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Sit and Be Fit

Grade Levels: 13+
Website: http://www.sitandbefit.org
Next Airing: Mon, Apr 22nd, 2019 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:

  • 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
  • Heel to Toe Functional Fitness

    In this workout Mary Ann focuses on core strengthening, balance, finger dexterity and improving range of motion. Dr. Emily shares the "short foot" exercise.

    Next Airing: Wed, Apr 24th, 2019 at 8:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:27:30
    Usage rights: 11/26/2018 to 1/30/2024
  • Body Alignment and Core Strengthening

    In this episode Mary Ann focuses on the details of proper body alignment and core strengthening throughout the workout. Dr. Emily shows how to use "short foot" in a sit-to-stand progression.

    Next Airing: Fri, Apr 26th, 2019 at 8:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:27:30
    Usage rights: 11/26/2018 to 1/30/2024
  • Wake Your Body with Exercise

    In this lively functional workout Mary Ann uses a towel to improve range of motion. Gretchen leads a finger segment for the brain featuring college football hand signs and Dr. Emily shares a foot release homework assignment.

    Next Airing: Mon, Apr 29th, 2019 at 8:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:27:29
    Usage rights: 11/26/2018 to 1/30/2024
  • Exercise Interventions for Functional Fitness

    Mary Ann incorporates exercises that can be practiced daily to promote functional fitness and independence. Dr. Emily shares a pelvic floor exercise to strengthen the core.

    Next Airing: Wed, May 1st, 2019 at 8:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:27:29
    Usage rights: 11/26/2018 to 1/30/2024
  • 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.

    Next Airing: Fri, May 3rd, 2019 at 8:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:27:29
    Usage rights: 11/26/2018 to 1/30/2024
  • 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.

    Next Airing: Mon, May 6th, 2019 at 8:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:27:29
    Usage rights: 11/26/2018 to 1/30/2024
  • 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.

    Next Airing: Wed, May 8th, 2019 at 8:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:27:29
    Usage rights: 11/26/2018 to 1/30/2024
  • 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.

    Next Airing: Fri, May 10th, 2019 at 8:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:27:29
    Usage rights: 11/26/2018 to 1/30/2024
  • 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.

    Next Airing: Mon, May 13th, 2019 at 8:31 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 11/26/2018 to 1/30/2024
  • 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.

    Next Airing: Wed, May 15th, 2019 at 8:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:29:00
    Usage rights: 11/26/2018 to 1/30/2024
  • Kinesthetic Awareness

    This Sit and Be Fit episode focuses on the importance of kinesthetic awareness and weight shifting as they relate to balance.

    Next Airing: Fri, May 17th, 2019 at 8:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:45
    Usage rights: 12/29/2012 to 1/30/2024
  • Static Balance

    Weights are incorporated into the standing exercises to challenge static balance.

    Next Airing: Mon, May 20th, 2019 at 8:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:45
    Usage rights: 12/29/2012 to 1/30/2024
  • Pelvic & Ribcage Mobility

    Pelvic and ribcage mobility exercises take center stage in this fun full-body workout.

    Next Airing: Wed, May 22nd, 2019 at 8:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:45
    Usage rights: 12/29/2012 to 1/30/2024
  • Strong Back Strong Core

    Mary Ann combines a variety of exercises to emphasize the importance of strong core muscles and their role in maintaining back health.

    Next Airing: Fri, May 24th, 2019 at 8:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:45
    Usage rights: 12/29/2012 to 1/30/2024
  • Neuromuscular Coordination

    In this episode, Mary Ann uses heel tapping, patting, clapping and changing of rhythm patterns which contribute to improving neuromuscular coordination.

    Next Airing: Mon, May 27th, 2019 at 8:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:45
    Usage rights: 12/29/2012 to 1/30/2024
  • Release Tension Through Exercise

    This fast-paced workout ends with a peaceful relaxation, leading viewers from a state of invigoration to a place of complete tranquility.

    Next Airing: Wed, May 29th, 2019 at 8:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:45
    Usage rights: 12/29/2012 to 1/30/2024
  • Strengthening Muscles & Joints

    This program is devoted to strengthening muscles to stabilize our joints and preserve muscle mass.

    Next Airing: Fri, May 31st, 2019 at 8:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 12/29/2012 to 1/30/2024
  • A Healthy Back

    Mary Ann focuses on the importance of maintaining a healthy back with exercises that involve back flexibility, strengthening and stretching.

