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In the lead-up to International Dance Day, Apple Fitness+ brings a new Dance Collection, a limited-edition award, and a special Artist Spotlight featuring hit songs and moves from BTS videos.
This spring, Apple Fitness+, the first fitness and wellness service built entirely around Apple Watch and designed to be welcoming to all, is celebrating music and dance with a new lineup of world-renowned Artist Spotlight musicians and curated Dance content in the lead-up to International Dance Day on April 29.
Introduced this week, the new Artist Spotlight sessions will include music by ABBA, BTS, and Queen. Additionally, new Dance content will be available next week, including a special Artist Spotlight Dance workout featuring music and iconic choreography from BTS, a limited-edition award for International Dance Day, and the new “Get into a Groove with Dance” workout Collection.
The Fitness+ Artist Spotlight series returned April 18 with pop legends ABBA, global K-pop phenomenon BTS, and rock icons Queen. The series dedicates an entire workout playlist to a single artist, and this week, users can dance to ABBA, sweat to BTS in a HIIT workout, or do a Strength workout to Queen.
Every Monday for four weeks, new workouts featuring each artist will appear in Fitness+ across different workout types, including Strength, HIIT, Dance, Treadmill, Cycling, Yoga, and Pilates. Previous Artist Spotlight workouts have featured music by Alicia Keys, the Beatles, Calvin Harris, Ed Sheeran, Imagine Dragons, Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban, Nicki Minaj, Pharrell Williams, Shakira, and more.
Inspired by these Fitness+ workouts, Apple Music and Apple One subscribers can enjoy the Fitness+ Spotlight series, which features a unique playlist for each individual Artist Spotlight musician, including motivating, high-energy tracks from their entire catalogs, as well as collaborations and remixes to keep people moving outside of their Fitness+ workouts.
Globally, dance is one of the most popular and fun ways to stay active. It’s also a workout type on Apple Watch with an algorithm that can capture accurate calorie exertion even with the unique challenges of measuring different body-to-arm motions typical with dance, and has been a flagship workout type for Fitness+ since it launched. Starting April 25, Fitness+ will celebrate dance all week long.
Fitness+ trainer Ben Allen will share a first-of-its-kind Artist Spotlight Dance workout set to the music of BTS. The moves featured in this workout are taken directly from the choreography in BTS videos. Songs include “Butter (feat. Megan Thee Stallion),” “Dynamite,” “Boy With Luv (feat. Halsey),” “DNA,” “MIC Drop (Steve Aoki Remix),” “Permission to Dance,” and “Life Goes On.”
Also that week, LaShawn Jones’s Dance workout will inspire users to move to songs that bring on a feeling of joy, and Jhon Gonzalez will invite users to dance to tracks that celebrate traditional and powerful rhythms from different genres, including cumbia, tango, and Indian pop.
On International Dance Day, Apple Watch users around the world are encouraged to find time to groove, and can earn a limited-edition award and animated stickers for Messages for completing any Dance workout of 20 minutes or more. Fitness+ will feature a special section of Dance workouts to help subscribers earn the award, including six 20-minute workouts across Latin Grooves, Upbeat Anthems, Throwback Hits, and Hip-Hop/R&B playlists.
Fitness+ is also unveiling a new workout Collection on April 25 designed to get subscribers dancing any day of the year. “Get into a Groove with Dance” starts with three 20-minute workouts from each of the Fitness+ Dance trainers to “Get on the Dance Floor.” Subscribers will gain confidence with short routines before progressing to “Take Center Stage” with three 30-minute performance-based workouts.
The workouts include ’80s classics, hip-hop chart toppers, and Latin music from around the world. Collections, introduced in January, are curated series of workouts and meditations from the Fitness+ library organized to help users reach their goals.