UnitedHealthcare to offer members access to Apple Fitness+
UnitedHealthcare has expanded its work with Apple to provide members with free access to Apple Fitness+, the fitness service built around the Apple Watch. Starting November 1, approximately 3 million insured UHC members in most states who own an Apple Watch can enroll with Apple Fitness+ and receive a year-long subscription free of charge.
For people with an Apple Watch, Apple Fitness+ brings workouts and guided Meditations to iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV. Once activated, UHC members will have access to an on-demand library of over 1,200 workouts and Meditations. Workouts include High-Intensity Interval Training, Strength, Yoga, Dance, Core, Cycling, Treadmill (for running and walking), Rowing and Mindful Cooldown, and – starting Sept. 27 – Pilates and guided Meditation. Users can also get moving outside with Time to Walk – an audio experience featuring guests from around the world who encourage users to walk more often while they share stories, photos, and songs.
“Making Apple Fitness+ available to millions of UnitedHealthcare members is part of our broader effort to help people engage in their well-being and get and stay healthier. One way to achieve these goals is to help people enhance their fitness, with many individuals turning to on-demand and digital resources to help get or stay motivated. We are pleased to be the first health insurance plan to provide this type of access to Apple Fitness+.” – Rebecca Madsen, chief consumer officer, UnitedHealthcare.
“We are very excited to work with UnitedHealthcare to bring this offer for Apple Fitness+ to millions of people who are looking to get and stay motivated to live a healthier lifestyle. With our welcoming trainer team that lead a variety of workouts fueled by music that will keep you going from start to finish, the new guided Meditations coming next week, and the metrics from your Apple Watch right on the screen, Fitness+ has many ways to keep you active no matter where you are on your fitness journey.” – Jay Blahnik, senior director of Fitness Technologies at Apple.