Apple Fitness+ will be available for iPhones running iOS 16.1 starting next Monday, October 24, allowing customers in 21 countries to access the program without purchasing an Apple Watch.
Additionally, Apple unveiled today new options to receive a Fitness+ membership at no extra cost, a new yoga exercise program with ultramarathoner Scott Jurek, and an Artist Spotlight series showcasing songs from Taylor Swift’s new album “Midnights.” Users may access Fitness+ on iPhones, iPads, and Apple TVs after signing up.
Taylor Swift music will now be featured in Artist Spotlight, a series that creates exercise playlists for various workout styles, including Core, Cycling, Dance, HIIT, Pilates, Rowing, Strength, Treadmill, and Yoga. According to Apple’s release, the new exercise program, Yoga for Every Runner, features 10-minute routines that are “intended to enhance running posture, balance, and mobility.”
There will also be three new Collections, including 14-Day HIIT and Strength Challenge, Best Mindful Cooldowns for Athletes, and Totally ’80s Cycling.
New episodes of Time to Walk, an audio program for the iPhone and Apple Watch, are also being released by Fitness+. Apple is providing new ways to obtain Fitness+ at no additional cost. Customers can, for instance, receive a free three-month trial when they buy an iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV. As well as Target, UnitedHealthcare, Mobile Health, and the exercise app Silver Sneakers, the service is available for free trials.
Fitness+ was designed to be the most inviting and inclusive fitness service in the world, and consumers have responded tremendously favorably. In a statement, Jay Blahnik, Apple’s vice president of Fitness Technologies, said, “We wanted the incredible impact of Fitness+ to reach iPhone users. With special offers from partners like Silver Sneakers, Target, and UnitedHealthcare, it’s easier than ever to get started on your health and fitness journey.