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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!

A Workout for Almost Everyone

Our featured workout for this month is my favorite, hands-down, and for many reasons. The person who provides the instructions has a voice like liquid gold, and makes listening a pleasure. I like that I can workout either with the full instructions, or just basic prompts. However, the thing I like the most is that this workout is doable by nearly everyone.

When we started designing this workout, we had in mind people with significant amounts of weight to lose or health issues that made it difficult to get on and off the floor. That’s why the entire workout is done standing. As development progressed, we realized what a benefit this workout would be for all people, and decided not to focus on one particular segment of our population. After all, you can modify the workout to make it easier or harder. It is not high-impact, so there are no jumping jacks or the like. Still, you get all the heart-healthy, calorie burning benefits of interval training.

For the month of May, 2018, this workout is on sale for $9.99. You can find all the details on our main page. If you’d like to learn more about interval training, you can also read Mel’s comprehensive post.

If you’ve read it and are still hesitating, you really have nothing to lose by getting up and getting moving. Just picture all of us, doing the workouts and moving together. Our email list has developed a great support community and will encourage you in your workout endeavors. You are welcome to join us for support with any of the workouts.

 

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