Accessible Fitness, more choices for more people

Fitness has always been a concern with regard to both mental and physical health regardless of age, gender, or any other variables that make each one of us unique. And for those in the blind community, 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 people within the sighted community. For those with total loss of sight as well as for those who are low sighted, a lack of regular exercise can bring on a host of other issues, including weight gain, sluggishness, and perhaps worst of all for many, 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 visually impaired individuals give up—but with the BlindAlive line of Fitness Workouts for blind people, you’ll never have to depend on anyone else again.

Yoga and Strength Training with wieghts for blind people 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!

Blind Alive Now Has The Coolest Back pack for Blind and visually Impaired! 

Mel and Peggy showing the BackTpack distributing weight evenly as they walk.

I am excited to be able to make this wonderful pack available to you! A complete audio/video guide for adjusting the BackTpack© is here. You can listen to description of the BackTpack on our YouTube channel.

The price is $120 plus $15 shipping. It is worth every penny and you are saving your back.

New! Express your own personal style by purchasing BackTPack© in either Black/Khaki, Pewter/Mimosa, or Violet/Mango. 

This is it! I found it the perfect backpack for the blind community.

I have been searching for a pack that enables me to reach all my stuff without taking it off and putting it back on again. I thought I was going to have to design it myself. Then, I noticed a post on LinkedIn last year about a new ergonomically correct back pack that actually improves posture and feels comfortable and secure. I tracked down the designer, Marilyn Miller von Foerster, and promptly ordered two for myself. I wanted to fully explore the different models before I could recommend them. 

These packs are at the top of my favorite things list. The features are:

Peggy, Mel and Jingles out walking with the BackTpack

  • Everything is reachable while wearing the BackTpack©: computer, phone, water bottle, dog necessary bags, and all other essentials.
  • You can sit down while wearing it, so there’s no more wrestling with an unwieldy bag on public transportation and in crowded meetings.
  • There are plenty of pockets for organizing 
  • You can carry water bags instead of water bottles and there are holes for straws, earphones, or oxygen tank hoses.
  • The weight is not directly on your back, but is distributed on both sides, which makes the pack safer for the health of your spine to carry when fully loaded. 
  • It folds up and can be carried like a briefcase
  • It improves balance. You don’t feel like you will fall over when it is fully loaded. 
  • Add weights of your choice to use the pack as a weighted vest for your workouts.

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