Apple has announced the availability of Workouts for Pregnancy, Workouts for Older Adults, and Workouts for Beginners to make Apple Fitness+ more inclusive. The company has also added Yoga and Mindful Cooldown with trainer Jonelle Lewis, High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) with Anja Garcia, and the new Time to Walk with Jane Fonda. Each of these additions will be available from April 19.
Commenting on the expansion of Apple Fitness+, Apple’s senior director of Fitness Technologies Jay Blahnik said:
“Apple Fitness+ is integrated with Apple Watch to build on the goal of helping people live a better day by being more active. With more options for getting started, and staying active and healthy during pregnancy as well as at any age or fitness level, we hope even more people will be inspired to keep moving with our amazing team of passionate trainers.”
With Workouts for Pregnancy, users will have access to 10 workouts across Strength, Core, and Mindful Cooldown. Each of the workouts lasts just 10 minutes and are designed to accommodate everyone, no matter their stage of pregnancy. The course also provides tips to modify the course with a pillow to ensure workouts aren’t uncomfortable.
With Workouts for Older Adults, Apple has made sure that everyone, no matter their age, can stay active. This collection of workouts focuses on strength, flexibility, balance, coordination, and mobility. Similarly to the Workouts for Pregnancy session, each workout is just ten minutes long. For these workouts, you’ll be able to use a dumbbell or your own body weight and a chair or wall.
Workouts for Beginners offers yoga, strength, and HIIT workouts and has been designed for people new to exercising or just getting back into it. All of the options in this category are low impact and are easy to follow which helps to boost the confidence of beginners.
As mentioned earlier, the new content will become available from April 19. Apple Fitness+ is available in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the UK, and the U.S. An Apple Fitness+ subscription typically costs $9.99 per month or $79.99 per year but if you’ve just bought an Apple Watch Series 3 or later you can get three months for free. Existing Apple Watch users can try out the service free of charge for one month.