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 Sculpting with Weights Level two

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Created specifically for the blind and visually impaired, this workout is no joke! Shana talks you through using weights with multiple muscle groups for maximum toning and efficiency. You will need weights, an exercise mat, a wall or chair for balance, and a few feet of free space. This workout is about 40 minutes long. Combine it with Cardio Level Two for a body changing workout.

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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 - March In Place, 3 - Side Squats, 4 - Jumping Jacks, 5 - Straight Leg Raises, 6 - Squats with Overhead Shoulder Presses, 7 - Right Leg Abductions with Left Arm Side Raises, 8 - Sumo Squats with Tricep Overhead Extensions, 9 - Right Leg Abductions with Left Bicep Curls, 10 - Back Flies with Leg Lifts, 11 - Chest Presses with Bridges, 12 - Crunches, 13 - Twisting Crunches, 14 - Bicycles, 15 - Side Planks, 16 - Supermans

Sample Exercise Descriptions

3 - Side Squats

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Text Description:Bend your knees into a small squat, while concentrating your weight on your left leg. As you straighten, touch your right foot out to the side. Reverse by doing a small squat, concentrating the weight on the right leg. As you straighten, touch your left foot out to the side. Your arms can either be down at your sides, or you may rest one hand on a chair for balance. For a little extra challenge, push both hands forward as each foot touches out to the side.

5 - Straight Leg Raises

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Text Description:Kick one foot out in front of you, and bring it back. As you kick your right foot out, bring your left arm out. You can reach to touch your calf or your toes with your hand. Remember to keep your back straight. Then, alternate with your left leg and your right arm.

9 - Right Leg Abductions with Left Bicep Curls

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Text Description:Start by placing your right hand on a chair or wall for balance. Stand on your left leg, making sure not to lock your knee. Pull your stomach in, back straight, and core engaged. Lift your right leg up in front of you, with your toes turned outward, pointing toward the wall. At the same time, hold a weight in your left hand. As you bring your right leg up, curl your left arm so the weight touches your shoulder. As you return the weight to your side, return your leg to the ground. Repeat this process using your right arm and left leg.


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