Tag Archives: Apple Fitness Award

Episode 206, Apple Fitness+ unveils new offerings; Apple Fitness Activity Award challenge continues



In this episode, we will discuss Apple’s recent announcement that Fitness+ has multiple new offerings for the 2023 along with the opportunity to be working towards earning the “Ring in the New Year” activity badge.

Fitness+ introduces two new Collections this month: 6 Weeks to Restart Your Fitness and Level Up Your Core Training.
Jenn Lau joins the Fitness+ team to lead Strength workouts, and Brian Cochrane joins to lead HIIT. 
Award-winning actor, producer, and activist Jamie Lee Curtis kicks off the fifth season of Time to Walk.
A brand-new Meditation theme, Sleep, joins the Meditation library, and Fitness+ will also add a new program, Introduction to Meditations for Sleep, to help users get started.

Episode 205, Apple ‘Rings in the New Year’ with new fitness award; Apple announces 2023 Major League Soccer Apple TV schedule



In this episode, we will discuss the announcement that you’ll be able to work towards earning the Ring in the New Year activity badge beginning on Sunday, January 1, 2023 and we will follow up on our earlier podcast with Apple announcing the Major League Soccer, or commonly referred to as MLS, Apple TV schedule (https://mlssoccer.com/schedule).  We have got a lot to cover in this New Year’s edition.

Apple Watch users will once again in 2023 be able to complete an Activity Challenge for New Year’s. Those who close all three of their stand/roll, exercise, and move rings for seven days in a row at any point in January will earn a special award in the Fitness app and custom animated stickers that can be used in the Messages and FaceTime apps.
Fans can visit https://apple.co/MySportsMLS on iPhone or iPad to be directed right to the Apple TV app and follow their favorite Major League Soccer clubs, and get alerts before upcoming games.

Episode 176, Apple announces 2022 International Dance Day Activity Award, Friday, April 29; Apple Fitness+ gives users ‘Permission to Dance’ with new Artist Spotlight series, curated Dance workouts, and more



In this episode, we will discuss Apple’s celebration of the 2022 International Dance Day coming up this Friday, April 29. In the second half of the podcast we will discuss Apple Fitness+ gives users “Permission to Dance” with new Artist Spotlight series, curated Dance workouts, and more.

To get the International Dance Day award, Apple will ask Apple Watch users to do a dance workout of 20 minutes or more on Friday, April 29.
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.

Apple Watch users who successfully complete a dance workout on the appropriate day will unlock a badge in the Fitness app along with animated stickers that can be used in the Messages and FaceTime apps.

Episode 175, Apple celebrates Earth Day 2022 on Friday, April 22 with Fitness Activity Award and more



In this episode, we will discuss Apple’s celebration of Earth Day coming up this Friday, April 22.  For more info, see Apple’s environmental website.

Lisa Jackson, Apple’s Lisa Jackson Vice President, Environment, Policy & Social Initiatives, said, “Developing solutions to global challenges is never an easy journey, and it isn’t one that can be undertaken alone. In a year like no other, Apple has continued to work with a global network of colleagues, companies, and advocates to further our efforts to make our environmental work a force for good in people’s lives—and give the communities most impacted by climate change a seat.”
This challenge requires users to complete a workout of any category for at least 30 minutes. You’ll then unlock stickers that can be used in the Messages app, FaceTime, and more.
Through April 22, 2022, Apple will donate $1 for every purchase made using Apple Pay on apple.com, through the Apple Store app, or at an Apple Store. Donations are limited to a maximum of one million dollars The donation goes to World Wildlife Fund.

 


Episode 169, Apple announces spring event; Activity Challenge for International Women’s Day; and transforming Activity Awards into beautiful magnets



In this episode, we will talk about Apple’s upcoming Spring event; an AppleWatch Activity Challenge for International Women’s Day; and transforming digital Activity Awards, using an independent company, into beautiful magnetic pin mementos.

