Netflix will start streaming fitness classes with Nike Training Club to all subscribers on December 30 as the platform continues to expand to other types of content.
The classes will be split into two batches, with a second set releasing periodically next year, although it’s unclear what will be offered. When it’s all over, you’ll have over 30 hours of training sessions at your disposal, according to Netflix (opens in a new tab). For the first set, you get five programs consisting of 90 workouts in 46 different videos. Everything will be available in 10 different languages, including English. There’s also no telling what each of the workouts will be like, but looking at the names, you can at least guess what some of them will involve.
For example, a six-episode show Fall in love with Vinyasa Yoga it will of course be about teaching people how to do vinyasa yoga. Two weeks to a stronger core, which consists of seven sections, will focus on strengthening the core of your body, i.e. the muscles of the abdomen and lower back. So you have HIT & Strength with Tara (14 episodes) that will most likely be about high-intensity exercise (HIT) and will make you sweat.
The other two are more hazy. You have Well-being and Kickstart Fitness with the Basics that is, six and 13 episodes, respectively. In your own ad (opens in a new tab)Nike defines the Training Club program “[caters] at every fitness level, [requires] minimal or no hardware and [spans] a wide range of training types, lengths and intensities. If anything, the latter two are probably more relaxed, beginner programs for those just starting out in fitness.
We reached out to both companies to clarify what exactly each training program will have and what the other languages are. This story will be updated if we get a response.
This isn’t the first time Netflix has included health and wellness content on its platform. In January 2021 (opens in a new tab), the platform launched Headspace content that teaches viewers how to meditate, along with session guides. As for other content, Netflix most famously began introducing its own video games earlier this year based on popular shows such as stranger things although the titles leave much to be desired and they are they’re not super popular. Still, we prefer Netflix to do positive things like creating new forms of content rather than being a completely wet blanket like trying to get rid of password sharing, which is is scheduled to start in 2023 (opens in a new tab).
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