Need an extra push to head outside and get your steps in these days? Just a month and a half after launching Fitness+, and on the heels of the six-year anniversary of the Apple Watch, Apple has launched Time to Walk, a series of stories from A-list entertainers like Dolly Parton, Shawn Mendes and Uzo Aduba, to inspire Fitness+ subscribers to get outside and walk.
“Walking is the most popular physical activity in the world, and one of the healthiest things we can do for our bodies. A walk can often be more than just exercise: It can help clear the mind, solve a problem, or welcome a new perspective,” said Jay Blahnik, Apple’s senior director of Fitness Technologies.
The launch of Time to Walk could not have come at a better time. “Even throughout this challenging period of time, one activity that has remained available to many is walking. With Time to Walk, we’re bringing weekly original content to Apple Watch in Fitness+ that includes some of the most diverse, fascinating, and celebrated guests offering inspiration and entertainment to help our users keep moving through the power of walking.”
So what exactly does the series entail? Each episode, which is roughly half an hour long, is narrated by a different celebrity, and takes listeners through their personal story — life-shaping moments, lessons learned, meaningful memories, and other thought-provoking topics. Each guest’s episode was recorded while they, too, were on a walk outside or somewhere meaningful to them.
Following these intimate stories, each guest will share a short playlist of songs that motivate and inspire them, so listeners can finish off their walk with some tunes. The first four episodes of Time to Walk dropped today, and are hosted by Dolly Parton, Golden State Warriors’ star Draymond Green, Emmy-winning actress Uzo Aduba and Canadian singer Shawn Mendes. New episodes will be added every Monday through the end of April.
Time to Walk is available to Apple Fitness+ subscribers now.