12 best tips for new Apple Fitness+ subscribers

trainers featured in Apple Fitness+

Since its arrival, Apple Fitness+ has taken the fitness streaming world by storm. And it’s easy to see why.

Whether you’re a gym rat or new to exercise programs in general, Apple’s new fitness service offers specialized workouts for everyone. 

If you are a new Apple Fitness+ subscriber, you might be wondering how to make the most out of this subscription service.

Don’t worry! We got you covered. Keep on reading to see our ten best tips for new Apple Fitness+ subscribers. 

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Tip #1: Set up Family Sharing

set up family sharing with Apple Fitness+

One of the best features of Apple Fitness+ is Family Sharing. With Family Sharing, you can add multiple users to your plan. You can add up to 5 of your family members or close friends!

But do keep in mind that every user needs to have their own Apple Watch and iPhone/iPad. If you share devices, you can’t add them to your account. 

If you don’t know how to set up Family Sharing for Apple Fitness+, have no fear. We already have a guide for that.

Click here to read our guide on setting up Apple Fitness+ for everyone in your family group. 

Plus, soon, Apple will offer multi-user support so you can work out with your family at the same time!

Tip #2: Don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone

choose duration, trainer, and music for Apple Fitness+ workout

Apple Fitness+ has a variety of fitness classes that you can choose to use. From cycling and rowing to yoga and dance classes, there’s a workout for everyone. 

It’s easy to stick to what you like or stay in your comfort zone, but don’t be afraid to try something new. Who knows, You may enjoy it more!

There are also many different trainers you can choose from for each workout. Each trainer has their strengths and focuses. You may learn something new from each trainer you try!

Plus, Apple Fitness+ releases new content every Monday! So there is something new for you to try every week.

 Tip #3: Workout at your own pace

closing activity rings in Apple Fitness+

Everyone has their own set of limitations, and no one has the same endurance level. When you start working out using Apple Fitness+, be sure to set a comfortable pace for yourself.

The quick workouts may be tempting, especially if you don’t have the extra free time. But many users report that the shorter workout videos are a little intense for beginners. 

Consider how your body feels, don’t feel like you need to push yourself to the extreme. Everyone’s fitness journey is a little different.

Apple's Fitness Plus new BURN BAR

And for those that thrive on a little competition, don’t forget to check out Apple’s signature Burn Bar available on select workouts. 

Tip #4: Be consistent

Schedule Apple Fitness plus workouts

Whenever you start any workout plan or health regimen, consistency is always the key to success.

Experts say that it takes at least 21 days to form a new habit. Creating a schedule helps you stay on top of it and help hold yourself accountable.

But if you struggle with getting into new habits, that’s alright too. Don’t be too hard on yourself! Craft a routine that best fits your needs. You got this!

You can even schedule workouts right in the Apple Fitness+ app!

Tip #5: Don’t skip the cooldown!

Cooldown mindfully with Apple Fitness+

After you finish your workout session, you probably exit the app. Right? I’ve been guilty of this too. But it’s important to remember to have a cool-down routine after your workout. 

Cool-downs are necessary to your workout routine because it gives your body temperature, blood pressure, and heart rate the time to return to their normal levels. A cool-down helps prevent muscle cramps and soreness the next day.

Apple Fitness+ has many different cool-down videos. And all of these videos incorporate mindfulness into it! It’s like a two-for-one special on stretching and meditation! How relaxing!

Tip #6 Try not to be frustrated or discouraged when you experience glitches pairing cancelled error on Apple Fitness+

Like any new piece of technology, Apple Fitness+ is not perfect at first. Technical difficulties happen to everyone. But we have the solutions to help you out!

Check out these in-depth articles on fixing issues and glitches with Apple Fitness+

Playback problems on your television? 

If you have difficulties with the sound on your smart TV, that is a common problem. On some smart TVs, the sound from the Apple Fitness+ workouts does not play. 

That is because Apple Fitness+ only supports smart TVs with AirPlay 2 and not earlier generations of AirPlay.

To fix that, you need to update to iOS/iPadOS 14.5 & watchOS 7.4 for AirPlay 2 support.

For a full guide on using Apple Fitness+ with Airplay, click here.

Tip #7: You don’t have to use an Apple Watch to access the workouts 

Work Out Without Apple Watch in Apple fitness+

You are probably just thinking did I read that right? I thought Apple Watches were required to use Apple Fitness+? Yes and no. 

To subscribe to Apple Fitness+, either you or someone in your Apple Family Sharing group needs an Apple Watch to sign up. If no one in the group owns an Apple Watch, you can’t sign up.

All you need is at least one Apple Watch user to be in the group. Clever, right?

The only catch is that you do need an Apple Watch to view workouts on an Apple TV. But if you watch the workout videos on an iPhone or iPad, you technically do NOT need an Apple Watch to do so.

Tip #8: You don’t need new or expensive equipment to get the most out of the Fitness+ workouts Best exercise Bikes for Apple Fitness plus

Many of Apple’s Fitness+ workouts don’t require ANY equipment (like dance, yoga, or HIIT) and even for those that do, you don’t need to go out and purchase special equipment.

You can use what you already have for Fitness+’s cycling, rowing, strength, and treadmill workouts

Apple does have a continually updated list of equipment they recommend, but none of it is required. 

If it’s time to update your gym equipment and you want options that work best with Fitness+, check out our recommendations and reviews!

And for those that use their iPads while working on equipment, we recommend getting a mount to attach to the unit. Check out these options: These 6 iPad Bike Mounts for Apple Fitness+ help get your game on!

Tip #9: Don’t have an internet connection all the time? No problem, download your workouts!

For times when you don’t have access to wi-fi or cellular data networks, get prepared in advance by downloading Apple Fitness+ videos to your Apple device(s.)

All it takes is a couple of steps, and you have those videos offline to watch on-demand, whenever you wish, regardless of an internet connection. Apple Fitness app confirming you aren't online and showing downloaded Apple Fitness+ classes only

Learn how to download Apple Fitness+ videos in our guide How to download Apple Fitness+ classes and play them offline.

Tip #10: Review Apple’s supported devices list

Things are constantly changing in the tech world, like whenever Apple introduces a new iOS update.

So it is always a good idea to stay up to date with what Apple devices can use specific features.

To view Apple’s latest list of devices that are compatible with Apple Fitness+, click here. 

Tip #11: Stay up to date on the latest Apple Fitness+ news as I get older, I need to stretch more before and after exercising

Since Apple Fitness+ is still a pretty new feature, you’re going to want to stay up to date on the latest news and updates.

Luckily, we got you covered! We have a bunch of articles covering all the latest trends and how-to guides for everything Apple Fitness+.

You can check out our other Apple Fitness+ articles here!

Tip #12: Share your feedback with Apple 

Do you have suggestions on how Apple can improve the app? Or do you have a content idea? Whether you love or hate Apple Fitness+, Apple wants to know what you think. submit feedback to Apple for Apple Fitness+

You can use Apple’s Feedback Form to send them feedback on the workouts, features, and other requests or ideas. 

Click here to send your feedback to Apple!

Final Thoughts

Apple Fitness+ offers a variety of content for everyone, no matter their experience level. That’s what makes this service so great.

Do you have any other additional Apple Fitness+ advice or wisdom to share? Let us know!

I'm a content writer with a passion for all things lifestyle having earned my Bachelor of Science in journalism from St. John's University. I was born and raised in Southern California. My Apple Watch never leaves my wrist, but I also adore Fitbit. I love all things health tech, including fitness and self-care apps. When I'm not writing, I enjoy traveling, reading, and drinking iced coffee!

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