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Re: How much would you.....

CCB Health & Fitness
 

Brian, 
Great to hear from you and great news on the standup lessons, fun activity!

Fitness equipment can range widely in terms of style and pricing.
It really comes down to what you will use it for.

Treadmilll
-cheaper/small treadmills are best for walking as they don’t have room for running usually
-cheaper treadmills may have a smaller motor and less fancy electronics (touch screen, speakers, etc), however many lower budget treadmills these days are still pretty fancy for most.
-an example, i have a middle of the line treadmill that I use for running and it is about $2200.  By Nordictrack.
Nordic track makes cheaper/smaller versions around 800$ i believe.
Lots of other companies with pricier options.
Like Albert you can probably find a suitable treadmill for walking, on Kijiji or in your local want ads.  Many folks buy them and don’t use them….”cough, Albert, cough” haha.  Sorry for picking on you Albert but i think you are good natured about it.

Spin Bikes
-A “spin” bike is really a basic bike with adjustable seat, handlebars, etc.  There are usually no fancy electronics and usually has a tension knob or dial to adjust tension
“Exercise bikes” tend to be a bit bulkier, with a touch screen, fans, speakers, etc.  Thus they are a bit pricier.

A spin bike can range from $200 on eBay, to $2000 for a gym quality one.

For home use, the key I would suggest looking at are:

-affordable
-made of steel/aluminum
-adjustable (in terms of bikes)
-have features you want or don’t want.

Not sure if that helps at all?

I’m a big believer that middle of the road equipment is great for most, usually don’t need top of the line stuff, as you can get a 1-2 year old “top of the line” machine used for good deals...
RYAN VAN PRAET (R. Kin)
CCB Health & Fitness
National Program Manager & Coach
226-627-2179


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On Oct 25, 2018, at 10:24 PM, Brian Bibeault <gtt.northbay@...> wrote:

Hi Ryan,
I have been doing most of the routine we discussed last winter and have enrolled in the standup program at the Y which will end in early December. I have thought about enrolling for the winter at the Y but then I would need to travel there and i find the building very loud and it is a mase to get around, so that option is at the bottom of my list. I have been looking around for either a spin bike but leaning more towards a threadmill, they are not cheap and i am not sure at what style to go with. For now I do standup twice a week and do use my weight bench three times a week and no Albert I am not sleeping on it. If you have any recommendation on either bike or threadmills pros and con i would like to hear them, winter outdoors walking in my neighborhood is a nightmare, it is a quiet streets but there are no sidewalks and snowplows show up here last, so in winter i only go out for walks if I have somewhere to go.
Thanks,
 
Brian B.
 
 
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Albert,
I know the saga of you and your BowFlex!! haha:)
 
My hope is to find a method to keep people active and engaged in the winter especially, also helping eliminate the obstacle of getting to a gym.
 
Certainly I am a big fan of getting out into the world…however sometimes you need to do what is necessary to get the job done.
 
I think keeping people active more regularly in winter will provide them with more energy and motivation to get going in the spring, summer.
 
 
RYAN VAN PRAET (R. Kin)
CCB Health & Fitness
National Program Manager & Coach
226-627-2179
 
 
to find links to Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, Podcast & Email Chat List
 

 

 
On Oct 25, 2018, at 9:00 PM, Albert Ruel <albert.gtt@...> wrote:
 
Hey Ryan.  How about a set of Bands, a Floor Mat, a used Treadmill or BoFlex?  I picked up a used Treadmill for $200 and a BoFlex for about $500 some years ago, and sadly right now they’re great places for hanging things from in the garage.  
 
Thx, Albert
 
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Sent: Thursday, October 25, 2018 5:25 PM
To: ccbhealthandfitness@groups.io
Subject: Re: [ccbhealthandfitness] How much would you.....
 
hey bud,
 
Thanks for the feedback.
Ya the monthly money going out can really catch up….
 
I think I”m trying to get a handle on a theoretical:
 
“Hey, if I said pay $100, get a piece of equipment, engage with us online, LIVE in an exercise class….would you do this?”
 
I’m THINKING if i can get discounts, etc, and I can get a cost of say $100 for the blind/VI for a spin bike…then they can login 2x a week for indoor cycling classes.
 
It’s not something everyone would love, but i think it’s a scheduled workout that people will do virtually, I’d instruct…and you’d get regular exercise…
 
Just my thoughts.
RYAN VAN PRAET (R. Kin)
CCB Health & Fitness
National Program Manager & Coach
226-627-2179
 
 
to find links to Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, Podcast & Email Chat List
 
 
 
On Oct 25, 2018, at 4:56 PM, Markus ThaDon2014 <makaveli2014@...> wrote:
 
Hey bud, very good question. I for one had to terminate my gym membership for the reason of the cost was just simply kvetching up to us. I do have a weight bench in my basement for the time being plus an Oliptical that Robin was given for free, how ever with the fact that we have to move I’m not sure if i will be able to keep either of them will depend on how much room we have in the new place when they find one for us.
If i had to spend on a piece of equipment for a one time life long exercise  part of my life i would have to say i would defiantly find a good TRX to purchase and if i had the room i would potentially purchase a treadmill .
Those are my thoughts. Not sure if that is what you are looking for but i thought i would give my two sents.
Have a great evening.
 
Lion Markus McCracken
Chatham Lion’s Club
 
Active Living
Sports/Recreation
For all Abilities 
 
 
519 784 3416 
 
 

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Sent: Thursday, October 25, 2018 8:34:14 AM
To: ccbhealthandfitness@groups.io
Subject: [ccbhealthandfitness] How much would you.....
 
Good October morning everyone!! 
 
I will be posing this question on Facebook and wanted to get your feedback as well.
Please share this with any friends/family who are blind/VI as the more replies the better.
 
With winter coming and access to external exercise facilities/resources becoming potentially more limited, I am curious…
 
HOW MUCH WOULD YOU SPEND TO HAVE EXERCISE EQUIPMENT AT HOME THAT YOU COULD USE TO PARTICIPATE IN FREE AND LIVE WEEKLY EXERCISE CLASSES——VIRTUALLY?
 
In discussion with many folks, either in big cities or specifically in rural settings, transportation can certainly pose a great burden on getting to a fitness facility.
 
Here at he Health & Fitness Program I am always listening and looking for new ways to help you out.
 
Certainly it is no secret that the blind/VI community are prone to tighter financial situations, however it is still required to meet you physical fitness needs in order to help prevent disease, manage current disease and just plain feel better!!   
Would you invest in YOURSELF?  If so how much?
 
0-$20
20100$
100$+
 
I am thinking a 1 time purchase that you would invest in a piece of equipment that you would then have at home, allowing you to participate in FREE, LIVE, FITNESS class.
 
What kind of class?
Really depends on the equipment…
TRX,  Spin Class, Theraband Class, Body Weight/Core class….lots of options.
 
So there you have it…I am curious, as i have lots of ideas that can work, they key is finding a solution that would work best for most folks.
 
Let me know your thoughts!!!
RYAN VAN PRAET (R. Kin)
CCB Health & Fitness
National Program Manager & Coach
226-627-2179
 
 
to find links to Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, Podcast & Email Chat List
 
 
 
 
 


Re: How much would you.....

Brian Bibeault
 

Thanks ryan, I will check out Kijiji for something better priced, I just found the ones in the stores a little prici for my  taste.

 

Brian B.

 

 

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Sent: Friday, October 26, 2018 9:04 AM
To: ccbhealthandfitness@groups.io
Subject: Re: [ccbhealthandfitness] How much would you.....

 

Brian, 

Great to hear from you and great news on the standup lessons, fun activity!

 

Fitness equipment can range widely in terms of style and pricing.

It really comes down to what you will use it for.

 

Treadmilll

-cheaper/small treadmills are best for walking as they don’t have room for running usually

-cheaper treadmills may have a smaller motor and less fancy electronics (touch screen, speakers, etc), however many lower budget treadmills these days are still pretty fancy for most.

-an example, i have a middle of the line treadmill that I use for running and it is about $2200.  By Nordictrack.

Nordic track makes cheaper/smaller versions around 800$ i believe.

Lots of other companies with pricier options.

Like Albert you can probably find a suitable treadmill for walking, on Kijiji or in your local want ads.  Many folks buy them and don’t use them….”cough, Albert, cough” haha.  Sorry for picking on you Albert but i think you are good natured about it.

 

Spin Bikes

-A “spin” bike is really a basic bike with adjustable seat, handlebars, etc.  There are usually no fancy electronics and usually has a tension knob or dial to adjust tension

“Exercise bikes” tend to be a bit bulkier, with a touch screen, fans, speakers, etc.  Thus they are a bit pricier.

 

A spin bike can range from $200 on eBay, to $2000 for a gym quality one.

 

For home use, the key I would suggest looking at are:

 

-affordable

-made of steel/aluminum

-adjustable (in terms of bikes)

-have features you want or don’t want.

 

Not sure if that helps at all?

 

I’m a big believer that middle of the road equipment is great for most, usually don’t need top of the line stuff, as you can get a 1-2 year old “top of the line” machine used for good deals...

RYAN VAN PRAET (R. Kin)

CCB Health & Fitness

National Program Manager & Coach

226-627-2179

 

 

to find links to Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, Podcast & Email Chat List

 

 

 

On Oct 25, 2018, at 10:24 PM, Brian Bibeault <gtt.northbay@...> wrote:

 

Hi Ryan,

I have been doing most of the routine we discussed last winter and have enrolled in the standup program at the Y which will end in early December. I have thought about enrolling for the winter at the Y but then I would need to travel there and i find the building very loud and it is a mase to get around, so that option is at the bottom of my list. I have been looking around for either a spin bike but leaning more towards a threadmill, they are not cheap and i am not sure at what style to go with. For now I do standup twice a week and do use my weight bench three times a week and no Albert I am not sleeping on it. If you have any recommendation on either bike or threadmills pros and con i would like to hear them, winter outdoors walking in my neighborhood is a nightmare, it is a quiet streets but there are no sidewalks and snowplows show up here last, so in winter i only go out for walks if I have somewhere to go.

Thanks,

 

Brian B.

 

 

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Sent: Thursday, October 25, 2018 9:06 PM
To: ccbhealthandfitness@groups.io
Subject: Re: [ccbhealthandfitness] How much would you.....

 

Albert,

I know the saga of you and your BowFlex!! haha:)

 

My hope is to find a method to keep people active and engaged in the winter especially, also helping eliminate the obstacle of getting to a gym.

 

Certainly I am a big fan of getting out into the world…however sometimes you need to do what is necessary to get the job done.

 

I think keeping people active more regularly in winter will provide them with more energy and motivation to get going in the spring, summer.

