How to use Apple Fitness+

Work out with some of the world's top trainers on your iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV. Apple Fitness+ lets you browse to find your next workout or meditation, customize your in-session workout metrics, and get moving.

An iPhone playing an Apple Fitness+ HIIT workout. An Apple Watch displays matching workout metrics.

About Apple Fitness+

Apple Fitness+ is a subscription service that gives you access to trainer-guided workout videos on your compatible iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV. Apple Fitness+ supports 12 workout types, including: High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), Yoga, Core, Pilates, Strength, Treadmill (Walk or Run), Cycling, Rowing, Dance, Kickboxing, and Mindful Cooldown. Video and audio Meditations are also offered as part of the service.

You can start Apple Fitness+ workouts from your iPhone or your Apple Watch. You can create a Stack or build a Custom Plan. Stay motivated with onscreen guidance like trainer coaching and timers. If you use an Apple Watch, your personal metrics, like heart rate and calories burned, appear while you work out.

To get started

Find a workout

If you’ve completed at least three Fitness+ workouts, your personalized recommendations will be at the top of the app. If you don't see personalized recommendations, you can still find and filter workouts.

  1. On your iPhone, open the Fitness app and tap the Fitness+ tab. On your iPad or Apple TV, open the Fitness app.

  2. Select a workout type.

    The Apple Fitness+ app. Stacks are in the top right. the workout types span the middle, and a video of what's new is below that.
  3. Tap or select the Filter button.

  4. Tap a filter option to narrow down the workouts.

Once you've found a workout, you can:

  • Tap or select Preview to watch a preview of the workout. In the preview, the trainer will give you an idea of the structure of the workout, the playlist, and the inspiration behind the workout.

  • Save a workout by tapping the Add button on your iPhone or iPad, or selecting Save Workout on your Apple TV. To access your saved workouts, scroll to My Workouts at the bottom of Fitness+.

  • Review the music playlist for the workout. If you have an Apple Music subscription, tap or select Listen in Music to add the playlist in Apple Music.

Start a workout

Ready to work out?

Work out on iPhone or iPad

  1. Tap Let's Go.

  2. Tap the Play button, and your metrics from your Apple Watch will appear onscreen.

  3. Pause and resume your workout as needed on your device or Apple Watch.

After your workout ends, you can review your results or start a Mindful Cooldown.

Work out on Apple TV

  1. Open the Fitness app.

  2. Select yourself. Select Other if you're not signed in as the primary account and don't have your Apple Watch paired with the Apple TV. To pair your Apple Watch, open the Workout app on your watch and enter the code displayed on the Apple TV.

  3. Find and select your workout.

  4. Select the Play button, and your metrics from your Apple Watch will appear onscreen.

    An Apple Fitness+ HIIT workout. Workout Metrics are displayed in the top left of the screen.
  5. Pause and resume your workout as needed on your device or Apple Watch.

After your workout ends, you can review your results or start a Mindful Cooldown.

Create a Custom Plan

Apple Fitness+ helps you build consistency by creating a Custom Plan. You can select the days, daily duration, and which activities you'd like to include. Apple Fitness+ will give you a customized routine with the workouts and meditations you can do each day.

Learn more about Custom Plans on your iPhone

Stack your favorite activities

If there are workouts or meditations that you like doing back to back, you can create a Stack. Stacks allow you to easily start your next workout or meditation. You can even save your favorite Stack to your library.

Learn more about Stacks on your iPhone

Customize workout metrics

You can adjust which metrics appear onscreen before you start a workout, and can change them at any time during your workout.

  1. Tap Let's Go to start a workout. If you already have a workout in progress, tap or press pause to customize your metrics.

  2. Tap or use your Apple TV remote to click the Metrics Editor button No alt supplied for Image.


You can display your workout time, heart rate, and calories burned in the upper left as you workout. Your Activity Rings progress also appears in the upper right.


You can choose whether to show how much time has elapsed in your workout, how much time is remaining, or turn off time.

Burn Bar

The Burn Bar is a way for you to compare your effort to others who've done the same workout. It adjusts to account for weight to allow for an equal comparison and is shown as your calories burned. If you leave it on, your workout data is anonymously added to the Burn Bar competition. The Burn Bar is available for High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), Treadmill, Cycling, and Rowing workouts.

Here's how the Burn Bar calculates and displays your metrics:

  • The Burn Bar takes your heart rate into consideration when determining your results. If your heart rate doesn't display, results on the Burn Bar might be impacted. Learn how to get the most accurate measurements using your Apple Watch.

  • Based on your calories burned, the Burn Bar will show whether you're Behind the Pack, In the Pack, Middle of the Pack, Front of the Pack, or Ahead of the Pack. The harder you work, the more opportunity you have to move up in the pack.

  • The Burn Bar appears 2 minutes into your workout. It displays based on a rolling window and is reflective of your last 2 minutes of work.

  • When your workout is complete, your final position on the Burn Bar is an average of your effort across the whole workout. You can view your Burn Bar result in your workout summary.

Apple Fitness+ is available only in certain countries or regions. Learn where Apple Fitness+ is available.

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