Apple Fitness+ will introduce the Artist Spotlight series “Time to Walk” next week

Jun 26, 2021, 12:36 PM UTC
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Apple Fitness+ will introduce the Artist Spotlight series “Time to Walk” next week
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Apple Fitness+ will release new episodes of “Time to Walk,” a new Artist Spotlight series that will premiere on June 28 and feature workout playlists by music artists such as Alicia Keys, Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban, and Lady Gaga, as well as workouts with Jeanette Jenkins, one of the most sought-after fitness experts, all designed to keep users motivated and moving as they continue on their fitness journey.

“Time to Walk” episodes will available for download to Apple Watch only for those who have an Apple Fitness+ subscription, and subscribers can launch an episode directly from the Exercise app. A walking exercise automatically starts once a “Time to Walk” episode is selected on Apple Watch and subscribers can go at any speed that suits them while listening with AirPods or any pair of Bluetooth headphones.

Apple Fitness+ subscription starting at $9.99 per month or $79.99 per year and is available in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, UK, and the US. Apple Fitness+ is also part of the Apple One Premiere plan which starts at $29.95 per month in the US where you will get Apple Fitness+, Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple Arcade, Apple News+, and 2TB of iCloud storage, all in one service introduced in September 2020, and available to customers in December 2020.

Apple Fitness+ requires at least Apple Watch Series 3 or later with watchOS 7.2 paired with iPhone 6s or later model or iPhone SE 2020 with iOS 14.3 or later.

“One of the most popular workouts in the Workout app is walking. By grabbing their AirPods and starting a Time to Walk episode on Apple Watch, consumers have started starting their fitness journeys or simply mixing up their daily routines. Some of the world’s most fascinating and powerful people share their experiences, photographs, and music with Fitness+ users in each episode.”

Starting June 28, fans can take a walk with Gina Rodriguez, the award-winning actress from the hit TV show “Jane the Virgin.” She discusses how she learned perseverance from her father and how she developed confidence in everything from her body image to her sense of belonging to a community.

  • Apple Fitness+ will introduce the Artist Spotlight series “Time to Walk” next week
  • Apple Fitness+ will introduce the Artist Spotlight series “Time to Walk” next week
  • Apple Fitness+ will introduce the Artist Spotlight series “Time to Walk” next week
  • Apple Fitness+ will introduce the Artist Spotlight series “Time to Walk” next week

Time to Walk guests include:

  • Anthony Joshua, British Olympic gold medalist for boxing and two-time Heavyweight Champion of the World.
  • Cynthia Erivo, Grammy, Emmy, and Tony Award-winning actress, singer, songwriter, and producer, as well as Academy Award, Golden Globe, and SAG nominee.
  • Joan Benoit Samuelson, gold medalist in the first-ever women’s Olympic marathon and winner of multiple international marathons, including Boston and Chicago.
  • Marsai Martin, award-winning actress from the hit show “Black-ish” and the youngest working executive producer in Hollywood at age 14 for her feature film “Little.”
  • Michaela Jaé “MJ” Rodriguez, actress and singer knew for her role in the award-winning drama “Pose.”
  • Naomi Campbell, supermodel, activist, and businesswoman.
  • Randall Park, actor, writer, and producer appearing in both the Marvel and DC universes and in the TV series “Fresh Off the Boat.”
  • Dr. Sanjay Gupta, a practicing neurosurgeon, and CNN’s chief medical correspondent.
  • Stephen Fry, actor, writer, and presenter.

“Each episode of Time to Walk is shaped by stories about the guest’s personal, life-changing moments, and includes lessons learned, memories, thoughts on purpose and gratitude, moments of levity, and other thought-provoking topics — all captured while the guest is on an intimate walk in a place that means something to them. Photos show on Apple Watch, ideally timed to highlight a matching moment shared by the guest, bringing the story to life. Following their stories, guests deliver a brief playlist of songs that have driven or inspired them, allowing listeners to discover new music or hear an old favorite in a new light while continuing their walk to a soundtrack that is closely linked to each guest.”

Artist Spotlight Series

Music is a fundamental part of Fitness+ and close integration with Apple Music lets Fitness+ trainers access an expansive library of songs to fuel workouts and keep users motivated. On June 28, Fitness+ will introduce the Artist Spotlight series, where the entire playlist for a workout is dedicated to a single music artist, starting with Alicia Keys, Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban, and Lady Gaga.

Every Monday for four weeks, new workouts featuring each artist will appear in the service across different modalities. Workout types include Cycling, Dance, HIIT, Strength, Yoga, and Treadmills across music genres such as Upbeat Anthems, Latin Grooves, Top Country, and Hip-Hop/R&B.

Inspired by these Fitness+ workouts, Apple Music will kick off the Fitness+ Spotlight series also with a complete playlist for each individual Artist Spotlight musician, including motivating, high-energy tracks from their entire catalogs, as well as collaborations and remixes, for a one-of-a-kind workout soundtrack.

“Music’s unmatched power to motivate, inspire, and soothe makes it an essential ingredient to an amazing workout, which has been proven to help both our physical and mental health,” said Zane Lowe, Apple Music’s global creative director, and host. “There’s no better way to supercharge a workout than with the musicians who are a part of the Apple Fitness+ Artist Spotlight series — from Lady Gaga’s signature, dance-floor anthems and Jennifer Lopez’s energetic global smashes, to Keith Urban’s pop-tinged country hits and Alicia Keys’s sophisticated neo-soul. Apple Music is also taking inspiration from these workouts and creating our own one-of-a-kind playlists dedicated to each of these incredible artists.”

  • Apple Fitness+ will introduce the Artist Spotlight series “Time to Walk” next week
  • Apple Fitness+ will introduce the Artist Spotlight series “Time to Walk” next week
  • Apple Fitness+ will introduce the Artist Spotlight series “Time to Walk” next week

Workouts with Jeanette Jenkins

Fitness+ will bring users a new series of workouts from renowned fitness expert Jeanette Jenkins, whose mission is to help everyone find the athlete inside them and enjoy the amazing benefits of healthy living. On June 28, seven workouts with Jeanette focusing on HIIT and Strength will be available to Fitness+ users.

These sessions follow the familiar Fitness+ format, but with Jeanette’s creativity, style, and high-intensity combinations layered on top. Just like other studio workouts, a team of Fitness+ trainers will demonstrate modifications so everyone can join in regardless of fitness level.

To keep motivation high, Jeanette picks songs that inspire people to continue to move, from classic hits to hip-hop and dance — she even includes songs from some of her favorite celebrity clients. The workouts can be done together for a series designed to improve cardio and strength or they can be mixed into a regular fitness routine.

“My mission has been to inspire and motivate people to live a healthier life by moving more. I’m so excited to be the first featured guest trainer for Fitness+ and to work with the amazing team of Fitness+ trainers to help more people close their rings with these inclusive workouts,” said Jeanette Jenkins, fitness expert. “I hope these workouts show that working out can also be fun, and you don’t need to take it too seriously. All you need to do is keep moving which won’t be too hard with these playlists with some of my favorite songs ranging from hip-hop to throwback hits, and I even threw some soca music in there too.”

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