Apple Is Reportedly Starting a Fitness Service. Will You Sign Up?
- Apple is looking to launch a fitness subscription service, according to Bloomberg.
- The fitness subscription service will likely come in the fall, along with other “Apple One” bundles, such as Apple TV and Apple Music.
- The virtual fitness classes will be featured in an app that will work with iPad, iPhone, and Apple TV, according to Forbes.
Apple is poised to be the next brand joining in on the at-home workout boom. The coronavirus pandemic has spurred many gyms and trainers to get creative with their workout platforms, and Apple appears to be no exception.
Alongside the new iPhone release in October, Apple is reportedly releasing a series of bundles internally called “Apple One.” The bundles will likely include options to combine subscriptions for Apple services such as Apple TV, Apple News, and Apple Music. Additionally, as most of us continue to work out from home because of COVID-19, Apple is expected to launch a subscription-based fitness service, according to Bloomberg.
The virtual fitness classes will be featured in an app that will work with the iPad, iPhone, and Apple TV, according to Forbes. Also, Apple recently previewed watchOS 7, which will include sleep tracking and a handwashing detection feature, along with allowing users to track core training, dance, functional strength training, and cooldowns.
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While no official information has been released from Apple yet, the service may offer activity types, such as indoor running, cycling, rowing, stretching, core training, and strength training. The app will give users access to download guided fitness videos, and track your workouts, which can already be done through the Apple Watch or Activity app, according to MacRumors. Runner’s World reached out to Apple for comment, but has not received a response.
Apple’s fitness streaming services may be similar to the Nike Training Club or Peloton App, according to Forbes. The Nike Training Club app offers multi-week training programs created by Nike Master Trainers including yoga, cardio and HIIT, Strength Training, and Mobility. Additionally, users can access nutrition strategies, and learn training and recovery strategies.
Similarly, the Peloton app provides users with thousands of classes such as guided outdoor and treadmill running, yoga, stretching, and strength training.
Additionally, the iPhone Activity app, which links to the Apple Watch, will be renamed Fitness in iOS 14, which will launch in the fall, according to Forbes.
Runner’s World will update this story as more information becomes available.
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