New Time to Walk stories for Apple Fitness+ feature Randall Park, Stephen Fry and others

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Apple is debuting new episodes of its Time to Walk stories for Apple Fitness+. The new episodes, featuring Randall Park, Michaela Jaé “MJ” Rodriguez, Stephen Fry, Anthony Joshua, and others, will arrive starting June 28.

On the same day Apple will also introduce an Artist Spotlight series, boasting workouts with workouts set to playlists from individual artists — like Alicia Keys, Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban, and Lady Gaga.

“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,” said Jay Blahnik, Apple’s senior director of Fitness Technologies. “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 fueled by a single legendary artist, will be so inviting for users to mix up their fitness routines.”

Get ready to walk

The full list of Time to Walk guests includes British boxer Anthony Joshua, actress and singer-songwriter Cynthia Erivo, Olympic marathon gold medalist Joan Benoit Samuelson, actress Marsai Martin, actress and singer Michaela Jaé “MJ” Rodriguez, supermodel Naomi Campbell, actor and writer Randall Park, neurosurgeon and CNN medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta, and actor and writer Stephen Fry.

In keeping with the Time to Walk format, the guest provides “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.”

While they talk, photos will appear on Apple Watch, timed to correspond with what they’re saying. Guests also introduce a playlist of songs for listeners to check out.

Time to Walk episodes last around 25 to 40 minutes each. They are automatically downloaded to every Apple Watch so long as you have a Fitness+ subscription. The audio can be access using AirPods or paired Bluetooth headphones.

New workouts

Finally, Apple Fitness+ will also get a series of new workouts from fitness expert Jeanette Jenkins. “My mission has been to inspire and motivate people to live a healthier life by moving more,” Jenkins said. “I’m so excited to be the first featured guest trainer for Fitness+ and to work with the amazing team of Fitness+ trainers to help more people close their rings with these inclusive workouts,” said Jeanette Jenkins, fitness expert. “I hope these workouts show that working out can also be fun, and you don’t need to take it too seriously. All you need to do is keep moving which won’t be too hard with these playlists with some of my favorite songs ranging from hip-hop to throwback hits, and I even threw some soca music in there too.”

Source: Apple