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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 Slow Flow Yoga

Slow Flow Yoga CD Art

Slow Flow Yoga CD Art

In Slow Flow Yoga, Joseph Simek, certified yoga instructor and owner of Dragonfly Yoga Studio, talks you through a basic sun salutation sequence making it easy for the blind and visually impaired. You will learn Warrior Two and several other classic yoga poses. It is mind calming, body strengthening, and you will feel accomplished and relaxed. Chris Belle created the music specifically for this yoga flow. This music is bright and calming. It weaves in and out of the narration of each pose. It breathes with you, and helps guide you through this gentle flow.

Listen to Sample of Slow Flow Yoga

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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.

Exercise List

1- Mountain Pose, 2- Neck Rotations, 3- Wrist Rotations, 4- Shoulder Warm-Ups, 5- Swinging Spine Twist, 6- Tabletop, 7- Cat Cow, 8- Knee to Chest Hip Warm-Ups, 9- Tabletop Ankle Warm-Ups, 10- Optional Tabletop to Standing, 11- Mountain Pose, 12- Half Sun Salute, 13- Sun Salutation Explanation, 14- Plank, 15- Cobra, 16- Downward Facing Dog, 17- Warrior 2, 18- Tree Pose, 19- Child Pose, 20- Head to Knee, 21- Bridge Pose, 22- Reclining Pigeon, 23- Reclining Twist, 24- Relaxation Pose

 

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