Apple Fitness+ expanding to Middle East region

Staying fit is all the rage, even as devices have incorporated features and sensors. While people saw fitness places closed off last year, Apple launched their own Fitness service for Apple Watch users. Later in 2021, the service will expand to UAE and Saudi Arabia.

With so many workouts available, you can pick your workouts as more will be added. New ones that will be added include Meditation and Pilates.

New workouts will be added to Fitness+ including Meditation
Meditation will be one of the newest workouts available on Apple Fitness+

So you’re wondering if there will be Arabic trainers. This is being handled with the existing workouts, accompanied with subtitles in addtional languages including Arabic. Maybe sometime down the road they’ll find suitable fitness talent to create bespoke videos for the Middle East region.

People who live in the UAE and Saudi Arabia can get it as part of the Apple One Premier tier. If you don’t want the other services, standalong price for is $9.99 (per month) or $79.99 (per year). You can also share it in the same household family via your Apple ID, all int eh same price whether it’s the standalone subscription or part of Apple One.

Apple Fitness+ works with Apple Watch Series 3 or later
Fitness+ works with your Apple Watch Series 3 (or later)

If you want to train as a group, Group Workouts will roll out sometime later in the year with support for up to 32 people.

To start using it, you need to have the following minimum requirements: Apple Watch Series 3 or later with watchOS 7.2, and is available when paired with iPhone 6s or later with iOS 14.3. If you’re buying one or any of the newer models, you’ll get three months for free. Existing users can availa a one month trial.

Author: Yasser Masood

Think of me as a grassroots community evangelist. Juggling social media while covering technology/digital trends across the Middle East and crossroads of society and culture, while unearthing other perspectives that pique my interests.

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