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Sit and Be Fit

Grade Levels: 13+
Website: http://www.sitandbefit.org
Next Airing: Wed, Feb 20th, 2019 at 8:31 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:

  • Integrating exercises from Neuronet exercise specialist, Sandra Dearman, Mary Ann shares exercises that strengthen pathways between different processing areas of the brain.

    Next Airing: Wed, Feb 20th, 2019 at 8:31 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:27:08
    Usage rights: 11/13/2009 to 1/30/2024
  • 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: Fri, Feb 22nd, 2019 at 8:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:27:00
    Usage rights: 11/13/2009 to 1/30/2024
  • Mary Ann incorporates body patting and other exercises that help strengthen balance and stimulate the body and mind.

    Next Airing: Mon, Feb 25th, 2019 at 8:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:27:12
    Usage rights: 11/13/2009 to 1/30/2024
  • This upbeat program combines exercises for driving, coordination, balance, and brain function set to a lively variety of music.

    Next Airing: Wed, Feb 27th, 2019 at 8:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:27:16
    Usage rights: 11/13/2009 to 1/30/2024
  • Mary Ann practices seated reaction time and peripheral vision exercises using a lemon! A variety of finger exercises are also demonstrated.

    Next Airing: Fri, Mar 1st, 2019 at 8:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:27:03
    Usage rights: 11/13/2009 to 1/30/2024
  • A towel is used to assist with breathing exercises while new balance and eye exercises are introduced to challenge the vestibular system.

    Next Airing: Mon, Mar 4th, 2019 at 8:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:27:10
    Usage rights: 11/13/2009 to 1/30/2024
  • 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: Fri, Mar 8th, 2019 at 8:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 3/2/2015 to 1/30/2024
  • Healthy Aging

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

    Next Airing: Mon, Mar 11th, 2019 at 8:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 3/2/2015 to 1/30/2024
  • Exercise Is Fun

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

    Next Airing: Wed, Mar 13th, 2019 at 8:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:27:06
    Usage rights: 3/2/2015 to 1/30/2024
  • Strength Coordination

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

    Next Airing: Fri, Mar 15th, 2019 at 8:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 3/2/2015 to 1/30/2024
  • Reaction Time

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

    Next Airing: Mon, Mar 18th, 2019 at 8:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 3/2/2015 to 1/30/2024
  • Balance

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

    Next Airing: Wed, Mar 20th, 2019 at 8:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:27:21
    Usage rights: 3/2/2015 to 1/30/2024
  • March Your Way to Fitness

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

    Next Airing: Fri, Mar 22nd, 2019 at 8:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:27:23
    Usage rights: 3/2/2015 to 1/30/2024
  • Pelvic Floor

    Muscles of pelvic floor are often ignored but this workout shows some easy movements to keep those important muscles strong.

    Next Airing: Mon, Mar 25th, 2019 at 8:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 3/2/2015 to 1/30/2024
  • Posture and Breathing

    Posture is essential to any good workout. In this program Mary Ann demonstrates how to maintain good posture while exercising.

    Next Airing: Wed, Mar 27th, 2019 at 8:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:27:23
    Usage rights: 3/2/2015 to 1/30/2024
  • Facial Exercises

    Facial exercises are important because they increase sensory awareness in mouth and encourage facial expression. These exercises are essential for anyone experiencing neurological challenges.

    Next Airing: Fri, Mar 29th, 2019 at 8:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:27:19
    Usage rights: 3/2/2015 to 1/30/2024
  • We've Gone Country

    Country music sets the tone and pace for this fun full body workout.

    Next Airing: Mon, Apr 1st, 2019 at 8:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 3/2/2015 to 1/30/2024
  • Don't Forget Your Fingers

    Paying special attention to the finger joints is important in our quest to stay independent and keep our hands functioning well.

    Next Airing: Wed, Apr 3rd, 2019 at 8:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 3/2/2015 to 1/30/2024
  • Vestibular System

    Mary Ann challenges your vestibular system with a fun ball routine and other functional movements set to jazz music.

    Next Airing: Fri, Apr 5th, 2019 at 8:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 3/2/2015 to 1/30/2024
  • Breathing

    By toning and stretching muscles around the ribcage and practicing good breathing technique viewers learn how to get the most out of each breath.

