Samsung Helps Consumers Work Out at Home with Thousands of Hours of Free Health and Wellness Content Now Available On Selected Smart TVs

on April 21, 2020
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Four apps including Calm, Echelon, Fitplan and Jillian Michaels Fitness provide free and exclusive content, and more than 200 instructive videos

LONDON, UK – Apr 21, 2020Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today announced it has introduced four health and wellness apps from premium brands to its Smart TVs for the millions of consumers who are looking for at-home wellness solutions.

 

Consumers can now develop their indoor fitness routines using free health and wellness apps on all 2019 Samsung Smart TVs in the United Kingdom. Calm, Echelon, Fitplan and Jillian Michaels Fitness now feature, with an introduction of Echelon and Jillian Michaels Fitness onto 2018 Samsung Smart TVs also. All health and wellness apps will launch on 2020 Samsung Smart TVs later this Spring.

 

The debut of these premium health and wellness apps launching on selected Samsung Smart TVs was accelerated to help homebound consumers stay active with early access to more than 3,000 hours of free at-home mental and physical wellness content, at a time and place they need it most.

 

“Now more than ever, we are focussing on the importance of our health and wellbeing,” said Guy Kinnell, Vice President, TV and AV, Samsung Electronics UK Ltd. “We recognise that whilst we are at home, many of us are facing a daily challenge to remain motivated due to the compromise of our regular routines, therefore we hope the introduction of these industry leading apps will help redefine how we interact with each other and through our TV’s innovative streaming services.”

 

From Echelon classes and guided meditations through to celebrity-led personal training sessions and custom meal plans more than 200 instructive videos will be available to Samsung Smart TV consumers at launch from the following partners:

 

Calm

 

Calm is a leading global health and wellness brand with the #1 app for mental fitness, with a robust library of mindfulness, meditation and sleep content, on a mission to make the world happier and healthier. Samsung Smart TV consumers can access all content, 100% free.

 

Echelon

 

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.

 

Fitplan

 

Fitplan brings the world’s best fitness trainers together on one platform and provides members with the exact training methods of 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.

 

Jillian Michaels Fitness

 

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.

 

 

Each at-home wellness brand described shows the scale and variety of content that this unique health and wellness partnership brings to millions of Samsung Smart TV consumers:

 

Cam Speck, co-founder and president of Fitplan Technologies, said, “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.”

 

Echelon CEO Lou Lentine stated: “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.” 

 

Jillian Michaels, founder of Jillian Michaels Fitness, said, “While families are home, I hope access to my app with Samsung will be another useful tool to stay fit, healthy, and strong.”

 

Consumers can access these four apps from the App Store on Samsung Smart TVs starting today. And stay tuned for the launch of Samsung Health at a future date.

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