How to download Apple Fitness+ classes and play them offline

Fitness+ smart workout suggestions and recommendations

Apple’s new Fitness+ app does have one huge edge over Peloton’s: You can download classes and play them offline!

Although our electronic devices have cellular or a wi-fi connection most of the time, there are times when you don’t have access to wi-fi or cellular.

Workout any time and anywhere with your Apple Watch is the philosophy behind Apple’s new Fitness+ service offering.

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With Fitness+, you can download your favorite classes onto your iPad and work out at the local park if you like.

You can save your favorite workouts to the My Workouts section on the Fitness Plus app to see them all in one place. 

The downside of downloaded workout on Apple Fitness+?

Sadly, at this time, the Burn Bar isn’t available during downloaded workouts!

How to download Apple Fitness+ classes 

  1. Open the Fitness app on your iPhone or iPad
  2. Choose the Fitness+ tab from the bottom Apple Fitness+ tab
  3. Scroll and select a workout you want to download for offline viewing workouts in Apple Fitness+
  4. Tap the +ADD button add apple fitness+ workout
  5. Tap the cloud icon with a down-facing arrow to download the workout onto your device how to download an apple fitness+ workout class
  6. You can also tap the three-dot more button and choose Download Workout

You can download workouts using WiFi or Cellular data. Just bear in mind that these workouts are large files (1 GB+) and use a lot of your mobile data plan. 

We recommend you download Fitness+ workouts using WiFi only.

Find and play all your downloaded Apple Fitness+ workouts

If you are in an area without WiFi but with cellular service, first make sure you toggle off the Fitness app access to your cellular data. 

Go to Settings > Cellular > and scroll down the list of apps that can access Cellular Data. Toggle off the Fitness app. turn off cellular data for apple Fitness app

  1. Open the Fitness app on your iPhone or iPad
  2. Choose the Fitness+ tab
  3. You should see a message that you are offline Apple Fitness app confirming you aren't online and showing downloaded Apple Fitness+ classes only
  4. Tap a workout under Downloaded Workouts, choose a workout, and tap Let’s Go to start it play downloaded Apple Fitness+ workout class
  5. If you are still online,
    1. Scroll all the way down past the section My Workouts
    2. Tap Downloaded Workouts Apple Fitness app showing downloaded workouts for Apple fitness+
    3. Choose a workout to watch directly from your device!
    4. Tap Let’s Go to start

How to delete a downloaded Apple Fitness+ workout from your device

  1. Open the Fitness app on your iPhone or iPad
  2. Choose the Fitness+ tab
  3. Scroll all the way down and tap Downloaded Workouts
  4. Tap on a workout you want to remove from your iPad’s or iPhone’s internal storage
  5. Tap the three-dot more button
  6. Choose Remove Download delete downloaded Apple Fitness+ videos from iPhone or iPad

You can also remove workout video downloads in Settings > General > iPhone Storage (iPad Storage) > Review Downloaded Videos. 

Then tap Edit or swipe to delete your chosen Apple Fitness+ videos.

How to remove Apple Fitness+ videos from My Workouts

If you no longer want an Apple Fitness+ workout in your list of My Workouts, it’s pretty easy to get it off your list.

  1. Open the Fitness app on your iPhone or iPad
  2. Choose the Fitness+ tab
  3. Scroll all the way down and tap My Workouts
  4. Choose the workout you want to remove
  5. Tap the three-dot more button
  6. Choose Remove from My Workouts remove a workout from My Workouts in Apple Fitness+

Wrap up

We love that Apple gives us the option to download workouts in Apple Fitness+ when we don’t have internet access, WiFi, or a reliable connection.

This feature gives Apple Fitness+ a leg up over Peloton and similar fitness services.

Can’t figure something out in Apple Fitness+? Let us know in the comments!

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A. Beth Whittenberger
I started my love affair with computers way back in elementary school with the Apple II. Since then, I've worked with technology in my career as a media educator and videomaker. I have an MFA in media making from Temple University, where I also taught undergrads as an adjunct faculty member. Additionally, I was a writer, content producer, and editor on the popular tech blog AppleToolBox. So I know a thing or two about teaching others and creating how-to guides! After a cancer diagnosis, I turned to mobile technology like my Apple Watch to help me monitor my health throughout my chemotherapy treatment and later, to regain my wellness once in remission. I love sharing how to understand and use mobile tech, like smartwatches and phones, as a tool for empowerment to live our best and healthiest lives! Connect with me on LinkedIn!


  1. I download a workout but it never says Let’s Go. I can’t open it. My wifi is on. I can only preview the workout. Help?


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