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Sit and Be Fit

Grade Levels: 13+
Website: http://www.sitandbefit.org
Next Airing: Fri, Mar 1st, 2024 at 8:30 AM on UEN-TV

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SIT AND BE FIT is a popular exercise series designed to make exercise fun, easy and safe for people of all ages. Programs focus on therapeutic exercises that make everyday activities easier to perform; including core strengthening, balance work, stretching and relaxation. Host, Mary Ann Wilson, RN designs programs with physical therapists, using creative choreography and a diverse selection of music. Her warmth and encouragement effectively reaches out to people of all fitness levels and ages. She is especially loved by older adult viewers, children, and those managing chronic conditions and physical limitations.

Episodes:

  • Tai Chi

    Tai Chi movements are combined with brain and visualization exercises for a great warm-up to start off the workout. Isometric exercises using a towel are also demonstrated.

    Next Airing: Fri, Mar 1st, 2024 at 8:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:50
    Usage rights: 11/1/2013 to 6/13/2029
  • Abdominal Exercises

    Mary Ann demonstrates how to get the most out of abdominal exercises by engaging the core muscles.

    Next Airing: Mon, Mar 4th, 2024 at 8:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:27:05
    Usage rights: 11/1/2013 to 6/13/2029
  • Improving Posture

    Personal trainer, Scott Totton, joins Mary Ann to demonstrate exercises to improve the posture, as well as knee strengthening. The exercise band is also used to strengthen the entire body.

    Next Airing: Wed, Mar 6th, 2024 at 8:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:39
    Usage rights: 11/1/2013 to 6/13/2029
  • Engaging The Pelvic Floor

    Mary Ann focuses on engaging the pelvic floor and sitting on the sitz bones for proper posture. She also adds a foot massage in the warm-up and balance exercises in the leg routine.

    Next Airing: Fri, Mar 8th, 2024 at 8:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:44
    Usage rights: 11/1/2013 to 6/13/2029
  • Sensory Awareness

    This workout begins by stimulating sensory awareness with stroking movements. A variety of finger exercises, using a small ball, help increase mobility and reduce pain.

    Next Airing: Mon, Mar 11th, 2024 at 8:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:32
    Usage rights: 11/1/2013 to 6/13/2029
  • Functional Fitness

    Mary Ann uses functional movements while incorporating breathing and posture techniques, stretching the piraformis muscle, concluding with a Tai Chi stretch segment.

    Next Airing: Wed, Mar 13th, 2024 at 8:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:42
    Usage rights: 11/1/2013 to 6/13/2029
  • Balance Challenge

    Mary Ann challenges participants’ balance with fast-slow movements and seated exercises with closed eyes. She also works on proprioception, eye-head coordination, and ends with a Tai Chi stretch.

    Next Airing: Fri, Mar 15th, 2024 at 8:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:45
    Usage rights: 11/1/2013 to 6/13/2029
  • Back Exercises

    Osteoporosis specialist, Dr. Lynn Kohlmeier, explains and demonstrates her favorite back exercises, including back extension exercises using a band.

    Next Airing: Mon, Mar 18th, 2024 at 8:31 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:36
    Usage rights: 11/1/2013 to 6/13/2029
  • Visualization Exercises

    Mary Ann starts this workout with weight-shifting in the seated warm-up and incorporates several visualization exercises throughout the workout.

    Next Airing: Wed, Mar 20th, 2024 at 8:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:43
    Usage rights: 11/1/2013 to 6/13/2029
  • Exercising with Small and Large Balls

    Set to lively music, this fun-filled episode incorporates a large and small ball for range of motion and strengthening exercises.

    Next Airing: Fri, Mar 22nd, 2024 at 8:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:35
    Usage rights: 11/1/2013 to 6/13/2029
  • Mary Ann combines a number of exercises to sharpen driving skills by working the brain, eyes, and hand/eye coordination.

    Next Airing: Mon, Mar 25th, 2024 at 8:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:27:26
    Usage rights: 11/13/2009 to 1/30/2029
  • Mary Ann uses a variety of exercises to stimulate the brain including body tapping, visual tactile stimulation, and reaction time drills.

