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Podcast With A Blindness Perspective.

Jan 1, 2023

FocusOnFitness is a series of basic exercises you can do in your house, in the dorm or during a short break. Using the natural surrounding without having to find the right equipment, the best gym or the perfect time to do a little workout. Focus on Fitness is all about doing it when you can and hey, why not?

Maria Johnson, aka Girl Gone Blind, joins Jeff Thompson in the Blind Abilities Studio to Focus on Fitness and how you can incorporate little nuggets of exercise without throwing your schedule off and being able to work out within your own time and space.

In this Focus On Fitness episode, Maria and Jeff talk about Creating your space and setting the stage for your exercise routine, yoga session and ensuring your free to exercise while keeping your space safe and free from obstacles. May it be a rug or a yoga mat, the tactile surface will keep your whereabouts in mind and you can feel safe to conduct your full exercise without getting disorientated.

Maria talks about the space and how diffusers can bring about a setting fit for relaxing and setting the tone for Pilates or yoga. Music playlist from your smart devices can keep that drive going throughout your workout as well as video workouts. Hey, the music and instruction is sometimes audio friendly and once again, keeps you rockin' and rolin'.

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Check out  some more Focus on Fitness episodes and if you have any suggestions or comments, feel free to let us know. You can find Maria on Twitter @Girl_Gone_Blind and follow her blog on the web at You can find Jeff on Twitter @KnownAsJeff and check out more podcasts with a Blindness perspective on the web at


And remember:

Consult a physician before performing this or any exercise program.

This is especially important if you or your family have a history of high blood pressure, heart disease or diabetes.

It is your responsibility to evaluate your own medical and physical condition,

and to determine whether to perform or adapt any of the exercises  in this Focus on Fitness episode.

The use of any information provided on this site is solely at your own risk.

If you start to feel any pain or discomfort while exercising, stop immediately  and contact your doctor or health care professional.


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