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!

What Is A Pilates Ring?

It is simply the most ingenious fitness tool there is. It can be used to tone the entire body and it takes up practically no space and weighs almost nothing. I admit that I love fitness gadgets but this one is really at the top of the list.

It is 15 inches in diameter with foam handles on each side. It is a rigid, springy circle. The ring can be pressed in or out. The stronger you are, the more movement in the ring. You can gage your strength by how far you can move the ring.

I use mine to work arms, legs, and core, no heavy weights needed. Mine lives next to my yoga mat. I rest my stability ball in it when not in use so it doesn’t roll away. I take mine with me in my suitcase when traveling.

Why am I going on and on about a Pilates ring?

Very very soon we will have a new addition to our Eyes-Free Fitness™ collection. The final touches are being put on a brand new workout which takes you through a total body workout using the ring. It is a chair workout so no need to worry about getting on the floor. It can be super gentle or as challenging as you can make it. We are excited to offer another choice in the Eyes-Free Fitness™ library.

As soon as it is posted on our website, I will be sending out a newsletter with all the information about how to get the workout and the ring. Newsletter subscribers get the complete details before they are released to the general public, so tell your friends and subscribe yourself if you haven’t already. You can do this by visiting BlindAlive’s homepage.


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