Apple Announces Fitness+ Workout Collections and Time to Run [Updated]

Apple today announced Collections and Time to Run for Apple Fitness+, as well as expanded Time to Walk and Artist Spotlight suites.

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Collections are curated series of workouts and meditations from the Fitness+ library, providing users with a new way to get motivated, remain consistent, and make progress with their sessions. Fitness+ Collections include a suggested plan to help users make intentional training choices over a period of several days or weeks to reach their goals.

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The following six Collections will be available at launch, providing a range of goals for users to strive to achieve:

  • 30-Day Core Challenge
  • Improve Your Posture with Pilates
  • Perfect Your Yoga Balance Poses
  • Run Your First 5K
  • Strengthen Your Back, Stretch Your Hips
  • Wind Down for a Better Bedtime

Time to Run is a new audio running experience, similar to Time to Walk, designed to help users become better and more consistent runners. Each episode of Time to Run is focused on a popular real-world running route in a notable or iconic location.

Fitness+ trainers, including Emily Fayette, Jamie-Ray Hartshorne, Sam Sanchez, and Scott Carvin, as well as Cory Wharton-Malcolm, a new running trainer on the team, will give users coaching tips and display relevant photos as they run, accompanied by energizing music. Each episode's Apple Music playlist has been curated to match the intensity, location, and coaching style of each run.

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Time to Run will launch with three episodes: London, coached by Cory Wharton-Malcolm; Brooklyn, coached by Emily Fayette; and Miami Beach, coached by Sam Sanchez. In the following weeks, a new episode of Time to Run will be released every Monday.

Apple says that Time to Run can be experienced outside or inside on a treadmill, and for Apple Watch users who use a wheelchair, Time to Run becomes Time to Run or Push, providing the choice to start a run or an Outdoor Push Running Pace workout.

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Apple Fitness+ Collections and Time to Run launch on January 10 for all Fitness+ subscribers. On the same day, Fitness+ will also debut the third season of Time to Walk, featuring guests such as Rebel Wilson, Bernice A. King, and Hasan Minhaj, as well as new Artist Spotlight workouts in the Fitness app, featuring music from Ed Sheeran, Pharrell Williams, Shakira, and the Beatles.

Bloomberg's Mark Gurman was first to report that Apple was planning to launch a Time to Run feature back in August 2021.

Update, January 10th: "Time to Run" and Collections are now rolling out to Fitness+ subscribers in the Fitness app on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, and Apple Watch.

Top Rated Comments

Mac_MD-PhD Avatar
10 months ago
I hate that corporate art style so much.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheYayAreaLiving ? Avatar
10 months ago
We need fitness + workout “Time to Bicycle” edition too ?
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
bowens Avatar
10 months ago
Collections sound great. They still need to allow us to put together our own "collections" if that's what you want to call it. Let me plan out a workout schedule and save it.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
PinkyMacGodess Avatar
10 months ago

Maybe it's more suited to me because I hate running. If you already enjoy going for a run I can see how that wouldn't be useful.

The guided stuff I found most helpful was when they talk to you about your pace. I'm guilty of starting off runs way too fast, so having someone tell me to slow down at the start, when to start picking up the pace, when we're halfway through so I should turn around - all that stuff is pretty useful for new runners or someone getting back into it after a long break as I was.

That said, I have no idea if this is what Fitness+ will emulate or if it'll just be nice stories to listen to while you run.
I got hooked on running because of the music. If I had to listen to someone being that encouraging, I'd have quit. *shrug* I got hooked on Peloton when one 'coach' said 'I'm not going to congratulate you for being here, we both know why we are here. Let's get it!' And started with a searing grunge playlist and before I knew it, 90 minutes had passed. But some need the encouragement.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
mrothroc Avatar
10 months ago

I find it easier to run without someone in my ear constantly saying stuff every few kilometres.
The key is to find the right instructor. They have a variety of techniques and personalities. Some will resonate and some will be annoying, and the difference is personal to you. I've used the Peloton outdoor run (as well as many of their other classes) and I love running with some instructors and loath others.

It's very much an individual taste thing, and the joy you get from a good match is well worth the effort of finding the one that is right for you.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
svish Avatar
10 months ago
Good additions. But would like to see Fitness+ expand to more regions
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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