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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!

Learn More About Our Accessible Gentle Workout Set

Gentle Workout Set CD Art

Gentle Workout Set CD Art

These exercises are accessible to everyone whether you are blind, have low vision or sighted! it's time for you to say "Goodbye" to excuses and "Hello" to good health! If you want to move more and regain health, but find it hard, no worries, BlindAlive is here to help. With the Gentle Workout Set, you'll receive a series of four 20-minute workouts. If you feel you've been slowed down by permanent or temporary health condition, or you have significant weight to lose, these workouts could be the perfect ones for you.

Most exercises in this set are done either seated or standing, whatever configuration best meets your needs. Consider alternating the workouts by completing one every other day. You can always do more as you are able. We think you'll love these challenging, yet gentle workouts because the pace is slower and all instructions have been integrated into each routine.

The Gentle Workout Set contains:
A light warm-up and stretch, A gentle but effective cardio workout, An upper body and core session, And a program to work your lower body and improve balance.

To do this workout, you will need:
A sturdy chair, supportive shoes if you choose to use them in your workout, Light hand weights or two cans of the same weight, a pillow, and a small to medium towel.

Listen to Sample of Gentle Workout Set

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Fitness Descriptions Provide More Detail

These detailed fitness descriptions are in addition to our audio programs. They explain in more detail the exercise movement, as well as modification, in both audio and text format. They were created by a blind exercise advocate to make the exercises easier to understand and provide a more in depth workout experience. Below is just a sample of a few movements in this workout program. Fitness descriptions are included with every workout.

Light Warm Up and Stretch

01-Seated Walking and Step Touch, 02-Seated Knee Chest Pulls, 03-Ankle Circles with Toe Point, 04-Chair Core Rotations, 05-Shoulder Elbow Circles, 06-Wrists Rotations and Finger Stret, 07-Wrist Stretch, 08-Neck Stretch

Cardio

01-Walking in Place, 02-Cardio Kicks, 03-Knee Raises, 04-Hamstring Curls, 05-Step Touch, 06-Hamstring Stretch, 07-Neck Stretch

Upper Body and Core

01-Shoulder Rolls, 02-Walking in Place, 03-Wrists Rotations and Finger Stret, 04-Bicep Curl, 05-Tricep Extensions, 06-Chair Core, 07-Chair Core Rotations, 08-Modified Row, 09-Side Raises, 10-Arm Stretch, 11-Chest Stretch, 12-Neck Stretch

Lower Body and Balance

01-Walking in Place, 02-Lower Leg Lift, 03-Inner Thigh Squeeze, 04-Chair Squats, 05-Standing Hamstring Curl, 06-Quad Stretch, 07-Standing Side Leg Lift, 08-Hamstring Stretch

 

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