NWABA’s 1st milestone athlete, Krystal
As most of the world pivoted during the pandemic, NWABA did too and began offering virtual programming to its athletes at home. Beginning with one or two classes per week, NWABA now offers virtual programming five days per week including workouts such as circuit, dance aerobics, balance and control, cardio and core stability.
As this program grew, and just like any workout routine, NWABA wanted to keep its virtual athletes motivated by offering a milestone program to its regular participants. When an athlete completes 100, 300, 500 or 1,000 classes, they receive a special NWABA gift and are featured with congratulatory recognition on NWABA’s social media channels.
Laurinda, our most recent athlete to reach the 100-class milestone says, “I absolutely appreciate the innovation of NWABA implementing the virtual workouts. When it started in mid-2020 it was once or twice a week and that was such a great step. Currently, the breadth and the variety of regular classes five days a week provides the much needed ‘break in the day’. Even more, it is amazing how ‘word has spread’ the popularity of the classes from the Pacific Northwest to other states and even international attendance. Beyond the physical benefit of attending the classes they have led to conversations among the attendees leading to a social event as well as the physical benefit of the vigorous workouts.”
Since the program launched in July 2022, three NWABA athletes have completed 100 classes and there are more on the way.
NWABA’s virtual programming offers individuals who are blind and visually impaired, access to physical activity almost anywhere in the world. For those athletes who miss a class or wish to participate on their own schedule, we’ve recorded the audio-described workouts, which can be accessed on our YouTube channel.
If you would like to learn more or participate in our virtual programming, click here to read the class schedule and descriptions.