Apple Fitness+ Is Introducing New Workouts for Pregnancy, Older Adults, and Beginners

The platform is doing its part to make fitness more welcoming and inclusive.

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Since launching in September, Fitness+ has been a major hit with Apple loyalists everywhere. The easy-to-use, on-demand fitness program brings over 200 studio-style workouts to your iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV. Your Apple Watch connects with your streaming device of choice, so you can see all your workout metrics (heart rate, calories, time, and activity ring status) right on the screen in real time. Bottom line? Closing out your rings has never been easier. (

Now, in an effort to make their workouts even more inclusive, Apple just announced that they're introducing brand new workouts to Fitness+ geared towards pregnant people, older adults, and beginners.

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The new Workouts for Pregnancy section holds 10 workouts, including strength, core, and mindful cooldown. All of the workouts are just 10 minutes in length, making them accessible to women in all stages of pregnancy and any fitness level. (FYI, you should always consult with your ob-gyn before starting a new workout program.) Each workout also includes modification tips such as using a pillow for comfort, if needed. While the workouts might be a tad easy for an already-advanced exerciser, they're perfect for soon-to-be moms who want to safely stay active alongside trainer Betina Gozo, who's expecting a baby herself. The goal of these workouts is to prove that working out during pregnancy doesn't have to be overwhelming and that carving out just 10 minutes for yourself can go a long way. (Read: 4 ways you need to change your workout when you get pregnant)

Similarly, all the Workouts for Older Adults are 10 minutes in length and focus on strength, flexibility, balance, coordination, and mobility. This series, led by trainer Molly Fox, includes eight workouts, most of which are done using a light dumbbellor bodyweight. Trainers will also offer modifications with a chair or share how users can use a wall for support. The workouts are designed to either be done on their own or paired with other Fitness+ workouts for more of a challenge.

The whole Apple Fitness+ platform is pretty beginner-friendly; however, for people who are new to working out and consider themselves novices, the streaming service will also be debuting new yoga, high-intensity interval training (HIIT), and strength workouts in the new program Workouts for Beginners. These low-impact, easy-to-follow workouts are a great way for beginners to master the basics and feel confident before diving into the more strenuous offerings. (

Along with having more workouts to choose from, Fitness+ will be welcoming a new Yoga and Mindful Cooldown trainer, Jonelle Lewis. Lewis is a seasoned yogi with over 15 years of experience — and has been teaching, mentoring, and educating others for the past seven years. Her teaching style is perfect for novices and experts alike, but what really sets her apart is her love for hip-hop and R&B, which is bound to make working out with her both playful and lively.

Last but not least, the upcoming update with also feature a new episode of Time to Walk — a sort of walking-focused podcast in which famous guests walk and talk through everything from life lessons, memories, or sources of gratitude. This new episode stars Jane Fonda, who shares knowledge about standing up to her fears and taking action to fight climate change in honor of Earth Day. ICYDK, each episode in the Fitness+ Time to Walk series is between 25 and 40 minutes long and can be accessed right from your Apple Watch.

These exciting new updates are set to drop on April 19th and will be available exclusively on Fitness+, which is conveniently housed in the Fitness app on Apple devices. The platform is currently free for one month for Apple Watch owners, after which you'll be charged $10/month or $80/year.

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