    Next Airing: Wed, Mar 27th, 2024 at 8:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:27:24
    Usage rights: 11/13/2009 to 1/30/2029
  • Learn how to use rhythm to keep different processing areas of the brain sharp by practicing special exercise combinations.

    Next Airing: Fri, Mar 29th, 2024 at 8:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:27:41
    Usage rights: 11/13/2009 to 1/30/2029
  • Integrating exercises from Neuronet exercise specialist, Sandra Dearman, Mary Ann shares exercises that strengthen pathways between different processing areas of the brain.

    Next Airing: Mon, Apr 1st, 2024 at 8:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:27:08
    Usage rights: 11/13/2009 to 1/30/2029
  • This workout combines a variety of exercises that will encourage perceptual motor fitness for the purpose of strengthening communication between body and brain.

    Next Airing: Wed, Apr 3rd, 2024 at 8:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:27:00
    Usage rights: 11/13/2009 to 1/30/2029
  • Mary Ann incorporates body patting and other exercises that help strengthen balance and stimulate the body and mind.

    Next Airing: Fri, Apr 5th, 2024 at 8:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:27:12
    Usage rights: 11/13/2009 to 1/30/2029
  • This upbeat program combines exercises for driving, coordination, balance, and brain function set to a lively variety of music.

    Next Airing: Mon, Apr 8th, 2024 at 8:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:27:16
    Usage rights: 11/13/2009 to 1/30/2029
  • Mary Ann practices seated reaction time and peripheral vision exercises using a lemon! A variety of finger exercises are also demonstrated.

    Next Airing: Wed, Apr 10th, 2024 at 8:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:27:03
    Usage rights: 11/13/2009 to 1/30/2029
  • A towel is used to assist with breathing exercises while new balance and eye exercises are introduced to challenge the vestibular system.

    Next Airing: Fri, Apr 12th, 2024 at 8:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:27:10
    Usage rights: 11/13/2009 to 1/30/2029
  • Improving Coordination

    Next Airing: Mon, Apr 15th, 2024 at 8:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:52
    Usage rights: 11/13/2009 to 1/30/2029
  • Core Strengthening

    Mary Ann uses hand weights and a ball to strengthen the abdominal muscles. Gretchen adds some exercises to challenge the brain.

    Next Airing: Wed, Apr 17th, 2024 at 8:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:27:17
    Usage rights: 3/2/2015 to 1/30/2029
  • Healthy Aging

    A variety of unique exercises are introduced which are all designed to promote healthy aging.

    Next Airing: Fri, Apr 19th, 2024 at 8:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:27:43
    Usage rights: 3/2/2015 to 1/30/2029
  • Exercise Is Fun

    Mary Ann focuses on fun and functional exercises set to some of her favorite music.

    Next Airing: Mon, Apr 22nd, 2024 at 8:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:27:06
    Usage rights: 3/2/2015 to 1/30/2029
  • Strength Coordination

    This episode features a potpourri of movements to enhance strength and coordination.

    Next Airing: Wed, Apr 24th, 2024 at 8:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:27:28
    Usage rights: 3/2/2015 to 1/30/2029
  • Reaction Time

    Mary Ann shows how to use a ball to test your reaction time.

    Next Airing: Fri, Apr 26th, 2024 at 8:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:27:23
    Usage rights: 3/2/2015 to 1/30/2029
  • Balance

    Improving balance through weight training, stretching and leg strengthening is the theme of this episode.

    Next Airing: Mon, Apr 29th, 2024 at 8:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:27:20
    Usage rights: 3/2/2015 to 1/30/2029
  • March Your Way to Fitness

    Mary Ann marches her way to fitness with fun routines and patriotic music.

    Next Airing: Wed, May 1st, 2024 at 8:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:27:23
    Usage rights: 3/2/2015 to 1/30/2029
  • Balance and Weights

    Mary Ann practices balance exercises for fall prevention and demonstrates slow methodical movements using weights.

    Length: 00:26:50
    Usage rights: 11/1/2013 to 6/13/2029
  • Balance Your Body

    In this episode, Mary Ann leads viewers through a workout designed to balance out the body to improve functional fitness. Dr. Emily shares an exercise to strengthen balance and help reduce fall risk.

