Apple Fitness+ adds ‘Custom Plans’ for personalized workouts

Apple Fitness+ is set to receive new features with the launch of iOS 17 this fall. The tech giant has announced that the new features include “Custom Plans” and “Audio Focus”. Custom Plans is a unique way to receive a workout or meditation schedule that works for you. You can select your personal workout preferences, including the days, workout duration and types, trainers and music to create a plan of your liking.

The new Custom Plans option will be available under the “My Library” section of the Fitness+ app. From there, you will be able to select your preferred weekly schedule, the total time you want to spend working out per day and how many weeks you want the custom plan to run for. You will also be able to select activity types such as core, dance, cycling, meditation, pilates and more. Additionally, there’s an option to choose the trainers and music you want more prominently featured throughout your plan.

Fitness+ users will also have access to an Audio Focus feature that gives them the option to prioritize the volume of the music playing during a workout or trainers’ voices. If you often struggle to hear the trainer’s voice, you can choose to prioritize their voice over the music.

Another new feature is the “Stacks” feature that lets you select multiple workouts and meditations to do back to back. With this new feature, you can queue up your workouts so you don’t mess up your flow. This feature will be useful for people who like to do a few different workouts at a time. Instead of having to manually find and play the next workout, you will be able to line up all of the workouts you want to do in a session.

Apple is also rolling out a redesigned “Sharing” tab that provides highlights of your friends’ activity like workout streaks and awards. This feature will allow users to stay motivated by seeing what their friends are doing and how they are progressing.

The launch of iOS 17 this fall will bring a new journaling app, along with notable updates to key apps like Messages, FaceTime, Contacts and Phone. The software updates will also bring a new NameDrop feature that lets exchange contact information with another person by simply bringing your phones close together.

Overall, the new features coming to Apple Fitness+ are designed to make the app more personalized and user-friendly. With Custom Plans, users can create a workout plan that fits their individual needs and preferences. The Audio Focus feature will allow users to hear their trainers more clearly, while the Stacks feature will make it easier to do multiple workouts in one session. The redesigned Sharing tab will also allow users to stay motivated by seeing what their friends are doing. With these new features, Apple Fitness+ is set to become an even more popular fitness app.