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Forget the gym! Apple experts reveal top tips to boost your fitness

Apple Fitness team reveal top tips for staying motivated (Image: APPLE)

If you overindulged during the festive period and are having to loosen the buckle on your belt, now is a good time to set some serious fitness goals. Losing weight and getting active are some of the most popular New Year’s resolutions but setting the right ambitions and staying motivated can be far tougher than people think. Luckily, there are plenty of services and gadgets aimed at keeping you firmly off the sofa with Apple just one of the technology brands that has branched out in a bid to help its customers stay in shape.

Apple Fitness (Image: APPLE)

Not only does the US firm offer users full fitness tracking via its Apple Watch and iPhone but there’s also the ability to get some exercise without going near the gym thanks to its Fitness+ subscription platform.

This service offers a catalogue of classes including heart-pumping HIIT workouts, Yoga lessons, fun Dance classes and Strength sessions which are all aimed at improving overall well-being. An update is even arriving this month that adds kickboxing and workouts to the sound of Beyoncé.

“I think when we look at the whole journey of what’s happened with fitness and well-being at Apple, in the early days of Apple Watch the watch was designed to measure you, motivate you and nudge you. But we really didn’t tell you what to do or give you content or experiences to take it even further,” Jay Blahnik, Vice-President of Fitness Technologies for Apple, told

We’re glad that it came to market at a time when maybe people needed it the most

Apple’s Jay Blahnik reveals some top tips for getting fit (Image: APPLE)

A simple walk can be a good place to start (Image: APPLE)

“But it became really clear after a number of years, that part of the story of health and fitness is making sure you also have the right content when you need it. And that was really the genesis of what brought Apple Fitness+ to the market.

“Early on, we kept thinking to ourselves what could we do that would make a meaningful difference? We’re glad that it came to market at a time when maybe people needed it the most.”

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