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Sit and Be Fit

Grade Levels: 13+
Website: http://www.sitandbefit.org
Next Airing: Wed, Oct 17th, 2018 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:

  • Flexibility and Range of Motion

    All the exercises in this program highlight range of motion throughout the shoulders and back.

    Next Airing: Wed, Oct 17th, 2018 at 8:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 1/3/2014 to 3/1/2019
  • Brain Booster

    This program focuses on exercises that activate the brain and includes excellent movement patterns for balance and gait.

    Next Airing: Fri, Oct 19th, 2018 at 8:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:45
    Usage rights: 5/16/2015 to 5/15/2019
  • Practice Perfect Posture

    This episode puts an emphasis on postural alignment and using proper form to get the most out of each exercise.

    Next Airing: Mon, Oct 22nd, 2018 at 8:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:45
    Usage rights: 5/16/2015 to 5/15/2019
  • Variety: The Spice of Life

    Mary Ann uses a variety of exercises and exercise accessories to help you feel and function better.

    Next Airing: Wed, Oct 24th, 2018 at 8:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 5/16/2015 to 5/15/2019
  • Functional and Fun Exercises for the Feet

    This workout begins with a fun segment dedicated to keeping your feet happy and healthy.

    Next Airing: Fri, Oct 26th, 2018 at 8:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:44
    Usage rights: 5/16/2015 to 5/15/2019
  • Yardsticks and Bands

    Opening this program is a unique warm-up routine using a yardstick. Later in the show, Mary Ann focuses on upper and lower body strengthening using bands.

    Next Airing: Mon, Oct 29th, 2018 at 8:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:45
    Usage rights: 5/16/2015 to 5/15/2019
  • Shoulder and Back Strength

    Mary Ann guides viewers through a lively workout sharing exercises that help strengthen the shoulders and back.

    Next Airing: Wed, Oct 31st, 2018 at 8:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:45
    Usage rights: 5/16/2015 to 5/15/2019
  • Postural Alignment and Shoulder Stability

    This program features exercises that help increase postural awareness and stabilize the shoulders.

    Next Airing: Fri, Nov 2nd, 2018 at 8:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:45
    Usage rights: 5/16/2015 to 5/15/2019
  • Circulation

    This upbeat episode focuses on movements designed to get the blood flowing through the body.

    Next Airing: Mon, Nov 5th, 2018 at 8:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:22
    Usage rights: 5/16/2015 to 5/15/2019
  • Core Strengthening

    Mary Ann shares exercises that help build core strength which plays an important role in balance and back strength.

    Next Airing: Wed, Nov 7th, 2018 at 8:31 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:45
    Usage rights: 5/16/2015 to 5/15/2019
  • Hip Mobility

    Maintaining flexibility in the hips is an important strategy to ensure healthy aging. Mary Ann spends time during this workout focusing on this area of functional fitness.

    Next Airing: Fri, Nov 9th, 2018 at 8:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:45
    Usage rights: 5/16/2015 to 5/15/2019
  • Music and Novelty

    Mary Ann's love of combining novelty music and exercise is obvious by the way she matches her movements to this engaging staccato melody. Gretchen introduces a seated brain.

    Next Airing: Mon, Nov 12th, 2018 at 8:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:43
    Usage rights: 2/6/2016 to 2/5/2020
  • Imagining Resistance

    Mary Ann demonstrates three different ways to push up from a chair and uses imaginary resistance to strengthen muscles. Gretchen combines a standing balance routine with vestibular work.

    Next Airing: Wed, Nov 14th, 2018 at 8:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 2/6/2016 to 2/5/2020
  • A Treat for Your Feet

    In this episode Mary Ann is paying special attention for feet, shoulders and hip range of motion using a towel and band.

    Next Airing: Fri, Nov 16th, 2018 at 8:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 2/6/2016 to 2/5/2020
  • Somatosensory and Lymphatic Systems

    Mary Ann uses a large ball to stimulate the sensory and lymphatic systems, accompanied by jazzy, New Orleans style music. Gretchen's new cross and open pattern for a brain.

    Next Airing: Mon, Nov 19th, 2018 at 8:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:45
    Usage rights: 2/6/2016 to 2/5/2020
  • Neglected Areas of Body

    This episode begins slow and easy with great music to accompany exercises for posture using a towel and band, a large ball for balance, in addition to exercises for hips, carpal tunnel and the pelvic floor.

    Next Airing: Wed, Nov 21st, 2018 at 8:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:49
    Usage rights: 2/6/2016 to 2/5/2020
  • Diabetes and Peripheral Neuropathy

    A large and small ball is used as a way to facilitate exercises to improve conditions such as diabetes and peripheral neuropathy.

