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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!

Want to Kick Your Workouts into High Gear?

I have been asked to give a rundown of our more challenging programs for those who are ready to move things up a level and for those who are already in great shape. I tend to talk more about the beginner or gentle workouts because those are the ones most people want, and the ones I like myself.

We have five programs that are quite challenging and can be made more so by adding weights.

1. Barre Method

I love this one even though it is not easy -- especially if you do the whole thing. I do not do all of it in one day. It comes with segments that can be done on alternate days or any way you want to break them up. There are six components: a warm up, arms, thighs, glutes, and an ab section that will change your body without a doubt. It ends with a nice stretch. You will feel long and lean.

2. Pilates Mat Level Two

Jennifer Kern is the designer and voice of Barre Method and the two Pilates mat workouts. Level Two assumes you know the terminology introduced in Level One. As a result, there is more time for intense movements. Pilates is extremely powerful, and this mat workout will pull in your waist and strengthen your whole body. If you do everything she says to do, you will, without a doubt, feel quite accomplished.

3. BootCamp

This one is 30 minutes of higher impact movements like planks, mountain climbers, squat jumps, and much more. Shana Maleeff is the voice and collaborator, and she is upbeat and motivational. Your heart rate goes up, and your coordination and strength increase.

4. Cardio Level Two

This one is a little easier than BootCamp. It has some of the same moves but not as many of the tougher ones. There are more recovery moves. It really gets your heart rate up and strengthens also. This one moves a little slower than BootCamp, which makes it a perfect intermediate level.

5. Sculpting With Weights Level Two

This is also voiced and collaborated on by Shana. It is all about compound movements which work more muscle groups at the same time. It is a whole body workout. You can always add more weight to make it more intense. It combines overhead presses with squats, chest presses with bridges, and sumo squats with triceps extensions, for example.

After you’ve done some of our more intense programs, you might like Slow Flow Yoga or the Whole Body Stretch for those recovery days.

To view all our workouts, hear samples, and purchase bundles or individual workouts, please visit our Programs Page to view all our offerings.

Not every workout is right for every person, but we pride ourselves on having a few workouts that will benefit each individual, wherever you are on the continuum of fitness. If you know of someone who would love our workouts, please consider telling them about BlindAlive, or purchasing workouts as gifts. We are proud of our accessible website and customer service. We would be happy to communicate with you about what workouts might best serve your particular needs and help you meet your goals. We can be reached at support@BlindAlive.com .

 

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