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Health and Wellness Programs

LightHouse offers weekly fitness classes and weekend workshops. Make new friends and have fun while getting fit!

LightHouse’s Health and Wellness Program features:

  • Weekly exercise classes for seniors and those wanting low-impact exercise. Wednesdays at 11 AM.
  • DEEP (Diabetes Empowerment Education Program) a six-week course on Diabetes Management and Healthy Living.
  • Weekend Health and Wellness Retreats at Enchanted Hills Camp for the Blind in Napa
  • Regularly scheduled yoga and meditation classes.
  • Try It Workshops to try new forms of exercise such as kickboxing, rock climbing, dance, and more!
  • Farmer’s Market Fridays, a guided trip to the Farmer’s Market followed by an hour-long nutrition lesson.
  • Diabetes Management 6-week series on healthy living.
  • A full gym membership for $10 a month to Fitness SF, with six locations in the Bay Area. Membership includes private group instruction from a certified personal trainer.
To learn more or to join our programs for people who are blind or have low vision, email asherrard@lighthouse-sf.org or call (415) 694-7353.

Focus on your health this fall: participate in the National Fitness Challenge

The San Francisco LightHouse for the Blind & Visually Impaired is proud to be one of three California partners with the United States Association of Blind Athletes (USABA) and the Anthem Foundation for the National Fitness Challenge in 2018.

The goal of the National Fitness Challenge is to raise the physical activity levels of each participant to the level recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This includes 10,000 steps and 30 active minutes per day.

The campaign provides participants with Fitbits to track their steps and fitness activity between October and May.

In addition to helping participants find creative ways to increase their daily steps by matching them with fitness partners and offering discounted gym memberships, the LightHouse supports participants throughout the course of the campaign with a wide variety of fitness and wellness programming and services.

Join us in the coming months for a variety of activities, from hiking to yoga and beyond! To foster overall wellbeing, we also have non-fitness oriented programs in lifestyle skills like cooking and technology.

At the LightHouse, you can:

Blindness is not the barrier many think it is to achieving your fitness goals and enjoying greater well-being — and the LightHouse is here to help get into the rhythm.  It’s not too late to join the NFC if you already have a Fitbit — we welcome new participants to join throughout the campaign.

For more information on the National Fitness Challenge, For more information, contact Amber Sherrard at asherrard@lighthouse-sf.org.