    Next Airing: Mon, Jun 3rd, 2019 at 8:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:45
    Usage rights: 12/29/2012 to 1/30/2024
  • Better Balance

    Good balance begins with proper spinal alignment, strong core muscles and bringing awareness to our center of gravity while weight shifting.

    Next Airing: Wed, Jun 5th, 2019 at 8:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 12/29/2012 to 1/30/2024
  • Improve Your Mood

    In this episode Mary Ann uses tactile stimulation to increase circulation and elicit a relaxed state of body and mind.

    Next Airing: Fri, Jun 7th, 2019 at 8:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:45
    Usage rights: 12/29/2012 to 1/30/2024
  • Lighthearted Exercises

    Mary Ann introduces a variety of new exercises for fingers, gait and back strengthening in this fun, light-hearted episode.

    Next Airing: Mon, Jun 10th, 2019 at 8:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:45
    Usage rights: 12/29/2012 to 1/30/2024
  • Back and Abdominal Strengthening

    This episode focuses on stretching and strengthening the abdominal and back muscles to protect the spine and help avoid injury.

    Next Airing: Wed, Jun 12th, 2019 at 8:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:45
    Usage rights: 12/29/2012 to 1/30/2024
  • Exercising with Accessories

    Mary Ann introduces a variety of unique exercises incorporating a large ball during the warm up and a small ball for finger flexibility and strengthening.

    Next Airing: Fri, Jun 14th, 2019 at 8:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:45
    Usage rights: 12/29/2012 to 1/30/2024
  • Somatosensory Work

    We rely on our somatosensory system for good balance and everyday functioning. Mary Ann helps viewers turn their awareness inward to work this system.

    Next Airing: Mon, Jun 17th, 2019 at 8:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:45
    Usage rights: 12/29/2012 to 1/30/2024
  • Releasing Muscle Tightness

    Mary Ann uses a small ball, a towel and large ball to release some of the restrictions that build up in the connective tissue that runs throughout the body.

    Next Airing: Wed, Jun 19th, 2019 at 8:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:45
    Usage rights: 12/29/2012 to 1/30/2024
  • Myofacial Relief & Gait

    Mary Ann uses the large ball in this workout to loosen up the fascia around the scapula. Later in the program she focuses on exercises to improve gait.

    Next Airing: Fri, Jun 21st, 2019 at 8:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:45
    Usage rights: 12/29/2012 to 1/30/2024
  • Keep The Fun In Functional Fitness

    In this episode Mary Ann focuses on the fun side of exercise through the use of novelty music and imaginative choreography.

    Next Airing: Mon, Jun 24th, 2019 at 8:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:45
    Usage rights: 12/29/2012 to 1/30/2024
  • Variety, The Spice of Life

    Mary Ann combines a variety of exercises that improve function including a new exercise that uses the fingers and breath to control abdominal muscles.

    Next Airing: Wed, Jun 26th, 2019 at 8:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:45
    Usage rights: 12/29/2012 to 1/30/2024
  • Finger Dexterity

    This episode combines fun music of the Charleston and Cha-cha to demonstrate finger exercises using a pencil, sit to stand exercises and vestibular work.

    Next Airing: Fri, Jun 28th, 2019 at 8:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:45
    Usage rights: 12/29/2012 to 1/30/2024
  • Happy Feet, Healthy Body

    Mary Ann stresses the importance of foot health. Using a small ball she shares foot exercises and massage techniques to improve circulation, range of motion and strength in the foot.

    Next Airing: Mon, Jul 1st, 2019 at 8:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:45
    Usage rights: 12/29/2012 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.

    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.

    Length: 00:27:10
    Usage rights: 11/13/2009 to 1/30/2024
  • Balance

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

    Length: 00:27:21
    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.

    Length: 00:27:24
    Usage rights: 3/2/2015 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.

    Length: 00:27:17
    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.

    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.

    Length: 00:27:06
    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.

    Length: 00:27:19
    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.

    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.

    Length: 00:27:42
    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.

    Length: 00:27:25
    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.

    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.

    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.

    Length: 00:27:23
    Usage rights: 3/2/2015 to 1/30/2024
  • Reaction Time

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

    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.

    Length: 00:27:20
    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.

    Length: 00:27:23
    Usage rights: 3/2/2015 to 1/30/2024
  • Strength Coordination

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

    Length: 00:27:28
    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.

    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.

    Length: 00:26:46
    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.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 3/2/2015 to 1/30/2024

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