Apple Fitness+ Adding Content to Kickstart Your New Year's Resolution

One of the most common New Year's resolutions is to exercise more, and Apple Fitness+ will be adding more content next week to help out.

Apple Fitness Plus 2024
Apple today announced that Fitness+ will be gaining a variety of new workouts, meditations, and "Time to Walk" audio episodes starting January 8.

The following new workouts will be available:

  • Starting January 8, 10 new workouts with music by Rihanna will be available.
  • Starting January 15, new workouts with music by Britney Spears will be available.
  • Starting January 22, new workouts with music by U2 will be available.
  • Starting February 5, Artist Spotlight workouts will feature music by Usher, who will be headlining this year's Apple Music Halftime Show at Super Bowl LVIII.

Seven new "Sound" meditations coming to Fitness+ will allow you to relax with a variety of "soothing tones and rhythms." Apple is also adding a new workout program called "Strength, Core, and Yoga for Golfers," which it says is designed to improve strength, balance, flexibility, and mobility for golfers of all skill levels.

Similar to podcasts, "Time to Walk" episodes feature influential people sharing stories and music that users can listen to while walking. Upcoming episodes will feature new guests, including Al Roker, Trixie Mattel, Lilly Singh, Common, and Colman Domingo. For the first time ever, select episodes will be available on Apple Podcasts for free in the 21 countries where Fitness+ is available, even without a subscription.

Apple Watch users can earn a new limited-edition award called "Ring in the New Year" when they close all three Activity rings for seven days in a row any time in January.

Apple Watch New Year Award 2024
"From sound meditations to help you relax, to building strength for an improved golf swing, or turning up the volume on your workouts, Fitness+ has something for everyone to help them stay active and support their wellbeing in the new year," said Jay Blahnik, Apple's Vice President of Fitness Technologies, in a press release.

Fitness+ is available in the U.S., U.K., Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, France, Germany, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Portugal, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Switzerland, and the United Arab Emirates. In the U.S., the service costs $9.99 per month or $79.99 per year, with free trial options available.

Fitness+ subscribers can read Apple's press release for more information.

Top Rated Comments

pauloregan Avatar
7 weeks ago
Fitness+ should be available on lower tier Apple One options to increase its popularity and keep interest in the Apple Watch going.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
System603 Avatar
7 weeks ago
Great to see new workouts ?

I still don't understand why it's not available worldwide. It's their content. Music maybe? They could just limit specific lessons/courses. Or some health-related legal concerns?

I'd understand with vast difference in jurisdictions all over the world, but what's strange is that it's available in some EU countries but not in whole EU ?
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
orbital~debris Avatar
7 weeks ago
Fitness+ is a fantastic service, much underrated.

Easily worth a good chunk of the monthly Apple One charge.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
richpjr Avatar
7 weeks ago

Fitness+ is kind of half baked outside US, why is there no content in other languages, e.g. german.
It is kind of half baked inside the US as well...
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
User 6502 Avatar
7 weeks ago
Such a lacklustre service and for an extortionate price. It needs a complete overhaul to be worthwhile. Adding more of the same doesn’t make it any more attractive.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
zubikov Avatar
7 weeks ago

I think most of these services (while not inheritly bad) are just used as an excuse, to feed our dream of getting fit but without actually putting in the effort.
I remember seeing Schwarzenegger having written a book or an article about how you could get fit like for free with simple household items; I always found that inspiring.
If someone wanted to be fit, it could be accomplished with no money spent.

I'm saying this, because I heared quite a few friends using the excuse "I don't have money for the gym" to justify avoiding excercise.
Use the old adage "you can lead a horse to the water, but you can't make it drink". What Apple is doing, is making the trip to the water as frictionless, and quick as possible; but ultimately it's up to the users to "drink it".

You literally have full-fledged, intense workouts that could be done just about anywhere: on your watch, phone, iPad, laptop and TV. You have those things all around your house, and with you at work. Fitness+ really shines with bodyweight and small weight exercises. You only need about 6'x6' of space. There are reminders that can be set up just about every way to nudge you to work out. It's all integrated into health tracking. The trainers are specifically picked to be seasoned fitness professionals who are the best blend of teachers, athletes and generally upbeat motivating humans. I mean short of Apple taking your feet and making them jump, the company did just about all they could to get you to move.

If someone is blaming "the app", that's isn't their problem.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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