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Podcast With A Blindness Perspective.

Jan 3, 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 the use of Dumbbells to exercise and keep those muscles toned and defined. A Dumbbell is a hand-held weight ranging from a pound to a huge amount of weight for body building. We are talking about the lighter end of the spectrum, from 2 pounds to 15 pounds. These affordable and easily stored Dumbbells can be used for various motions to isolate and focus your workout to specific muscles. From the Curl for bicepts and triceps to the presses and lifts for shoulders and lats, Maria and Jeff go over a few to get you going on toning up them muscles.

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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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