Apple Fitness+: The Ultimate Guide to Staying Active and Mindful in the New Year


In the pursuit of a healthier lifestyle, staying active and mindful are crucial. Apple Fitness+ is here to help you achieve your fitness goals with its latest offerings in the new year. Whether you’re a golf enthusiast, a meditation lover, or a music enthusiast, Apple Fitness+ has something exciting in store for you. In this guide, we will explore the new features and programs introduced by Apple Fitness+ to keep you motivated and engaged. Apple Fitness+: The Ultimate Guide to Staying Active and Mindful in the New Year. Let’s dive in!

Apple Fitness+ offers more ways to stay active and mindful in the new year  - Apple

Sound Meditations for Relaxation

Meditation is a powerful tool for relaxation and mindfulness. Apple Fitness+ recognizes its importance and has introduced a brand-new meditation theme called Sound. This theme offers a unique way to feel relaxed and restored, with a variety of soothing tones and rhythms. From the tranquil sounds of singing bowls to the deep pitch of gongs, each meditation provides light guidance from a Fitness+ trainer while allowing ample space for you to be present.

The Sound meditation theme includes 10 different themes, such as Calm, Gratitude, Sleep, Resilience, and Creativity. Seven new Sound meditations will be released every week, ranging from five to 20 minutes in duration. These meditations are designed to create a sense of ease and help you find moments of tranquility in your day.

Strength, Core, and Yoga for Golfers

If you’re a golf enthusiast looking to improve your game, Apple Fitness+ has the perfect program for you. Introducing Strength, Core, and Yoga for Golfers, a workout program designed in collaboration with professional golfer Rose Zhang. This program is led by Fitness+ Strength and Core trainer Kyle Ardill and focuses on building strength, stability, and mobility.

The Strength, Core, and Yoga for Golfers program includes a mix of four workouts across Strength, Core, and Yoga. These workouts are specifically designed to improve your strength, balance, flexibility, and mobility, all crucial elements for a successful golf swing. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced golfer, this program will help you feel more confident in your swing and have fun on the course.

Turn Up the Volume with Artist Spotlight

Music has the power to motivate and energize us during workouts. Apple Fitness+ understands this and has introduced the Artist Spotlight series, which dedicates an entire workout playlist to a single artist. This series is launching its biggest edition yet, celebrating the countdown to the Apple Music Super Bowl LVIII Halftime Show featuring USHER.

Starting from January 8, new workouts with music by iconic halftime performers will be available. The series kicks off with 10 new workouts featuring music by Rihanna, last year’s Apple Music Super Bowl Halftime Show headliner. Subsequent weeks will feature workouts with music by Britney Spears, U2, and, finally, this year’s Apple Music Super Bowl LVIII Halftime Show headliner, USHER.

Each workout in the Artist Spotlight series is inspired by the energy and themes of the featured artist’s hits. From dramatic lighting reminiscent of a nightclub atmosphere to trainers decked out in the artist’s fashion line, these workouts will keep you motivated and entertained.

Apple Fitness+ unveils new offerings for the new year - Apple (NZ)

Time to Walk: Walking with Inspiration

Walking is one of the simplest yet most effective forms of exercise. To make your walks even more enjoyable and inspiring, Apple Fitness+ offers the Time to Walk audio experience. This award-winning feature is available on iPhone and Apple Watch and features some of the world’s most interesting and influential people sharing stories, photos, and music.

New episodes of Time to Walk will be released regularly, featuring a diverse range of guests. Starting off, we have Al Roker, the longtime weather anchor and segment cohost for the TODAY show, sharing his insights and experiences. Other upcoming guests include Trixie Mattel, a global cultural phenomenon and award-winning podcaster, Lilly Singh, a Canadian author and actor, Common, a prominent voice in hip-hop’s new millennium renaissance, and Colman Domingo, an acclaimed actor, writer, and director.

For the first time ever, select Time to Walk episodes will be available on Apple Podcasts. This means that users in the 21 countries where Fitness+ is available can enjoy these inspiring walks even without a Fitness+ subscription. You can listen to these episodes through the Apple Podcasts app on your iPhone, iPad, Mac, or Apple Watch with AirPods.

Ring in the New Year with Apple Watch

If you’re an Apple Watch user, you have an exciting opportunity to earn a limited-edition award called “Ring in the New Year.” All you have to do is close all three Activity rings for seven consecutive days in January. This challenge encourages you to stay active and achieve your fitness goals while starting the new year on a high note.

The Activity rings on your Apple Watch track your movement, exercise, and standing time throughout the day. Closing all three rings signifies a well-rounded and active lifestyle. By earning the “Ring in the New Year” award, you’ll not only achieve a personal milestone but also receive a token of recognition for your dedication to fitness.

More Ways to Get Started with Fitness+

Apple Fitness+ is now more accessible than ever, with additional ways to sign up for the service at no extra cost. Anytime Fitness, the world’s largest fitness club brand, now includes access to a free Fitness+ subscription. This means that if you try Anytime Fitness for free, you can get up to three months of Fitness+ without additional charges.

Moreover, Fitness+ users who join Anytime Fitness and sign up for a qualifying 12-month+ membership will enjoy their first 30 days at no charge. Anytime Fitness offers personalized and affordable health and wellness training, coaching, nutrition, and recovery guidance. The integration of Apple Fitness+ workout content in the Anytime Fitness iOS app allows coaches to recommend personalized plans to their clients.

Pricing and Availability

Apple Fitness+ is available as a subscription service for $9.99 per month or $79.99 per year. The subscription can be shared with up to five other family members, making it a cost-effective option for the whole family. If you’re already subscribed to the Apple One Premier plan, Fitness+ is included along with other services like Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple Arcade, Apple News+, and iCloud+ with 2TB of storage.

Currently, Fitness+ is available in 21 countries, including the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, Germany, France, and more. It can be accessed on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, and Apple Watch. To enjoy Fitness+ on your Apple Watch, you’ll need an iPhone 6s or later paired with an Apple Watch Series 3 or later.

Apple Fitness+ is coming to 15 new countries on November 3 - Apple (SA)


Apple Fitness+ is revolutionizing the way we stay active and mindful in the new year. With sound meditations, golf-inspired workouts, artist-themed playlists, inspiring walks, and more, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced fitness enthusiast, Apple Fitness+ provides the tools and motivation you need to achieve your health and wellness goals. So, why wait? Start your fitness journey with Apple Fitness+ today and embrace a healthier and happier you.