Apple Fitness+ users just got a cool free upgrade Madonna fans will love

The latest artist spotlight series will see Apple Fitness+ trainers dressed up in some of Madonna's most iconic outfits

Apple adds new Pride month and Madonna-themed workouts to Fitness+
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At-home fitness classes were in vogue during the lockdown and are still going strong these days, especially Apple's own Fitness+ service that offers a variety of workouts for all types of exercisers. And now your Apple Fitness+ subscription is even better value thanks to the new workouts and meditations that are added to the service, which shines a light on the LGBTQ+ community and a new Artist Spotlight featuring music by longtime social activist and ally Madonna.

Starting Monday, May 29, Fitness+ adds seven new workouts and meditations to honour the LGBTQ+ community. Each workout will feature music playlists of LGBTQ+ artists while "spreading the message of inclusivity and acceptance for all," Apple explains. Fitness+ trainer Christian Howard leads a new meditation reflecting on "iconic leaders who have united communities in support of equal rights."

Apple adds new Pride month and Madonna-themed workouts to Fitness+

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Our favourite new addition to the ever-expanding Apple Fitness+ portfolio is the new Madonna-themed Artist Spotlight series. Starting on Monday, June 5, new workouts featuring the singer’s music will be available across workout types, including HIIT, Rowing, Cycling, Core, Treadmill, Strength, Dance, and Yoga.

But wait, there is more! Each trainer leading the workouts will be styled in one of the singer’s legendary fashion looks. In a Cycling workout, Fitness+ trainer Tyrell Désean "empowers users to express themselves" while rocking a white lace wedding dress inspired by the artist’s memorable style at the 1984 MTV Video Music Awards show and hit song “Like a Virgin” (pictured above).

Apple Watch Pride Edition

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Also part of the Pride Month celebration is the new Apple Watch Pride Edition Sport Band, matching watch face, and iOS wallpaper. Introduced as part of the WatchOS 9.5 update, the new watch face "celebrates the ongoing movement to protect and advance equality for LGBTQ+ communities worldwide," Apple says. The new band and watch face not only make for a more inclusive wearable, but they also look pretty snazzy, in our opinion.

The Pride Edition Sport Band is available now in two sizes at Apple UK, Apple US and Apple AU for £49/$49/AU$69. To access the new workouts, subscribe to Apple Fitness+ today. Read our Apple Watch Series 8 review for more information about Apple's latest and greatest wearable, or check out T3's best Apple Watch guide for more buying options and advice.

Matt Kollat
Section Editor | Active

Matt Kollat is a journalist and content creator who works for and its magazine counterpart as an Active Editor. His areas of expertise include wearables, drones, fitness equipment, nutrition and outdoor gear. He joined T3 in 2019. His byline appears in several publications, including Techradar and Fit&Well, and more. Matt also collaborated with other content creators (e.g. Garage Gym Reviews) and judged many awards, such as the European Specialist Sports Nutrition Alliance's ESSNawards. When he isn't working out, running or cycling, you'll find him roaming the countryside and trying out new podcasting and content creation equipment.