    Length: 00:27:29
    Usage rights: 11/26/2018 to 1/30/2029
  • Brain and Balance

    Mary Ann shares exercises that improve postural strength and finger dexterity. Gretchen leads viewers through a fun segment that challenges the brain and balance systems with reaction time and patterning exercises. Dr. Emily shares a balance tip.

    Length: 00:27:29
    Usage rights: 11/26/2018 to 1/30/2029
  • Breathing, Posture and Balance

    Mary Ann begins this functional workout with an emphasis on breathing exercises. A towel is used to improve tactile stimulation, grip strength and wrist flexibility. Guest instructor, Toni, leads a weight segment to strengthen postural muscles and Gretchen leads a balance routine. Mary Ann finishes the workout with stretching and relaxation. Dr. Emily leaves viewers with a brain game exercise for balance.

    Length: 00:27:29
    Usage rights: 6/7/2019 to 6/6/2029
  • Circulation

    Two circulation routines make this episode a high energy and fast paced workout. This show works the fingers and incorporates the exercise band.

    Length: 00:27:10
    Usage rights: 11/1/2013 to 6/13/2029
  • Core Strength and Yoga Inspired Exercises

    Yoga inspired exercises are woven throughout this gentle workout. Mary Ann focuses on exercises that emphasize extension, stretching and core strengthening. Dr. Emily shares a brain game exercise to help improve balance.

    Length: 00:27:29
    Usage rights: 6/7/2019 to 6/6/2029
  • Efficient Breathing

    Jeff Brooks, PT, joins Mary Ann for a workout that focuses on deep breathing. A new exercise for the oblique muscles is introduced, along with exercises engaging the pelvic floor, abdominal and leg muscles.

    Length: 00:26:55
    Usage rights: 11/1/2013 to 6/13/2029
  • Exercise Bands

    Mary Ann focuses on slow, controlled movements using exercise bands. A new exercise using a large ball is also introduced.

    Length: 00:26:52
    Usage rights: 11/1/2013 to 6/13/2029
  • Exercise Potpourri

    This workout is jam-packed with a variety of exercises to strengthen postural and core muscles; improve balance, mobility and range of motion. Mary Ann introduces finger and wrist exercises with a small ball to improve grip strength. Tai Chi practitioner, Tino, leads a Tai Chi segment. Dr. Emily shares stretching mobilization exercises to improve gait and mobility and Mary Ann finishes the workout with feet exercises using a small ball.

    Length: 00:27:29
    Usage rights: 6/7/2019 to 6/6/2029
  • Eye-Head Coordination

    Mary Ann introduces exercises to improve eye-head coordination and later leads exercises to improve pelvic mobility.

    Length: 00:27:31
    Usage rights: 11/1/2013 to 6/13/2029
  • Foot Massage

    Mary Ann incorporates a foot massage and finger exercises to make a fun and unique workout.

    Length: 00:26:53
    Usage rights: 11/1/2013 to 6/13/2029
  • Functional Feel-Good Exercises

    iaphragmatic breathing takes center stage for the first 5 minutes of this episode followed by a lively circulation song that will wake up your feet. Mary Ann introduces towel exercises to strengthen postural muscles and improve range of motion. Dr. Emily shares an exercise to mobilize the ribcage to improve gait and mobility. Mary Ann's granddaughter, Maddie, leads a flamenco segment and Gretchen finishes with a brief relaxation. This workout will leave you feeling good!

    Length: 00:27:30
    Usage rights: 6/7/2019 to 6/6/2029
  • Fun Exercises for the Core and More

    Mary Ann kicks off this lively episode with a variety of core strengthening exercises followed by a fast paced circulation segment. A small ball is used to improve grip strength, reaction time and finger dexterity. Weights are utilized to target muscles of the core, arms and lower body while a large ball is used for standing balance work and pelvic mobility. Gretchen leads a stretch segment using a towel and Dr. Emily closes the episode with a balance homework exercise.

    Length: 00:27:29
    Usage rights: 6/7/2019 to 6/6/2029
  • Grow Strong Effortlessly

    Mary Ann begins this workout with gentle functional exercises using a ball to improve posture and strengthen the core. Slow methodical movements with weights are incorporated during the strengthening segment. Things speed up with a variety of exercises to improve circulation, range of motion, mobility and balance. Dr. Emily shares four simple tricks to improve balance.