 

 

RYAN VAN PRAET (R. Kin)

CCB Health & Fitness

National Program Manager & Coach

226-627-2179

 

 

to find links to Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, Podcast & Email Chat List

 

 

 

On Oct 25, 2018, at 9:00 PM, Albert Ruel <albert.gtt@...> wrote:

 

Hey Ryan.  How about a set of Bands, a Floor Mat, a used Treadmill or BoFlex?  I picked up a used Treadmill for $200 and a BoFlex for about $500 some years ago, and sadly right now they’re great places for hanging things from in the garage.  

 

Thx, Albert

 

From: ccbhealthandfitness@groups.io [mailto:ccbhealthandfitness@groups.io] On Behalf Of CCB Health & Fitness
Sent: Thursday, October 25, 2018 5:25 PM
To: ccbhealthandfitness@groups.io
Subject: Re: [ccbhealthandfitness] How much would you.....

 

hey bud,

 

Thanks for the feedback.

Ya the monthly money going out can really catch up….

 

I think I”m trying to get a handle on a theoretical:

 

“Hey, if I said pay $100, get a piece of equipment, engage with us online, LIVE in an exercise class….would you do this?”

 

I’m THINKING if i can get discounts, etc, and I can get a cost of say $100 for the blind/VI for a spin bike…then they can login 2x a week for indoor cycling classes.

 

It’s not something everyone would love, but i think it’s a scheduled workout that people will do virtually, I’d instruct…and you’d get regular exercise…

 

Just my thoughts.

RYAN VAN PRAET (R. Kin)

CCB Health & Fitness

National Program Manager & Coach

226-627-2179

 

 

to find links to Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, Podcast & Email Chat List

 

 

 

On Oct 25, 2018, at 4:56 PM, Markus ThaDon2014 <makaveli2014@...> wrote:

 

Hey bud, very good question. I for one had to terminate my gym membership for the reason of the cost was just simply kvetching up to us. I do have a weight bench in my basement for the time being plus an Oliptical that Robin was given for free, how ever with the fact that we have to move I’m not sure if i will be able to keep either of them will depend on how much room we have in the new place when they find one for us.

If i had to spend on a piece of equipment for a one time life long exercise  part of my life i would have to say i would defiantly find a good TRX to purchase and if i had the room i would potentially purchase a treadmill .

Those are my thoughts. Not sure if that is what you are looking for but i thought i would give my two sents.

Have a great evening.

 

Lion Markus McCracken

Chatham Lion’s Club

 

Active Living

Sports/Recreation

For all Abilities 

 

 

519 784 3416 

 

 


From: ccbhealthandfitness@groups.io <ccbhealthandfitness@groups.io> on behalf of CCB Health & Fitness <ccb.healthandfitness@...>
Sent: Thursday, October 25, 2018 8:34:14 AM
To: ccbhealthandfitness@groups.io
Subject: [ccbhealthandfitness] How much would you.....

 

Good October morning everyone!! 

 

I will be posing this question on Facebook and wanted to get your feedback as well.

Please share this with any friends/family who are blind/VI as the more replies the better.

 

With winter coming and access to external exercise facilities/resources becoming potentially more limited, I am curious…

 

HOW MUCH WOULD YOU SPEND TO HAVE EXERCISE EQUIPMENT AT HOME THAT YOU COULD USE TO PARTICIPATE IN FREE AND LIVE WEEKLY EXERCISE CLASSES——VIRTUALLY?

 

In discussion with many folks, either in big cities or specifically in rural settings, transportation can certainly pose a great burden on getting to a fitness facility.

 

Here at he Health & Fitness Program I am always listening and looking for new ways to help you out.

 

Certainly it is no secret that the blind/VI community are prone to tighter financial situations, however it is still required to meet you physical fitness needs in order to help prevent disease, manage current disease and just plain feel better!!   

Would you invest in YOURSELF?  If so how much?

 

0-$20

20100$

100$+

 

I am thinking a 1 time purchase that you would invest in a piece of equipment that you would then have at home, allowing you to participate in FREE, LIVE, FITNESS class.

 

What kind of class?

Really depends on the equipment…

TRX,  Spin Class, Theraband Class, Body Weight/Core class….lots of options.

 

So there you have it…I am curious, as i have lots of ideas that can work, they key is finding a solution that would work best for most folks.

 

Let me know your thoughts!!!

RYAN VAN PRAET (R. Kin)

CCB Health & Fitness

National Program Manager & Coach

226-627-2179

 

 

to find links to Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, Podcast & Email Chat List

 

 

 

 

 

 

Re: How much would you.....

Brian Bibeault
 

Hi again Ryan,

I guess a threadmill would have more advantages than a spin bike, also I was looking at some that had ski pole arms which would be better for movent I guess but they do have a higher price tag double the price of an Iphone Xs max, grin.

 

Brian B.

 

 

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Sent: Friday, October 26, 2018 9:04 AM
To: ccbhealthandfitness@groups.io
Subject: Re: [ccbhealthandfitness] How much would you.....

 

Brian, 

Great to hear from you and great news on the standup lessons, fun activity!

 

Fitness equipment can range widely in terms of style and pricing.

It really comes down to what you will use it for.

 

Treadmilll

-cheaper/small treadmills are best for walking as they don’t have room for running usually

-cheaper treadmills may have a smaller motor and less fancy electronics (touch screen, speakers, etc), however many lower budget treadmills these days are still pretty fancy for most.

-an example, i have a middle of the line treadmill that I use for running and it is about $2200.  By Nordictrack.

Nordic track makes cheaper/smaller versions around 800$ i believe.

Lots of other companies with pricier options.

Like Albert you can probably find a suitable treadmill for walking, on Kijiji or in your local want ads.  Many folks buy them and don’t use them….”cough, Albert, cough” haha.  Sorry for picking on you Albert but i think you are good natured about it.

 

Spin Bikes

-A “spin” bike is really a basic bike with adjustable seat, handlebars, etc.  There are usually no fancy electronics and usually has a tension knob or dial to adjust tension

“Exercise bikes” tend to be a bit bulkier, with a touch screen, fans, speakers, etc.  Thus they are a bit pricier.

 

A spin bike can range from $200 on eBay, to $2000 for a gym quality one.

 

For home use, the key I would suggest looking at are:

 

-affordable

-made of steel/aluminum

-adjustable (in terms of bikes)

-have features you want or don’t want.

 

Not sure if that helps at all?

 

I’m a big believer that middle of the road equipment is great for most, usually don’t need top of the line stuff, as you can get a 1-2 year old “top of the line” machine used for good deals...

RYAN VAN PRAET (R. Kin)

CCB Health & Fitness

National Program Manager & Coach

226-627-2179

 

 

to find links to Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, Podcast & Email Chat List

 

 

 

On Oct 25, 2018, at 10:24 PM, Brian Bibeault <gtt.northbay@...> wrote:

 

Hi Ryan,

I have been doing most of the routine we discussed last winter and have enrolled in the standup program at the Y which will end in early December. I have thought about enrolling for the winter at the Y but then I would need to travel there and i find the building very loud and it is a mase to get around, so that option is at the bottom of my list. I have been looking around for either a spin bike but leaning more towards a threadmill, they are not cheap and i am not sure at what style to go with. For now I do standup twice a week and do use my weight bench three times a week and no Albert I am not sleeping on it. If you have any recommendation on either bike or threadmills pros and con i would like to hear them, winter outdoors walking in my neighborhood is a nightmare, it is a quiet streets but there are no sidewalks and snowplows show up here last, so in winter i only go out for walks if I have somewhere to go.

Thanks,

 

Brian B.

 

 

From: ccbhealthandfitness@groups.io [mailto:ccbhealthandfitness@groups.io] On Behalf Of CCB Health & Fitness
Sent: Thursday, October 25, 2018 9:06 PM
To: ccbhealthandfitness@groups.io
Subject: Re: [ccbhealthandfitness] How much would you.....

 

Albert,

I know the saga of you and your BowFlex!! haha:)

 

My hope is to find a method to keep people active and engaged in the winter especially, also helping eliminate the obstacle of getting to a gym.

 

Certainly I am a big fan of getting out into the world…however sometimes you need to do what is necessary to get the job done.

 

I think keeping people active more regularly in winter will provide them with more energy and motivation to get going in the spring, summer.

 

 

RYAN VAN PRAET (R. Kin)

CCB Health & Fitness

National Program Manager & Coach

226-627-2179

 

 

to find links to Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, Podcast & Email Chat List

 

 

 

On Oct 25, 2018, at 9:00 PM, Albert Ruel <albert.gtt@...> wrote:

 

Hey Ryan.  How about a set of Bands, a Floor Mat, a used Treadmill or BoFlex?  I picked up a used Treadmill for $200 and a BoFlex for about $500 some years ago, and sadly right now they’re great places for hanging things from in the garage.  

 

Thx, Albert

 

From: ccbhealthandfitness@groups.io [mailto:ccbhealthandfitness@groups.io] On Behalf Of CCB Health & Fitness
Sent: Thursday, October 25, 2018 5:25 PM
To: ccbhealthandfitness@groups.io
Subject: Re: [ccbhealthandfitness] How much would you.....

 

hey bud,

 

Thanks for the feedback.

Ya the monthly money going out can really catch up….

 

I think I”m trying to get a handle on a theoretical:

 

“Hey, if I said pay $100, get a piece of equipment, engage with us online, LIVE in an exercise class….would you do this?”

 

I’m THINKING if i can get discounts, etc, and I can get a cost of say $100 for the blind/VI for a spin bike…then they can login 2x a week for indoor cycling classes.

 

It’s not something everyone would love, but i think it’s a scheduled workout that people will do virtually, I’d instruct…and you’d get regular exercise…

 

Just my thoughts.

RYAN VAN PRAET (R. Kin)

CCB Health & Fitness

National Program Manager & Coach

226-627-2179

 

 

to find links to Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, Podcast & Email Chat List

 

 

 

On Oct 25, 2018, at 4:56 PM, Markus ThaDon2014 <makaveli2014@...> wrote:

 

Hey bud, very good question. I for one had to terminate my gym membership for the reason of the cost was just simply kvetching up to us. I do have a weight bench in my basement for the time being plus an Oliptical that Robin was given for free, how ever with the fact that we have to move I’m not sure if i will be able to keep either of them will depend on how much room we have in the new place when they find one for us.

If i had to spend on a piece of equipment for a one time life long exercise  part of my life i would have to say i would defiantly find a good TRX to purchase and if i had the room i would potentially purchase a treadmill .

Those are my thoughts. Not sure if that is what you are looking for but i thought i would give my two sents.

Have a great evening.

