[NABS-L] Some Questions for These Who Work Out or Have WorkedOut At their Campus Gym

Sami Osborne sami.j.osborne97 at gmail.com
Tue May 22 12:23:51 UTC 2018


Hi Vejas and all,

Vejas, thank you for creating this thread, because 
coincidentally, I was thinking about doing this myself, as doing 
some exercise (which I have put off for some time) might do me 
(and everyone) some good.  However, I'm not sure if my school's 
gym actually has a weight room, and may only have balls to throw.  
Do most college gyms actually contain an exercise room? Because 
my high school gym had one (which I frequently used while my 
classmates were playing other visual sports), but I know that 
most elementary-through-high schools don't.

Also, I do have a question about visitation policies.  My school 
has this intermural sports event called "open gym" at least one 
evening a week, which essentially means that anyone can come and 
use their equipment.  But I don't know if on other days, you may 
need to make an appointment or if you can just show up at the 
gym.

Looking forward to hearing what you guys have to say.

Thanks,

Sami

 ----- Original Message -----
From: Muzamil Ibrahim via NABS-L <nabs-l at nfbnet.org
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Date sent: Mon, 21 May 2018 21:41:07 -0500
Subject: Re: [NABS-L] Some Questions for These Who Work Out or 
Have WorkedOut At their Campus Gym

The gym Center at my school is so huge and was harder little bit 
to navigate, but used Be My Eyes to navigate at first and locate 
where the equipments were and then took it from there and just do 
it now.  I do sometimes use Be My Eyes to start  machines or 
learn how buttons are set up.

Sent from my iPhone

 On May 21, 2018, at 3:07 PM, Roper, Meaghan via NABS-L 
<nabs-l at nfbnet.org> wrote:

 Hi Vejas,

 When I started using the gym, I asked one of the employees to 
show me around and teach me how to use all of the equipment.  
After that, I was able to use the facilities on my own.  As far 
as having a regular schedule, I generally try to go in the late 
evening or early morning before classes started.  You can be 
pretty flexible with the gym time, I think.  College campus gyms 
are usually open pretty late.

 Meaghan Roper
 Wheelock college | Class of 2018

 On May 21, 2018, at 4:03 PM, Vejas Vasiliauskas via NABS-L 
<nabs-l at nfbnet.org> wrote:

 Hi All,
 I'm coming up to my third year of college, but have just started 
to get back into taking excercising more seriously.  So I have a 
few questions for these of you who were or used to be college 
students who attended their campus gyms.
 First, are you able to manage the gym and the machines 
independently, or do you need sighted help to set up a machine? I 
know that I have a lot of friends who would be willing to go with 
me at various times, but I don't want to rely on them all the 
time.  I am more into moving equipment like the treadmill, 
stairmaster and excercise bike, and also like swimming.
 My second question is more general: How do you manage to fit in 
excercise as a priority? Do you go on set days and times? My 
concern is that I might start the semester wanted to go on 
certain days, but then have to attend events and extracirriculars 
on these days.
 Thanks for any help you can give.
 Sincerely,
 Vejas

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