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

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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13 months ago
Its good to see that Apple is creating awareness about exercising and living a healthy life.

Oh also, I like the new commenting system of Macrumors. Its sleeker than before.
Rating: 7 Votes
13 months ago
There should be an alert in iOS that screams at you and punches you in the face when you're taking a video and you're holding it vertical. :mad:
Rating: 4 Votes
13 months ago
Do you guys see their faces as white/gold? My wife swears they are blue/black and we are freaking out.
Rating: 3 Votes
13 months ago
Who cares about that? Check out this new sexy forum design! :D
Rating: 3 Votes
13 months ago

Editors are probably traveling right now in preparation.


Do they usually travel a week early? I guess so but I would think many people would be travelling this weekend.
Rating: 2 Votes
13 months ago

('http://www.macrumors.com/2015/06/01/jay-blahnik-asia-pacific-tour-special-events/')


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.


Blahnik posing with personal trainer Michelle Bridges and a fan in Sydney (Instagram ('https://instagram.com/p/3QucygzXIy/'))

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 ('http://www.macotakara.jp/blog/report/entry-27057.html'). 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.

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Prior to joining Apple in July 2013, Blahnik was a Nike FuelBand consultant ('http://www.macrumors.com/2013/08/18/former-nike-fuelband-consultant-jay-blahnik-confirms-apple-hiring/') 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 ('http://www.macrumors.com/2015/03/21/apple-watch-abc-nightline/') 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 ('http://www.macrumors.com/2015/06/01/jay-blahnik-asia-pacific-tour-special-events/')


this is front page news? slow monday ahead of the WWDC i guess.
Rating: 2 Votes
13 months ago

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

Editors are probably traveling right now in preparation.
Rating: 1 Votes
13 months ago

I like vertical videos. Easier to watch on the iPhone and iPad.

Natural viewing angle is wider than it is taller. Vertical videos make no sense unless using it for sports to analyze motions.
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13 months ago
"Ya, I vont to pump you up."
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13 months ago

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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