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.