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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!

Exciting Things are Coming in January

Happy 2015 from all of us at BlindAlive!

We hope you are enjoying the workouts, and are well on your way to becoming a healthier you. We want to let you know about some exciting things that are happening during the month of January.

Do you enjoy the BlindAlive Podcast? After a short winter break, we are back, and hopefully better than ever. We'll be coming to you toward the middle of January with interviews, resources, and great tips to share. If you haven't already done so, add BlindAlive to your favorite podcatching software, or visit the Podcast page for more information. http://www.blindalive.com/podcast/


We'd love to invite all of you to our home for an informal chat -- to share more of our vision for the future, and to get to know you better. It's a shame the logistics of coordinating travel and time zones, make this difficult at best. Fortunately, we've found a way that doesn't involve high airline fees, jet lag, or even leaving your home on these cold winter nights. Mel will be speaking to VIP Conduit on Wednesday January 14, 2015. The event will take place in the Village Square at 8:30 PM Eastern. You don't need to bring a hostess gift, dress up, or RSVP, but you will need to have a supporting or guest membership on the site. For more information and to sign up, please visit VIPConduit at http://www.vipconduit.com .


On Monday January 26, 2015 Mell will be a guest of the AccessibleWorld community. Come to the Pat Price Tek Training Room at 8:00 PM Eastern. If you're not able to attend this event live, you will be able to find archives on the site. For more information, visit Accessible World at http://www.accessibleworld.org .

After Mel shares her vision for Blind Alive, we do indeed hope to get to know you, and welcome your questions. We'd love to meet you there!

 

Blog Written by Lisa S.