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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!

Scary Business

Have you ever wanted something so much that you could feel it in every cell in your body? Maybe you wanted a certain toy, car, house, or the coolest game of all. For me, it was a horse. I had fantasies of having a horse on my front yard on Christmas morning. I never got the horse on the front lawn but the desire for running free without boundaries never left me.

Years have passed and I have everything I need to live a comfortable life and for that I am grateful. My desires have shifted. I still want that wild feeling of running without boundaries but now I can come close to the feeling by using my imagination. I can create that feeling through sinking into my body while exercising , doing yoga, or meditating. My imagination is my most important survival tool. It rarely fails me.

Tonight, I am imagining blind people everywhere sinking into their bodies and using their own imaginations to run free, to feel strong, confident, and wild while running in place in their own home. I want more than anything to create more accessible choices for people so they can access that feeling of no boundaries. I want that feeling for all of us.

This past year I have poured my heart, soul, and resources into creating choices for all of us. I don’t want to stop. The desire to create has got me in its grip. This is important work and to put it simply and honestly, I need your help to spread the word that health choices now exists. I am hitting the start up business wall and I need your help.

We must get strong, stay strong, and support each other. I am asking you to use your imagination to help get these workouts into the hands of the people who need them most.

Let’s manifest fitness choices together. Mel Scott BlindAlive, LLC Founder and President BlindAlive.com Facebook Twitter LinkedIn