Tag: fitness

  • Our First FAST In-person for 2021!

    Our First FAST In-person for 2021!

    FAST - (Fun Activities & Skills Training) logo

    March to the Beat of Your Own Drum

    Our first 2021 in-person FAST activity for youth will fittingly be all about movement, and a little music! Sign up for our April 24 FAST!

    Who: Blind students of all ages and their families Where: Colorado Center for the Blind,
    2233 W Shepperd Ave. Littleton, CO 80120 When: Saturday, April 24, 2021 from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

    It’s the return of the FAST! On Saturday, April 24 from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM, we will hold our first in-person FAST (Fun Activities & Skills Training) Program for 2021.

    And what better way to kick it off then with a fun activity that involves music and movement.… Read the rest “Our First FAST In-person for 2021!”

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  • Run, Walk or Donate to the 2019 #6DotDashCO to Support Braille Literacy #ComeRunwithUs

    Run, Walk or Donate to the 2019 #6DotDashCO to Support Braille Literacy #ComeRunwithUs

    6 Dot Dash 5K Logo

    Bring the whole family and #comerunwithus #6dotdashco. You can Read more about this year’s 6 Dot Dash 5K, or Go Straight to the Registration Page.

    The National Federation of the Blind of Colorado and the Colorado Center for the Blind are partnering again for our 2nd 6 Dot Dash 5k, June 29! Our first year was a big success with 191 runners (and/or walkers) and netting more than $5000 for our Braille literacy and scholarship programs. Not bad for the first lap! Besides, it was a lot of fun.

    This year is shaping up to be even bigger and better, with more kid activities, local food vendors, live music and more beer, just to name a few of this year’s additions.… Read the rest “Run, Walk or Donate to the 2019 #6DotDashCO to Support Braille Literacy #ComeRunwithUs”

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  • Join us with @NFBCO & @ComcastColo for the First #6DotDashCO on June 24!

    Join us with @NFBCO & @ComcastColo for the First #6DotDashCO on June 24!

    Four runners with the NFBCO 6 Dot Dash Logo in the lower-right cornerDear Friends –

    We want to bring your attention to an exciting event taking place here at the Colorado Center for the Blind on Sunday, June 24.

    At least, it will start and finish at the Center, because it is the national Federation of the Blind of Colorado’s first 6 Dot Dash 5K, and we invite you to register and walk, run or roll! Funds raised go to the NFB of Colorado, the organization that founded the Colorado Center for the Blind and whose fund-raising kept the doors of the CCB open for many years afterward. The practical application of the philosophy we teach here at the Center is the philosophy of the National Federation of the Blind, whose tag line is “Blindness is not what holds you back.… Read the rest “Join us with @NFBCO & @ComcastColo for the First #6DotDashCO on June 24!”

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  • NF Challenge Olympic Day 2017

    NF Challenge Olympic Day 2017

    There wasn’t time to sit still till lunch was served, but none were inclined to do so at Saturday’s #NFChallenge Olympic Day 2017. There were just too many things to try out – beep baseball demonstration with the Colorado Storm, judo and power-lifting, goal ball and tandem bicycling with Eye-Cycle! Everybody got to take a turn at three or four of these activities, and a few even took a second bike ride or got into a couple of actual goal ball matches!

    But participants were able to sit still long enough to listen to Paralympic runner Chaz Davis talk about how he went from “overweight and out-of-shape” to being the current record-holder in the marathon for blind and visually impaired runners.… Read the rest “NF Challenge Olympic Day 2017”

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  • Fitness & Sports Tomorrow for #NFChallenge #OlympicDay2017! @WEFitwellness @USABA

    Fitness & Sports Tomorrow for #NFChallenge #OlympicDay2017! @WEFitwellness @USABA

    It’s happening here tomorrow starting at 10 a.m. Thanks to our partners at WE Fit Wellness and United States Association of Blind Athletes (USABA). Contributing will be Eye-Cycle, Achilles Denver and members of the Colorad Storm Beep Baseball team.

    And at lunch there wil be a keynote address from current CCB studentChaz Davis, a member of the 2016 US Paralympic team! Checkout the agenda below.

