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!

Picture of Mel Scott with Stability Ball and Mel Scott with Jingles her guide dog.

Picture of Mel Scott with Stability Ball and Mel Scott with Jingles her guide dog.

New Barre Method Level One Workout - Available Now!

The new Barre Workout Program will absolutely change the look and feel of your body. It will transform your shape while improving your balance, flexibility, and range of motion and you will feel long and lean. All you will need is a sturdy chair or piece of furniture. No other equipment is required. Light hand weights can improve results and a mat or carpeted area can add comfort. This workout can be done as a whole or in segments according to your preference. I personally do half one day and the rest the next day.

How can Eyes-Free Fitness® help people Who are blind or visually impaired?

We are proud to have created user-friendly, completely accessible solutions to exercise and fitness that you can do with confidence in your own home. Now, with resources you can use, you can take charge of your health and fitness.  All of our audio-described workout products have been tested by blind and low vision individuals to ensure that they are completely accessible.

If you are new to exercising, we recommend you start with a Level One workouts for Cardio, Weights or Pilates. Once you’ve mastered this level, you can progress to our more advanced options.  READ MORE Eyes-Free Fitness

Why BlindAlive?

BlindAlive’s goal is to remove the barriers that we, as blind individuals face, when navigating our world. In the past, these barriers have kept us from exercising, moving freely, and creating the healthier bodies that we all strive for.
   At Blind Alive we want to provide you with the tools and advice you need in order for you to take charge of your own health. We invite you to take the journey to a healthier, stronger and more functional body, one step at a time.
If you are ready to get healthy and leave behind all your notions of not being able to get fit due to your visual impairment, then you’ve come to the right place.  READ MORE Blind Alive

Who is Mel Scott?

I am blind, which means that exercise videos rarely gave me enough descriptive information to do the workouts correctly. That is why I created my company BlindAlive and the Eyes-Free Fitness workouts. I assembled a team that is passionate about making health and fitness available to anyone who wants to be healthy and strong. We are motivated to continue to bring you the finest, accessible products and programs to help you reach your goals. We are continually updating our website with workouts and products, blog posts, podcasts and ways to support you on your path to health and wellness.  READ MORE Mel Scott

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