Apple Fitness+ Turns One Year Old

Apple Fitness+, Apple's paid fitness subscription service, officially turned one year old this week. The service was announced in September 2020 and launched on December 14, 2020.

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Fitness+ was initially only available to customers in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the UK, and the US, but last month Apple expanded the service to many more countries. Apple Fitness+ is centered around the Apple Watch, which tracks critical metrics during workouts and displays them alongside the workout on the iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV. New workouts are added every week.

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There are currently 11 categories, including meditation, HIT (High-Intensity Training), yoga, core, strength, pilates, dance, cycling, treadmill, rowing, and mindful Cooldown. Each category includes its own set of trainers, with some types requiring equipment, such as dumbells, while others require no equipment at all. Depending on the category, workouts can be as short as 5 minutes long, with other ones being up to 45 minutes.

In October, Apple added new capabilities to Fitness+, including allowing friends and family to work out together using SharePlay. Since its launch, Apple has also introduced "Time to Walk," a new offering of Fitness+ which features audio stories from influential people that Apple Watch users can listen to with AirPods or other wireless headphones while walking.

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In celebration of the service's one-year birthday, Fitness+ is offering a "Best of 2021" section within the Fitness app. Fitness+ is also celebrating the milestone on its Instagram. "Thank you for an incredible year. Here's to all that we've accomplished, and how far we've come together. Ready for Year 2? Let's Go!," the post reads.

Top Rated Comments

darkslide29 Avatar
7 months ago
I’ve been subscribed for a year and used it about 3 times. Just like my old gym memberships. :)
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Jarman74 Avatar
7 months ago
To put it bluntly, it turned me from a couch potato into a couch potato with an Apple Fitness+ subscription.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
StilusGraphica Avatar
7 months ago
I’m a senior. Using this along with outdoor walks is a perfect combination. It allows me to remain active during inclement weather and have workout routines that suit my abilities. Great addition to my life.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
veeco3110 Avatar
7 months ago
I have it in our bundle and dear lord it kicks your butt! I mean I'm not the pillar pf being in shape but its a solid workout help for sure
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
nwcs Avatar
7 months ago
I still find it funny that in every pic ever done of Fitness+ the people are smiling. I just never see that many people smiling and laughing while doing workouts in the gym...
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
proximity Avatar
7 months ago
Available in Saudia Arabia but not in Norway ??‍♂️
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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