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National Fitness Challenge

Accessible Technology Empowers Blind Americans to Get Moving

As children, we are introduced to sport and physical activity through physical education curriculums in grade school. We learn leadership and teamwork, and gain self-esteem and confidence through participation in sports. We experience the thrill of victory and the heartbreak of defeat which fuels a competitive spirit in those of us that go on to compete at a higher level. But children who are blind and visually impaired are often excluded from these formative opportunities, setting them up for unhealthy lifestyle habits that follow them into adulthood. These children have become part of the more than 11 million Americans who…  Read More

United States Association of Blind Athletes Partners with WE Fit Wellness to Expand Reach and Program Offerings


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE United States Association of Blind Athletes Partners with WE Fit Wellness to Expand Reach and Program Offerings Colorado Springs, Colorado (September 16, 2015) - The United States Association of Blind Athletes (USABA) is partnering with WE Fit Wellness to expand program and service offerings to increase community outreach. The partnership will promote a wide array of sport, recreation, and fitness options for people who are blind or visually impaired. “Research shows that individuals who are blind are twice as likely to be obese as the general population and significantly more likely to lead sedentary lifestyles,” said WE Fit…  Read More

USABA and Anthem Partner Again to Promote Health & Fitness Across the U.S.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Anthem Foundation Impacting Blind and Visually Impaired People Nationwide More than 500 people from 12 agencies participating in USABA Fitness Challenge Colorado Springs, Colo. (September 16, 2015) – Thanks to a generous $213,120 grant from the Anthem Foundation, the United States Association of Blind Athletes (USABA) is pleased to implement the National Fitness Challenge for the fourth consecutive year. During the next year, the USABA is partnering with 12 agencies throughout the United States to provide more than 500 blind and visually impaired adults with opportunities to increase their physical fitness levels and live healthier, more active lives.…  Read More

Biggest Loser to Biggest Winner


On December 25, 2011 I weighed myself and saw the red arrow point towards 240 pounds. I knew that this was an unhealthy weight for a 15-year-old and realized I had to do something about it. I could no longer blame my low vision on the fact that I was not physically active (I am considered a B3 - visual acuity above 20/600 and up to visual acuity of 20/200 and/or a visual field of less than 20 degrees and more than 5 degrees in the best eye with the best practical eye correction). I was supposed to be participating…  Read More

WellPoint Foundation Impacting Blind and Visually Impaired Teens Nationwide


Dec 12, 2012 Over 20 Agencies Participating in Fitness Challenge The United States Association of Blind Athletes (USABA) is pleased to announce a second year of the National Fitness Challenge thanks to a generous $150,000 grant from the WellPoint Foundation. This year we will partner with over 20 agencies from across the United States who will provide more than 700 teenagers who are blind and visually impaired with an opportunity to increase their physical fitness levels and live a healthier and more active lifestyle. “We are extremely pleased and excited to partner with the WellPoint Foundation to host a second year…  Read More

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