Apple has hired fitness expert, and Nike consultant Jay Blahnik. Blahnik confirmed the hiring via his Twitter account before removing the tweet. Blahnik has consulted for Apple on unspecified products in the past. it is believed the hiring is related to the development of Apple’s much rumored “iWatch.”
From a cached version of Blahnik’s personal website, via MacRumors:
Jay has been a Nike Elite Athlete and Nike consultant for almost 20 years. He worked closely with Nike on the launch of Nike+Running, which has become the largest digital running community in the world. He was also the original creator and program developer of the Nike Training Club App, and the Nike Training Club in-gym program, which boasts over 6 million digital users. He is also a key expert and consultant for many of Nike’s new Digital Sport initiatives that launched in 2012, including Nike+ Kinect Training and Nike+ FuelBand.
Apple last month hired new employees with expertise in health sensors to work on the iWatch, hiring personnel from AccuVein and MediSensors.