BlindAlive.com

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!

Edye Fisher-Discount - Fitness Specialist

Edye Fisher-Discount has been developing and leading fitness programs for over 15 years.  She became a certified Pilates instructor and advocate several years ago after personally discovering Pilates was an effective and safe alternative to crippling back pain and back surgery.

After practicing basic mat Pilates, Edye was amazed by how much stronger she felt.  Having avoided back surgery, Edye became a Pilates advocate and enrolled in the Physical Mind Institute.  A certified professional in the The Method Pilates, Edye believes that with the right instruction and focus, each individual has the capacity to improve their strength, gain balance and improve flexibility.

In 2010, she began working with the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society to develop a basic Pilates
program suitable for people living with MS, and then began collaborating with The Breast cancer society and other specialty groups, to help people with specific needs. 

Website: www.thepilatestherapist.com