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Apple unveiled Collections and Time to Run as new Fitness + features!

The Cupertino giant announced a couple of new features to its Fitness + subscription service, with a goal to make morning run more pleasurable.
Apple unveiled Collections and Time to Run as new Fitness + features!
An audio running experience designed to help users become more consistent and better runners

To motivate people toward their goals with Collections, Time to Run, and others

Apple has been continuously adding functionalities to Fitness Plus since its release in December 2020. This time, it's introducing Today, a few more additions, with the highlight as audio running experiences dubbed Time to Run.

According to the press release, Time to Run can help users "become more consistent and better runners," and each session focuses on a famous running route in a specific location.
Time To Run feature
Time To Run feature

As for the sessions, Fitness Plus trainers such as Emily Fayette, Jamie-Ray Hartshorne, Sam Sanchez, and Scott Carvin, and Cory Wharton-Malcolm as a new running coach will lead them. They will also guide the treadmill workouts on the service. 

Allegedly, each episode will also feature playlists to match the intensity of the run and chosen location. The series will launch with three episodes and locales such as London, Brooklyn, and Miami Beach. Users will also be shown photos on the Apple Watch of "notable sights" along the route in each city. 

According to the Cupertino giant, the episodes can be played both on outdoor and indoor runs, with new episodes every Monday. It is also going to be available for wheelchair users as Time to Run or Push.
Time to Walk
Time to Walk

Meanwhile, Time to Walk is similar to the concept of Time To Run. It's 25-40 minutes of walking narrated by a celebrity guest and their curated mini-playlist. It's getting a third season, with guests like Rebel Wilson, Bernice A. King, Hasan Minhaj, Chris Meloni, Ayo Tometi, Chelsea Handler, and Sugar Ray Leonard in the roster.

The service is also adding curated workouts and meditations called Collections. Collections are curated workout bundles toward a specific goal. The user may pick out a few selections from Fitness Plus's library of 2,000 studio workouts and guided meditation that focuses on a specific plan over a period of several days or weeks

The idea is to pick out a few selections from the library of 2,000 studio workouts and guided meditation that focuses on a specific plan over a period of several days or weeks. Apple initially revealed 6 Collections during the launch namely the 30-Day Core Challenge, Improve Your Posture with Pilates, Perfect Your Yoga Balance Poses, Run Your First 5K, Wind Down for a Better Bedtime, and Strengthen Your Back, Stretch Your Hips.

Note that users can search workouts by trainer, music genre, and time, but they have to read each workout description to learn more about what each session is tailored toward.
Artist Spotlight
Artist Spotlight

Under the Artist Spotlight, Fitness+ will showcase new workouts featuring the music of Ed Sheeran, Pharrell Williams, Shakira, and the Beatles. The series dedicates an entire workout playlist to a single artist. 

The company claims that new workouts featuring music by each of these artists will appear in the service across different modalities every Monday for 4 weeks. This includes workout types include Cycling, Dance, HIIT, Strength, Treadmill, and Yoga, across music genres such as Chill Vibes, Everything Rock, Hip-Hop/R&B, Latin Grooves, and Upbeat Anthems.

US price with direct to PHP conversion (no taxes and duties yet):

Fitness+ subscription (monthly) - USD 9.99 (or around PHP 500)
Fitness+ subscription (yearly) - USD 79.99 (or around PHP 4K)

Fitness+ is included in the Apple One Premier plan, which, where available, also gives customers access to Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple Arcade, Apple News+, and iCloud+ with 2TB of storage per month, and can be shared among six family members.

As of writing. the subscription service is only available in Ireland, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Portugal, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Switzerland, the UAE, the UK, and the US. No word yet if Apple will bring Fitness+ to the Philippines.

Source: Apple
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