Closers. Up close.

To inspire you to close your Activity rings, here’s a quick look at how other Apple Watch owners are closing theirs.

Yoyo S.

With the competitions feature, I can see my friends moving and exercising. It gets me out of bed.

Rock climbing. Swimming. Fashion blogging. Stand-up paddleboard yoga. Cycling. Yoyo does it all. But her favourite way to move by leaps, bounds and uppercuts is Muay Thai kickboxing. Her friend is also a kickboxer and fitness enthusiast, so along with their occasional spars, they like to settle their differences through a friendly Activity competition on Apple Watch.

The only thing Yoyo likes more than competing is winning.

Learn how to start an Activity competition

Jessica S.

The rings turn it into a game. Even if you’re not trying to hit a target, you close them just for fun.

Jessica is the founder and lead instructor of Fat Buddha Yoga. She’s also a surfer and regularly DJs at clubs around the world. Being active in so many different ways can make it hard to track her fitness. But with Apple Watch, it’s simple. And whether she’s powering through a plank or dancing behind the turntables, everything counts.

Jessica can see her progress with a lift of the wrist.

Learn how to start a workout

Cory W-M.

If you’re bored, just move. Jump around. Pick something up and throw it. Enjoy yourself.

Cory believes in closing his rings every day, no matter where he is in the world. As a captain of the Track Mafia running club and fitness instructor, he’s led people in sprints up mall escalators, jogs through the Wembley Stadium parking lot, and marathon runs that stretch all the way from Santa Monica to Las Vegas. He also frequently cycles or runs to whatever’s next on his busy schedule.

Cory inspires people to go the distance as a Nike Run Club coach.

Get motivated with the Nike Run Club app

Haley A.

I’m a pretty competitive person. So it’s always a good feeling when I close my rings.

Haley competes for the US National Team as an elite open water swimmer. She uses the Pool Swim workout to track her yardage in the pool, where she closes her Exercise ring in training sessions every morning. Because she’s highly competitive, Haley tries to double her Move and Exercise rings every day.

Haley’s swimming metrics are duration, active calories, laps and distance.

Learn how to configure your workout metrics

Jason L.

I believe in exercising the mind, the body and the heart.

In addition to the strenuous workout he gets on the podium, Jason likes to close his rings using the Workout app to track swimming, cycling and weight lifting. When it comes to staying mentally fit, reminders from the Breathe app nudge Jason during his busy day, helping him to re-centre.

The Heart Rate app lets Jason quickly check his pulse during performance breaks.

Learn about Apple Watch and heart health

Natsumi Y.

Apple Watch helps me be a better instructor. It also shows me how to live a healthier life.

Natsumi is a yoga instructor and model living in Tokyo. She uses the Yoga workout to close her Exercise ring while she’s teaching a class. On occasion, Natsumi likes to surprise her students by taking them on hiking expeditions, where the Hiking workout tracks her distance and calorie burn. If Natsumi’s rings aren’t closed by the afternoon, she walks to her modelling gigs.

Natsumi uses the Breathe watch face to begin yoga classes.

Learn how to change your watch face

Atilla K.

I love to work out with Apple Watch. It doesn’t have stuff that gets in the way. It just has what I need.

Couch potato turned avid marathon runner, cyclist and swimmer, Atilla credits his transformation to Apple Watch. To close his rings, he makes sure to schedule two workouts every day. On his 12-mile runs, Atilla streams Apple Music for motivation. If he hasn’t closed his rings (which he admits being addicted to), an Outdoor Cycle or Open Water Swim workout gets the job done in the evening.

Rolling Pace lets Atilla see a mile split at any point on his run.

Learn how to get more out of your run

Eric G.

We sometimes forget we are flesh and bone. Apple Watch comes in handy keeping you aware of that fact.

At 65, Eric prides himself on being in great shape. He closes his rings five times a week, walking everywhere throughout the city to visit clients, friends and neighbourhood shops. Along the way, Eric loves to watch his rings close and see the kilometres, calories and flights of stairs stack up in the Outdoor Walk workout and the Activity app. Eric finds himself moving just as much on the weekends, dancing, playing volleyball and riding his bike.

Eric uses turn-by-turn directions in the Maps app to find his way around the city.

See how to get directions on Apple Watch

Yocelin S.

I love the fact that I have all my information on my wrist. And that I don’t have to carry my phone.

As a busy student and point guard on her college basketball team, Yocelin doesn’t know what it means to sit still. She closes her rings virtually every day, running and lifting weights to stay in competitive shape. When she’s not on the court or in the classroom, Yocelin racks up even more Move calories and Exercise minutes taking care of her three younger brothers. If it weren’t for bedtime reminders from her Apple Watch, she might never rest.

Yocelin stays motivated during workouts and before each game using AirPods to listen to her favourite songs.

Learn how to stream Apple Music