What is BlindAlive and Eyes-Free Fitness?
Fitness has always been a concern for both mental and physical health regardless of age, gender, or any other variables that make each of us unique. And for those who are blind, fitness is every bit as much—if not more—important.
Exercise for the visually impaired is something that should be incorporated into a weekly, if not daily, routine for a variety of reasons that are both similar and different from those of their sighted peers. For those with total loss of sight as well as for those who have low vision, a lack of regular exercise can bring on a host of other issues, including weight gain, sluggishness, and perhaps worst of all for many, it can worsen insomnia or a circadian rhythm that has been thrown completely off track.
A quality workout done at the right time of day and at the right pace to meet your unique physical and mental needs is just what the doctor may have forgotten to order. For many blind people, fitness has been a challenge: without someone to guide you and without the ability to drive yourself to the gym, it becomes obvious why so many of us give up—but with the Eyes Free line of Fitness Workouts, you’ll never have to depend on anyone else to reach your fitness goals.
Cardio and Strength Training with Weights along with a variety of other cardiovascular exercises help our bodies stay toned, help us gain muscle mass and lose weight, but most of all, can help lead a blind person away from a sense of helplessness.
Are you ready to sweat? Come get healthy and leave all your notions of not being able to get fit due to your visual impairment behind with BlindAlive!
Slow Flow Yoga
Slow Flow Yoga is a thoroughly described introduction to a basic yoga flow called Sun Salutations. These poses promote strength, flexibility, and peace of mind. This is for beginners and people who want a basic yoga practice to follow. All you need is a good yoga mat and maybe a blanket. Joseph Simek guides you with his velvet voice.
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Pilates Mat Level Two
Instructor Jennifer Kern takes our Pilates Mat Level One to the next level. All you need is a mat and the willingness to challenge your core muscles. It is best to have mastered Level One before doing this workout.
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