 

Lion Markus McCracken

Chatham Lion’s Club

 

Active Living

Sports/Recreation

For all Abilities 

 

 

519 784 3416 

 

 


From: ccbhealthandfitness@groups.io <ccbhealthandfitness@groups.io> on behalf of CCB Health & Fitness <ccb.healthandfitness@...>
Sent: Thursday, October 25, 2018 8:34:14 AM
To: ccbhealthandfitness@groups.io
Subject: [ccbhealthandfitness] How much would you.....

 

Good October morning everyone!! 

 

I will be posing this question on Facebook and wanted to get your feedback as well.

Please share this with any friends/family who are blind/VI as the more replies the better.

 

With winter coming and access to external exercise facilities/resources becoming potentially more limited, I am curious…

 

HOW MUCH WOULD YOU SPEND TO HAVE EXERCISE EQUIPMENT AT HOME THAT YOU COULD USE TO PARTICIPATE IN FREE AND LIVE WEEKLY EXERCISE CLASSES——VIRTUALLY?

 

In discussion with many folks, either in big cities or specifically in rural settings, transportation can certainly pose a great burden on getting to a fitness facility.

 

Here at he Health & Fitness Program I am always listening and looking for new ways to help you out.

 

Certainly it is no secret that the blind/VI community are prone to tighter financial situations, however it is still required to meet you physical fitness needs in order to help prevent disease, manage current disease and just plain feel better!!   

Would you invest in YOURSELF?  If so how much?

 

0-$20

20100$

100$+

 

I am thinking a 1 time purchase that you would invest in a piece of equipment that you would then have at home, allowing you to participate in FREE, LIVE, FITNESS class.

 

What kind of class?

Really depends on the equipment…

TRX,  Spin Class, Theraband Class, Body Weight/Core class….lots of options.

 

So there you have it…I am curious, as i have lots of ideas that can work, they key is finding a solution that would work best for most folks.

 

Let me know your thoughts!!!

RYAN VAN PRAET (R. Kin)

CCB Health & Fitness

National Program Manager & Coach

226-627-2179

 

 

to find links to Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, Podcast & Email Chat List

 

 

 

 

 

 

Re: How much would you.....

Jean Menzies <jemenzies@...>
 

If thinking about bikes, I would opt for a BikeErg. What is that you say?
 
Erg means work, and you know what a bike is. hahaha. Concept2 manufactures their original indoor rowing machines, a SkiErg, and now a BikeErg. I have one of their Model D indoor rowers, and although I’m not using it right now, it is great. It does come apart into two sections so that it takes up less room when not in use.
 
But if I had room, I’d love to have a BikeErg as well. Here is company info:
 

The flywheel uses air resistance to create a smooth, quiet ride that responds to your efforts. The damper is your "gearing", allowing you to adjust the feel of your ride. Unlike most stationary bikes, the BikeErg has a clutch, so just like a real bike, when you stop pedaling, the flywheel keeps on spinning.

The sophisticated Performance Monitor gives you instantaneous workout feedback, with a wide variety of displays and workouts to choose from. The Performance Monitor is calibrated so you'll be able to directly compare your times and distances with other people, as well as track your progress.

The BikeErg comes from a company with over 40 years experience of making innovative, high quality products. Whatever sort of indoor cycling workout you're after, whether you're looking to get fit or gain an edge for your next race, the Concept2 BikeErg is the perfect machine for you.”

 

And the nice thing is that all of their equipment, the rowers, the SkiErg, and the BikeErg, all work with a free app called ErgData that runs on the iPhone. With the app, you get real-time, spoken output of a lot of the info that is on the console. Speed, distance, heartrate if you are using a heartrate monitor, etc. Plus it syncs everything to your online log so that you can keep track of your efforts, compare to others, enter challenges, etc.

 

https://www.concept2.com/

 

Unfortunatly, I don’t think I have room, though. I do have a treadmill, as well, and space is at a premium.

 

Jean

 

From: CCB Health & Fitness
Sent: Friday, October 26, 2018 6:03 AM
To: ccbhealthandfitness@groups.io
Subject: Re: [ccbhealthandfitness] How much would you.....
 
Brian, 
Great to hear from you and great news on the standup lessons, fun activity!
 
Fitness equipment can range widely in terms of style and pricing.
It really comes down to what you will use it for.
 
Treadmilll
-cheaper/small treadmills are best for walking as they don’t have room for running usually
-cheaper treadmills may have a smaller motor and less fancy electronics (touch screen, speakers, etc), however many lower budget treadmills these days are still pretty fancy for most.
-an example, i have a middle of the line treadmill that I use for running and it is about $2200.  By Nordictrack.
Nordic track makes cheaper/smaller versions around 800$ i believe.
Lots of other companies with pricier options.
Like Albert you can probably find a suitable treadmill for walking, on Kijiji or in your local want ads.  Many folks buy them and don’t use them….”cough, Albert, cough” haha.  Sorry for picking on you Albert but i think you are good natured about it.
 
Spin Bikes
-A “spin” bike is really a basic bike with adjustable seat, handlebars, etc.  There are usually no fancy electronics and usually has a tension knob or dial to adjust tension
“Exercise bikes” tend to be a bit bulkier, with a touch screen, fans, speakers, etc.  Thus they are a bit pricier.
 
A spin bike can range from $200 on eBay, to $2000 for a gym quality one.
 
For home use, the key I would suggest looking at are:
 
-affordable
-made of steel/aluminum
-adjustable (in terms of bikes)
-have features you want or don’t want.
 
Not sure if that helps at all?
 
I’m a big believer that middle of the road equipment is great for most, usually don’t need top of the line stuff, as you can get a 1-2 year old “top of the line” machine used for good deals...
RYAN VAN PRAET (R. Kin)
CCB Health & Fitness
National Program Manager & Coach
ccb.healthandfitness@...
226-627-2179
 
 
to find links to Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, Podcast & Email Chat List
 


 
On Oct 25, 2018, at 10:24 PM, Brian Bibeault <gtt.northbay@...> wrote:
 
Hi Ryan,
I have been doing most of the routine we discussed last winter and have enrolled in the standup program at the Y which will end in early December. I have thought about enrolling for the winter at the Y but then I would need to travel there and i find the building very loud and it is a mase to get around, so that option is at the bottom of my list. I have been looking around for either a spin bike but leaning more towards a threadmill, they are not cheap and i am not sure at what style to go with. For now I do standup twice a week and do use my weight bench three times a week and no Albert I am not sleeping on it. If you have any recommendation on either bike or threadmills pros and con i would like to hear them, winter outdoors walking in my neighborhood is a nightmare, it is a quiet streets but there are no sidewalks and snowplows show up here last, so in winter i only go out for walks if I have somewhere to go.
Thanks,
 
Brian B.
 
 
From: ccbhealthandfitness@groups.io [mailto:ccbhealthandfitness@groups.io] On Behalf Of CCB Health & Fitness
Sent: Thursday, October 25, 2018 9:06 PM
To: ccbhealthandfitness@groups.io
Subject: Re: [ccbhealthandfitness] How much would you.....
 
Albert,
I know the saga of you and your BowFlex!! haha:)
 
My hope is to find a method to keep people active and engaged in the winter especially, also helping eliminate the obstacle of getting to a gym.
 
Certainly I am a big fan of getting out into the world…however sometimes you need to do what is necessary to get the job done.
 
I think keeping people active more regularly in winter will provide them with more energy and motivation to get going in the spring, summer.
 
 
RYAN VAN PRAET (R. Kin)
CCB Health & Fitness
National Program Manager & Coach
ccb.healthandfitness@...
226-627-2179
 
 
to find links to Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, Podcast & Email Chat List
 

 

 
On Oct 25, 2018, at 9:00 PM, Albert Ruel <albert.gtt@...> wrote:
 
Hey Ryan.  How about a set of Bands, a Floor Mat, a used Treadmill or BoFlex?  I picked up a used Treadmill for $200 and a BoFlex for about $500 some years ago, and sadly right now they’re great places for hanging things from in the garage.  
 
Thx, Albert
 
From: ccbhealthandfitness@groups.io [mailto:ccbhealthandfitness@groups.io] On Behalf Of CCB Health & Fitness
Sent: Thursday, October 25, 2018 5:25 PM
To: ccbhealthandfitness@groups.io
Subject: Re: [ccbhealthandfitness] How much would you.....
 
hey bud,
 
Thanks for the feedback.
Ya the monthly money going out can really catch up….
 
I think I”m trying to get a handle on a theoretical:
 
“Hey, if I said pay $100, get a piece of equipment, engage with us online, LIVE in an exercise class….would you do this?”
 
I’m THINKING if i can get discounts, etc, and I can get a cost of say $100 for the blind/VI for a spin bike…then they can login 2x a week for indoor cycling classes.
 
It’s not something everyone would love, but i think it’s a scheduled workout that people will do virtually, I’d instruct…and you’d get regular exercise…
 
Just my thoughts.
RYAN VAN PRAET (R. Kin)
CCB Health & Fitness
National Program Manager & Coach
ccb.healthandfitness@...
226-627-2179
 
 
to find links to Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, Podcast & Email Chat List
 
 
 
On Oct 25, 2018, at 4:56 PM, Markus ThaDon2014 <makaveli2014@...> wrote:
 
Hey bud, very good question. I for one had to terminate my gym membership for the reason of the cost was just simply kvetching up to us. I do have a weight bench in my basement for the time being plus an Oliptical that Robin was given for free, how ever with the fact that we have to move I’m not sure if i will be able to keep either of them will depend on how much room we have in the new place when they find one for us.
If i had to spend on a piece of equipment for a one time life long exercise  part of my life i would have to say i would defiantly find a good TRX to purchase and if i had the room i would potentially purchase a treadmill .
Those are my thoughts. Not sure if that is what you are looking for but i thought i would give my two sents.
Have a great evening.
 
Lion Markus McCracken
Chatham Lion’s Club
 
Active Living
Sports/Recreation
For all Abilities 
 
 
makaveli2014@...
519 784 3416 
 
 

From: ccbhealthandfitness@groups.io <ccbhealthandfitness@groups.io> on behalf of CCB Health & Fitness <ccb.healthandfitness@...>
Sent: Thursday, October 25, 2018 8:34:14 AM
To: ccbhealthandfitness@groups.io
Subject: [ccbhealthandfitness] How much would you.....
 
Good October morning everyone!! 
 
I will be posing this question on Facebook and wanted to get your feedback as well.
Please share this with any friends/family who are blind/VI as the more replies the better.
 
With winter coming and access to external exercise facilities/resources becoming potentially more limited, I am curious…
 
HOW MUCH WOULD YOU SPEND TO HAVE EXERCISE EQUIPMENT AT HOME THAT YOU COULD USE TO PARTICIPATE IN FREE AND LIVE WEEKLY EXERCISE CLASSES——VIRTUALLY?
 
