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, customise your in-session workout metrics and get moving.

Fitness+ workouts on iPad and Apple Watch

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 11 workout types, including: High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), Yoga, Core, Pilates, Strength, Treadmill (Walk or Run), Cycling, Rowing, Dance and Mindful Cooldown. Video and audio Meditations are also offered as part of the service. 

Apple Fitness+ workouts are powered by your Apple Watch* – you must own an Apple Watch device to access the Apple Fitness+ service. During a-session, you can see your heart rate and Activity Rings onscreen. Workouts range from 5 to 45 minutes in length, and new content is added weekly.

Find out how to subscribe to Apple Fitness+. Before starting a workout, make sure any devices you're using with Fitness+ are updated to the latest version of iOS, iPadOS or to the latest version of watchOS

*Apple Watch Series 3 or later is required to see this service in the app, and some workouts will require your own equipment.


Find a workout

If you’ve completed at least three Fitness+ workouts, your personalised recommendations will be at the top of the app. If you can't see personalised 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.
    Types of workout in the Fitness app
  3. Tap or select the Filter button.
    Filter workouts by type
  4. Tap a filter option to narrow down the workouts.
    Filter options by trainer or time

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 aren’t 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.
  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.


Customise workout metrics

You can adjust which metrics will appear onscreen before starting 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 customise your metrics.
  2. On your iPhone or iPad, tap the Metrics Editor button . On your Apple TV, use your remote to click the Metrics Editor button .

Metrics

You can display your workout time, heart rate and calories burned in the top left-hand corner as you work out. Your Activity Rings progress also appears in the top right-hand corner. 

Time

You can choose whether to show how much time has elapsed in your workout or 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 affected. Find out 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 the pack.
  • The Burn Bar appears two minutes into your workout. It displays based on a rolling window and is reflective of your last two 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 only available in certain countries or regions. Find out where Apple Fitness+ is available.

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