I don’t really care if I’m listening to hip hop or classic rock. I care about … how intense the workout is?

So some improvement needed. But I expect it will happen soon enough. Hopefully.
 

zubikov

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Yeah, It's excellent. Use it for HIIT, treadmill when it's cold outside, spin/cycling, and now looking forward to pilates. I like that you can select the duration of the workout, they keep updating workouts constantly. I specifically like HIIT because some of their workouts get to the lesser-used core and leg muscles that are hard to target with routine sets.

I've been using NordicTrack iFit before Fitness+. They were ok but inferior to Fitness+ in many areas, like variety, interface, etc.
 
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Razorpit

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Do any of you use this service?
While I wasn't sure if I would at first, I wanted to try yoga to help me learn how to stretch my body out now that I'm working from home. There's tons of yoga apps and services out there but I figured I'd get a half way decent program going through Fitness+. I've since bought a rower. I'll do pilates now that they're on there. Been meaning to do strength but haven't yet.
 

zubikov

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Workouts to get ready for snow? Oh great, I could use some workouts to help my back when shoveling snow... oh it's for skiing and snowboarding? Those are the exercise! Sometimes I forget Apple is out of touch with the common person. ha ha.

I've been snowboarding for nearly three decades, and I'm lucky enough to go on week-long trips that involve 5-6 hour sessions, often without a lunch break. I like to explore further into resorts and some back country. I burn through 1500-2000 calories a day for 3 day stretches. You basically want to avoid cramping up in some remote area full of snow, possibly without cell service; that's what we're after here.

It's difficult to target lower quads, and portions of lower leg muscles w/ routing squats and running. Without targeted snow workouts, I'd be toast after an hour in deep snow at high altitudes. Most ski/snowboard enthusiasts live near sea level and work a desk job. To have a workout that quickly lets you get back into shape over a couple of months is valuable.
 

CasinoOwl

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I think Apple Fitness is really well done. I don't like all the trainers, but there are trainers in every category I like. Pilates and Meditation are a perfect addition for me.
 

tkaravou

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The absolute best new feature in Fitness+ that I've never seen mentioned anywhere are the filters. They used to be terrible, it was just filter by trainer/music/time but they added some new ones now. You can now do a strength workout and choose upper body, lower body or total body. In HIIT you can now filter by workouts that use dumbbells. Each program has its own set of filters. Game changer, it was so annoying when you wanted to do an upper body workout for 30 minutes before. You literally had to check the preview of each 30 minute strength workout until you found one.

The only filter missing is "Easy, normal, hard, advanced". You can go by trainer I guess, Anya, Bakari and Kyle will kick your butt. Would still be nice though.
 

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Apple today added Guided Meditations and Pilates to Apple Fitness+, expanding the existing catalog of workout types already available on the service ahead of a significant expansion of 15+ additional countries later this year.

Apple-fitness-plus-feature.jpg

During the last Apple event earlier this month, Apple announced it would be expanding Fitness+ with Guided Meditations. This new workout type builds on the current Mindful Cooldowns workout, allowing Fitness+ users to "reduce everyday stress, develop a greater sense of awareness, and build resilience to face life's challenges." Guided Meditations sessions in 10 and 20 minute lengths will be available.

Alongside Strength, Core, and Yoga workouts, Fitness+ today also gained Pilates, a new low-impact workout that focuses on improving strength and flexibility. Pilates sessions will be guided and headed by Marimba Gold-Watts and Darryl Whiting, both professionals in fitness. Fitness+ is also gaining a new "Workouts to Get Ready for Snow Season" guide with workouts to improve skiers' and snowboarders' performance ahead of the winter.

Later this fall, Apple Fitness+ will be expanding to 15 additional countries, including Austria, Brazil, Colombia, France, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico, Portugal, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Switzerland, and the UAE. Fitness+ will also be gaining group workouts powered by SharePlay later this year.

Article Link: Fitness+ Gains Pilates and Guided Meditation Workouts, Including New 'Workouts to Get Ready for Snow Season'
Oh Apple, can you PLEASE add real stretching/warm up routines???! I can’t figure out why they wouldn’t. … and stretching is not Pilates or yoga or chill down or whatever. Stretching is a discipline in itself. Anyone else feel me on this???!
 
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