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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!

Gentle Workout Success

One of the questions we hear most often is: "I'm out of shape. What workout would be best for me?" Of course, the answer depends on many factors. For most people, our Cardio Level One and Sculpting with Weights Level One workouts are good places to start. Many people find these workouts provide the right level of motivation, and that they improve over time. Sometimes, people start out being able to do only fifty or sixty percent of the exercises, and it is very exciting, both for them and for us, to know that they are progressing over time.
For some, these workouts are a very large first step, and many have asked for something that would provide a gentler way for those with significant physical challenges to become more active. In the short time our Gentle Workout Set has been available, we have been pleased and gratified by the many responses we have received. Some people are using the workouts during lunch break in their offices, while others are using them to help in recovery after surgery or injury. Because most of the exercises can be done seated or standing, they can be modified to meet the needs of anyone striving to improve his or her health.
The Gentle Workout Set is a series of four 20-minute workouts and contains:
A light warm-up and stretch,
A gentle but effective cardio workout,
An upper body and core session,
And a program to work your lower body and improve balance.
Consider alternating the workouts by completing one every other day, or doing more as you are able. we think you'll love these gently challenging workouts, and because the pace is slower, all instructions have been integrated into each routine. However, we have still provided audio and text descriptions for those who would like them. You can play these workouts on your computer, or on nearly any audio device available on the market. Read more about supported audio players. If you're not especially techie, and the process of getting the workouts on your device seems daunting, please contact us, and we'll be happy to help.
With exercises accessible to everyone, it's time to say Goodbye to excuses and Hello to good health!
If you're using the Gentle Workout Set, we'd love to know what you think.

 

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