    Next Airing: Fri, Nov 23rd, 2018 at 8:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:45
    Usage rights: 2/6/2016 to 2/5/2020
  • Full Body Workout

    Mary Ann uses a towel to assist with neck alignment and a band for strengthening shoulders and upper back. There is a focus on core and a special tip to help balance.

    Next Airing: Mon, Nov 26th, 2018 at 8:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 2/6/2016 to 2/5/2020
  • Brain and Balance

    This episode includes unusual exercises for brain stimulation and help with balance.

    Next Airing: Wed, Nov 28th, 2018 at 8:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:39
    Usage rights: 2/6/2016 to 2/5/2020
  • Upbeat and Fun

    This energetic full body workout has a lot stomping and good hip movement for anyone confined to a wheelchair or chair.

    Next Airing: Fri, Nov 30th, 2018 at 8:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:45
    Usage rights: 2/6/2016 to 2/5/2020
  • Be Happy

    Mary Ann will lift your spirits, posture, and leave you with a smile, happy feet and nimble fingers. The workout includes a brain workout with Gretchen and uses a small bell.

    Next Airing: Mon, Dec 3rd, 2018 at 8:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:27:05
    Usage rights: 2/6/2016 to 2/5/2020
  • All Systems Go!

    This program incorporates exercises for the brain and several body systems including vestibular and lymphatic.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 1/3/2014 to 3/1/2019
  • Back Health

    Mary Ann introduces new exercises to gently loosen the thoracic spine with subtle shoulder and back movements.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 1/3/2014 to 3/1/2019
  • Breathing

    Mary Ann offers several techniques to develop healthy breathing habits.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 1/3/2014 to 3/1/2019
  • Controlled Breathing

    Mary Ann experiments with several ways to control breathing to efficiently distribute oxygen throughout the body.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 1/3/2014 to 3/1/2019
  • Coordination and Reaction Time

    This episode focuses on being aware of your body's movements and how it contributes to coordination and reaction time.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 1/3/2014 to 3/1/2019
  • Fit from Head to Toe

    This episode incorporates a variety of exercises ranging from vestibular system to feet and gait.

    Length: 00:26:44
    Usage rights: 1/3/2014 to 3/1/2019
  • Flabby Arms

    This workout focuses on exercises to tone the arm muscles. Mary Ann introduces a new way to strengthen arms using your own body as resistance.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 1/3/2014 to 3/1/2019
  • Footwork and Core

    We take our feet and core muscles for granted. In this episode Mary Ann uses a variety of new exercises to focus on the importance of your feet.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 1/3/2014 to 3/1/2019
  • Functional Fitness

    This episode includes exercises that promote healthy living and being able to perform daily activities with ease and without injury. Registered dietitian, Janell Buchkoski, challenges viewers with a weight management tip of the day.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 1/3/2014 to 3/1/2019
  • Fun with the Large Ball

    The large ball is used in many ways from postural alignment to helping with balance in this episode.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 1/3/2014 to 3/1/2019
  • Good Alignment

    By doing exercises with eyes closed, Mary Ann builds an awareness of how good spinal alignment feels. Mary Ann gives a tip of the day.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 1/3/2014 to 3/1/2019
  • Lymphatic System

    Mary Ann uses soothing music and slow gentle movements to stimulate the lymphatic system.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 1/3/2014 to 3/1/2019
  • Mobility and Balance

    This episode highlights a variety of exercises to improve balance and concludes with stroking.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 1/3/2014 to 3/1/2019
  • New Challenges

    Mary Ann introduces a new abdominal exercise called the "Ski Jump" and Gretchen gives you a new balance challenge.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 1/3/2014 to 3/1/2019
  • Posture

    Mary Ann breaks down techniques to improve our posture and special guest Jeff Brooks gives us a balance exercise for the day.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 1/3/2014 to 3/1/2019
  • Sensory Awareness and Breathing

    Mary Ann uses fun music to demonstrate breathing techniques and sensory awareness.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 1/3/2014 to 3/1/2019
  • The Power of Small Movements

    This episode demonstrates what can be achieved with small gentle movements.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 1/3/2014 to 3/1/2019
  • Vestibular and Core

    Mary Ann combines a nice mix of vestibular and core work while Gretchen reinforces the importance of gait training exercises.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 1/3/2014 to 3/1/2019
  • Your Feet, Your Foundation

    It's important to let your feet feel the floor. Exercising barefoot, Mary Ann emphasizes somatosensory awareness in the feet throughout the workout.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 1/3/2014 to 3/1/2019

Availability:

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