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!

Grace, Poise, Balance and Blindness

Do you have trouble keeping your balance while walking or exercising? Well, I do. I believe it is caused or is at least contributed to by low vision. I find it somewhat embarrassing when I walk with my guide dog or cane and I weave or even stumble like I am drunk. I want to walk tall and proud so I decided to consciously work on my balance to see if it helps my confidence.

If you are a dog or cane user, your body develops muscles differently from one side to the other which causes imbalances in your body structure. This can cause arm, neck, and back pain. Some of this can be alleviated if you are very aware of all your muscles while walking all the time but who does that? Life happens. Your dog sees a squirrel and pulls you off your mark or your cane gets caught in a hole and it jabs you in your stomach. It is a rare walk for me when everything flows perfectly.

I have discovered that by stretching after a walk that body imbalances do not accumulate from one day to the next and I can maintain my balance better than before I used to stretch. Yoga and lifting free weights regularly keeps my muscles equally strong and lengthened which helps me walk and stand with more poise and grace. Disciplining myself to exercise, stretch, and relaxing fully has made all the difference in how I look and feel.

Available now is Sculpting With Weights Level 1, a fully described basic workout with hand weights. It’s time to get your confidence back.The workout is easy to purchase and download.

Eyes-free Fitness Cardio Level 1 and 2 are in production. They will be here very soon! Mel Scott Founder and President


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