Apple Fitness+ will release new episodes of Time to Walk on June 28, 2021. This inspiring audio experience on Apple Watch for Fitness+ subscribers is designed to encourage Fitness+ users to get active during walking. Besides this launch, Fitness+ will also introduce a new Artist Spotlight series with workouts featuring entire playlists by music artists including Alicia Keys, Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban, and Lady Gaga, as well as workouts with one of the most sought-after fitness experts, Jeanette Jenkins. This cluster of workouts segments is all designed to keep users motivated and moving as they continue on their fitness journey.

According to the website Jay Blahnik, Apple’s senior director of Fitness Technologies, said, “With Fitness+, we’re bringing users a range of exciting new workout options to inspire them to stay active and make fitness a consistent part of their lifestyle — whether that’s going for a walk with one of the amazing Time to Walk guests or pushing through a high-energy HIIT class with Jeanette Jenkins. Music is at the heart of making workouts fun and keeping us motivated. A good playlist pushes you. That’s why our new Artist Spotlight series, where the entire playlist for a workout is fuelled by a single legendary artist, will be so inviting for users to mix up their fitness routines.”

Time to Walk – An Inspiring Audio Walking Experience

Walking is one of the most popular workouts in the Workout app. With Time to Walk, users can start their fitness journey or simply mixing up their regular routines by grabbing their AirPods and starting a Time to Walk episode on Apple Watch. Episodes in the workout app feature some of the world’s most interesting and influential people who share stories, photos, and music with Fitness+ subscribers.

Starting June 28, users can unveil many music artists to groove them during their workout as well as walking session.

Some of the additional 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 medallist 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 Jae “MJ” Rodriguez, actress and singer known 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.”
  • Sanjay Gupta, a practising neurosurgeon and CNN’s chief medical correspondent.
  • Stephen Fry, actor, writer, and presenter.

Each Time to Walk episode is shaped by stories about the guest’s personal, life-shaping moments and includes lessons learned, memories, thoughts on purpose and gratitude, moments of levity, and other thought-provoking topics all recorded while the guest is on an intimate walk in a location that is 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, guests introduce a short playlist of songs that have motivated or inspired them, so the listener can discover new music or hear an old favourite in a different light while they continue their walk to a soundtrack intimately connected to each guest.

What is Artist Spotlight Series

The Artist Spotlight series will allow Fitness+ users an expansive library of songs to fuel workouts and keep them motivated. The series will witness 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 Treadmill 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 which will offer complete playlist for each individual.

Zane Lowe, Apple Music’s global creative director and the host said, “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. 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.”

About Apple Fitness+

Fitness+ is the first fitness service built entirely around Apple Watch. It brings studio-style workouts to iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV, intelligently incorporating workout metrics from Apple Watch for a first-of-its-kind personalized and immersive experience users can complete wherever and whenever is convenient for them. Workouts are led by a phenomenal team of trainers whose approach is welcoming to all and are fuelled by inspiring music from today’s top artists designed to keep users motivated from start to finish. With Fitness+, users can also get moving outside with Time to Walk the inspiring audio experience on Apple Watch for Fitness+ designed to encourage users to get active by walking more often. Each episode features some of the world’s most interesting and influential people who share stories, photos, and music with Fitness+ subscribers.


The information contained in this article is for educational and informational purposes only and is not intended as a health advice. We would ask you to consult a qualified professional or medical expert to gain additional knowledge before you choose to consume any product or perform any exercise.

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