On International Women’s Day, it seems fitting that Malala Yousafzai is a special guest on the Apple Fitness+ platform called Time to Walk – so you can catch up with her and find out how she became the youngest person in the world to win the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014 at the age of 17.
Malala has been an advocate for girls to have equal access to education in her native country of Pakistan and around the world for some years now. When she first started speaking out, she became a target and was nearly assassinated at the age of 15.
She has kept going and now at the age of 25, Malala is a well-known activist. When asked about her involvement with Apple Fitness+, she says: “I believe in the power of stories to bring families together, forge friendships, build movements, and inspire children to dream, and I couldn’t ask for a better partner than Apple to help bring these stories to life. I’m grateful for the opportunity to support women, young people, writers, and artists in reflecting the world as they see it.”
You can listen to Malala talking on Time to Talk below. She tells us what fuels her activism and how a great friend can make you feel at home anywhere in the world.
When asked about Apple Fitness+ Time to Walk, Jay Blahnik, Apple’s senior director of Fitness Technologies, said: “Walking is the most popular physical activity in the world, and one of the healthiest things we can do for our bodies. A walk can often be more than just exercise: it can help clear the mind, solve a problem, or welcome a new perspective. With Time to Walk, we’re bringing weekly original content to Apple Watch in Fitness+ that includes some of the most diverse, fascinating, and celebrated guests offering inspiration and entertainment to help our users keep moving through the power of walking.”
About Time to Walk: Time to Walk is an audio experience on Apple Watch for Fitness+ where subscribers are encouraged to walk more often and reap the benefits from this healthy activity. As users walk, they can immerse themselves with some of the world’s influential and interesting people, as they share stories, photos and music.
Each episode ranges from 25 to 40 minutes and is recorded while the guest walks outside or in locations which are meaningful to them. They often reflect on lessons learned, meaningful memories, thoughts on purpose and gratitude, moments of levity and thought-provoking topics.
Previous Time to Walk guests include Aussie actor Rebel Wilson, musicians Dolly Parton and Camilla Cabello, HRH Prince William and ‘Me Too’ movement founder, Tarana Burke. For more about Apple’s Time to Walk, visit here.
About Apple Fitness+: Apple Fitness+ is Apple’s fitness and wellness service powered by Apple Watch. It’s designed to be welcoming and gives subscribers access to a large library of workout content in 4K Ultra High Definition with studio-style workouts and meditations, all led by a diverse and inclusive team of trainers.
Fitness+ also has workout programs with custom content designed to help users through a season of life or prepare for important moments, an Artist Spotlight series with entire playlists by world-renowned music artists, and Collections, which include curated content from the Fitness+ library to help users go after their goals
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