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 Whole Body Stretch

Whole Body Stretch CD Art

Whole Body Stretch CD Art

Stretching our muscles everyday helps to keep our muscles more elastic and hydrated. It is important to stretch whether or not you do any other exercises. These stretches can be done any time of day. The seated ones can be done at your desk during the day. This will keep you alert while soothing tight muscles. The floor or bed stretches will relax and uncurl your muscles before getting out of bed or going to sleep at night. Once you learn them, you can take them anywhere.

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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 - Lateral Neck Stretch, 2 - Lateral Neck Stretches Part Two, 3 - Neck Rolls, 4 - Chest and Front Shoulder Stretch, 5 - Back and Shoulder Stretch, 6 - Triceps Stretch, 7 - Wrist Release, 8 - Rhomboid Stretch, 9 - Lateral Side Stretches, 10 - Seated Spinal Stretch, 11 - Seated Hamstring Stretch, 12 - Seated Quadricep and Hip Flexor Stretch, 13 - Calf Stretch, 14 - Butterfly Stretch, 15 - Reclining Spinal Twist, 16 - One final Full Body Stretch


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