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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!

Welcome to our Cardio Exercise Programs

Cardio, short for cardiovascular exercise, is any movement that increases your heart rate and increases blood circulation. The reason to do cardio does not end with fat loss, and there are a wide variety of health benefits you receive from a regular cardio program. Improvements include heart health, improved metabolism, improved hormonal profile, increased recovery ability from other exercise, and management of diabetes by controlling your blood sugar.

So glad that the Cardio 1 is the workout of the month this month. Right now, it is my go to workout. I am still aiming at the barre, but that is a ways off, a long-term goal. I have found the Cardio 1 to be more challenging than the Gentle Workout Set of BlindAlive. It is a bit more challenging and a lot more interesting than the Leslie Sansone In-Home Walking routines. Cardio 1 is great because it can be made more difficult or more gentle, depending on needs. My own examples: my knees won’t allow me to do the heel digs with more than just a slight bend in the back knee, but I can just put my front foot a little further forward and lean over instead. I can’t jump anymore to do jumping jacks, nor can I get my arms all the way up and back down to my sides in the allotted time, but I can do that side step with my feet and just raise my arms from shoulder height to the ceiling, which, my husband tells me, is the way the marines do them. And if it’s good enough for the Marines, then it’s good enough for me. But I can easily do the squats, thanks to the challenges we have done in the Eyesfree group, and I can now even do some strength training after I have done Cardio Level 1. Cardio 1 used to wear me out for the count, but now it feels like a very good basic workout that is still challenging. I know there are people on this list who might find Level 1 a bit elementary. But I also know there are people who are afraid to take the plunge. If you are in the latter group and don’t have a specific health issue that would prevent you from doing these exercises, but are just scared because you have been sedentary for a long time, go ahead and take the plunge. Or just start with the Gentle Workout set. If you do the Gentle ones for a while, and if you keep at it, you will be able to do the Level 1 in no time flat.
 Man rests while listening to his Cardio Workout

Man rests while listening to his Cardio Workout

In our cardio program selection, we offer three programs: a level one program, a level two program, and a boot camp-style cardio workout.

Cardio programs require a few feet of clear space, supportive shoes, and a chair or wall for balance. 

Our first program is Cardio Level One, a fun, upbeat, and calorie burning, low impact workout.

Second, we have Cardio Level Two, a faster paced, positive, calorie burner, and muscle toning workout.

And third, the Boot Camp Workout, is designed as a ultimate calorie burning, strength building workout. Be ready to work hard and achieve maximum results.

Here you can listen to samples from the Cardio Exercise Program Workouts. When you are done, you can continue reading to purchase the cardio bundle, buy the individual programs, or return to the program page.

We highly recommend that you invest in the Cardio Bundle that includes all three cardio programs, Level One, Two and the Bootcamp Program for only $47.99 and save $12. All programs come with bonus material that includes modification and adjustment options and detailed step-by-step descriptions of each movement in the routine, all sent to you as audio and text files.

 
 

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