Walking Well from Head to Toe in Summer and Winter

By Elizabeth Sammons and other contributing APH VisionAware peers Whether it’s to stay fit, maintain independence, or enjoy nature, many of us who cannot drive due to blindness or low vision walk more than the average person. As experienced peers who are blind/low vision, we want to share our advice on staying as comfortable as … Continued

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu– My Preferred Martial Art for Self Defense

by Marana Vradenburg, VisionAware Peer Advisor Several years ago, I was walking home from the gym thinking about where I wanted to take my fitness journey. At the time, I was following a bodybuilding type program, and although I was getting stronger and improving my physique, I was feeling that it wasn’t very functional for me. I had been considering trying CrossFit since it seemed new and challenging but wasn’t sure. A staff member at … Continued

Navigating the Gym with Vision Loss

by Marana Vradenburg, Certified Personal Trainer   Imagine all the things you hear when you walk into a gym: people talking, music playing, weights clanging, people running, walking, or climbing on various types of equipment. For someone who is blind or visually impaired a gym can be a challenging space to navigate, especially considering that equipment is constantly rearranged or left … Continued

Exercise for Everyone

Editor’s Note: May is Older American’s Month. This year’s theme is communities of strength, celebrating “the strength of older adults with special emphasis on the power of connection and engagement in building strong communities.”  Also celebrated this month is Senior Health and Fitness Day on May 26. The goal is to promote the importance of regular physical activity and to … Continued

Feelings Matter

Editor’s note: Please join us on May 20 at 2:00PM ET for a panel discussion with Becky and other professionals to discuss words, feelings, and so much more! Please register and learn more.    Importance of Processing Feelings in Healthy Ways  Our feelings matter. According to Brene Brown, when we deny our emotions, they own us. As the Clinical Director of Resilient Solutions, … Continued