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UPDATE November 3, 2021

Apple Fitness+ in United Arab Emirates available starting today

Fitness+ will now be available in 21 countries, bringing studio-style workouts, guided meditations, an inspiring audio walking experience called Time to Walk, and more to Apple Watch users
A studio-style guided meditation session from Apple Fitness+ on Apple TV, iPhone 13 Pro, iPad Pro, and Apple Watch Series 7.
Apple Fitness+, the first fitness experience built around Apple Watch, brings studio-style workouts and guided meditations to iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV, and is now available in 21 countries.
Apple Fitness+ — the first fitness service built entirely around Apple Watch and designed to be welcoming to all — is available starting today in United Arab Emirates, as well as 14 additional new countries around the world to bring studio-style workouts and meditations to iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV, so users can work out or meditate anytime, anywhere. Today, Fitness+ welcomes Austria, Brazil, Colombia, France, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico, Portugal, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Switzerland, and the United Arab Emirates to get started and live a healthier day. The service is also already available in the US, the UK, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, and Australia. Fitness+ is available in English with subtitles in Brazilian Portuguese, English, French, German, Italian, Russian, and Spanish. 
“Fitness+ was built to be welcoming to all, with workouts and meditations for everyone no matter where they are in their fitness journey, all led by a diverse team of charismatic, motivating, and approachable trainers,” said Jay Blahnik, Apple’s vice president of Fitness Technologies. “We hear every day from users whose lives have been changed by Fitness+. These inspirational stories have pushed us to bring the service to as many users as we can, which is why we are so excited to bring the health benefits of Fitness+ to 15 new countries, so more people around the world can have a place where they feel motivated to get healthier and more active each day.”

Studio-Style Workouts Powered by Apple Watch and Fueled by Motivating Music 

Fitness+ intelligently and seamlessly incorporates key workout metrics users love from Apple Watch directly to iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV, for a personalized and immersive experience that users can complete wherever and whenever it is convenient for them — whether at home, outside in the open air, or even in their hotel room while traveling. During key moments in the workout, personal metrics from Apple Watch are animated on screen. For example, when the trainer says to check heart rate, the heart rate metrics are spotlighted; during tough intervals, a countdown timer starts to help users get through to the last second; and when they close their Activity rings, a celebration happens right on the workout screen.
Apple Fitness+ displaying key metrics during a workout on iPhone 13 Pro and Apple Watch Series 7.
Fitness+ intelligently and seamlessly incorporates key workout metrics users love from Apple Watch directly to iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV.
Eleven different workout types are available across a range of durations, including: High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), Strength, Yoga, Dance, Core, Cycling, Pilates, Treadmill (for running and walking), Rowing, and Mindful Cooldown. For those who enjoy a little competition, HIIT, Treadmill, Cycling, and Rowing workouts have an optional Burn Bar that shows, in real time, how a user’s effort stacks up against anyone who has previously completed the same workout. All of the workouts also include a Fitness+ trainer demonstrating modifications, so there’s always someone to follow, no matter the user’s ability.
Workouts are fueled by music from today’s top artists and designed to keep users motivated from start to finish, whether their workout is 5 or 45 minutes. For Apple Music subscribers, their favorite music from Fitness+ workouts can also be easily saved and listened to later, during a workout or otherwise. When searching for a workout or meditation, users can use the intuitive filtering tool to choose what is most important to them — whether it’s the workout type, the trainer, the duration, the music, or the equipment needed.

Meditation

Fitness+ also offers meditations to help users develop a regular meditation routine and improve their overall sense of well-being. Users can choose from nine meditation themes — Purpose, Kindness, Gratitude, Awareness, Creativity, Wisdom, Calm, Focus, and Resilience — for an engaging video experience alongside the Fitness+ trainers. Each practice is 5, 10, or 20 minutes long.
Apple Fitness+ meditation video experience through Apple TV with a Fitness+ trainer.
Fitness+ offers meditations through an engaging video experience alongside the Fitness+ trainers.
In addition to the high-quality video experience on iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV, the same meditations are uploaded each week in audio form in the Mindfulness app on Apple Watch, so users can experience Meditation at their convenience anytime, anywhere — all that is needed is a pair of AirPods or other Bluetooth headphones. Users who want to practice meditation while moving will also be able to track their activity with the Workout app on their Apple Watch during their meditation, allowing them to meditate while walking, hiking, or stretching.
Meditation through audio form in the Mindfulness app on Apple Watch Series 7.
Meditations are also available in audio form in the Mindfulness app on Apple Watch, so users can experience Meditation at their convenience anytime, anywhere.