Apple announced Tuesday their ‘peek performance’ spring event is scheduled for Tuesday March 8 at 10 a.m. PST.
Apple is recognizing women and fitness with the Women’s Day Award above.  To win the International Women’s Day award, Apple Watch users will need to complete a workout of any kind with a length of at least 20 minutes.

Accompanying the award, winners will receive a series of animated stickers that can be used in the Messages and FaceTime apps.

Episode 166, Apple celebrates Heart Month; new AppleWatch Activity Challenge Feb. 14; and Apple Heart and Movement Study update released



In this episode, we will discuss Apple celebrating Heart Month with new resources and events across many of its services.  Additionally we will talk about the lifestyle insights from the Apple Heart and Movement Study, a new fitness Activity Challenge and more money for trading in on your Apple Watch.  All this, a special event to announce, and much more.

A new Heart Month Activity Challenge to help people of all fitness levels put their health first by completing 30 minutes in their Exercise ring on February 14 to earn a special award.

Episode 153, Apple celebrates Veteran’s Day with Fitness; Activity Awards creates your achievements into beautiful magnets



In this episode we will discuss Apple celebrating Veteran’s Day in the United States by earning a beautiful Apple Activity Challenge Fitness award on Thursday, November 11.  We will tell you how you can participate in this noteworthy effort. In the second half of the podcast we will talk about the Activity Awards company that offers physical representations of the digital fitness awards that Apple provides when AppleWatch owners meet their goals. Happy Veteran’s Day from the Mac Minutes Podcast!

Apple is planning to offer its next Apple Watch Activity Challenge on Thursday, November 11 in honor of the upcoming Veterans Day holiday. The photo in the far right is the physical Veteran’s Award that is obtainable from https://activityawards.com
This display is my shadow box with my earned Apple Activity Awards.

Episode 142, Apple celebrates National Parks, offering fitness award; Activity Awards creates your achievements into beautiful magnets



In this episode we will discuss Apple celebrating National Parks in the United States by raising funds and an opportunity to earn a beautiful Apple Activity Challenge Fitness award and stickers this Saturday, August 28.  We will tell you how to participate in this noteworthy effort.  In the second half of the podcast we will talk about the Activity Awards company that offers physical representations of the digital fitness awards that Apple provides when Apple Watch owners meet their goals.

The 2021 National Parks Challenge Fitness Award available to those who participate on Saturday, Aug. 28.

Episode 123, Apple’s announces new Fitness + workouts, Apple Watch Activity Challenges and Apple launch event scheduled



In this episode, we will discuss Apple’s announcement of new activity challenges for Earth Day and International Dance Day occurring soon and specialized workouts added to Fitness +. We will also talk about Apple’s event scheduled for Tuesday, April 20th at 10 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time.  More information about Mac Minutes is at the following website link.

Apple sets new Apple Watch Activity Challenges for Earth Day and International Dance Day.
New Workouts for Pregnancy, Workouts for Older Adults, and Workouts for Beginners will be available in Apple Fitness+ on Monday, April 19.

Episode 116, eero 6 Pro Mesh hands-on review; Apple Watch users can earn a limited-edition fitness award with the International Women’s Day Activity Challenge



In this episode I will be giving a hands-on review of the eero Pro 6 mesh system and share Apple’s fitness activity award celebrating International Women’s Day.  You can find a comprehensive list of Apple’s events celebrating Women’s History Month at the attached link.  More information for the eero Pro 6 is at eero and the podcast at  Mac Minutes Podcast.

eero Pro 6 covers up to: 2,000 sq. ft and is tri-band with enough bandwidth to deliver high speeds to over 75+ connected devices. One device costs around $229 US.
eero Beacon adds up to 1,500 sq. ft. of coverage to your existing eero and extends your eero network with speeds
up to 350 Mbps. Price is about $119 US.
Apple Watch users can earn a limited-edition award with the International Women’s Day Activity Challenge on March 8.