Despite the fact that Workout Plus was introduced in December 2020, Apple has continued to add new features to it, including audio walks with celebrities and fitness programmes for pregnant and elderly consumers. Some new features are being introduced today, the most significant of which are audio running experiences dubbed “Time to Run.”
The Time to Run the app, according to Apple’s press release, may help users “become more consistent and better runners.” Each session is focused on a popular running route in a particular location. All of the instructors for the service’s treadmill workouts, including Emily Fayette, Jamie-Ray Hartshorne, Sam Sanchez, and Scott Carvin, will be on hand to guide the sessions. The company will also bring in running coach Cory Wharton-Malcolm. Additionally, each episode will contain music that will be adapted to the intensity and location of the run itself.
After the launch on January 10th, new episodes of Time to Run will be broadcast every Monday after that. A total of three episodes will air in three distinct cities: London, Brooklyn, and Miami Beach, in the debut episode’s first season. Each location’s “notable attractions” will be represented by images displayed on the Apple Watch as the user travels down the road. It is possible to utilise the episodes for both outdoor and indoor runs, according to Apple. Wheelchair users will be able to participate in Time to Run or Push, as well.
There are some similarities between this and Time to Walk, which is a series of 25–40 minute walks told by a famous guest and having their own personalised mini-playlist. In addition to Fitness Plus, audio or guided runs are also available in Aaptiv, Runtastic, Runkeeper, and Peloton, to name a few other fitness-related applications. A workout will be required before we can judge how Time to Run and Time to Walk compare. If the workout is anything like Time to Walk, it will be more about an inclusive experience than rigid intervals or sprints.
It is also being expanded to include collections, which are carefully designed workouts and meditations. Fitness Plus’s collection of 2,000 studio workouts and guided meditations are intended to be used as a starting point for selecting a few exercises and guided meditations that will be used over a period of several days or weeks. There will be six Collections to choose from from the outset. Among the subjects addressed in this 30-Day Core Challenge are how to improve your posture with Pilates, how to perfect your yoga balance poses, how to run your first 5K, how to wind down for a better bedtime, how to strengthen your back, and how to stretch your hips. Having more filtering choices is a nice development since the lack of filtering options has been a recurring complaint of Fitness Plus since its beginning. While you may search for workouts by the trainer, music genre, and time, you should read the workout descriptions for each session to have a better understanding of the objectives of the session.
There are several new features in addition to Time to Run and Collections. The third season of Time to Walk will feature celebrities such as Rebel Wilson, Bernice A. King, Hasan Minhaj, Chris Meloni, Ayo Tometi, Chelsea Handler, and Sugar Ray Leonard. Apple’s Artist Spotlight series, which features whole workouts dedicated to a single singer, will now include Ed Sheeran, Pharrell Williams, Shakira, and The Beatles, among others.