I’ve enjoyed many TIME TO WALK sessions through Apple Fitness+. This exclusive series of audio experiences has encouraged me to get outside for fresh air. Not only does it help me clock in my daily step count, it also helps to keep my pace as I pair it to my Apple Watch. Each session features an inspiring personal story told by interesting individuals — from sports, music, entertainment celebrities to those who may not be so familiar but important in shaping the world we live in today. Stories are told through their own voices and each one offering a mini playlist of their most meaningful favourites. Today, Apple announced HRH Prince William will be the next Time to Walk guest on Apple Fitness+, closing the second season of the series with a special holiday episode that will be released on December 6.
Time to Walk is an inspiring audio experience on Apple Watch for Fitness+ subscribers designed to encourage people to walk more often and reap the benefits from one of the healthiest activities. In his Time to Walk episode, Prince William talks about the importance of keeping mentally fit. He also reflects on a lighthearted moment when he was drawn out of his comfort zone, the value of listening as a way to empower others, and an experience that led him to prioritize mental health.
Apple is making donations to three charities chosen by Prince William that are doing important work around mental health: Crisis Text Line in the US, Shout 85258 in the UK, and Lifeline in Australia. Crisis Text Line and Shout provide free, 24/7 confidential support for people in crisis via text, and Lifeline provides free, 24-hour confidential crisis support and suicide prevention services.
Time to Walk invites users to immerse themselves in a walk alongside some of the world’s most influential and interesting people as they share stories, photos, and music. Each episode, ranging from 25 to 40 minutes, is recorded while the guest walks outside or in locations that are meaningful to them, and includes their reflections on lessons learned, meaningful memories, thoughts on purpose and gratitude, moments of levity, and thought-provoking topics. Prince William will close the second season of Time to Walk. Throughout the two seasons, featured guests have included Dolly Parton, Anthony Joshua, Randall Park, Jane Fonda, Camila Cabello, Kurt Fearnley, Naomi Campbell, Draymond Green, Bebe Rexha, Min Jin Lee, Shawn Mendes, Stephen Fry, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Kesha, and more. A few more of my personal favourites included filmmaker Jon M. Chu, Malcolm Gladwell, and Anderson Cooper.
How to Enjoy Time to Walk
All Time to Walk episodes are available in the Workout app on Apple Watch with a Fitness+ subscription. Fitness+ subscribers can enjoy the episodes anytime, anywhere, with an Apple Watch and AirPods, or other Bluetooth-enabled headphones. For Apple Watch customers who use a wheelchair, Time to Walk becomes Time to Walk or Push, and it automatically starts an Outdoor Wheelchair Walk Pace workout. Fitness+ is available in Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, France, Germany, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Portugal, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Switzerland, the UAE, the UK, and the US. Fitness+ is free for one month for Apple Watch owners, or free for three months with the purchase of a new Apple Watch.1
Three special audio airings of Prince William’s Time to Walk episode, featuring stories and music only, will stream for free on Apple Music 1, the flagship global radio station on Apple Music. Listeners who tune in on Monday, December 6, at 8 a.m. local time in London and Los Angeles; and on Tuesday, December 7, at 8 a.m. local time in Sydney, should plan on a 38-minute walk with Prince William. Apple Music 1 is available in 165 countries and regions, and streams to iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Mac, Apple Watch, iPod touch, CarPlay, popular smart TVs, smart speakers, and Android and Windows devices, or online at music.apple.com/ca.