In discussion with many folks, either in big cities or specifically in rural settings, transportation can certainly pose a great burden on getting to a fitness facility.
 
Here at he Health & Fitness Program I am always listening and looking for new ways to help you out.
 
Certainly it is no secret that the blind/VI community are prone to tighter financial situations, however it is still required to meet you physical fitness needs in order to help prevent disease, manage current disease and just plain feel better!!  
Would you invest in YOURSELF?  If so how much?
 
0-$20
20100$
100$+
 
I am thinking a 1 time purchase that you would invest in a piece of equipment that you would then have at home, allowing you to participate in FREE, LIVE, FITNESS class.
 
What kind of class?
Really depends on the equipment…
TRX,  Spin Class, Theraband Class, Body Weight/Core class….lots of options.
 
So there you have it…I am curious, as i have lots of ideas that can work, they key is finding a solution that would work best for most folks.
 
Let me know your thoughts!!!
RYAN VAN PRAET (R. Kin)
CCB Health & Fitness
National Program Manager & Coach
ccb.healthandfitness@...
226-627-2179
 
 
to find links to Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, Podcast & Email Chat List
 
 
 
 
 

 

Re: How much would you.....

Albert Ruel
 

One of the devices we used to have was a FitDesk.  We’ve since sent it to a new and better home, however it was an interesting experiment for the couple of years we had it.  This thing folded up into a smaller footprint and had an adjustable seat back for smaller and larger butts, and the seat raised and lowered depending on the leg length of the rider.  It was an exercise bike that was really quiet with a manual adjusting tension knob.  The greatest thing was the desktop that slanted slightly so you could place your laptop/iPad/iPhone on its rubber surface that kept your devices from slipping off when you hit those ultra-high speeds.  A feat I never accomplished.  LOL.  We had it in the living room thinking that we’d ride it while watching TV, and that didn’t happen, however it was quiet enough to allow such activities to take place. 

 

Thx, Albert

 

From: ccbhealthandfitness@groups.io [mailto:ccbhealthandfitness@groups.io] On Behalf Of Jean Menzies
Sent: Friday, October 26, 2018 8:35 AM
To: ccbhealthandfitness@groups.io
Subject: Re: [ccbhealthandfitness] How much would you.....

 

If thinking about bikes, I would opt for a BikeErg. What is that you say?

 

Erg means work, and you know what a bike is. hahaha. Concept2 manufactures their original indoor rowing machines, a SkiErg, and now a BikeErg. I have one of their Model D indoor rowers, and although I’m not using it right now, it is great. It does come apart into two sections so that it takes up less room when not in use.

 

But if I had room, I’d love to have a BikeErg as well. Here is company info:

 

  • “The Concept2 BikeErg is the latest addition to our family of sport-based ergometers. The BikeErg has the same flywheel and Performance Monitor as our Concept2 Indoor Rowers and SkiErgs, bringing to cycling the strengths and features we've previously brought to rowing and cross-country skiing.

The flywheel uses air resistance to create a smooth, quiet ride that responds to your efforts. The damper is your "gearing", allowing you to adjust the feel of your ride. Unlike most stationary bikes, the BikeErg has a clutch, so just like a real bike, when you stop pedaling, the flywheel keeps on spinning.

The sophisticated Performance Monitor gives you instantaneous workout feedback, with a wide variety of displays and workouts to choose from. The Performance Monitor is calibrated so you'll be able to directly compare your times and distances with other people, as well as track your progress.

The BikeErg comes from a company with over 40 years experience of making innovative, high quality products. Whatever sort of indoor cycling workout you're after, whether you're looking to get fit or gain an edge for your next race, the Concept2 BikeErg is the perfect machine for you.”

 

And the nice thing is that all of their equipment, the rowers, the SkiErg, and the BikeErg, all work with a free app called ErgData that runs on the iPhone. With the app, you get real-time, spoken output of a lot of the info that is on the console. Speed, distance, heartrate if you are using a heartrate monitor, etc. Plus it syncs everything to your online log so that you can keep track of your efforts, compare to others, enter challenges, etc.

 

https://www.concept2.com/

 

Unfortunatly, I don’t think I have room, though. I do have a treadmill, as well, and space is at a premium.

 

Jean

 

From: CCB Health & Fitness

Sent: Friday, October 26, 2018 6:03 AM

Subject: Re: [ccbhealthandfitness] How much would you.....

 

Brian, 

Great to hear from you and great news on the standup lessons, fun activity!

 

Fitness equipment can range widely in terms of style and pricing.

It really comes down to what you will use it for.

 

Treadmilll

-cheaper/small treadmills are best for walking as they don’t have room for running usually

-cheaper treadmills may have a smaller motor and less fancy electronics (touch screen, speakers, etc), however many lower budget treadmills these days are still pretty fancy for most.

-an example, i have a middle of the line treadmill that I use for running and it is about $2200.  By Nordictrack.

Nordic track makes cheaper/smaller versions around 800$ i believe.

Lots of other companies with pricier options.

Like Albert you can probably find a suitable treadmill for walking, on Kijiji or in your local want ads.  Many folks buy them and don’t use them….”cough, Albert, cough” haha.  Sorry for picking on you Albert but i think you are good natured about it.

 

Spin Bikes

-A “spin” bike is really a basic bike with adjustable seat, handlebars, etc.  There are usually no fancy electronics and usually has a tension knob or dial to adjust tension

“Exercise bikes” tend to be a bit bulkier, with a touch screen, fans, speakers, etc.  Thus they are a bit pricier.

 

A spin bike can range from $200 on eBay, to $2000 for a gym quality one.

 

For home use, the key I would suggest looking at are:

 

-affordable

-made of steel/aluminum

-adjustable (in terms of bikes)

-have features you want or don’t want.

 

Not sure if that helps at all?

 

I’m a big believer that middle of the road equipment is great for most, usually don’t need top of the line stuff, as you can get a 1-2 year old “top of the line” machine used for good deals...

RYAN VAN PRAET (R. Kin)

CCB Health & Fitness

National Program Manager & Coach

226-627-2179

 

 

to find links to Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, Podcast & Email Chat List

 

 

 

On Oct 25, 2018, at 10:24 PM, Brian Bibeault <gtt.northbay@...> wrote:

 

Hi Ryan,

I have been doing most of the routine we discussed last winter and have enrolled in the standup program at the Y which will end in early December. I have thought about enrolling for the winter at the Y but then I would need to travel there and i find the building very loud and it is a mase to get around, so that option is at the bottom of my list. I have been looking around for either a spin bike but leaning more towards a threadmill, they are not cheap and i am not sure at what style to go with. For now I do standup twice a week and do use my weight bench three times a week and no Albert I am not sleeping on it. If you have any recommendation on either bike or threadmills pros and con i would like to hear them, winter outdoors walking in my neighborhood is a nightmare, it is a quiet streets but there are no sidewalks and snowplows show up here last, so in winter i only go out for walks if I have somewhere to go.

Thanks,

 

Brian B.

 

 

From: ccbhealthandfitness@groups.io [mailto:ccbhealthandfitness@groups.io] On Behalf Of CCB Health & Fitness
Sent: Thursday, October 25, 2018 9:06 PM
To: ccbhealthandfitness@groups.io
Subject: Re: [ccbhealthandfitness] How much would you.....

 

Albert,

I know the saga of you and your BowFlex!! haha:)

 

My hope is to find a method to keep people active and engaged in the winter especially, also helping eliminate the obstacle of getting to a gym.

 

Certainly I am a big fan of getting out into the world…however sometimes you need to do what is necessary to get the job done.

 

I think keeping people active more regularly in winter will provide them with more energy and motivation to get going in the spring, summer.

 

 

RYAN VAN PRAET (R. Kin)

CCB Health & Fitness

National Program Manager & Coach

226-627-2179

 

 

to find links to Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, Podcast & Email Chat List

 

 

 

On Oct 25, 2018, at 9:00 PM, Albert Ruel <albert.gtt@...> wrote:

 

Hey Ryan.  How about a set of Bands, a Floor Mat, a used Treadmill or BoFlex?  I picked up a used Treadmill for $200 and a BoFlex for about $500 some years ago, and sadly right now they’re great places for hanging things from in the garage.  

 

Thx, Albert

 

From: ccbhealthandfitness@groups.io [mailto:ccbhealthandfitness@groups.io] On Behalf Of CCB Health & Fitness
Sent: Thursday, October 25, 2018 5:25 PM
To: 
ccbhealthandfitness@groups.io
Subject: Re: [ccbhealthandfitness] How much would you.....

 

hey bud,

 

Thanks for the feedback.

Ya the monthly money going out can really catch up….

 

I think I”m trying to get a handle on a theoretical:

 

“Hey, if I said pay $100, get a piece of equipment, engage with us online, LIVE in an exercise class….would you do this?”

 

I’m THINKING if i can get discounts, etc, and I can get a cost of say $100 for the blind/VI for a spin bike…then they can login 2x a week for indoor cycling classes.

 

It’s not something everyone would love, but i think it’s a scheduled workout that people will do virtually, I’d instruct…and you’d get regular exercise…

 

Just my thoughts.

RYAN VAN PRAET (R. Kin)

CCB Health & Fitness

National Program Manager & Coach

226-627-2179

 

 

to find links to Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, Podcast & Email Chat List

 

 

 

On Oct 25, 2018, at 4:56 PM, Markus ThaDon2014 <makaveli2014@...> wrote:

 

Hey bud, very good question. I for one had to terminate my gym membership for the reason of the cost was just simply kvetching up to us. I do have a weight bench in my basement for the time being plus an Oliptical that Robin was given for free, how ever with the fact that we have to move I’m not sure if i will be able to keep either of them will depend on how much room we have in the new place when they find one for us.

If i had to spend on a piece of equipment for a one time life long exercise  part of my life i would have to say i would defiantly find a good TRX to purchase and if i had the room i would potentially purchase a treadmill .

Those are my thoughts. Not sure if that is what you are looking for but i thought i would give my two sents.

Have a great evening.

 

Lion Markus McCracken

Chatham Lion’s Club

 

Active Living

Sports/Recreation

For all Abilities 

 

 

519 784 3416 

 

 


From: ccbhealthandfitness@groups.io <ccbhealthandfitness@groups.io> on behalf of CCB Health & Fitness <ccb.healthandfitness@...>
Sent: Thursday, October 25, 2018 8:34:14 AM
To: 
ccbhealthandfitness@groups.io
Subject: [ccbhealthandfitness] How much would you.....

 

Good October morning everyone!! 

 

I will be posing this question on Facebook and wanted to get your feedback as well.

Please share this with any friends/family who are blind/VI as the more replies the better.

