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Here's a basic guideline on how to get started with Apple Fitness workout videos.

Work out with Apple Fitness+
Work out with some of the world's top trainers on your iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV. Apple Fitness+ lets you browse to find your next workout, customize your in-session workout metrics, and get moving.

About Apple Fitness+
A Fitness+ core workout is in progress on an iPhone 11 with a Watch next to it displaying current workout metrics

Apple Fitness+ is a subscription service that gives you access to trainer-guided workout videos on your iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV.* Apple Fitness+ supports 10 workout types - High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), Yoga, Core, Strength, Treadmill (Walk or Run), Cycling, Rowing, Dance, and Mindful Cooldown. Apple Fitness+ workouts are powered by your Apple Watch — in-session, you can see your heart rate and Activity Rings onscreen. Workouts range from 5 to 45 minutes in length, and new content is added weekly.

Find a workout
If you’ve completed at least three Fitness+ workouts, your personalized recommendations will be at the top of the app. If you don't see personalized recommendations, you can still find and filter workouts.
  1. On your iPhone, open the Fitness app and tap the Fitness+ tab. On your iPad or Apple TV, open the Fitness app.
  2. Select a workout type.
    An iPhone 11 shows the Fitness+ section of the Fitness app with workout types at the top including HIIT, Yoga, and Core
  3. Tap or select the Filter button.
    An iPhone 11 shows the Yoga section of the Fitness+ tab with the Filter button next to the header
  4. Tap a filter option to narrow down the workouts.
    An iPhone 11 shows filtering options for Fitness+ workouts, such as 20 minute duration and Chill Vibes music
Once you've found a workout, you can:
  • Tap or select Preview to watch a preview of the workout. In the preview, the trainer will give you an idea of the structure of the workout, the playlist, and the inspiration behind the workout.
  • On your iPhone or iPad, tap the Add button to save this workout. To access your saved workouts, scroll to My Workouts at the bottom of Fitness+.
  • Review the music playlist for the workout. If you have an Apple Music subscription, tap or select Listen in Music to add the playlist in Apple Music.
Start a workout
Ready to work out?
Work out on iPhone or iPad
  1. Tap Let's Go.
  2. Tap the Play button, and your metrics from your Apple Watch will appear onscreen. If you're working out and don't have your Apple Watch onhand, you can tap Work Out Without Watch.
  3. Pause and resume your workout as needed on your device or Apple Watch.
After your workout ends, you can review your results or start a Mindful Cooldown.
Work out on Apple TV
  1. Open the Fitness app.
  2. Select yourself. Select Other if you're not signed in as the primary account and don't have your Apple Watch paired with the Apple TV. To pair your Apple Watch, open the Workout app on your watch and enter the code displayed on the Apple TV.
  3. Find and select your workout.
  4. Select the Play button, and your metrics from your Apple Watch will appear onscreen.
  5. Pause and resume your workout as needed on your device or Apple Watch.
After your workout ends, you can review your results or start a Mindful Cooldown.
Customize workout metrics
While working out, you can adjust what appears onscreen at any time.
An iPhone 11 shows a yoga workout that is about to be started with a magnifier next to the AirPlay button showing the Metrics Editor button

  1. Start a workout. If you already have a workout in progress, tap your screen or the touch surface on your Apple TV Remote.
  2. Tap or select the Metrics Editor button
You can display your workout time, heart rate, and calories burned in the upper left as you workout. Your Activity Rings progress also appears in the upper right.

You can choose whether to show how much time has elapsed in your workout, how much time is remaining, or turn off time.

Burn Bar
The Burn Bar is a way for you to compare your effort to others who've done the same workout. It adjusts to account for weight to allow for an equal comparison and is shown as your calories burned. If you leave it on, your workout data is anonymously added to the Burn Bar competition. The Burn Bar is available for High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), Treadmill, Cycling, and Rowing workouts.
Here's how the Burn Bar calculates and displays your metrics:
  • The Burn Bar takes your heart rate into consideration when determining your results. If your heart rate doesn't display, results on the Burn Bar might be impacted. Learn how to get the most accurate measurements using your Apple Watch.
  • Based on your calories burned, the Burn Bar will show whether you're Behind the Pack, In the Pack, Middle of the Pack, Front of the Pack, or Ahead of the Pack. The harder you work, the more opportunity you have you move up in the pack.
  • The Burn Bar appears 2 minutes into your workout. It displays based on a rolling window and is reflective of your last 2 minutes of work.
  • When your workout is complete, your final position on the Burn Bar is an average of your effort across the whole workout. You can view your Burn Bar result in your workout summary.
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