SharePlay: How to Work Out with Friends Using Apple Fitness Plus

FaceTime with friends and work up a sweat together with SharePlay and Apple Fitness Plus.

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The highly anticipated SharePlay feature has finally debuted with iOS 15.1. Now you can make your own group workout class in Apple Fitness Plus using SharePlay, right from the comfort of your own home! We'll show you how to do a group workout with FaceTime's SharePlay feature.

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Why You'll Love This Tip

  • Get motivated to work out by building a group of workout buddies to keep you accountable.
  • Make your workout more fun by competing with and encouraging your friends, just like a group workout class at a gym!

How to Use SharePlay & Apple Fitness Plus to Get Fit with Friends

Before you begin, make sure everyone who will be in the workout has an Apple Watch and Apple Fitness Plus, as these are needed in order to participate. Also, if you haven't updated to iOS 15.1, you'll need to do so before SharePlay will work. To learn about more features new to iOS 15, check out our Tip of the Day newsletter. Here's how to do a group workout with SharePlay in FaceTime.

  1. Once you're in a FaceTime call, go to the Fitness app.

  2. Tap the Fitness+ tab at the bottom.

  3. Tap on a workout thumbnail to be taken to the workout summary page.

  4. Tap on Let's Go.

  5. If prompted, select SharePlay in the pop-up menu. If not, continue to the next step.

  6. When everyone is ready, tap the play icon to start the workout for everyone on the FaceTime call.


You should be able to see everyone's progress on the screen, and you'll receive a notification when anyone closes their rings during the workout, so you can all celebrate your progress together. Enjoy your workout!

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Elisabeth Garry

Elisabeth Garry is a Feature Web Writer for iPhone Life. Formerly of Gartner and Software Advice, she has four years’ experience writing about technology for everyday users. As a former college writing instructor, she is passionate about effective, accessible communication, which is perhaps why she loves helping people make the best use of the strongest communication tools they have available: their iPhones. She has a degree in Russian Literature and Language from Reed College.

When she’s not writing for iPhone Life, she’s probably either reading (19th-century Russian literature or fantasy novels), writing fiction, or spending time with her adorable dog, Moosh.

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