At Apple's big event on Tuesday, the company announced a new fitness program that might have the power to make a big impact on the virtual fitness market.
Fitness+ is sort of like Netflix, but for exercise. The classes are taught by some of the best trainers in the world, chosen by Apple, so the workouts should be enough to take over or add to your gym membership, whatever home workout you're currently doing, or dare I say... Peloton. Of course, the verdict is out on the classes until they're actually released—which won't be happening until the end of 2020.
Powered by Apple Watch, 10 different types of fitness classes can be found inside the Fitness app on iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV. Choose from Treadmill Walk, HIIT, Treadmill Run, Rowing, Dance, Cycling, Yoga, Core, Strength, and Mindful Cool down. The length of the videos will vary from 5 to 45 minutes, and new workouts will be added weekly.
You can choose whatever type of workout you want to do, or you can let Apple's algorithm choose for you based on how you use Apple Watch's Workout app. If you're just getting starting with workout classes, Fitness+ also offers an Absolute Beginner program.
Fitness+ works with Apple Music, with playlists curated by the trainers, or you can choose classes based on the type of music you feel like listening to.
The cost is $9.99 a month or $79.99 a year. You can sign up here to be notified about the availability of Fitness+.