Work Out Anywhere
BORP hosts live virtual exercise classes for people with physical disabilities. Join our experienced instructors for a fun and challenging workout!*
All classes are hosted on Zoom and offered free of charge, but please consider making a donation to support this service.
You can also access recordings of BORP’s classes on BORP’s Youtube Channel and work out with us anytime.
Limited Series : Seated Tai Chi for Blind and Visually Impaired
Starting Wednesday, January 10 10:30 AM PST
Instructor: Ralph Somack
Join Sifu Ralf Somack for this free, 16 week online class specifically designed for the blind and low vision community. This is a pilot program and participant feedback is important. This class will be taught seated.
Tai Chi is a set of slow, gentle exercises and a form of moving meditation practiced for relaxation, health, exercise, and self defense.
In this program,you will learn the first 24 movements of the Sun style system. Sun Style is particularly well suited for people new to Tai Chi as it is easy to perform and it contains powerful Qigong influences that calm the mind and promote deep breathing. For more information and to register, email email@example.com
Mondays at 4pm Pacific Time
Instructor: Nathan Perkins
Nathan Perkins, a certified inclusive fitness instructor and former Paralympic athlete, leads this 30-minute class that is a combination of stretches, strength and cardio exercises all done in a seated position with or without weights. Great for all levels of fitness!
Mondays at 5:30pm Pacific Time
Now is your time to shine! Not just any other workout or dance party, Magic Monday is a special place that brings people together. Every week is a different theme chosen and led by a different participant. Whether it’s an Elvis dance party or a high-energy pop workout, our wonderful host, Tina, will help guide the newbies. A great way to meet new people, use your leadership skills, and start the week in a super fun way!
Seated Tai Chi with Ralph
Tuesdays at 10:00am Pacific Time
Instructor: Ralph Somack
Join Sifu Ralf for a continued instruction course in seated Tai Chi. This Tai Chi system improves strength, flexibility, coordination, balance, reduces stress, develops inner strength and equanimity! This class is open to all levels and abilities.
Inclusive Functional Strength Training
Tuesdays at 2pm Pacific Time
Instructor: Raye Kahn (they/them)
Trainer Raye Kahn leads this 45-minute intermediate level class that includes a stretching and mobility warm-up, followed by integrative strength training. This class can be performed seated or standing with no equipment, or with home equipment including towels, soup cans, dumbbells, resistance bands, filled water bottles, medicine balls or other kinds of balls. (This class is suitable for blind or visual impaired athletes with some experience.Detailed audio description for blind or low vision participants available upon request. Please provide request 48 hours in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org and description will be included in the Zoom reminder.)
Adaptive Chair Yoga
Wednesdays at 2pm Pacific Time
Instructor: Nancy Yates, Senior Adaptive Yoga Teacher
Class Theme: Falling In Love With Your Breath
Learn new ways to feel better, including stretching, long easeful movements with conscious breathing, sensory awareness, laughing and giggling, chanting and meditation. All movements are designed and sequenced to reduce joint discomfort, stiffness, stress and fatigue, and increase resilience, flexibility and strength. This class is for everyone interested in feeling better!
Move to the Beats!
Wednesdays at 5:30pm Pacific Time
This fun, high-energy seated dance class introduces easy-to-follow choreography from a seated position done to Latin and Club dance music. Class is geared towards upper body and core strengthening. Get ready to move!
Thursdays at 11am Pacific Time
Instructor: Raye Kahn (they/them)
Designed to improve everyday movement, this class incorporates visual and vestibular training, joint mobilization, stretching, strengthening and body alignment. If you’re dealing with an injury or just want to feel better in your body, this is the class for you. Great for all levels of fitness! Props used include tennis balls or rolled up socks. (Suitable for low vision or blind participants).
Seated Pilates and Breathwork
Thursdays at 4pm Pacific Time
Instructor: Liz Ann Kudrna
Join certified Pilates Instructor and SCI thriver Liz Ann Kundra for the seated pilates and breathwork class. Liz Ann will teach breathing strategies, deepen your understanding of “mind-body” and work with seated movement that focuses on lengthening the head to tail and opening and strengthening the upper body. These things can help you access your body’s full capacity. You will finish this class feeling rejuvenated.
Rumba with Tina
Saturdays at 11am Pacific Time
Instructor: Tina Verduzco
Rumba with Tina is an upbeat and incredibly fun seated dance workout class for all ages and abilities! (A great class for everyone, including those who are blind or visually impaired.)
Work out any time with BORP!
Check out BORP’s Move to the Beats Video! A high-energy cardio dance workout giving you 30 minutes of fun, energizing exercise.
Additional Adaptive Fitness Online Options
BORP has identified additional online adaptive fitness resources to help you stay active and healthy. Audio described and non-video workouts are also included in this resource list.
*BORP strongly recommends that you consult with your physician before beginning any exercise program. You should be in good physical condition and be able to participate in the exercise. BORP is not a licensed medical care provider and represents that it has no expertise in diagnosing, examining, or treating medical conditions of any kind, or in determining the effect of any specific exercise on a medical condition.