Apple introduces new motivational features on its Fitness+ platform

Apple Fitness+ Collections

With the start of this new year, Apple has announced that it is introducing new ways to motivate people towards their fitness goals with the launch of several new features on its Fitness+ platform.

Apple is introducing Collections and Time to Run starting on Jan 10.

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What are Collections on  Fitness+ platform?

Collections are essentially a curated series of workouts and meditations from Apple’s library to help users reach their fitness goals.

The workouts in the collections are curated from more than 2,000 studio-style workouts and guided meditations. collections on Apple Fitness Plus

Not only does Apple make these workouts available to users on its fitness platform, but it also provides a suggested plan to help users make intentional training choices over the next several days or weeks.

The collections that are available starting January 10, 2022 are:

  • 30 – Day Core Challenge
  • Improve Your Posture with Pilates
  • Perfect Your Yoga Balance Poses
  • Run Your First 5K
  • Strengthen Your Back, Stretch your Hips
  • Wind down for Better Bedtime

Some of these collections are designed based on customer demand and the popularity of third-party apps.

For example, there is a huge demand for training apps in the ‘Run your first 5K,” and by offering this as a Collection, Apple is reading its users’ needs and positioning the Fitness+ platform offerings.

Similarly, there is a huge demand for Pilates with the start of the New Year, and Apple’s Pilates collection makes many users happy.

Time to Run on Fitness+ Time to run on Apple fitness plus collections

Following Time to Walk last year, Apple is now releasing a new program targeted at users who love to run.

The new ‘Time to Run’ offering on the Fitness+ platform is an audio running experience designed to help users become more consistent and better runners. Each episode focuses on a popular running route in some of the most notable and iconic locations.

These sessions compose of inspiring coaching tips and energizing music playlists created by Fitness+ trainers.

The playlists are designed to match each run’s intensity, location, and coaching, capturing the city’s spirit where the run takes place.

For example, the playlist for Miami Beach features Latin music inspired by the vibrant sights and sounds of the city. Users can also save the playlists to listen to at any time.

Runners of all levels can enjoy Time to Run and stay motivated on their route from start to finish.

Time to Run launches with three episodes: London, coached by Cory Wharton-Malcolm; Brooklyn, coached by Emily Fayette; and Miami Beach, coached by Sam Sanchez. One new episode of Time to Run release each week on Mondays.

Apple is revamping its Time to Walk offering by adding new artists to the platform. You can read about the new Artist Spotlight and detailed offerings from Apple’s site. 

And the requirements

  • An Apple Watch Series 3 or later with watchOS 8.1+, paired with iPhone 6s or later with iOS 15.1+; iPad with iPadOS 15.1+; or Apple TV 4K or Apple TV HD with tvOS 15.1+.
  • At this time, available in these countries: 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.

And of course, you can share Apple Fitness+ with your family up to six family members for the price of one!

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Sudz Niel Kar
I am a technologist with years of experience with Apple and wearOS products, have a BS in Computer Science and an MBA specializing in emerging tech, and owned the popular site AppleToolBox. In my day job, I advise Fortune 500 companies with their digital transformation strategies and also consult with numerous digital health startups in an advisory capacity. I'm VERY interested in exploring the digital health and fitness-tech evolution and keeping a close eye on patents, FDA approvals, strategic partnerships, and developments happening in the wearables and digital health sector. When I'm not writing or presenting, I run with my Apple Watch Ultra or Samsung Galaxy Watch and closely monitor my HRV and other recovery metrics.


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