 

With winter coming and access to external exercise facilities/resources becoming potentially more limited, I am curious…

 

HOW MUCH WOULD YOU SPEND TO HAVE EXERCISE EQUIPMENT AT HOME THAT YOU COULD USE TO PARTICIPATE IN FREE AND LIVE WEEKLY EXERCISE CLASSES——VIRTUALLY?

 

In discussion with many folks, either in big cities or specifically in rural settings, transportation can certainly pose a great burden on getting to a fitness facility.

 

Here at he Health & Fitness Program I am always listening and looking for new ways to help you out.

 

Certainly it is no secret that the blind/VI community are prone to tighter financial situations, however it is still required to meet you physical fitness needs in order to help prevent disease, manage current disease and just plain feel better!!  

Would you invest in YOURSELF?  If so how much?

 

0-$20

20100$

100$+

 

I am thinking a 1 time purchase that you would invest in a piece of equipment that you would then have at home, allowing you to participate in FREE, LIVE, FITNESS class.

 

What kind of class?

Really depends on the equipment…

TRX,  Spin Class, Theraband Class, Body Weight/Core class….lots of options.

 

So there you have it…I am curious, as i have lots of ideas that can work, they key is finding a solution that would work best for most folks.

 

Let me know your thoughts!!!

RYAN VAN PRAET (R. Kin)

CCB Health & Fitness

National Program Manager & Coach

226-627-2179

 

 

to find links to Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, Podcast & Email Chat List

 

 

 

 

 

 

Re: How much would you.....

Albert Ruel
 

Ryan and Brian, the treadmill I found used in the Victoria area was a folding one that takes up little room, cause that’s all I have available.  It is so simple that even I could use it if I tried, as it has but one adjustment knob for speed and a safety string to shut it off when I collapse from working too hard.  Not that it’s ever happened though.  LOL. 

 

Thx, Albert

 

From: ccbhealthandfitness@groups.io [mailto:ccbhealthandfitness@groups.io] On Behalf Of Brian Bibeault
Sent: Friday, October 26, 2018 6:19 AM
To: ccbhealthandfitness@groups.io
Subject: Re: [ccbhealthandfitness] How much would you.....

 

Thanks ryan, I will check out Kijiji for something better priced, I just found the ones in the stores a little prici for my  taste.

 

Brian B.

 

 

From: ccbhealthandfitness@groups.io [mailto:ccbhealthandfitness@groups.io] On Behalf Of CCB Health & Fitness
Sent: Friday, October 26, 2018 9:04 AM
To: ccbhealthandfitness@groups.io
Subject: Re: [ccbhealthandfitness] How much would you.....

 

Brian, 

Great to hear from you and great news on the standup lessons, fun activity!

 

Fitness equipment can range widely in terms of style and pricing.

It really comes down to what you will use it for.

 

Treadmilll

-cheaper/small treadmills are best for walking as they don’t have room for running usually

-cheaper treadmills may have a smaller motor and less fancy electronics (touch screen, speakers, etc), however many lower budget treadmills these days are still pretty fancy for most.

-an example, i have a middle of the line treadmill that I use for running and it is about $2200.  By Nordictrack.

Nordic track makes cheaper/smaller versions around 800$ i believe.

Lots of other companies with pricier options.

Like Albert you can probably find a suitable treadmill for walking, on Kijiji or in your local want ads.  Many folks buy them and don’t use them….”cough, Albert, cough” haha.  Sorry for picking on you Albert but i think you are good natured about it.

 

Spin Bikes

-A “spin” bike is really a basic bike with adjustable seat, handlebars, etc.  There are usually no fancy electronics and usually has a tension knob or dial to adjust tension

“Exercise bikes” tend to be a bit bulkier, with a touch screen, fans, speakers, etc.  Thus they are a bit pricier.

 

A spin bike can range from $200 on eBay, to $2000 for a gym quality one.

 

For home use, the key I would suggest looking at are:

 

-affordable

-made of steel/aluminum

-adjustable (in terms of bikes)

-have features you want or don’t want.

 

Not sure if that helps at all?

 

I’m a big believer that middle of the road equipment is great for most, usually don’t need top of the line stuff, as you can get a 1-2 year old “top of the line” machine used for good deals...

RYAN VAN PRAET (R. Kin)

CCB Health & Fitness

National Program Manager & Coach

226-627-2179

 

 

to find links to Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, Podcast & Email Chat List

 

 

 

On Oct 25, 2018, at 10:24 PM, Brian Bibeault <gtt.northbay@...> wrote:

 

Hi Ryan,

I have been doing most of the routine we discussed last winter and have enrolled in the standup program at the Y which will end in early December. I have thought about enrolling for the winter at the Y but then I would need to travel there and i find the building very loud and it is a mase to get around, so that option is at the bottom of my list. I have been looking around for either a spin bike but leaning more towards a threadmill, they are not cheap and i am not sure at what style to go with. For now I do standup twice a week and do use my weight bench three times a week and no Albert I am not sleeping on it. If you have any recommendation on either bike or threadmills pros and con i would like to hear them, winter outdoors walking in my neighborhood is a nightmare, it is a quiet streets but there are no sidewalks and snowplows show up here last, so in winter i only go out for walks if I have somewhere to go.

Thanks,

 

Brian B.

 

 

From: ccbhealthandfitness@groups.io [mailto:ccbhealthandfitness@groups.io] On Behalf Of CCB Health & Fitness
Sent: Thursday, October 25, 2018 9:06 PM
To: ccbhealthandfitness@groups.io
Subject: Re: [ccbhealthandfitness] How much would you.....

 

Albert,

I know the saga of you and your BowFlex!! haha:)

 

My hope is to find a method to keep people active and engaged in the winter especially, also helping eliminate the obstacle of getting to a gym.

 

Certainly I am a big fan of getting out into the world…however sometimes you need to do what is necessary to get the job done.

 

I think keeping people active more regularly in winter will provide them with more energy and motivation to get going in the spring, summer.

 

 

RYAN VAN PRAET (R. Kin)

CCB Health & Fitness

National Program Manager & Coach

226-627-2179

 

 

to find links to Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, Podcast & Email Chat List

 

 

 

On Oct 25, 2018, at 9:00 PM, Albert Ruel <albert.gtt@...> wrote:

 

Hey Ryan.  How about a set of Bands, a Floor Mat, a used Treadmill or BoFlex?  I picked up a used Treadmill for $200 and a BoFlex for about $500 some years ago, and sadly right now they’re great places for hanging things from in the garage.  

 

Thx, Albert

 

From: ccbhealthandfitness@groups.io [mailto:ccbhealthandfitness@groups.io] On Behalf Of CCB Health & Fitness
Sent: Thursday, October 25, 2018 5:25 PM
To: ccbhealthandfitness@groups.io
Subject: Re: [ccbhealthandfitness] How much would you.....

 

hey bud,

 

Thanks for the feedback.

Ya the monthly money going out can really catch up….

 

I think I”m trying to get a handle on a theoretical:

 

“Hey, if I said pay $100, get a piece of equipment, engage with us online, LIVE in an exercise class….would you do this?”

 

I’m THINKING if i can get discounts, etc, and I can get a cost of say $100 for the blind/VI for a spin bike…then they can login 2x a week for indoor cycling classes.

 

It’s not something everyone would love, but i think it’s a scheduled workout that people will do virtually, I’d instruct…and you’d get regular exercise…

 

Just my thoughts.

RYAN VAN PRAET (R. Kin)

CCB Health & Fitness

National Program Manager & Coach

226-627-2179

 

 

to find links to Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, Podcast & Email Chat List

 

 

 

On Oct 25, 2018, at 4:56 PM, Markus ThaDon2014 <makaveli2014@...> wrote:

 

Hey bud, very good question. I for one had to terminate my gym membership for the reason of the cost was just simply kvetching up to us. I do have a weight bench in my basement for the time being plus an Oliptical that Robin was given for free, how ever with the fact that we have to move I’m not sure if i will be able to keep either of them will depend on how much room we have in the new place when they find one for us.

If i had to spend on a piece of equipment for a one time life long exercise  part of my life i would have to say i would defiantly find a good TRX to purchase and if i had the room i would potentially purchase a treadmill .

Those are my thoughts. Not sure if that is what you are looking for but i thought i would give my two sents.

Have a great evening.

 

Lion Markus McCracken

Chatham Lion’s Club

 

Active Living

Sports/Recreation

For all Abilities 

 

 

519 784 3416 

 

 


From: ccbhealthandfitness@groups.io <ccbhealthandfitness@groups.io> on behalf of CCB Health & Fitness <ccb.healthandfitness@...>
Sent: Thursday, October 25, 2018 8:34:14 AM
To: ccbhealthandfitness@groups.io
Subject: [ccbhealthandfitness] How much would you.....

 

Good October morning everyone!! 

 

I will be posing this question on Facebook and wanted to get your feedback as well.

Please share this with any friends/family who are blind/VI as the more replies the better.

 

With winter coming and access to external exercise facilities/resources becoming potentially more limited, I am curious…

 

HOW MUCH WOULD YOU SPEND TO HAVE EXERCISE EQUIPMENT AT HOME THAT YOU COULD USE TO PARTICIPATE IN FREE AND LIVE WEEKLY EXERCISE CLASSES——VIRTUALLY?

 

In discussion with many folks, either in big cities or specifically in rural settings, transportation can certainly pose a great burden on getting to a fitness facility.

 

Here at he Health & Fitness Program I am always listening and looking for new ways to help you out.

 

Certainly it is no secret that the blind/VI community are prone to tighter financial situations, however it is still required to meet you physical fitness needs in order to help prevent disease, manage current disease and just plain feel better!!   

Would you invest in YOURSELF?  If so how much?

 

0-$20

20100$

100$+

 

I am thinking a 1 time purchase that you would invest in a piece of equipment that you would then have at home, allowing you to participate in FREE, LIVE, FITNESS class.

 

What kind of class?

Really depends on the equipment…

TRX,  Spin Class, Theraband Class, Body Weight/Core class….lots of options.

 

So there you have it…I am curious, as i have lots of ideas that can work, they key is finding a solution that would work best for most folks.

 

Let me know your thoughts!!!

RYAN VAN PRAET (R. Kin)

CCB Health & Fitness

National Program Manager & Coach

226-627-2179

 

 

to find links to Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, Podcast & Email Chat List

 

 

 

 

 

 

Re: How much would you.....

Albert Ruel
 

I agree Ryan, and now that it’s getting a little cooler outside we’ll start using that treadmill a little more.  Since coming back from vacation on July 2 at 221 LB I’ve been working at getting back to the 195 range, and today I hit 204.4.  A little more exercise and better eating and drinking habits are working, despite my protestations about the treadmill and BoFlex. 

