Samsung Health Apps Come Early To 2018, 2019 Smart TVs
In a bit of convenient timing during the COVID-19 crisis, Samsung announced this morning that the new channels planned to be added to the Samsung Heath app on 2020 Samsung smart TVs this summer, are available now as individual fitness apps on 2018 and 2019 Samsung smart TVs.
Samsung said today that that three of these fitness apps are available on 2018 Samsung TV models while all six of them appear on 2019 versions.
Samsung said it made the announcement out of interest in helping folks in quarantine who might benefit from one or more of the apps right now — as they try to build their immune systems to fight the contagion.
Samsung said its Smart TVs in a variety of regions around the world will have access to the six new health and wellness apps in partnership with leading fitness brands including: barre3, Calm, Echelon, Fitplan, Jillian Michaels Fitness and obé Fitness.
Later this year, these apps will be part of Samsung Health, a comprehensive fitness platform for Samsung Smart TVs announced at the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show.
Samsung said it decided to release the apps early on existing compatible TV sets to get them into the hands of homebound consumers needing fitness solutions right now. Samsung and its partners are providing access to over 5,000 hours of free at-home wellness content in the process.
“As our community grapples with unprecedented disruptions to their daily routines, it is important for homebound consumers to have access to free high-quality health and wellness offerings,” stated Salek Brodsky, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships and Business Development for Samsung Electronics. “Our partnership with these premium brands redefines the boundaries of what free streaming services can provide, and we look forward to enhancing these offerings by bringing a full Samsung Health experience to our TVs later this year.”
Samsung said more than 250 instructive videos are available now from barre classes and guided meditations, to celebrity-led personal training sessions. The described “premium health and wellness apps” will be fully integrated into Samsung Health, which will launch soon on 2020 Samsung Smart TVs, and will expand upon the suite of apps available today, Samsung said.
Samsung Health will provide consumers with more alternatives to traditional exercise options, like gyms and group classes, and adapt to each consumer’s unique schedule.
Samsung Health App Partners
Barre 3 is giving consumers an opportunity to build strength and measure results with free full-body barre3 workouts. These are taught by world-class instructors. The workouts can be streamed to combine strength conditioning, cardio, and mindfulness. This will include restoration B3 Foam Rolling videos to help users feel balanced in body and empowered from within, the company said. Samsung Smart TV consumers will be able to care for both their bodies and minds with 50 free pieces of content.
Barre3 is available now on all 2018 and 2019 Samsung Smart TV models in the United States and Canada and will be available this summer on all 2020 Samsung Smart TV models in the U.S. and Canada as part of Samsung Health.
“Our mission at barre3 is to teach people to be balanced in body and empowered from within, and we’re so grateful for the opportunity to share it with the entire Samsung community. With workouts ranging from 10 to 60 minutes, plus bonus content to complement your practice, barre3 has everything you need to support your health goals, both body and mind. With this partnership, we invite the Samsung community to share in the barre3 movement, founded on body positivity, authentic connection, and celebrating inherent strength,” Sadie Lincoln, CEO and Co-Founder of barre3, said in a statement.
Fitplan presents world renowned fitness trainers on one platform and provides exact training methods from those who inspire them. Fitplan offers high quality video and audio tips, progress tracking and in app community features bringing members an elite personal training experience at an affordable price. Samsung Smart TV consumers can work out to 6 “plans” and 50 classes, with access to 5 trainers – all for free. Fitplan is available now on all 2019 Samsung Smart TV models in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom and Australia, and will be available this summer on all 2020 Samsung Smart TV models in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom as part of Samsung Health.
“Being able to train millions of people from the comfort of their own home on the Samsung TV, gets me one step closer to my mission of helping millions of people live a better life through health and fitness. Thank you Samsung,” said Cam Speck, co-founder and president of Fitplan Technologies.
The Echelon FitPass app delivers the most immersive and diverse experience in connected fitness. Powered by world-class coaches, a full schedule of live daily studio classes & a library of thousands of on-demand workouts, the Echelon FitPass features boutique cycling & rowing classes, strength training, boxing, yoga, pilates, stretching, Zumba and much more. With new classes and workouts filmed every day, the Echelon FitPass can help people of any fitness level get in the best shape of their lives. All with one membership. And all from the convenience of your home’s Samsung Smart TV. Samsung Smart TV consumers can enjoy 20 free trial classes.
Echelon FitPass is available now on all 2018 and 2019 Samsung Smart TV models in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom and Australia. It will be available this summer on all 2020 Samsung Smart TV models in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom as part of Samsung Health.
“Truly an at-home fitness brand, Echelon has always focused on inclusivity and accessibility. Our commitment to connection through workouts is about to go one step further. Through a partnership with Samsung, the number one brand in television, and available on Samsung Smart TVs, we are now able to make our offerings even more widely available through just the push of a button. There’s never been a more vital time for connectivity and Echelon is honored to have been hand-selected by Samsung to help keep people across the country connected, active, and well in trying times,” stated Echelon CEO Lou Lentine.
Jillian Michaels Fitness App provides an infinite variety of free interactive daily workouts and paid premium customized exercise programs in multiple modalities for individuals of all fitness levels. An exclusive 28-day workout plan curated for Samsung Smart TV consumers is available now. The Jillian Michaels Fitness App is available now on all 2018 and 2019 Samsung Smart TV models in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand. It will be part of Samsung Health on 2020 Samsung smart TVs this summer in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.
“While families are home, I hope access to my app with Samsung will be another useful tool to stay fit, healthy, and strong,” stated Jillian Michaels, founder of Jillian Michaels Fitness.
obé is a premium fitness platform offering immersive, live workouts, with more than 14 live classes per day and a library of 4,000+ workouts taught by leading instructors. obé’s signature 28-minute complete-body workouts include Strength, Sculpt, Circuit, Dance, HIIT, Dance-HIIT, Pilates, Yoga, Barre, Bounce, Boxing, prenatal and holiday/event themed classes. Samsung Smart TV consumers can enjoy 20 classes, refreshed every 2 weeks, for free.
The app is available now on all 2018 and 2019 Samsung Smart TV models in the United States and Canada. This summer it will appear on all 2020 Samsung Smart TV models in the United States and Canada as part of Samsung Health.
“Our workouts offer a fun, effective way to get a premium fitness experience without leaving your home, and our digital community allows members to build connectivity while physically apart. It’s our priority to continue to keep our community fit, connected, and occupied now and always. We’re excited to grow our audience further through our partnership with Samsung, and look forward to bringing obé into new homes across the country,” said Mark Mullett and Ashley Mills, Co-Founders of obé.
Calm is a leading global health and wellness brand behind the No. 1 app for mental fitness. This provides a library of mindfulness, meditation and sleep content, delivered with the goal of making the world happier and healthier. Samsung Smart TV consumers can access all content from Calm 100% free.
It is available now on all 2019 Samsung Smart TV models in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Korea, Australia, France, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Brazil, Portugal, UAE, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Morocco. This summer it will appear on all 2020 Samsung Smart TV models in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Korea as part of Samsung Health.
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