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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!

Jason Castonguay

The First official Connecticut Idol for Fox TV, Jason dazzled a stadium audience of 10,000 in Las Vegas before returning to Hartford’s Bushnell Memorial Auditorium as special guest star performer with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra before an audience of 3,000. His musical career began when he was discovered playing the entire National Anthem on a toy organ at the age of 3.  His formal studies continued at the Hartt School of Music and progressed to Central Connecticut State University’s music program where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in music performance (Jazz Studies) and Management Information Systems (computer technology).

Extremely active in his personal life, at home Jason enjoys his recording studio and office, along with a variety of hobbies, including his extensive collection of Western Electric telephones, a digital Pipe Organ, and a flock of pet chickens, to mention only a few.  He enjoys frequent travel all over the country, including ocean cruises to perform and to visit with friends. He has co-hosted radio programs in Atlanta and in 2014 performed a concert on a cruise ship in the Bahamas. 

Jason has performed hundreds of concerts locally and throughout the country.  He performed with the New Britain Symphony Orchestra for many years during and after college.  He is a performer for all occasions and is particularly sought after for his renditions from “The Great American Song Book”—appealing to audiences of all ages.  An expert in computer technology, Jason has been employed by such corporations as AT&T and Apple, Inc.  

Jason performs regularly at local restaurants and churches and is often called upon to perform for private affairs.  He has entertained for dignitaries, including guests at the Governor’s Mansion on several occasions.  Jason, though considerably humble, is admired for not only his extraordinary music talent, but also for his engaging and genuinely warm personality.