 

Thx, Albert

 

From: ccbhealthandfitness@groups.io [mailto:ccbhealthandfitness@groups.io] On Behalf Of CCB Health & Fitness
Sent: Thursday, October 25, 2018 6:06 PM
To: ccbhealthandfitness@groups.io
Subject: Re: [ccbhealthandfitness] How much would you.....

 

Albert,

I know the saga of you and your BowFlex!! haha:)

 

My hope is to find a method to keep people active and engaged in the winter especially, also helping eliminate the obstacle of getting to a gym.

 

Certainly I am a big fan of getting out into the world…however sometimes you need to do what is necessary to get the job done.

 

I think keeping people active more regularly in winter will provide them with more energy and motivation to get going in the spring, summer.

 

 

RYAN VAN PRAET (R. Kin)

CCB Health & Fitness

National Program Manager & Coach

226-627-2179

 

 

to find links to Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, Podcast & Email Chat List

 

 

 

On Oct 25, 2018, at 9:00 PM, Albert Ruel <albert.gtt@...> wrote:

 

Hey Ryan.  How about a set of Bands, a Floor Mat, a used Treadmill or BoFlex?  I picked up a used Treadmill for $200 and a BoFlex for about $500 some years ago, and sadly right now they’re great places for hanging things from in the garage.  

 

Thx, Albert

 

From: ccbhealthandfitness@groups.io [mailto:ccbhealthandfitness@groups.io] On Behalf Of CCB Health & Fitness
Sent: Thursday, October 25, 2018 5:25 PM
To: ccbhealthandfitness@groups.io
Subject: Re: [ccbhealthandfitness] How much would you.....

 

hey bud,

 

Thanks for the feedback.

Ya the monthly money going out can really catch up….

 

I think I”m trying to get a handle on a theoretical:

 

“Hey, if I said pay $100, get a piece of equipment, engage with us online, LIVE in an exercise class….would you do this?”

 

I’m THINKING if i can get discounts, etc, and I can get a cost of say $100 for the blind/VI for a spin bike…then they can login 2x a week for indoor cycling classes.

 

It’s not something everyone would love, but i think it’s a scheduled workout that people will do virtually, I’d instruct…and you’d get regular exercise…

 

Just my thoughts.

RYAN VAN PRAET (R. Kin)

CCB Health & Fitness

National Program Manager & Coach

226-627-2179

 

 

to find links to Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, Podcast & Email Chat List

 

 

 

On Oct 25, 2018, at 4:56 PM, Markus ThaDon2014 <makaveli2014@...> wrote:

 

Hey bud, very good question. I for one had to terminate my gym membership for the reason of the cost was just simply kvetching up to us. I do have a weight bench in my basement for the time being plus an Oliptical that Robin was given for free, how ever with the fact that we have to move I’m not sure if i will be able to keep either of them will depend on how much room we have in the new place when they find one for us.

If i had to spend on a piece of equipment for a one time life long exercise  part of my life i would have to say i would defiantly find a good TRX to purchase and if i had the room i would potentially purchase a treadmill .

Those are my thoughts. Not sure if that is what you are looking for but i thought i would give my two sents.

Have a great evening.

 

Lion Markus McCracken

Chatham Lion’s Club

 

Active Living

Sports/Recreation

For all Abilities 

 

 

519 784 3416 

 

 


From: ccbhealthandfitness@groups.io <ccbhealthandfitness@groups.io> on behalf of CCB Health & Fitness <ccb.healthandfitness@...>
Sent: Thursday, October 25, 2018 8:34:14 AM
To: ccbhealthandfitness@groups.io
Subject: [ccbhealthandfitness] How much would you.....

 

Good October morning everyone!! 

 

I will be posing this question on Facebook and wanted to get your feedback as well.

Please share this with any friends/family who are blind/VI as the more replies the better.

 

With winter coming and access to external exercise facilities/resources becoming potentially more limited, I am curious…

 

HOW MUCH WOULD YOU SPEND TO HAVE EXERCISE EQUIPMENT AT HOME THAT YOU COULD USE TO PARTICIPATE IN FREE AND LIVE WEEKLY EXERCISE CLASSES——VIRTUALLY?

 

In discussion with many folks, either in big cities or specifically in rural settings, transportation can certainly pose a great burden on getting to a fitness facility.

 

Here at he Health & Fitness Program I am always listening and looking for new ways to help you out.

 

Certainly it is no secret that the blind/VI community are prone to tighter financial situations, however it is still required to meet you physical fitness needs in order to help prevent disease, manage current disease and just plain feel better!!   

Would you invest in YOURSELF?  If so how much?

 

0-$20

20100$

100$+

 

I am thinking a 1 time purchase that you would invest in a piece of equipment that you would then have at home, allowing you to participate in FREE, LIVE, FITNESS class.

 

What kind of class?

Really depends on the equipment…

TRX,  Spin Class, Theraband Class, Body Weight/Core class….lots of options.

 

So there you have it…I am curious, as i have lots of ideas that can work, they key is finding a solution that would work best for most folks.

 

Let me know your thoughts!!!

RYAN VAN PRAET (R. Kin)

CCB Health & Fitness

National Program Manager & Coach

226-627-2179

 

 

to find links to Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, Podcast & Email Chat List

 

 

 

 

 

Re: How much would you.....

CCB Health & Fitness
 

Yes Albert watch for a video soon about the 10b creep…  a common thing as we all battle.
Yes my treadmill is folding as well, most home treadmills these days are.

That was my line of thinking in regards to a bike, it takes up a smaller foot print, requires no electricity, is easy to set tension, the flywheel can assist (momentum)….and financially a lot better suited to getting started.   Also an “easier” way to teach people safely over Live video.

There are tons of electronic toys out there to help keep us motivated and active!!!
I’ll try to share some of my collection.
RYAN VAN PRAET (R. Kin)
CCB Health & Fitness
National Program Manager & Coach
226-627-2179


to find links to Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, Podcast & Email Chat List




On Oct 26, 2018, at 1:25 PM, Albert Ruel <albert.gtt@...> wrote:

I agree Ryan, and now that it’s getting a little cooler outside we’ll start using that treadmill a little more.  Since coming back from vacation on July 2 at 221 LB I’ve been working at getting back to the 195 range, and today I hit 204.4.  A little more exercise and better eating and drinking habits are working, despite my protestations about the treadmill and BoFlex.  

 

Thx, Albert

 

From: ccbhealthandfitness@groups.io [mailto:ccbhealthandfitness@groups.io] On Behalf Of CCB Health & Fitness
Sent: Thursday, October 25, 2018 6:06 PM
To: ccbhealthandfitness@groups.io
Subject: Re: [ccbhealthandfitness] How much would you.....

 

Albert,
I know the saga of you and your BowFlex!! haha:)

 

My hope is to find a method to keep people active and engaged in the winter especially, also helping eliminate the obstacle of getting to a gym.

 

Certainly I am a big fan of getting out into the world…however sometimes you need to do what is necessary to get the job done.

 

I think keeping people active more regularly in winter will provide them with more energy and motivation to get going in the spring, summer.

 

 

RYAN VAN PRAET (R. Kin)
CCB Health & Fitness
National Program Manager & Coach
226-627-2179

 

 

to find links to Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, Podcast & Email Chat List

 

 

 

On Oct 25, 2018, at 9:00 PM, Albert Ruel <albert.gtt@...> wrote:

 

Hey Ryan.  How about a set of Bands, a Floor Mat, a used Treadmill or BoFlex?  I picked up a used Treadmill for $200 and a BoFlex for about $500 some years ago, and sadly right now they’re great places for hanging things from in the garage.  

 

Thx, Albert

 

From: ccbhealthandfitness@groups.io [mailto:ccbhealthandfitness@groups.io] On Behalf Of CCB Health & Fitness
Sent: Thursday, October 25, 2018 5:25 PM
To: ccbhealthandfitness@groups.io
Subject: Re: [ccbhealthandfitness] How much would you.....

 

hey bud,

 

Thanks for the feedback.
Ya the monthly money going out can really catch up….

 

I think I”m trying to get a handle on a theoretical:

 

“Hey, if I said pay $100, get a piece of equipment, engage with us online, LIVE in an exercise class….would you do this?”

 

I’m THINKING if i can get discounts, etc, and I can get a cost of say $100 for the blind/VI for a spin bike…then they can login 2x a week for indoor cycling classes.

 

It’s not something everyone would love, but i think it’s a scheduled workout that people will do virtually, I’d instruct…and you’d get regular exercise…

 

Just my thoughts.
RYAN VAN PRAET (R. Kin)
CCB Health & Fitness
National Program Manager & Coach
226-627-2179

 

 

to find links to Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, Podcast & Email Chat List

 

 

 

On Oct 25, 2018, at 4:56 PM, Markus ThaDon2014 <makaveli2014@...> wrote:

 

Hey bud, very good question. I for one had to terminate my gym membership for the reason of the cost was just simply kvetching up to us. I do have a weight bench in my basement for the time being plus an Oliptical that Robin was given for free, how ever with the fact that we have to move I’m not sure if i will be able to keep either of them will depend on how much room we have in the new place when they find one for us.
If i had to spend on a piece of equipment for a one time life long exercise  part of my life i would have to say i would defiantly find a good TRX to purchase and if i had the room i would potentially purchase a treadmill .
Those are my thoughts. Not sure if that is what you are looking for but i thought i would give my two sents.
Have a great evening.

 

Lion Markus McCracken
Chatham Lion’s Club

 

Active Living
Sports/Recreation
For all Abilities 

 

 

519 784 3416 

 

 


From: ccbhealthandfitness@groups.io <ccbhealthandfitness@groups.io> on behalf of CCB Health & Fitness <ccb.healthandfitness@...>
Sent: Thursday, October 25, 2018 8:34:14 AM
To: ccbhealthandfitness@groups.io
Subject: [ccbhealthandfitness] How much would you.....

 

Good October morning everyone!! 

 

I will be posing this question on Facebook and wanted to get your feedback as well.
Please share this with any friends/family who are blind/VI as the more replies the better.

 

With winter coming and access to external exercise facilities/resources becoming potentially more limited, I am curious…

 

HOW MUCH WOULD YOU SPEND TO HAVE EXERCISE EQUIPMENT AT HOME THAT YOU COULD USE TO PARTICIPATE IN FREE AND LIVE WEEKLY EXERCISE CLASSES——VIRTUALLY?

 

In discussion with many folks, either in big cities or specifically in rural settings, transportation can certainly pose a great burden on getting to a fitness facility.

 

Here at he Health & Fitness Program I am always listening and looking for new ways to help you out.

 

Certainly it is no secret that the blind/VI community are prone to tighter financial situations, however it is still required to meet you physical fitness needs in order to help prevent disease, manage current disease and just plain feel better!!   
Would you invest in YOURSELF?  If so how much?

