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!

Filtering by Category: Writting Contest 2016

My Story - India Scott

We are pleased to present the winning entry from our writing contest. Our winner is India Scott. Many thanks to India and the others who have shared their stories with us!

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To balance ball or not to balance ball… is that the question!?! No, not really…

This week, we are pleased to feature another Honorable Mention from Dee Leverenz. While her previous post inspired us to get out there and move, let’s just say that we could truly relate to this one. And of course, if you are looking for a safe, accessible workout you can do with a stability ball, please take a look at ours; it’s called Stability Ball Body. And now, here’s Dee:

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How to Keep Your Balance

To keep moving is not always an easy thing for blind people to do. While we may want to stay active, may even seek it out, our vision oftentimes interferes and spoils our best-laid plans.

I discovered this firsthand after central vision loss left me legally blind in my mid-thirties. Along with giving up driving a car, I also resigned as proofreader for the local newspaper. Then I cancelled my gym membership.

The result? Frustration and anger over my many losses.

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Did my cardiac stent cause me to have muddled thinking?

We couldn't think of a better way to start 2017 than with this fantastic Honorable Mention from our writing contest.

Did my cardiac stent cause me to have muddled thinking?

by Dee Leverenz

Odd title? Perhaps…  I’m planning on running in my first 5K in April of 2017 which will be two months short of my 63rd birthday. Sure let’s run my first 5K in my sixties, totally blind and not quite 2 years out from a heart stent! Muddled thinking? You decide…

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