Stay at Home exercise resources for the blind and VI community

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We’ve found some of the best health and fitness resources to help you stay fit while gyms and other sports facilities remain closed.

If you have or know of any other at home fitness videos please share them with us via twitter or email us at info@goalfixsports.com

 

Tyler Merrin

US goalball star Tyler Merrin has a youtube channel dedicated to home fitness where you can find 30 home workouts to suit different abilities.

He’s also in the process of developing a home fitness app for the blind and VI community.

 


 

Panathlon home and garden games

Panathlon gives young people with disabilities and special needs the opportunity to take part in sport.

They have developed a series of online lockdown fitness resources for their Youtube channel complete each has a full audio description.

 


 

Turnstone’s seated yoga

Turnstone, a US non for profit, that aims to empower people with disabilities through sport and wellbeing has teamed up with
two-time Paralympic medalist and certified yoga instructor, Daryl Walker, for two seated yoga sessions.


 

#ActiveAtHome from British Blind Sports

BBS have worked with their inclusive trainers to develop a programme to keep you healthy and active in the comfort of your own home.

There is a live workout week at the beginning of each month, with a different exercise class each night of the week at 6pm.
Classes include yoga, HIIT, Strength training, sports skills and more.

The British Blind Sports Website has more details.

 


 

Get fit stay fit from Goalball UK

Goalball UK have started to compile a number of fitness videos specifically for the VI community on their Youtube account.

All focus on one particular exercise and are less than two minutes long.

 


 

Metro Blind Sports

Metro Bind sports are running a weekly exercise challenge and encouraging people to post themselves doing the weekly exercise challenge on social media.

You can find all of their challenges on a handy Youtube playlist.

Metro Blind Sports also have a chair Yoga session available on Youtube created with a visually impaired audience in mind.

 


 

Get Yourself Active – At Home

The charity Sense and Durham University have pre-recorded several accessible videos to support disabled people to get active at home during the coronavirus outbreak. The videos are developed from research and we have designed them using the experiences and feedback of disabled people and people with long term health conditions.

You can find all the videos here on Youtube, and there are more of their workouts here on their website.

Sense are running live online exercise sessions throughout lockdown. This includes boxing, Tai Chi and yoga. Sign up to their newsletter to receive updates about these, or email them on asw@sense.org.uk.

 


 

Eyes free fitness

The Eyes Free Youtube channel provides a number of exercise routines that you can do at home.

Playlists available range from pilates to a bootcamp style training program! All are fully accessible for the blind and VI community.

 


 

10 today

10 Today is a set of 10-minute audio workouts for older people intended to easily fit into your day to help get you stretching and moving at home.

You can find all their workouts here on Soundcloud

 


 

Inclusive Tennis at Home

The Lawn Tennis Association have put together a wide selection of inclusive exercise videos including activities and games that anyone can get involved with at home.
This includes a video on playing tennis at home created alongside British Blind Sport

 


 

LOOK UK

LOOK UK created some great audio described keep fit videos for VI kids – find them here.

 


 

Parasports

The parasports website has a stretching and mobility exercise that should help to keep the muscles and joints in good order if you’ve been doing a bit too many of the HIIT exercises above.

It could also act as a good warm up or warm down routine.

 


 

Yoga With Nes

This Youtube channel has a small number of audio described yoga sessions for the visually impaired.

 

 

Enjoy your exercising! If you have or know of any other at home fitness videos please share them with us via twitter or email us at info@goalfixsports.com

 

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