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!

Are You Up for the Challenge?

I’ve blogged before about the wonderful community of people who make up our Eyes-Free Fitness email list, and today I’d like to let you in on something exciting that’s happened there. Recently, one of our members shared with us an upcoming squat challenge being held by Allan Misner of the 40+ Fitness Podcast.

Many of us have signed up to do this, and plan on supporting one another through the list itself and through some special online activities. If this sounds like something you want to be a part of, joining us is easy. You’ll need to do two simple tasks, in no particular order.

You’ll need to sign up for the squat challenge on Allan’s website. Then, to get the particulars about how we’re supporting one another, subscribe to the Eyes-Free Fitness email list by sending a blank message to the above link. If it doesn’t render correctly in your email program of choice, you’ll want to send a blank message .

When visiting each site, here are some things to keep in mind. In both cases, you’ll need to confirm your subscription. In Allan’s message, you click on a link. When subscribing to our list, you’ll need to reply to confirm that you want to join us. Please also note that emails sometimes get diverted to your Junk or Spam folders, so be sure to check there if you don’t see the confirmation requests.

We are getting this information out to you at a time that is different from our regularly scheduled blog because the challenge starts Sunday, April 1, and we don’t want you to miss any of it.

We hope to see you there!


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