If variety is what keeps you moving (like me!) then you may be interested in learning about what’s new and what’s coming soon to Apple Fitness+ ! Regardless of whatever fitness level, style or how much time you have there are tons of workout offerings to explore. Every step counts! There are also personalized coaching and the fun ways to stay connected with family and friends…especially when I see how they keep moving towards closing their rings each day.
What I also love about the workouts (along with the Apple Watch) is the real-time tracking of heart-rates, burned calories, and more. When I’m out for a walk my Watch will also nudge me and ask if I’m working out if I haven’t started tracking already– YES!
From Time to Walk to meditation moments and dancing my a$$ away to the JLo Artist Series there are many appealing ways to keep me grooving. So, what’s new?
Fitness+ Artist Spotlight Series: We know how music motivates and keeps us active and if you enjoy having a dedicated artist that keeps you in that joyous state you’ll want to check out this series. On April 18, the series returned with NEW workouts featuring the music of ABBA, BTS and Queen. BTS!!!!! The series dedicates an entire workout playlist to a single artist also including JLo, Nicki Minaj, Alicia Keyes, and Calvin Harris. Every Monday for four weeks, new workouts featuring each artist will appear in Fitness+ across different workout types, including Strength, HIIT, Dance, Treadmill, Cycling, Yoga, and Pilates.
International Dance Day (April 29) : yes, we can’t wait! Leading up to this fun day Fitness+ will celebrate dance all week long. Fitness+ trainer Ben Allen will share a first-of-its-kind Artist Spotlight Dance workout set to the music of BTS. The moves featured in this workout are taken directly from the choreography in BTS videos. I’m personally excited for this and you know we all don’t need permission to dance! Get it? But Also that week, LaShawn Jones’s Dance workout will inspire users to move to songs that bring on a feeling of joy, and Jhon Gonzalez will invite users to dance to tracks that celebrate traditional and powerful rhythms from different genres, including cumbia, tango, and Indian pop. I’ve moved to both LaShawn’s and Jhon’s workout dance routines and they are lots of fun…they doesn’t really feel like workouts but then you check your calories burned and BAM! It feels good.
On International Dance Day, Apple Watch users can earn a limited-edition award and animated stickers for Messages for completing any Dance workout of 20 minutes or more. Fitness+ will feature a special section of Dance workouts to help subscribers earn the award, including six 20-minute workouts across Latin Grooves, Upbeat Anthems, Throwback Hits, and Hip-Hop/R&B playlists. Mark your calendars! I’ll be joining in and will post my earned badges on my Instagram! (holding myself accountable now)
Fitness+ is also unveiling a new workout Collection on April 25 designed to get subscribers dancing any day of the year. “Get into a Groove with Dance” starts with three 20-minute workouts from each of the Fitness+ Dance trainers to “Get on the Dance Floor.” Subscribers will gain confidence with short routines before progressing to “Take Center Stage” with three 30-minute performance-based workouts. The workouts include ’80s classics, hip-hop chart toppers, and Latin music from around the world. Collections, introduced in January, are curated series of workouts and meditations from the Fitness+ library organized to help users reach their goals.
It’s all about having fun while working out for me. See you on International Dance Day!