    #NFChallenge Olympic Day Agenda

    10:00-10:10 – Welcome
    Meeting Room

    10:10-10:55 – Breakout Session 1

    Running – lobby sitting area

    Tandem Cycling – picnic tables

    Beep baseball – side yard

    Power Lifting – art room

    Goalball – gym

    11:10-11:55 Breakout Session 2

    Judo – Travel Lobby

    Tandem Cycling – picnic tables

    Beep baseball – side yard

    Power Lifting – art room

    Goalball – gym

    11:55-1:00 Lunch
    Meeting Room
    Keynote Address Chaz Davis, 2016 Paralympian

    1:15- 2:00 Breakout Session 3

    Running – lobby sitting area

    Judo – Travel Lobby

    Tandem Cycling – picnic tables

    Power Lifting – art room

    Goalball Scrimmage Matches: gym

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  • Congrats to Another Martial Arts Class!

    Congrats to Another Martial Arts Class!

    six class members stand in a semi-circle wearing their new Orange belts and hold certificates, flanked by two Karate Denver instructors

    Another Martial Arts group finished up on Tuesday, earning their orange belts from instructor Rachel. At the start of the ceremony, Rachel commented that each time she comes she is more aware of the spirit of independence and confidence that students and staff at the Center embody. From left to right are Travis, Ceci, Mike, Serena, David, Showe, Chaz and Rachael. Graham graduated from the Center in late April, but was part of this class. He received his orange belt before he left Colorado.

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  • Swolly-ness is Holiness: Ryan’s Pull Up Station

    Swolly-ness is Holiness: Ryan’s Pull Up Station

    Everyone does a project in Wood Shop, and since Ryan is a fitness professional he built a pull-up station in our gym:

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  • A Bustling Day in the Gym

    A Bustling Day in the Gym

    A group of Martial Arts Students to the left and a row of Archery Students to the right
    Okay, Tuesdays can get a little wild anyway, what with Seniors coming and filling up our large conference room all morning. You gotta believe us – we love having them!

    But meanwhile, down in the gym …

    We had both Martial arts and Archery happening all at once. The wildest imaginations might hve the martial arts students blocking and catching flying arrows, but that’s not at all the scenario. That’s just imagination …
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    Zach H. takes aim with his Bow in Archery Class
    Sirena wards off an attacker in Martial Arts Class
    Lyne takes aim with her bow in Archery Class
    Suzi takes aim with her bow in Archery Class
    David D. wards off anattacker in Martial Arts Class
    Jesse takes aim with his bow in Archery Class
    Charles takes aim with his bow in Archery Class
    Graham in a fighting stance in Martial Arts Class
    Chaz throwing elbow jabs at the pad in Martial Arts Class

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  • Bullseye with Blind Archery: #LivetheLifeYouWant @NSCD

    Bullseye with Blind Archery: #LivetheLifeYouWant @NSCD

    Petr, Mike, Chaz and C.G. gripping their bows to take aim with guidance from NCSD Instructors
    Zen and the Art of Archery was a popular book in the 1970s among a certain crowd in which martial arts practitioners became adept at hitting the bullseye while blindfolded. What does that mean? Who really knows, other than it was the era of the “Kung Fu” TV series.

    Nonetheless, our partners at NSCD arranged an archery class for some of our students, and it took place in the gym last Tuesday

    Dare we say it? It really hit the mark!.

    Courtney in sleepshades holding bow gets tips from NSCD's Mike
    An NSCD Instructor instructs Serena on how to draw back on the Bow
    Joy works with Josh on aiming her Bow

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  • Body Pads and Karate Punches: Tuesday’s Orange Belts

    Rachael flies through the air as Steve flips her to the ground
    Another round of testing for the Martial Arts class on Tuesday was followed by an awards ceremony. The entire Center turned out in the gym as five students and Travel Instructor Steve Patten all received orange belts from Karate Denver instructors Rachel and Travis. Steve is a bit of a ringer, of course, since he already has a black belt in Judo and competed internationally.

    Brittany throws Travis flat on his back on the mats
    Warren holds on to his cane while throwing elbow jabbs at the pads
    Jimmi throws Rachael to the ground while keeping hold of his cane

    Each class meets for eight sessions in our gym, learning any number of defensive strategies and moves, punches, kicks and holds. This class included Jay, Jimmy, Warren, Brittany, warren and Courtney C along with Steve.… Read the rest “Body Pads and Karate Punches: Tuesday’s Orange Belts”

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