Apple Fitness+ Updates with New Content, Offers Select Time to Walk Episodes for Free

What you should know

  • Apple Fitness+, a subscription-based fitness and wellness content service, is adding new content and extending some benefits to non-subscribers.
  • A new sound meditation theme and a workout program called Strength, Core, and Yoga for Golfers will be available for Fitness+ subscribers starting January 8.
  • Select Time to Walk episodes will be made available on Apple Podcasts for anyone to enjoy in 21 countries, even without a Fitness+ subscription.
  • Anytime Fitness memberships will now include access to a free Fitness+ subscription, with additional benefits for those who sign up for a 12-month or longer membership.

Full Story

Apple Fitness+ is a big deal in the world of fitness and wellness content. It’s a top-notch service for folks who prefer to sweat it out or meditate in the comfort of their own homes. It ain’t free, but Apple has been pretty generous with the perks for subscribers.

Now, let’s talk about the subscription. It costs $9.99 monthly or $79.99 annually. But here’s the kicker: one subscription can be shared among six family members. That’s a pretty sweet deal if you ask me.

Recently, Apple spilled the beans on some new content for Fitness+. They’re also extending a few benefits to those who haven’t subscribed yet. Starting January 8, Fitness+ subscribers will get a new sound meditation theme. On the same day, they’ll also roll out a new workout program, Strength, Core, and Yoga for Golfers.

This new program is led by none other than record-breaking athlete Rose Zhang, a rising star in the golf world. Apple also said they’ll release new workouts in the Artist Spotlight series. These will be in celebration of the countdown to the Apple Music Super Bowl LVIII Halftime Show featuring Usher. Cool, right?

But wait, there’s more. Time to Walk is getting some new guests. We’re talking Al Roker, Trixie Mattel, Lilly Singh, Common, and Colman Domingo. And get this: select Time to Walk episodes will be available on Apple Podcasts. This is a biggie because it’s available even to those without a Fitness+ subscription, but only in countries where the service has already been launched.

Fitness+ subscribers can access 50 episodes at launch on Apple Podcasts. Those without a Fitness+ subscription can access 10 free audio episodes. But here’s the catch: Time to Walk on Apple Podcasts will only be available in 21 countries. These include Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, France, Germany, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Portugal, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Switzerland, the UAE, the UK, and the US.

In other news, Apple has found another way to give Fitness+ for free. For the first time, Anytime Fitness memberships will include access to a free Fitness subscription. Those who try Anytime Fitness for free will also receive up to three months of Fitness+ for no cost. And if you join Anytime Fitness and sign up for a 12-month membership, your first 30 days are on the house.

Derrick Flynn
Derrick Flynn
With over four years of experience in tech journalism, Derrick has honed his skills and knowledge to become a vital part of the PhonesInsights team. His intuitive reviews and insightful commentary on the latest smartphones and wearable technology consistently provide our readers with valuable information.


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