Apple adding Fitness+ accessories to Apple Store

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in General Discussion edited December 2020
New yoga products have begun appearing on the online Apple Store ahead of the launch of Apple's Fitness+ service.

Fitness products have begun appearing in the Apple Store online
Fitness products have begun appearing in the Apple Store online


Now that Apple's Fitness+ service is to launch on December 14, the company has started to add related products to the online Apple Store. So far, it has added fitness and exercise accessories that are all related to yoga.

The range varies between different countries, but the US store has an Apple exclusive with a JAXJOX Foam RollerConnect. It's a tool that users put at their back, or under their legs, during exercise and helps work out muscles.

The JAXJOX Foam RollerConnect also tracks your exercise, and is controlled by an app on the Apple Watch. It costs $99.95.

Most Apple Stores also now carry three Manduka yoga products. They are the $19.95 Manduka Cork Yoga Block, plus two different yoga mats. The Manduka 6mm Performance Yoga Mat, $119.95, is described as being "an ultra-dense and spacious performance yoga mat that has unmatched comfort and cushioning."

There's also the Manduka eKOlite Yoga Mat which, for $77.95, is said to provide "a naturally grippy surface that catches if you start to slip."

Separately, Apple has revealed that Fitness+ has been in development for a long time. It's seen as bringing the Apple Watch to workouts.

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 3
    JapheyJaphey Posts: 550member
    That JaxJox Foam Roller isn’t new. It’s actually been in my favorites list for quite some time. It has 5 vibration settings. 
    edited December 2020 Graeme000watto_cobra
  • Reply 2 of 3
    Foam rollers are not used during exercise but before and after to deal with muscle issues caused by the exercise.  (Although some describe using one as exercise because it tends to be hard work)

    Tom Brady uses them heavily to help keep his old muscles "pliant'.   Vibrating rollers are becoming increasingly popular.
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    Hopefully Apple expands this list of accessories out to things like weights and (more likely) resistance bands.  They could be used as part of a coordinated training program.  After all:   a strength program will be quite limited without equipment.  And, even if you have equipment, if you don't have the equipment used in the program the program won't be much benefit.
    Graeme000
  • Reply 3 of 3
    BeatsBeats Posts: 2,103member
    Great. I'm happy to see Apple going full throttle on Fitness+. All their products and services deserve this much attention.
    watto_cobra
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