Apple Fitness+ introduces pregnancy-friendly workouts, new trainers, and new Time to Walk guest
Apple is bringing new workout types for pregnant women, older adults, and beginners to Apple Fitness+ on April 19, expanding its team of trainers and adding actress and activist Jane Fonda as a Time to Walk guest, who will share stories and a few of her favorite songs in honour of Earth Day.
Focused on helping women stay active during a healthy pregnancy, the new Workouts for Pregnancy consist of 10 workouts across Strength, Core, and Mindful Cooldown. Led by Fitness+ trainer and mum-to-be Betina Gozo — who is joined by trainers and new mums Emily Fayette and Anja Garcia — every workout is a quick 10 minutes designed to accommodate any stage of pregnancy and any fitness level, and includes tips for modifying workouts using a pillow for comfort as the body changes.
Workouts for Older Adults will help users stay active at any age with a focus on strength, flexibility, balance, coordination, and mobility led by Fitness+ trainer Molly Fox, and to help more Fitness+ subscribers get started and gain confidence before trying the weekly studio workouts, new Yoga, Strength, and HIIT workouts will be available in Workouts for Beginners, a new series for “those who are just getting started, consider themselves a beginner, or are getting back into exercise after a long break.
Apple says fifteen-year yoga veteran Jonelle Lewis is the newest addition to the Fitness+ team, who will be joining Molly Fox, Dustin Brown, and Jessica Skye for Yoga and Mindful Cooldown workouts.
Starting on April 19, and in honour of Earth Day, an episode of Time to Walk featuring Jane Fonda will be available. Time to Walk is a new feature to Apple Fitness+ that brings an “inspiring new audio walking experience.” It encourages users to walk more often with weekly original audio content from celebrities which can be played while walking with an Apple Watch.
Apple launched Fitness+ last December. The service gives access to studio-style workouts on iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV. Using the Workouts features on Apple Watch, the service integrates personal metrics such as heart rate and calorie burn within the on-screen sessions, making classes personalized and interactive.