 

0-$20
20100$
100$+

 

I am thinking a 1 time purchase that you would invest in a piece of equipment that you would then have at home, allowing you to participate in FREE, LIVE, FITNESS class.

 

What kind of class?
Really depends on the equipment…
TRX,  Spin Class, Theraband Class, Body Weight/Core class….lots of options.

 

So there you have it…I am curious, as i have lots of ideas that can work, they key is finding a solution that would work best for most folks.

 

Let me know your thoughts!!!
RYAN VAN PRAET (R. Kin)
CCB Health & Fitness
National Program Manager & Coach
226-627-2179

 

 

to find links to Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, Podcast & Email Chat List

 

 

 

 

 


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BETA update

CCB Health & Fitness
 

Hey everyone!
Hope you are having a great November and maybe even starting to get into the Christmas spirit?

Just wanted to update you on the BETA test request i’ve put out there.  
I’ve deviced to “shelve” the beta test of the Polar apps as in current testing we’ve found it too problematic to be useful for our purposes.

I thank you all who have tested and provided feedback.

I would love to know however, what fitness devices and apps you use?
Do you find the apps and devices accessible, especially to the totally blind individual?

We are finding low vision folks can “work around” some issues with many devices and apps, but we are looking for a user friendly solution for totally blind users.

So, are you an Apple Watch user?  Fitbit user?  What apps?

Would love your feedback as we continue to find solutions to help you achieve your fitness goals.

Have an awesome day everyone!
RYAN VAN PRAET (R. Kin)
CCB Health & Fitness
National Program Manager & Coach
226-627-2179


to find links to Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, Podcast & Email Chat List




Re: BETA update

Markus ThaDon2014
 

Runtastick i still like to use and i have no problems while using the voiceover with the app on my iPhone.

Lion Markus McCracken
Chatham Lion’s Club

Active Living
Sports/Recreation
For all Abilities

https://www.facebook.com/groups/646369309046160/

makaveli2014@...
519 784 3416


 


From: ccbhealthandfitness@groups.io on behalf of CCB Health & Fitness <ccb.healthandfitness@...>
Sent: Thursday, November 15, 2018 8:38 AM
To: ccbhealthandfitness@groups.io
Subject: [ccbhealthandfitness] BETA update
 
Hey everyone!
Hope you are having a great November and maybe even starting to get into the Christmas spirit?

Just wanted to update you on the BETA test request i’ve put out there.  
I’ve deviced to “shelve” the beta test of the Polar apps as in current testing we’ve found it too problematic to be useful for our purposes.

I thank you all who have tested and provided feedback.

I would love to know however, what fitness devices and apps you use?
Do you find the apps and devices accessible, especially to the totally blind individual?

We are finding low vision folks can “work around” some issues with many devices and apps, but we are looking for a user friendly solution for totally blind users.

So, are you an Apple Watch user?  Fitbit user?  What apps?

Would love your feedback as we continue to find solutions to help you achieve your fitness goals.

Have an awesome day everyone!
RYAN VAN PRAET (R. Kin)
CCB Health & Fitness
National Program Manager & Coach
226-627-2179


to find links to Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, Podcast & Email Chat List




Re: BETA update

Jean Menzies <jemenzies@...>
 

I use two iPhone apps:
 
ErgData – provides real-time spoken feedback and uploads workout info  for indoor rowing to my Concept2 log book. I forget all of the fields that can be reported, but I use pace (stroke rate), time, distance, heart rate (when using a smart HR monitor), avrage pace, etc.
 
iSmoothRun – Provides spoken feedback for time, pace, distance, etc. for indoor treadmill runs/walks. It can use GPS as well, but it is one of the few that work indoors on a treadmill. Using a smart chest heart rate strap and a smart foot pod stride sensor, I also get HR and distance without having to have the iPhone in my hand. I keep that data within the iSmoothRun app, but it can be exported to other fitness tracking apps and platforms. You can also create workouts to have it give you spoken prompts and feedback, working within specific HR zones, etc.
 
When I first got into indoor rowing, I also used an app called Metrownome. It is simply a pacing metronome app geared to the rowing stroke, helping pace the catch, drive and recovery phases. It is very accessible. The problem is that it doesn’t run in the background, so I couldn’t use it along with ErgData.
 
Jean

From: CCB Health & Fitness
Sent: Thursday, November 15, 2018 5:38 AM
To: ccbhealthandfitness@groups.io
Subject: [ccbhealthandfitness] BETA update
 
Hey everyone!
Hope you are having a great November and maybe even starting to get into the Christmas spirit?
 
Just wanted to update you on the BETA test request i’ve put out there. 
I’ve deviced to “shelve” the beta test of the Polar apps as in current testing we’ve found it too problematic to be useful for our purposes.
 
I thank you all who have tested and provided feedback.
 
I would love to know however, what fitness devices and apps you use?
Do you find the apps and devices accessible, especially to the totally blind individual?
 
We are finding low vision folks can “work around” some issues with many devices and apps, but we are looking for a user friendly solution for totally blind users.
 
So, are you an Apple Watch user?  Fitbit user?  What apps?
 
Would love your feedback as we continue to find solutions to help you achieve your fitness goals.
 
Have an awesome day everyone!
RYAN VAN PRAET (R. Kin)
CCB Health & Fitness
National Program Manager & Coach
ccb.healthandfitness@...
226-627-2179
 
 
to find links to Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, Podcast & Email Chat List
 


 

Re: BETA update

CCB Health & Fitness
 

excellent feedback, thanks!

the ismoothrun…do you find it pretty accessible, as in you can navigate and gather data from app pretty easily?
RYAN VAN PRAET (R. Kin)
CCB Health & Fitness
National Program Manager & Coach
226-627-2179


to find links to Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, Podcast & Email Chat List




On Nov 15, 2018, at 3:02 PM, Jean Menzies <jemenzies@...> wrote:

I use two iPhone apps:
 
ErgData – provides real-time spoken feedback and uploads workout info  for indoor rowing to my Concept2 log book. I forget all of the fields that can be reported, but I use pace (stroke rate), time, distance, heart rate (when using a smart HR monitor), avrage pace, etc.
 
iSmoothRun – Provides spoken feedback for time, pace, distance, etc. for indoor treadmill runs/walks. It can use GPS as well, but it is one of the few that work indoors on a treadmill. Using a smart chest heart rate strap and a smart foot pod stride sensor, I also get HR and distance without having to have the iPhone in my hand. I keep that data within the iSmoothRun app, but it can be exported to other fitness tracking apps and platforms. You can also create workouts to have it give you spoken prompts and feedback, working within specific HR zones, etc.
 
When I first got into indoor rowing, I also used an app called Metrownome. It is simply a pacing metronome app geared to the rowing stroke, helping pace the catch, drive and recovery phases. It is very accessible. The problem is that it doesn’t run in the background, so I couldn’t use it along with ErgData.
 
Jean
From: CCB Health & Fitness
Sent: Thursday, November 15, 2018 5:38 AM
To: ccbhealthandfitness@groups.io
Subject: [ccbhealthandfitness] BETA update
 
Hey everyone!
Hope you are having a great November and maybe even starting to get into the Christmas spirit?
 
Just wanted to update you on the BETA test request i’ve put out there. 
I’ve deviced to “shelve” the beta test of the Polar apps as in current testing we’ve found it too problematic to be useful for our purposes.
 
I thank you all who have tested and provided feedback.
 
I would love to know however, what fitness devices and apps you use?
Do you find the apps and devices accessible, especially to the totally blind individual?
 
We are finding low vision folks can “work around” some issues with many devices and apps, but we are looking for a user friendly solution for totally blind users.
 
So, are you an Apple Watch user?  Fitbit user?  What apps?
 
Would love your feedback as we continue to find solutions to help you achieve your fitness goals.
 
Have an awesome day everyone!
RYAN VAN PRAET (R. Kin)
CCB Health & Fitness
National Program Manager & Coach
ccb.healthandfitness@...
226-627-2179
 
 
to find links to Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, Podcast & Email Chat List
 


 

Re: BETA update

Jean Menzies <jemenzies@...>
 

Yes, iSmoothRun is quite accessible. There are areas that aren’t, but the voice feedback during a workout and viewing the log history all work nicely. I don’t have any useful vision, and it works well. I do have a bit of trouble creating specific workouts, so I don’t do that very much. I tend to modify the base workouts rather than creating lengthy ones of my own. I’m sure if I spent more time with it, I would figure it out. E.g., prompting for intervals, etc. I just set it to report evry minute, and change things up on my own.
I think if I spent time with it, though, it would be quite doable. But for my useage, just working with the defaults works go
 
All of the apps I mentioned are free.
 
Jean
 

From: CCB Health & Fitness
Sent: Thursday, November 15, 2018 12:05 PM
To: ccbhealthandfitness@groups.io
Subject: Re: [ccbhealthandfitness] BETA update
 
excellent feedback, thanks!
 
the ismoothrun…do you find it pretty accessible, as in you can navigate and gather data from app pretty easily?
RYAN VAN PRAET (R. Kin)
CCB Health & Fitness
National Program Manager & Coach
ccb.healthandfitness@...
226-627-2179
 
 
to find links to Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, Podcast & Email Chat List
 


 
On Nov 15, 2018, at 3:02 PM, Jean Menzies <jemenzies@...> wrote:
 
I use two iPhone apps:
 
ErgData – provides real-time spoken feedback and uploads workout info  for indoor rowing to my Concept2 log book. I forget all of the fields that can be reported, but I use pace (stroke rate), time, distance, heart rate (when using a smart HR monitor), avrage pace, etc.
 
iSmoothRun – Provides spoken feedback for time, pace, distance, etc. for indoor treadmill runs/walks. It can use GPS as well, but it is one of the few that work indoors on a treadmill. Using a smart chest heart rate strap and a smart foot pod stride sensor, I also get HR and distance without having to have the iPhone in my hand. I keep that data within the iSmoothRun app, but it can be exported to other fitness tracking apps and platforms. You can also create workouts to have it give you spoken prompts and feedback, working within specific HR zones, etc.
 
When I first got into indoor rowing, I also used an app called Metrownome. It is simply a pacing metronome app geared to the rowing stroke, helping pace the catch, drive and recovery phases. It is very accessible. The problem is that it doesn’t run in the background, so I couldn’t use it along with ErgData.
 
Jean
From: CCB Health & Fitness
Sent: Thursday, November 15, 2018 5:38 AM
To: ccbhealthandfitness@groups.io
Subject: [ccbhealthandfitness] BETA update
 
Hey everyone!
Hope you are having a great November and maybe even starting to get into the Christmas spirit?
 
Just wanted to update you on the BETA test request i’ve put out there. 
I’ve deviced to “shelve” the beta test of the Polar apps as in current testing we’ve found it too problematic to be useful for our purposes.
 