    Length: 00:27:29
    Usage rights: 6/7/2019 to 6/6/2029
  • Head to Toe - Tone, Stretch & Strengthen

    Mary Ann uses a large ball to warm up the body and a small ball to exercise the fingers. A towel is used for stretching. Gretchen leads a circulation segment incorporating brain exercises and later in the program shares balance strengthening exercises. The episode ends with a visual relaxation segment.

    Length: 00:27:29
    Usage rights: 6/7/2019 to 6/6/2029
  • Lymphatic Health Special

    Physical Therapist, Diana Smith, explains the role of the lymphatic system in removing toxins from the body. Mary Ann devotes this episode to a variety of movements and exercises that stimulate healthy lymphatic flow including a self-massage relaxation segment.

    Length: 00:27:29
    Usage rights: 11/26/2018 to 1/30/2029
  • Muscle Isolations

    Mary Ann focuses on building a strong core with muscle isolations that target the pelvic floor. She dedicates the circulation segment to her young fans. The workout progresses through movements that stretch and strengthen the entire body including exercises for the eyes. Dr. Emily closes the program with a relaxation tip to reduce anxiety and pain.

    Length: 00:27:29
    Usage rights: 6/7/2019 to 6/6/2029
  • Pamper Your Feet

    This episode is packed with variety and several guest appearances. Mary Ann and Dr. Emily share exercises to stimulate your feet and keep them healthy.

    Length: 00:27:29
    Usage rights: 11/26/2018 to 1/30/2029
  • Pulse, Press, Pull-Up

    Using small pulses, presses and isometric contractions to strengthen muscles in a gentle way, Mary Ann introduces a variety of new movements targeting different muscle groups and joints throughout the entire body. Gretchen leads a finger segment that challenges the brain. Standing exercises focus on improving gait, balance and mobility. Special attention is given to the pelvic girdle and pulling up on the muscles of the pelvic floor.

    Length: 00:27:29
    Usage rights: 6/7/2019 to 6/6/2029
  • Reaction Time

    Mary Ann demonstrates exercises to improve reaction time. She introduces unique finger exercises and challenges viewers with balance movements.

    Length: 00:26:51
    Usage rights: 11/1/2013 to 6/13/2029
  • Shoulder Range of Motion

    This energetic workout focuses on shoulder range of motion and improving head-eye coordination. Mary Ann finishes with a calming visual relaxation.

    Length: 00:26:53
    Usage rights: 11/1/2013 to 6/13/2029
  • Tai Chi with Tino

    Tai Chi exercises are good for balance training and fall prevention. Mary Ann introduces guest Tai Chi instructor, Tino, who leads viewers in a fun "Tai Chi By The Sea" segment.

    Length: 00:27:29
    Usage rights: 11/26/2018 to 1/30/2029
  • The Mambo

    Mary Ann integrates mambo steps, introducing exercises to strengthen the pelvic floor, engage core muscles and develop muscle awareness.

    Length: 00:27:14
    Usage rights: 11/1/2013 to 6/13/2029
  • Tone and Stretch

    Mary Ann uses a towel, large ball and weights to guide viewers through a full body workout to improve strength and range of motion. A variety of fun music is used throughout. Dr. Emily shares a balance tip. The episode ends with a gentle relaxation segment.

    Length: 00:27:29
    Usage rights: 11/26/2018 to 1/30/2029
  • Vestibular System

    Mary Ann Sharkey, PhD, PT, joins Mary Ann to introduce exercises that focus on the vestibular system, including exercises with eyes closed, fast-slow motions, and head-turning movements. Other new exercises are introduced to improve proprioception and strengthen the pelvic floor muscles.

    Length: 00:27:02
    Usage rights: 11/1/2013 to 6/13/2029
  • Warm Up, Circulate, Strengthen & Stretch

    This episode begins with a warm up dedicated to a young Sit and Be Fit fan followed by a circulation and weight segment. Mary Ann introduces new exercises using a ball to improve dexterity and proper body mechanics. Dr. Emily shares 4 balance exercises and Gretchen leads a relaxation segment.

    Length: 00:27:30
    Usage rights: 6/7/2019 to 6/6/2029

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