The next Apple Watch fitness challenge celebrates the International Day of Yoga

To win this upcoming Apple Watch fitness challenge and earn exclusive animated stickers for yoga poses, you’ll need to complete at least a 20-minute workout.

A still taken from Apple's promotional video for the Apple Watch featuring a young woman in a yoga pose and the tagline "Your flexibility may wary"
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  • The next fitness challenge for Apple Watch owners is coming on Tuesday, June 21, 2022. Apple will remind you about it on your wrist 24 hours before it begins.
  • Apple hopes you’ll complete a yoga exercise in the Workout app, or a compatible app, that lasts at least 20 minutes on Tuesday, June 21, to win the challenge.
  • Winning this challenge will earn you a virtual medal in the Fitness app along with exclusive animated stickers for use in iMessage and on FaceTime.

2022 International Yoga Day Apple Watch fitness challenge

Apple’s notification for this challenge will read as follows:

Earn this award inspired by the International Day of Yoga. On June 21, do a yoga workout of 20 minutes or more. Record your time with any app that adds workouts to Health.

You can log an exercise in Apple’s Workout app or any third-party app that tracks yoga exercises to the Health app. As mentioned earlier, completing this challenge will earn you a virtual trophy in the Fitness app on your iPhone along with several yoga-related animated stickers that can be shared in your iMessages or used during FaceTime video calls. Read: How to reveal specialized activities in the Workout app

Yoga was added as a new workout type to the Apple Watch software with the release of watchOS 5 sotware in 2018. Supporting yoga workouts natively allows your Apple Watch to accurately track active calories burned and exercise minutes earned.

For those wondering, yoga as a way of life is a physical, mental and spiritual practice that originated in India. You should try it out if you haven’t already, as yoga can do wonders for your physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing.

Established by the United Nations General Assembly in 2014, the International Day of Yoga is celebrated annually on June 21. Apple provided similar challenges celebrating the International Day of Yoga twice in the past, back in 2019 and 2020.