I thank you all who have tested and provided feedback.
 
I would love to know however, what fitness devices and apps you use?
Do you find the apps and devices accessible, especially to the totally blind individual?
 
We are finding low vision folks can “work around” some issues with many devices and apps, but we are looking for a user friendly solution for totally blind users.
 
So, are you an Apple Watch user?  Fitbit user?  What apps?
 
Would love your feedback as we continue to find solutions to help you achieve your fitness goals.
 
Have an awesome day everyone!
RYAN VAN PRAET (R. Kin)
CCB Health & Fitness
National Program Manager & Coach
ccb.healthandfitness@...
226-627-2179
 
 
to find links to Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, Podcast & Email Chat List
 


 
 

Re: BETA update

Karine L.
 

Hello Ryan and all,

I’ve been using the Calm app for a few days and really enjoy it.

This is an application helping with mindfullness and sleep. There are a few exercises video to imput through out the day, for example, a morning wake up, a back care exercise, or an evening wine down. These small video are explained enough for someone who is alreay familiar with stretching because the coaches gives enough verbal feedback for us to understand the movements without seeing but not to understand them if you don’t know the bases.

There’s a good collection of calm music that I’ve been listening to at work and a sleep tab with bedtime stories that I found soothing.

On the home tab, there’s a meditation of the day, and at night, a story of the day and some other featured embiant relaxing sounds or music appears on the home tab.

I think it’s a good app to introduce relaxation in our daily lives.

It’s almost completely accessible, I’ve seen a few unmarked buttons butt they are not necessary to play the tracks, put them in our favorite or download them on our device so I didn’t investigate further.

Another small details that may confuse some people is that the exit button to go back is not always at the same place in the different ppages we use. It,s always exit though, so its simple to understand.

Here’s what I have for you today,

Karine


On Nov 15, 2018, at 3:21 PM, Jean Menzies <jemenzies@...> wrote:

Yes, iSmoothRun is quite accessible. There are areas that aren’t, but the voice feedback during a workout and viewing the log history all work nicely. I don’t have any useful vision, and it works well. I do have a bit of trouble creating specific workouts, so I don’t do that very much. I tend to modify the base workouts rather than creating lengthy ones of my own. I’m sure if I spent more time with it, I would figure it out. E.g., prompting for intervals, etc. I just set it to report evry minute, and change things up on my own.
I think if I spent time with it, though, it would be quite doable. But for my useage, just working with the defaults works go
 
All of the apps I mentioned are free.
 
Jean
 
From: CCB Health & Fitness
Sent: Thursday, November 15, 2018 12:05 PM
To: ccbhealthandfitness@groups.io
Subject: Re: [ccbhealthandfitness] BETA update
 
excellent feedback, thanks!
 
the ismoothrun…do you find it pretty accessible, as in you can navigate and gather data from app pretty easily?
RYAN VAN PRAET (R. Kin)
CCB Health & Fitness
National Program Manager & Coach
ccb.healthandfitness@...
226-627-2179
 
 
to find links to Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, Podcast & Email Chat List
 


 
On Nov 15, 2018, at 3:02 PM, Jean Menzies <jemenzies@...> wrote:
 
I use two iPhone apps:
 
ErgData – provides real-time spoken feedback and uploads workout info  for indoor rowing to my Concept2 log book. I forget all of the fields that can be reported, but I use pace (stroke rate), time, distance, heart rate (when using a smart HR monitor), avrage pace, etc.
 
iSmoothRun – Provides spoken feedback for time, pace, distance, etc. for indoor treadmill runs/walks. It can use GPS as well, but it is one of the few that work indoors on a treadmill. Using a smart chest heart rate strap and a smart foot pod stride sensor, I also get HR and distance without having to have the iPhone in my hand. I keep that data within the iSmoothRun app, but it can be exported to other fitness tracking apps and platforms. You can also create workouts to have it give you spoken prompts and feedback, working within specific HR zones, etc.
 
When I first got into indoor rowing, I also used an app called Metrownome. It is simply a pacing metronome app geared to the rowing stroke, helping pace the catch, drive and recovery phases. It is very accessible. The problem is that it doesn’t run in the background, so I couldn’t use it along with ErgData.
 
Jean
From: CCB Health & Fitness
Sent: Thursday, November 15, 2018 5:38 AM
To: ccbhealthandfitness@groups.io
Subject: [ccbhealthandfitness] BETA update
 
Hey everyone!
Hope you are having a great November and maybe even starting to get into the Christmas spirit?
 
Just wanted to update you on the BETA test request i’ve put out there. 
I’ve deviced to “shelve” the beta test of the Polar apps as in current testing we’ve found it too problematic to be useful for our purposes.
 
I thank you all who have tested and provided feedback.
 
I would love to know however, what fitness devices and apps you use?
Do you find the apps and devices accessible, especially to the totally blind individual?
 
We are finding low vision folks can “work around” some issues with many devices and apps, but we are looking for a user friendly solution for totally blind users.
 
So, are you an Apple Watch user?  Fitbit user?  What apps?
 
Would love your feedback as we continue to find solutions to help you achieve your fitness goals.
 
Have an awesome day everyone!
RYAN VAN PRAET (R. Kin)
CCB Health & Fitness
National Program Manager & Coach
ccb.healthandfitness@...
226-627-2179
 
 
to find links to Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, Podcast & Email Chat List
 


 
 

Re: BETA update

CCB Health & Fitness
 

That is  pretty cool! I will see if I can find a link to it and shared it on her Facebook page :-) 

On Sat, Nov 17, 2018 at 11:42 AM Karine L. <anitablakerpg@...> wrote:
Hello Ryan and all,

I’ve been using the Calm app for a few days and really enjoy it.

This is an application helping with mindfullness and sleep. There are a few exercises video to imput through out the day, for example, a morning wake up, a back care exercise, or an evening wine down. These small video are explained enough for someone who is alreay familiar with stretching because the coaches gives enough verbal feedback for us to understand the movements without seeing but not to understand them if you don’t know the bases.

There’s a good collection of calm music that I’ve been listening to at work and a sleep tab with bedtime stories that I found soothing.

On the home tab, there’s a meditation of the day, and at night, a story of the day and some other featured embiant relaxing sounds or music appears on the home tab.

I think it’s a good app to introduce relaxation in our daily lives.

It’s almost completely accessible, I’ve seen a few unmarked buttons butt they are not necessary to play the tracks, put them in our favorite or download them on our device so I didn’t investigate further.

Another small details that may confuse some people is that the exit button to go back is not always at the same place in the different ppages we use. It,s always exit though, so its simple to understand.

Here’s what I have for you today,

Karine


On Nov 15, 2018, at 3:21 PM, Jean Menzies <jemenzies@...> wrote:

Yes, iSmoothRun is quite accessible. There are areas that aren’t, but the voice feedback during a workout and viewing the log history all work nicely. I don’t have any useful vision, and it works well. I do have a bit of trouble creating specific workouts, so I don’t do that very much. I tend to modify the base workouts rather than creating lengthy ones of my own. I’m sure if I spent more time with it, I would figure it out. E.g., prompting for intervals, etc. I just set it to report evry minute, and change things up on my own.
I think if I spent time with it, though, it would be quite doable. But for my useage, just working with the defaults works go
 
All of the apps I mentioned are free.
 
Jean
 
From: CCB Health & Fitness
Sent: Thursday, November 15, 2018 12:05 PM
To: ccbhealthandfitness@groups.io
Subject: Re: [ccbhealthandfitness] BETA update
 
excellent feedback, thanks!
 
the ismoothrun…do you find it pretty accessible, as in you can navigate and gather data from app pretty easily?
RYAN VAN PRAET (R. Kin)
CCB Health & Fitness
National Program Manager & Coach
ccb.healthandfitness@...
226-627-2179
 
 
to find links to Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, Podcast & Email Chat List
 


 
On Nov 15, 2018, at 3:02 PM, Jean Menzies <jemenzies@...> wrote:
 
I use two iPhone apps:
 
ErgData – provides real-time spoken feedback and uploads workout info  for indoor rowing to my Concept2 log book. I forget all of the fields that can be reported, but I use pace (stroke rate), time, distance, heart rate (when using a smart HR monitor), avrage pace, etc.
 
iSmoothRun – Provides spoken feedback for time, pace, distance, etc. for indoor treadmill runs/walks. It can use GPS as well, but it is one of the few that work indoors on a treadmill. Using a smart chest heart rate strap and a smart foot pod stride sensor, I also get HR and distance without having to have the iPhone in my hand. I keep that data within the iSmoothRun app, but it can be exported to other fitness tracking apps and platforms. You can also create workouts to have it give you spoken prompts and feedback, working within specific HR zones, etc.
 
When I first got into indoor rowing, I also used an app called Metrownome. It is simply a pacing metronome app geared to the rowing stroke, helping pace the catch, drive and recovery phases. It is very accessible. The problem is that it doesn’t run in the background, so I couldn’t use it along with ErgData.
 
Jean
From: CCB Health & Fitness
Sent: Thursday, November 15, 2018 5:38 AM
To: ccbhealthandfitness@groups.io
Subject: [ccbhealthandfitness] BETA update
 
Hey everyone!
Hope you are having a great November and maybe even starting to get into the Christmas spirit?
 
Just wanted to update you on the BETA test request i’ve put out there. 
I’ve deviced to “shelve” the beta test of the Polar apps as in current testing we’ve found it too problematic to be useful for our purposes.
 
I thank you all who have tested and provided feedback.
 
I would love to know however, what fitness devices and apps you use?
Do you find the apps and devices accessible, especially to the totally blind individual?
 
We are finding low vision folks can “work around” some issues with many devices and apps, but we are looking for a user friendly solution for totally blind users.
 
So, are you an Apple Watch user?  Fitbit user?  What apps?
 
Would love your feedback as we continue to find solutions to help you achieve your fitness goals.
 
Have an awesome day everyone!
RYAN VAN PRAET (R. Kin)
CCB Health & Fitness
National Program Manager & Coach
ccb.healthandfitness@...
226-627-2179
 
 
to find links to Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, Podcast & Email Chat List
 


 
 

Holiday Podcasts

CCB Health & Fitness
 

Good afternoon everyone!

Make sure you check out two upcoming holiday podcasts surrounding how to deal with he stress of the season and one discussing goals for 2019.

As always keep engaging with each other, sharing your stories and experiences, it all helps!

It’s been a great 2018 and I very much hope 2019 is just as fantastic!

Have a great holiday everyone and as always, thanks for participating!

Cheers,
RYAN VAN PRAET (R. Kin)
CCB Health & Fitness
National Program Manager & Coach
226-627-2179


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