Diverse and Welcoming Trainer Team 

Whether users are getting started, looking to switch up their current fitness routine, or just want to try something new, Fitness+ offers workouts for everyone from a team of celebrated, charismatic, and passionate trainers who are specialists in their fields, and are inspired to coach at all levels, from beginners to fitness enthusiasts. The team works closely together and collaborate on everything from music selection to workout design. Trainers also appear in each other’s workouts, so you might see your favorite trainer from HIIT working hard with you in Cycling.
Group photo of the many Fitness+ trainers in front of an Apple Fitness+ logo.
Workouts and guided meditations are led by a diverse and inclusive team of trainers whose approach is welcoming to all.

Workouts and Programs to Get You Moving, No Matter Where You Are in Your Fitness Journey

Fitness+ also has custom content designed to help users get started, make progress, or get through a season in their life, no matter where they are in their fitness journey.
  • Workouts for Beginners: For those who are just getting started, consider themselves a beginner, or are getting back into exercise after a long break, Workouts for Beginners features exercises to help build strength, stamina, and flexibility. All the moves are low impact and easy to follow to help beginners feel comfortable doing basic exercises.
  • Workouts for Older Adults: Workouts for Older Adults helps users stay active at any age with a focus on strength, flexibility, balance, coordination, and mobility. Many of the workouts are done with a light dumbbell or just bodyweight, and others show modifications with a chair or against the wall.
  • Workouts for Pregnancy: Focused on helping women stay active during a healthy pregnancy and prepare for life with a new baby, Workouts for Pregnancy consists of 10 workouts across Strength, Core, and Mindful Cooldown. Each workout is a quick 10 minutes designed to accommodate any stage of pregnancy and any fitness level, and includes tips for modifying workouts using a pillow for comfort as the body changes.
  • Meditations for Beginners: For those just getting started with meditation, users can try the Meditations for Beginners program to understand the fundamentals before diving into the studio sessions. 
  • Get Ready for Snow Season: To prepare users to get back to their favorite winter sports, this program features and was designed with two-time Olympic gold medalist and five-time world champion skier Ted Ligety, along with Fitness+ trainer Anja Garcia. It will help build strength, balance, and endurance so users can have more fun on the slopes, all the way to the last run.
Apple Fitness+ on five iPhone 13 Pro devices featuring custom and tailored workout programs.
Fitness+ has custom content designed to help users get started, make progress, or get through a season in their life, no matter where they are in their fitness journey.
  • Guest Trainer Series Featuring Jeanette Jenkins: Additionally, Fitness+ offers a guest trainer series featuring renowned fitness expert Jeanette Jenkins, to help users mix up their fitness routine and stay motivated. Jeanette’s mission is to help everyone find the athlete inside of them and enjoy the amazing benefits of healthy living. The series has seven workouts with Jeanette focusing on HIIT and Strength. These sessions follow the familiar Fitness+ format, but with Jeanette’s creativity, style, and high-intensity combinations layered on top.
Fitness+ offers a guest trainer series featuring renowned fitness expert Jeanette Jenkins, to help users mix up their fitness routine and stay motivated.
  • Artist Spotlight Series: Fitness+ offers an Artist Spotlight series, where the entire playlist for a workout is dedicated to a single music artist. The series has workouts featuring music from celebrated global artists including Alicia Keys, Billie Eilish, Calvin Harris, Jennifer Lopez, and more. Workout types include Cycling, Dance, HIIT, Pilates, Strength, Yoga, and Treadmill across music genres such as Upbeat Anthems, Latin Grooves, Top Country, and Hip-Hop/R&B. Inspired by these workouts, Apple Music has 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. 

