Apple Fitness+ adds kickboxing and more for 2023

Apple starts 2023 with the announcement novelties for its service Fitness+. Users will find a new type of workout called kickboxing, a new Sleep theme for meditation, a Featured Artist session dedicated to Beyoncé, new guests in “Walking”, as well as three new coaches.

Kickboxing comes to Apple Fitness+

Kickboxing exercises allow you to work the whole body and gain strength, endurance, coordination and balance. Starting January 9, Apple Fitness+ will add Kickboxing, a new type of cardio workout for working the whole body. Each workout consists of a sequence of separate movements followed by a final sequence that will combine the movements just performed within a full one-minute interval. No equipment is required, and sessions last 10, 20 or 30 minutes. The training will be led by two coaches: Jamie-Ray Hartshorne and Nez Dally, both Muay Thai fighters.

On the other hand, a brand new meditation theme, Sleep, will expand the library and be added to the nine existing themes, including Calm, Gratitude, Resilience and Creativity. This library aims to make the practice of meditation more effective and beneficial. New Sleep meditations will be offered each week and each of the sessions can be integrated into a decompression or sleep routine.

Apple Fitness Plus iPhone 14 Pro

Fitness+ will also introduce a new program, Introduction to Sleep Meditations, which will help users better understand these meditations. This program consists of four 20-minute meditation sessions that end with five minutes of relaxing music. These meditation sessions, which can be followed in any order and at any time.

New for the Featured Artist section

Also, the Artist in the spotlight series, which devotes an entire training playlist to an artist, welcomes new exercises to the sound of the best songs from Beyoncé. Fitness+ will also feature two new Artist in the Spotlight collections, featuring the Foo Fighters on Monday January 16th and Bad Bunny on Monday January 23rd.

Another novelty, Fitness + will offer new episodes of Walking, the first of which will welcome actress Jamie Lee Curtis. Walk is an inspirational audio experience on iPhone and Apple Watch, designed to inspire people to walk more often. The new season will feature Amber Ruffin, Jason Segel, José Andrés, Nina Hoss, Colman Domingo, Nathan Chen, and Sheryl Lee Ralph.

Finally, Fitness+ will also offer two new collections of selected content to help users achieve their goals or find inspiration:

  • 6 Weeks to Kickstart Your Shape has been designed to help users get into the habit of working out daily, and features a perfect set of exercises to get back into sport. Available January 9.
  • Enhance Your Core Workout offers 10-20 minute advanced core workouts supplemented with dumbbells. Available January 23.

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Apple Fitness+ adds kickboxing and more for 2023

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