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(The Gear Loop) - Apple has introduced a series of workouts for those getting ready for the snow season on its Fitness+ subscription service.

The new training sessions will sit alongside the likes of HIIT, rowing, yoga and cycling classes already available.

Working with two-time Olympic gold medallist and five-time world champion Ted Ligety and Apple Fitness+ trainer Anja Garcia, the new six-session course will look to build up strength, balance and endurance for those hitting the slopes.

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Each session lasts between 5-20 minutes and can be repeated over and over again for those keen to be on top form.

"I spent the last 17 years of my life training as a professional athlete, and now more than ever, I know how important it is to continue training in an accessible and realistic way so I can stay on the slopes longer, prevent injury, and have fun with my family," said Ligety. "I hope people enjoy the workouts Anja and I put together, with some moves inspired by how I used to train as a professional athlete, and some that reflect life as a dad, carrying my kids' skis, my skis, and my kids through the parking lot. This program is about fitness, but it's also about finding ways to bring fitness into the areas of life that you enjoy the most."

The new training sessions will be a variety of strength, Core, and Yoga classes.

Ligety is recognised as one of the world's best alpine skiers, while Apple says that hat Fitness+ trainer Anja Garcia is an experienced snowboarder.

Launched in 2020, Apple Fitness+ is a subscription service that costs $9.99/£9.99 a month, as well as, being available through the Apple One services bundle.

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The service uses the Apple Watch as a sensor to relay data to a connected Apple iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV allowing you to see how you're performing as you complete various sessions in your home.

Those buying a new Apple Watch will also get access to the service for 3 months to get you started. Fitness+ is currently available in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the UK, and the US.

It will be available later this year in Austria, Brazil, Colombia, France, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico, Portugal, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Switzerland, and the UAE.


Writing by Stuart Miles.