Get Fit and Enjoy Your Favorite Podcasts With Every Step: Wondery Podcasts on Openfit

Get Fit and Enjoy Your Favorite Podcasts With Every Step: Wondery Podcasts on Openfit

Want to fire up the fun on your daily walks? Check out Every Step: Wondery Podcasts — exclusively on the Openfit app. These Every Step classes are Live Openfit group walking sessions, paired with immersive, binge-worthy podcasts created by Wondery — the largest independent podcast publisher in the world. It’s a great way to up your energy level and make the miles pass faster while getting in shape and listening to a great story as you walk.

“There’s no greater motivation for exercise than an immersive podcast to take you completely into the story,” says Wondery COO, Jen Sargent. “You’ll be wishing it was long enough for a second episode.”

Just pop in your earbuds, pick a Every Step: Wondery Podcast class that fits your schedule (available Wednesdays and Fridays), get on the road, and listen to a gripping episode from an exclusive Wondery podcast, like Dr. Death or Blood Ties, perfectly timed to your walk. It’s a whole new way to enjoy exercise — you can get out of the house, get a great workout, go deep into a thrilling story, and share it with your classmates — all at the same time!

Get lost in an immersive story with an Every Step: Wondery Podcast class on the Openfit app. Try it here for free!


What’s the Every Step: Wondery Podcast Experience Like?

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It’s everything you already love about Openfit walking classes — the small group feeling, the live support from your trainer — but now you’ll be walking with a great storyteller at your side.

As usual, your Openfit trainer will keep an eye on your progress throughout the class, checking in from time to time to challenge you and help you maintain your pace. As always, you’ll be able to connect and chat with people from all over the country who join the class. But now, you’ll also be following the twists and turns of a spellbinding story, sharing your questions and reactions with one another as the dramas unfold.

Every week we will feature two new podcast episodes on our Every Step: Wondery Podcast classes — some will be individual samples of a series while others will feature the next episode in the series, so you’ll never want to miss a class. But don’t worry if you do. We’ve saved each class — and every episode — in the Openfit on-demand library, so you can always catch up or do the workouts on your own schedule. In addition, you can get unlimited access to the entire Wondery podcast library, ad-free — by joining Wondery+. For a limited time, Wondery is offering Openfit members 25% off a year’s membership when they join.


Which Podcasts Will Be Included?

At launch, Every Step: Wondery Podcasts will feature episodes from the first season of two smash-hit podcasts, Dr. Death and Blood Ties.

Dr. Death

Dr. Christopher Duntsch was a neurosurgeon who radiated confidence. He claimed he was the best in Dallas. If you had back pain, and had tried everything else, Dr. Duntsch could give you the spine surgery that would take your pain away. But soon his patients started to experience complications. And all they had to protect them was a system ill-equipped to stop the madness. Dr. Death is about a medical system that failed to protect these patients at every possible turn.

Blood Ties

When Eleonore and Michael Richland (played by Gillian Jacobs and Josh Gad) lose their parents unexpectedly in a small plane crash, they must choose between two very different paths: honor their father’s legacy as a world-renowned cardiologist — or risk everything for the truth. Blood Ties brings you the first season of a six-episode scripted drama that shows why our family members are not always who we think.


In late-October, we’ll be swapping in more great Wondery programming, including American ScandalThe Daily Smile, and Bunga Bunga:

American Scandal

Scandals have shaped America since its founding. From business and politics to sports and society, we look on aghast as corruption, deceit and ambition bring down heroes and celebrities, politicians and moguls. And when the dust finally settles, we’re left to wonder: how did this happen? Where did they trip up, and who is to blame? From the creators of American History Tellers, Business Wars and Tides of History comes American Scandal, where we take you deep into the heart of America’s dark side to look at what drives someone to break the rules and what happens when they’re caught. Hosted by Lindsay Graham.

The Daily Smile

Everyone needs a reminder about just how good people can be. On Wondery’s new series The Daily Smile, host Nikki Boyer brings you stories that will make you feel good each weekday morning. With interviews, inspiring clips, and chats with special guests and passionate friends, The Daily Smile takes you on a journey into goodness, gives you all the feels, and will leave you with a smile on your face.

Bunga Bunga

Silvio Berlusconi was the charismatic multi-millionaire real-estate mogul who set out to up-end the Italian political order. With his wealth, charisma and connections he became one of the most powerful men in the world until two words helped bring him down: “Bunga Bunga.” This is the incredible true story of the rise and fall of Silvio Berlusconi, hosted by comedian Whitney Cummings.


How Do I Get Started?

Look for Every Step: Wondery Podcasts in the Walking section of the Openfit app or on the Live class schedule and choose a class featuring the episode of your choice. Be sure to follow Openfit’s social media channels to stay up to date on the classes scheduled for each week.

You don’t need any special equipment, beyond a pair of comfortable walking shoes and earbuds. Then just start moving, having fun, and staying fit with Every Step: Wondery Podcasts on Openfit!