Work Out or Meditate Together with SharePlay

Fitness+ subscribers can also work out or meditate together with family and friends using SharePlay, to help one another stay motivated and accountable on their fitness journey. Fitness+ subscribers can use SharePlay to start a group workout or meditation with up to 32 of their friends and family while using FaceTime on an iPhone or iPad, and the selected Fitness+ session will stream completely in sync for every participant. Once on a FaceTime call, users will navigate to the Fitness app, select a workout or meditation, see their friends and family onscreen, and get started. SharePlay also works with Apple TV so users can follow the workout on a big screen while staying connected with friends on FaceTime using their iPhone or iPad. When working out in a group through SharePlay, users will see their metrics and progress toward closing their Activity rings, while also seeing and hearing friends. During a workout, when someone moves ahead on the Burn Bar or closes their Activity rings, everyone working out will be notified so they can celebrate together.
Apple Fitness+ using SharePlay on Apple Watch Series 7 integrated with iPhone 13 Pro.
Fitness+ subscribers can use SharePlay to start a group workout or meditation with their friends and family to keep each other motivated, or share in some friendly competition.

Time to Walk

With Fitness+, users can also get moving with Time to Walk — an inspiring audio experience on Apple Watch designed to encourage people to get active by walking more often and reap the benefits from one of the healthiest activities. Each original Time to Walk episode, ranging from 25 to 40 minutes, invites users to immerse themselves in a walk alongside influential and interesting people as they share thoughtful and meaningful stories, photos, and music. Each episode is shaped by the guest’s personal, life-shaping moments and includes lessons learned, meaningful memories, thoughts on purpose and gratitude, moments of levity, and other thought-provoking topics, recorded while walking outside or in locations that are meaningful to them. The narrative comes to life through photos that appear on Apple Watch, perfectly timed to amplify a corresponding moment the guest shares. Following their stories, the experience extends with the guest introducing a short playlist of songs that has given them motivation and inspiration, so the listener can continue their walk to a soundtrack intimately connected to each guest. All that is needed is an Apple Watch and AirPods or Bluetooth headphones. 
The series is now in its second season and has featured guests including Dolly Parton, Anthony Joshua, Jane Fonda, Camila Cabello, Kurt Fearnley, Naomi Campbell, Bebe Rexha, Shawn Mendes, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, and more. For Apple Watch customers who use a wheelchair, Time to Walk becomes Time to Walk or Push, and automatically starts an Outdoor Wheelchair Walk Pace workout.
Time to Walk episodes featuring Anthony Joshua, Camila Cabello, and Randall Park across three Apple Watch Series 7 devices.
Fitness+ users can also get moving with Time to Walk — an inspiring audio experience on Apple Watch designed to encourage people to get active by walking more often.
Pricing and Availability
  • Fitness+ is available as a subscription service for AED 36.99 per month or AED 149.99 per year. 
  • Fitness+ is included in the Apple One Premier plan, which starting today will be rolling out in all countries Fitness+ is available. The Apple One Premier plan gives customers access to Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple Arcade, Apple News+, Fitness+, and iCloud+ with 2TB of storage for AED 84.95 per month, and can be shared among six family members.
  • Fitness+ is available in 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. 
  • Three months of Apple Fitness+ are included for customers who purchase Apple Watch Series 3 or later, and one month of Fitness+ is included for existing Apple Watch users.1
  • Fitness+ can be shared among up to six family members for the same price, making it easy for other Apple Watch users in the same household to enjoy the service.
  • Fitness+ requires an Apple Watch Series 3 or later with watchOS 7.2, and is available when paired with iPhone 6s or later with iOS 14.3.
  • To get the newest features, use Fitness+ with Apple Watch Series 3 or later with watchOS 8.1, paired with iPhone 6s or later with iOS 15.1; iPad with iPadOS 15.1; or Apple TV 4K or Apple TV HD with tvOS 15.1.
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  1. AED 36.99 per month after free trial. No commitment. Plan automatically renews after trial until cancelled.

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