Apple Fitness+ to Add Kickboxing Workouts, Sleep Meditations, and More

Apple today announced that kickboxing is coming to Apple Fitness+ as a new total-body cardio workout type alongside a brand-new Sleep meditation theme, new Artist Spotlights, the fifth season of Time to Walk, and more.

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Apple says that kickboxing workouts can help to build full-body fitness, strength, stamina, coordination, and balance. Each workout will involve a distinct round of moves followed by a final round that combines the previous moves. No equipment is required, and workouts will be 10, 20, or 30 minutes long. It will be led by Jamie-Ray Hartshorne and Nez Dally – a new trainer joining the Fitness+ team. Kickboxing will launch on the platform starting on Monday, January 9.

Fitness+ will also launch two new workout Collections, including "6 Weeks to Restart Your Fitness" and "Level Up Your Core Training," on January 9 and January 23. Other than Nez Dally, two other new trainers are also set to join the Fitness+ team, with Brian Cochrane for HIIT and Jenn Lau for Strength.

Sleep joins the nine other themes in the Apple Fitness+ Meditation library, helping users to wind down before bed and drift off to sleep. Users are encouraged to begin with the Introduction to Meditations for Sleep program. New sleep meditations will be added every week.

Artist Spotlight, which dedicates an entire workout playlist to a single artist, will offer seven new workouts featuring Beyoncé and songs from her latest album, "RENAISSANCE." Artist Spotlights on the Foo Fighters will be available from January 16, followed by a spotlight on Bad Bunny from January 23.

The fifth season of Time to Walk will feature guests including Golden Globe-nominated actor Jamie Lee Curtis, late-night talk show host Amber Ruffin, actor and MacRumors fan Jason Segel, Spanish chef and World Central Kitchen founder José Andrés, actor and singer Sheryl Lee Ralph, Olympic champion figure skater Nathan Chen, actor and writer Colman Domingo, and German actor Nina Hoss.

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Apple Knowledge Navigator Avatar
21 weeks ago
When I type "As per my last email" at work, this is what I really mean.

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MLVC Avatar
21 weeks ago
Still no Fitness+ in my country (The Netherlands). It's a bloody shame really, just release the English app here already.
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Edwiser Avatar
21 weeks ago
I would love to see an integration with Apple Maps for indoor running and cycling. Being able to use street view to run on actual view of the roads on your TV.
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Cheesehead Dave Avatar
21 weeks ago
I was always worried about putting my Wii remote through my TV. Now I've got to be careful of my feet.
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jjudson Avatar
21 weeks ago
My wife and I took a look at Apple Fitness+ yesterday to see if we would like it.



Where the heck did they find the trainers for this thing? They come across with strange personalities I would more likely associate with Heaven's Gate, Scientology, or NXIVM. I had this creepy feeling after watching a couple of their videos that I should give up all my money to the cult and live on their commune until the spaceship came.

It took half a bottle of bourbon last night to wash the vision from my mind.

But yet...
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sorgo † Avatar
21 weeks ago
Kickboxing looks cool! As does the fitness restart thing. Glad it seems Apple Fitness is working out! ;)
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