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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!

Studio Day: Producing Stability Ball Body And Boot Camp

We did it! What a day it was!

Yes, I was a bit anxious going into the day because there were a lot of moving parts to orchestrate. Of course, there was no need for my worry because all 8 people and Annabelle did exactly what they needed to do to make it run smoothly. John at Sweet Creek studios and Zak, my podcast editor, sat behind their controls and spoke a foreign language. Lynne and I made sure the descriptions were on target and Lark helped Shana get the timing right for each workout. Shana, as always was a pro. She makes it all seem easy and fun. She has a natural ability to motivate and describe at the same time. Later in the day, my son brought Annabelle up along with a professional photographer so we could document the day. I feel so fortunate to have such a great team.

2014 has certainly been one the most fun years of my life. We have 6 descriptive workouts with many more in my head. I look forward to doing my part to get people to feel good in their bodies and more confident in the world. I had lots of help and I am so grateful.

May your holidays be peaceful and good health to you.

Mel Mel Scott BlindAlive, LLC Founder and President BlindAlive.com Facebook Twitter LinkedIn