Virtual Fitness

Work Out Anywhere

BORP hosts live virtual exercise classes for people with physical disabilities. Join our experienced instructors for a fun and challenging workout!*

You can also access recordings of BORP’s classes on BORP’s Youtube Channel and work out with us anytime.

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Register for Live Virtual Classes

If you need closed captioning or other accommodations for class, please email fitness@borp.org at least two hours prior to class.

Ralf Somack

Limited Series : Seated Tai Chi for Blind and Visually Impaired

Starting June 6th 4:30 PDT
Instructor: Ralph Somack

Join Sifu Ralf Somack for this free, 12-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, we will practice various Qigong routines and learn the first 12 forms of the Sun style Tai Chi 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. We will also explore the martial applications of some of the forms.

Classes range from 45 -60 minutes long and will meet every Thursday at 4:30 PDT for 12 weeks (no class July 4th). Thank you to NCHPAD for funding this program.

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Sit Fit

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!

Magic Monday

Magic Monday

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!

Ralf Somack

Sitting Taichi for Health, Relaxation and Self Defense

Tuesdays at 10:00am Pacific Time Instructor: Ralph Somack Taichi is an ancient system of self-defense based on the principle of non-resistance. It teaches us how to control our energy and emotions more effectively and to develop “body listening” and understanding skills that cleanse the mind creating harmony and equanimity. Taichi aids in recovery from conditions like stroke and hypertension, decreases the incidence of falls, reduces hypertension, strengthens the core muscles supporting the spine, increases vitality, and reduces joint pain and stiffness. In this seated class we will practice Qi Gong and learn the “Peking 24 Short form” including self-defense applications.
Raye Kahn

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 fitness@borp.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!

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Move to the Beats!

Wednesdays at 5:30pm Pacific Time
Instructor: JanpiStar

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!

Raye Kahn

Mindful Movement

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).

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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.

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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.

Subscribe to BORP’s YouTube Channel!

Recordings of the live classes are also posted to YouTube.

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.