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!

Step up! Cut Loose!

Do you ever get the big huge urge to DOsomething, write something, scream something, create something big, loud, and impressive? It is the kind of urge that demands attention and a wild heart, the kind of primal urge that will not be denied. It is that strong feeling thatcompels us to write a song or poem, paint a bold painting, solve a never before solved math problem, or maybe write a blog or even a book.

I call it “the creative impulse.” It is that impulse that propels us forward. This creative impulse can also be called the “evolutionary impulse.” Without it, we would still be back to a time when there were no innovations -- no anesthesia, no electricity, and no internet for that matter. This impulse drives us to the next level of consciousness. It calls us to wake up to what is possible. This is the impulse that keeps us living, reproducing, and creating.

What do you do with your creative impulse? Do you smother it under a layer of shame or fear? Are you afraid of rejection or humiliation? Is it so covered in self-loathing that it doesn’t rise up anymore?

I say, “GET OVER IT!” This planet, your relationships, your wider community needs your creativity! Only you observe and feel the way you do. You connect the dots in a unique way. There are a lot of dots that need connecting these days and it is time for you and me to step up and reveal our own evolutionary impulse! You never know, it might be the biggest, best idea ever or it might be something small that makes one person feel better for one minute or one day. That is no less valuable.

Follow that creative impulse. Be bold and brave. Let loose and watch evolution occur.


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