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Apple Fitness Plus Adds New Workouts for Pregnant Women, Older People

Apple Fitness Plus Adds New Workouts for Pregnant Women, Older People

Tuesday, 20 April, 2021 - 05:30
The Apple Watch Series 3 displayed at an Apple special event announcing the new iPhone 8, iPhone X and the Apple Watch Series 3. Photo: AFP

Apple introduced new workouts for Fitness Plus service available on Apple Watch.

According to the CNET website, the tech giant's $10-a-month subscription service is getting new workouts geared toward pregnancy and older adults, as well as people who consider themselves beginners or are getting back into exercise after a long break.

"With more options for getting started, and staying active and healthy during pregnancy as well as at any age or fitness level, we hope even more people will be inspired to keep moving with our amazing team of passionate trainers," said Jay Blahnik, Apple's senior director of Fitness Technologies.

The new workouts will be available as of April 19, said Apple. Apple Fitness Plus launched at the end of 2020 with multiple workouts to choose from, including yoga, cycling, dance, treadmill, strength, and core, as well as cooldowns. Fitness Plus streams directly from an iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV and uses the Apple Watch to display metrics on screen.

In addition to new workouts, Apple introduced new trainers and said the next episode of Time to Walk will feature actor and activist Jane Fonda.

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