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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 Strength and Endurance Programs

Interval training is the choice for many. Varying the intensity of effort is a great exercise for the heart muscle. There is no getting down on the floor so it is easy on the joints. It tends to feel less monotonous than continuous-intensity exercise and is known to be as effective as continuous endurance training while having the benefit of requiring a reduced time commitment. There is increasing evidence that it assists in managing risk factors for many diseases, including metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular disease, obesity and diabetes

Interval Training Level One was created by Mel Scott, designed by Barbara Seiden, a highly credentialed personal trainer and spoken by professional voiceover artist Eric Hollaway. This program is a little different than other BlindAlive workouts. There is a detailed “learn the moves” section and then the actual workout. The actual workout gives high level prompts so that you don't have to listen to the details every time and can listen to your body. It takes a bit of practice to learn the moves and then match them to the prompts so be patient with yourself - we find it worth the effort.

The intervals are 50 seconds activity with a 10 seconds rest. The whole program is only about 30 minutes long. Once you have mastered the moves, you can turn it on anywhere and get a great workout. The music is energetic and motivating. Eric has a voice that is easy to hear over and over.

This has become my personal go-to workout. I never get tired of it.

Listen to a sample of Interval Training Level One

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