Despite Fitness+ launching only a month ago, Apple has already expanded the service by announcing ‘Time to Walk‘. Available to all subscribers of Fitness+, even those on a free trial from now.
Time to Walk is a new audio experience in which subscribers can listen to an episode by a guest as they walk. Encouraging them along the way as they fill their activity rings on Apple Watch.
Each episode focuses on the guest’s personal and life-shaping moments. Including the lessons they’ve learned, thoughts on purpose and gratitude, thought-provoking topics, and more. At times even photos will appear along the journey, displaying on the listener’s Apple Watch.
Episodes feature personal stories, photos, and music from influential people to inspire Apple Watch users to walk more
Following each story, a playlist of music that has been curated by the guest will play. Featuring songs that have given them motivation and inspiration.
Episodes and Guests
Time to Walk launches today with four episodes from the following guests:
Country music star Dolly Parton has won nine GRAMMYs and is also a celebrated actor, businessperson, and humanitarian. Dolly reflects on her career, family, and growing up in rural Tennessee. “I’ve loved walking ever since I was a little girl in the Smoky Mountains,” Parton says. “I think it’s so important to be able to get out and walk if we can during this time. I do my best thinking when I walk. And while many of us feel confined during this time, I’m hopeful that people will take a walk down memory lane with me and we can all feel a little more freedom taking the time to walk together.”
NBA player Draymond Green won three basketball championships with the Golden State Warriors, helping to change how the game is played. He reflects on the virtues of failure and tuning out criticism. “There’s nothing better than a walk in nature, getting lost in my thoughts, and taking a deep breath of fresh air,” Green says. “Take all the stresses of your day and let them blow away with the wind. I hope sharing my stories with those who go on a walk with me will give them the same drive to chase their dreams that I had in chasing mine.”
Musician Shawn Mendes went viral on social media at 15, had his first platinum album by 19, and has toured the world. He shares how a slower pace has helped him personally and creatively. “Taking a walk is a great way to clear your mind,” Mendes says. “It’s the most simple thing you can do to calm the body and soul, reflect, and slow down. I hope people get to feel the same sense of calm I do while walking and can bring that to their own experiences.”
Emmy Award winner Uzo Aduba found stardom on the series, “Orange Is the New Black,” but only after many rejections. She talks about lifelong relationships and keeping the faith. “I love walking either by myself or with my dog,” Aduba says. “It’s a time to connect and have the conversations with myself that can often get overlooked throughout the day, and bring peace of mind. The experience of walking and telling my stories gave me that familiar feeling that walking brings, answering questions that need to be answered, and addressing topics that need to be addressed. I’m so excited to share that with those who take the time to walk with me.”
Apple has promised new episodes will appear each week until the end of April. The new episodes will range from 25 to 40 minutes and will appear automatically in the Workout app on Apple Watch. Subscribers can also browse episodes in the Fitness+ tab in the Fitness app on iPhone. For Apple Watch users who use a wheelchair, Time to Walk becomes Time to Walk or Push, and users can choose between a walking workout or a wheelchair pushing workout.
Fitness+ is a subscription service by Apple featuring quality workout videos from a range of categories. Including Yoga, Cycling, Strength training, High Intensity, and more. It requires an Apple Watch to use as important health data will display during workouts, such as heart rate and more.
All purchases of an eligible Apple Watch including Apple Watch Series 3, Apple Watch SE, and Apple Watch Series 6 includes free 3-months Fitness+.