    Next Airing: Mon, Apr 8th, 2019 at 8:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:27:24
    Usage rights: 3/2/2015 to 1/30/2024
  • Stretching

    Strengthening should always be followed by stretching as an important component to any workout. This episode includes some great stretching exercises to improve flexibility.

    Next Airing: Wed, Apr 10th, 2019 at 8:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 3/2/2015 to 1/30/2024
  • Relaxation

    Mary Ann explores the healing touch of massage, demonstrating some effective ways to release tension and use movement to relax.

    Next Airing: Fri, Apr 12th, 2019 at 8:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:27:20
    Usage rights: 3/2/2015 to 1/30/2024
  • Maintain Independence

    This episode is full of functional movements to help improve performance of the activities of daily life and help you maintain independence as you age.

    Next Airing: Mon, Apr 15th, 2019 at 8:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:27:25
    Usage rights: 3/2/2015 to 1/30/2024
  • Resistance Exercises

    Mary Ann introduces some unique ways to strengthen muscles with a resistance exercise band. Emphasis is placed on maintaining proper technique to avoid injury and get the most out of the movements.

    Next Airing: Wed, Apr 17th, 2019 at 8:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:27:23
    Usage rights: 3/2/2015 to 1/30/2024
  • Feel Your Best

    Mary Ann introduces some unique ways to strengthen muscles with a resistance exercise band. Emphasis is placed on maintaining proper technique to avoid injury and get the most out of the movements.

    Next Airing: Fri, Apr 19th, 2019 at 8:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 3/2/2015 to 1/30/2024
  • Fundamental Moves:

    In this episode Mary Ann mixes the good old standards with new moves for a fun and effective full body workout.

    Next Airing: Mon, Apr 22nd, 2019 at 8:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 3/2/2015 to 1/30/2024
  • Learn how to use rhythm to keep different processing areas of the brain sharp by practicing special exercise combinations.

    Length: 00:27:41
    Usage rights: 11/13/2009 to 1/30/2024
  • Mary Ann combines a number of exercises to sharpen driving skills by working the brain, eyes, and hand/eye coordination.

    Length: 00:27:26
    Usage rights: 11/13/2009 to 1/30/2024
  • Mary Ann uses a variety of exercises to stimulate the brain including body tapping, visual tactile stimulation, and reaction time drills.

    Length: 00:27:24
    Usage rights: 11/13/2009 to 1/30/2024
  • Abdominal Exercises

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

    Length: 00:27:05
    Usage rights: 11/1/2013 to 1/30/2024
  • Back Exercises

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

    Length: 00:26:36
    Usage rights: 11/1/2013 to 1/30/2024
  • Balance and Weights

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

    Length: 00:26:49
    Usage rights: 11/1/2013 to 1/30/2024
  • 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.

    Length: 00:26:44
    Usage rights: 11/1/2013 to 1/30/2024
  • 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 1/30/2024
  • 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: 00:26:54
    Usage rights: 11/1/2013 to 1/30/2024
  • 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.

    Length: 00:26:44
    Usage rights: 11/1/2013 to 1/30/2024
  • Exercise Bands

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

    Length: 00:26:51
    Usage rights: 11/1/2013 to 1/30/2024
  • 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.

    Length: 00:26:35
    Usage rights: 11/1/2013 to 1/30/2024
  • 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 1/30/2024
  • Foot Massage

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

    Length: 00:26:52
    Usage rights: 11/1/2013 to 1/30/2024
  • Functional Fitness

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

    Length: 00:26:42
    Usage rights: 11/1/2013 to 1/30/2024
  • 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.

    Length: 00:26:39
    Usage rights: 11/1/2013 to 1/30/2024
  • 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 1/30/2024
  • 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.

    Length: 00:26:32
    Usage rights: 11/1/2013 to 1/30/2024
  • 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.

    Length: 00:26:50
    Usage rights: 11/1/2013 to 1/30/2024
  • 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 1/30/2024
  • Visualization Exercises

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

    Length: 00:26:43
    Usage rights: 11/1/2013 to 1/30/2024

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