Apple Developing Fitness App for iOS 14 That Lets You Download Guided Workout Videos

Apple appears to be working on a new fitness app for iPhone, Apple Watch, and Apple TV that is designed to let users download guided fitness-related videos that will walk them through various workouts.

iconsfitnessappios14

Icons representing some of the exercises that will be available in the fitness app

The app, which is codenamed "Seymour," may be named Fit or Fitness when it is released. Apple appears to be aiming to release the app in iOS 14, watchOS 7, and tvOS 14, and it seems to be a standalone app that will be available alongside the existing Activity app.

With the fitness app, users may be able to download fitness videos that cover a range of different workout options and activities, getting guidance on completing those activities on the Apple Watch. Apple provides a gallery of different workout routines that can be downloaded and synced to the Apple Watch, with the videos themselves shown on the iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV.

The Apple Watch appears to be used to track your progress through each workout routine, similar to how the Apple Watch can track existing fitness activities through the Activity app.

Apple appears to be providing the workouts through its fitness app for free, as there are no in-app purchases or costs associated with the content at this time.

It looks like Apple is working on a wide variety of activity types, including indoor running, cycling, rowing, stretching, core training, strength training, outdoor walking, dance, and yoga.

While Apple seems to be working on these features for the next software updates expected this fall, there is no guarantee that this functionality will make it into the finalized versions of iOS 14, watchOS 7, and tvOS 14.

We're going to be sharing a lot more details on new features that are coming to iOS 14 and Apple's other software updates in the coming days, so stay tuned to MacRumors for more.

Related Forum: iOS 14

Top Rated Comments

ipedro Avatar
36 months ago
This has been the biggest missing link for at home workouts with Apple Watch. Sure, you could track a workout on your Watch but most people don’t get the form and the sequence of a workout right, which is why personal trainers are so popular and so effective for those who use them.

Having a guided video on Apple TV with the Watch in sync and capturing activity data, will be the perfect combination to working out at home.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
cuencap Avatar
36 months ago
A few random comments:

As a user of Aaptiv and Peloton, I really hope this comes with an audio-only feature. Working out to an instructor led music-filled session is super motivating. Aaptiv instructors explain the movements verbally clearly.

There isn't much of a barrier to entry to these types of apps other than music licensing and a handful of fun personalities as trainers. The music portion Apple should have no problem with, and the energetic trainers are probably easy to come by.

It will be interesting to watch this unfold, as providing this for free would be a game changer to the aforementioned apps. It would hurt Aaptiv much harder as Peloton's great experience lies on their hardware.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ipedro Avatar
36 months ago

I have to disagree. As a trainer, it is already hard enough to generate revenue and to offer this for free will further ruin the industry for us. In my own experience, offering training for free or low-cost results in commitment issues on the client's part because they can literally walk away at any time after the trainer has spent time developing programming for said client. It's very frustrating.


I think if they had a stripped-down version with just a library of videos (but not routines) they could offer that for free. Once you start curating routines and programming then a fee should apply for the reasons in my other comment ('https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/apple-developing-fitness-app-for-ios-14-that-lets-you-download-guided-workout-videos.2226063/post-28270711'). I'm not convinced that Apple wants to get into the personal/online training business though.
Personalized training will always keep personal trainers in business. When I work with a personal trainer, they know exactly what I have to work on before I do.

For example, my trainer focused on my back for weeks even though it never crossed my mind to work those muscles at all. What he saw was that my slumped posture could be corrected. People noticed this. Some said I looked taller. Women told me I looked more confident. An app would never have guessed that.

What I see in this are routines to keep you active. I’m most interested in the yoga. But classes with real people will never be replaceable. It’s a social thing.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
krfr Avatar
36 months ago
Hopefully it stays free. Kinda tired of all the subscription content.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
techpr Avatar
36 months ago
Like the John Travolta style ?



Attachment Image

Attachment Image
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Skeith Avatar
36 months ago
If this allows us to create routines and log exercises (plus calculate calories burnt), that will be great.

