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 Chair Yoga

Chair Yoga CD Art

Chair Yoga CD Art

This Chair Yoga removes the barriers for the blind to experience yoga. Chair yoga for the blind is perfect as an introduction to yoga without needing to get down to the floor. All the poses are either in or supported by the chair. Everything is well-described so you can relax and follow along. There are poses that strengthen, enhance balance, and stretch. There is a relaxation segment at the end.

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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- Introduction, 2- Conqueror Breath, 3- Neck Rolls, 4- Wrist Rotations, 5- Elbow Bends, 6- Shoulder and Chest Opener, 7- Shoulder Rotations, 8- Shoulder Flexion and Extension, 9- Seated Cat/Cow, 10- Seated Twist, 11- Side Bends, 12- Ankle Bends, 13- Ankle Rotations, 14- Knee Bends, 15- Supported Warrior Two, 16- Mountain Pose, 17- Extended Mountain Pose, or Chair Pose, 18- Tree Pose, 19- Modified Downward Facing Dog, 20- Modified Dancer Pose, 21- Seated Pigeon Pose, 22- Seated Forward Fold, 23- Three Part Breath


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