Guided meditations and pilates workouts launch on Fitness+, winter workouts coming soon

If you use Apple Fitness+, you can now track pilates workouts and relax your mind with guided meditations. There are also other new workouts “to get ready for snow season”.


  • Apple Fitness+ launches pilates workouts and guided meditations
  • You also get new workouts to get ready for the snowy season
  • Fitness+ is expanding to 15 new markets later in 2021

Marketing image showing the pilates workout for Apple Fitness+ on iPhone and Apple Watch
Image credit: Apple

Apple Fitness+ picks up pilates and guided meditations

As of today, you can participate in and track your pilates workouts on Apple Fitness+ as well as enjoy all-new guided meditations. The fitness-minded subscription service is coming to fifteen new markets later this year, significantly expanding its addressable market.

The new meditative workouts with 10-20 minute sessions help you “reduce everyday stress, develop a greater sense of awareness and build resilience to face life’s challenges.”

Pilates workouts with coaches Marimba Gold-Watts and Darryl Whiting help improve your flexibility and strength. Most pilates workouts can be done with just a mat, while some also incorporate the use of a resistance band. All pilates workouts are 10, 20 or 30 minutes long.

And with upcoming support for SharePlay, Fitness+ users will be able to enjoy group workouts.

Lastly, there are new studio workouts to build up your strength, improve balance and boost endurance across various HIIT, strength, yoga and core workouts to get ready for the winter.

When will Apple Fitness+ come to more countries?

Fitness+ is currently available in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the UK and the US. Apple has confirmed that the service will be expanding to fifteen new countries later in 2021:

  • Austria
  • Brazil
  • Colombia
  • France
  • Germany
  • Indonesia
  • Italy
  • Malaysia
  • Mexico
  • Portugal
  • Russia
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Spain
  • Switzerland
  • United Arab Emirates

The company continues to add new content to the service regularly. Apple is also working on new guided audio workouts, as well as running and meditative versions of the Time to Walk feature. New Time to Walk episodes coming later this fall will introduce new guests weekly:

  • Bebe Rexha, singer-songwriter
  • Camila Cabello, singer-songwriter
  • Reba McEntire, country musician and actor
  • Tarana Burke, activist and founder of the Me Too movement
  • Gabrielle Union, actor, activist and author

Apple Fitness+ costs $10/month or $80/year with a free 1-month trial and Family Support available. Three months of Apple Fitness+ are included for Apple Watch Series 3 or later buyers. One month of Fitness+ is included for existing Apple Watch users.