But I wonder if this is going have a subscription model, most apps that are doing the abovementioned functions comes with a subscription model in order create unlimited routine or log unlimited history.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

Popular Stories

maxresdefault

Can't Get an iPhone 14 Pro? Here's Why You Should Wait for the iPhone 15 Ultra

Monday December 5, 2022 11:44 am PST by
Due to production issues at Apple supplier factories in China, the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max are backordered and basically out of stock at every store. If you were planning to gift or receive an iPhone 14 Pro model for the holidays and didn't already get one, you're basically out of luck because they're gone until late December. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more ...
Apple advanced security Advanced Data Protection screen Feature

FBI Calls End-to-End Encryption 'Deeply Concerning' as Privacy Groups Hail Apple's Advanced Data Protection as a Victory for Users

Thursday December 8, 2022 2:45 am PST by
Apple yesterday announced that end-to-end encryption is coming to even more sensitive types of iCloud data, including device backups, messages, photos, and more, meeting the longstanding demand of both users and privacy groups who have rallied for the company to take the significant step forward in user privacy. iCloud end-to-end encryption, or what Apple calls "Advanced Data Protection,"...
General iOS 16 Feature Yellow

iOS 16.2 for iPhone Launching This Month With These 8 New Features

Thursday December 1, 2022 8:44 am PST by
Apple plans to publicly release iOS 16.2 for the iPhone in mid-December, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. The update remains in beta testing for now, with at least eight new features and changes already uncovered so far. iOS 16.2 introduces a number of new features, including Apple's new whiteboard app Freeform, two new Lock Screen widgets for Sleep and Medications, the ability to hide...
maxresdefault

Hands-On With Apple Music Sing in iOS 16.2

Wednesday December 7, 2022 12:24 pm PST by
With the iOS 16.2 release candidate that came out today, Apple added the new Apple Music Sing feature that was announced earlier this week. We thought we'd check out the new karaoke feature to see how it works. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. Apple Music Sing is available on modern iPhones and iPads, as well as the newest Apple TV 4K. It's built in to the Apple...
Apple car wheel icon feature yellow

Apple to Charge Under $100,000 for Apple Car, Launch Planned for 2026

Tuesday December 6, 2022 2:31 pm PST by
Apple is aiming to launch an Apple-branded consumer-oriented vehicle by 2026, and its goal is to hit a price point under $100,000 to make the car appeal to a wider range of customers, reports Bloomberg. Apple initially planned to design a car that might look similar to Canoo's Lifestyle Vehicle, where passengers could face one another in a limousine-style car with no steering wheel or...
General iOS 16 Feature Yellow

iOS 16.2 for iPhone Expected to Launch Next Week With These 12 New Features

Thursday December 8, 2022 7:05 am PST by
iOS 16.2 is expected to be released next week following nearly two months of beta testing. With last-minute additions like Apple Music Sing and Advanced Data Protection, the software update now has over a dozen new features for the iPhone. Below, we've recapped many of the new features coming with iOS 16.2, including Apple's new whiteboard app Freeform, two new Lock Screen widgets, the...
introducing apple music sing

Apple Music Adding a Karaoke Experience With Apple Music Sing

Tuesday December 6, 2022 7:09 am PST by
Apple today announced Apple Music Sing, a new feature in Apple Music that lets users sing their favorite songs with adjustable vocals and more. Apple Music Sing will utilize Apple Music's real-time lyrics to allow users to sing to their favorite songs using adjustable vocals, background vocals, and duet view to allow more than one singer.Apple Music Sing includes: Adjustable vocals: Users...
Twitter Feature

Twitter to Charge $11 Per Month for Twitter Blue on iPhone, $7 on Website

Wednesday December 7, 2022 6:47 pm PST by
Twitter plans to charge $11 per month for a Twitter Blue subscription on the iPhone in order to account for the 30 percent cut that Apple takes from in-app purchases, reports The Information. On the web, Twitter Blue will be priced at $7 per month. Prior to when Twitter Blue was paused, Twitter was charging $7.99 for a subscription, but the pricing will change before it relaunches. According ...
Apple advanced security Advanced Data Protection screen Feature

Apple Announces End-to-End Encryption Option for iCloud Photos, Notes, Backups, and More

Wednesday December 7, 2022 10:00 am PST by
Apple today announced it is expanding end-to-end encryption to many additional iCloud data categories on an opt-in basis for enhanced security. iCloud already protects 14 data categories using end-to-end encryption by default, including the Messages app when backups are disabled, passwords stored in iCloud Keychain, Health data, Apple Maps search history, Apple Card transactions, and more,...