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Sit and Be Fit

Grade Levels: 13+
Website: http://www.sitandbefit.org
Next Airing: Mon, Jul 15th, 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:

  • 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: Mon, Jul 15th, 2024 at 8:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:45
    Usage rights: 12/29/2012 to 1/30/2029
  • 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: Wed, Jul 17th, 2024 at 8:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:45
    Usage rights: 12/29/2012 to 1/30/2029
  • Lighthearted Exercises

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

    Next Airing: Fri, Jul 19th, 2024 at 8:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:45
    Usage rights: 12/29/2012 to 1/30/2029
  • 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: Mon, Jul 22nd, 2024 at 8:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:45
    Usage rights: 12/29/2012 to 1/30/2029
  • 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: Wed, Jul 24th, 2024 at 8:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:45
    Usage rights: 12/29/2012 to 1/30/2029
  • 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: Fri, Jul 26th, 2024 at 8:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:45
    Usage rights: 12/29/2012 to 1/30/2029
  • 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: Mon, Jul 29th, 2024 at 8:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:45
    Usage rights: 12/29/2012 to 1/30/2029
  • 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: Wed, Jul 31st, 2024 at 8:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:47
    Usage rights: 12/29/2012 to 1/30/2029
  • 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: Fri, Aug 2nd, 2024 at 8:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:47
    Usage rights: 12/29/2012 to 1/30/2029
  • 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: Mon, Aug 5th, 2024 at 8:31 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:47
    Usage rights: 12/29/2012 to 1/30/2029
  • 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: Wed, Aug 7th, 2024 at 8:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:45
    Usage rights: 12/29/2012 to 1/30/2029
  • 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: Fri, Aug 9th, 2024 at 8:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:47
    Usage rights: 12/29/2012 to 1/30/2029
  • All Systems Go!

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

    Next Airing: Mon, Aug 12th, 2024 at 8:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:45
    Usage rights: 1/3/2014 to 1/30/2029
  • Fit from Head to Toe

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

    Next Airing: Wed, Aug 14th, 2024 at 8:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:44
    Usage rights: 1/3/2014 to 1/30/2029
  • Sensory Awareness and Breathing

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

    Next Airing: Fri, Aug 16th, 2024 at 8:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 1/3/2014 to 1/30/2029
  • Fun with the Large Ball

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

    Next Airing: Mon, Aug 19th, 2024 at 8:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:45
    Usage rights: 1/3/2014 to 1/30/2029
  • 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.

    Next Airing: Wed, Aug 21st, 2024 at 8:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 1/3/2014 to 1/30/2029
  • Controlled Breathing

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

    Next Airing: Fri, Aug 23rd, 2024 at 8:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 1/3/2014 to 1/30/2029
  • Vestibular and Core

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

    Next Airing: Mon, Aug 26th, 2024 at 8:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:45
    Usage rights: 1/3/2014 to 1/30/2029
  • Posture

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

    Next Airing: Wed, Aug 28th, 2024 at 8:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:45
    Usage rights: 1/3/2014 to 1/30/2029
  • Breathing

    Mary Ann offers several techniques to develop healthy breathing habits.

    Next Airing: Fri, Aug 30th, 2024 at 8:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:45
    Usage rights: 1/3/2014 to 1/30/2029
  • Back Health

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

    Next Airing: Mon, Sep 2nd, 2024 at 8:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 1/3/2014 to 1/30/2029
  • 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.

    Next Airing: Wed, Sep 4th, 2024 at 8:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:45
    Usage rights: 1/3/2014 to 1/30/2029
  • 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.

    Next Airing: Fri, Sep 6th, 2024 at 8:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:45
    Usage rights: 1/3/2014 to 1/30/2029
  • New Challenges

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

    Next Airing: Mon, Sep 9th, 2024 at 8:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:45
    Usage rights: 1/3/2014 to 1/30/2029
  • Coordination and Reaction Time

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

    Next Airing: Wed, Sep 11th, 2024 at 8:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:45
    Usage rights: 1/3/2014 to 1/30/2029
  • Lymphatic System

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

    Next Airing: Fri, Sep 13th, 2024 at 8:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:45
    Usage rights: 1/3/2014 to 1/30/2029
  • Mobility and Balance

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

    Next Airing: Mon, Sep 16th, 2024 at 8:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:45
    Usage rights: 1/3/2014 to 1/30/2029
  • 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.

    Next Airing: Wed, Sep 18th, 2024 at 8:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 1/3/2014 to 1/30/2029
  • 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.

    Next Airing: Fri, Sep 20th, 2024 at 8:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:45
    Usage rights: 1/3/2014 to 1/30/2029
  • The Power of Small Movements

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

    Next Airing: Mon, Sep 23rd, 2024 at 8:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:45
    Usage rights: 1/3/2014 to 1/30/2029
  • Flexibility and Range of Motion

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

    Next Airing: Wed, Sep 25th, 2024 at 8:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:45
    Usage rights: 1/3/2014 to 1/30/2029
  • A Healthy Back

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

    Length: 00:26:45
    Usage rights: 12/29/2012 to 1/30/2029
  • 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: 00:27:45
    Usage rights: 3/2/2015 to 1/30/2029
  • Fundamental Moves:

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

    Length: 00:27:29
    Usage rights: 3/2/2015 to 1/30/2029
  • Head to Toe Fitness

    This fun, upbeat, workout is sure to leave your body feeling and functioning better. A large ball is used to increase range of motion. The weight segment is done standing to improve balance.

    Length: 00:29:00
    Usage rights: 5/15/2024 to 5/14/2029
  • Improve Abdominal Strength

    Mary Ann focuses on a variety of exercises to work all of the abdominal muscles. She shares finger exercises to keep the hands mobile and leg exercises for balance.

    Length: 00:29:00
    Usage rights: 5/15/2024 to 5/14/2029
  • Kinesthetic Awareness

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

    Length: 00:26:45
    Usage rights: 12/29/2012 to 1/30/2029
  • 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 1/30/2029
  • Neuromuscular Coordination

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

    Length: 00:26:45
    Usage rights: 12/29/2012 to 1/30/2029
  • Pelvic & Ribcage Mobility

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

    Length: 00:26:45
    Usage rights: 12/29/2012 to 1/30/2029
  • 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 1/30/2029
  • 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.

    Length: 00:26:45
    Usage rights: 12/29/2012 to 1/30/2029
  • 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 1/30/2029
  • Slow Gentle Movements

    This slow gentle workout features simple but effective movements that positively impact every part of the body. Mary Ann adds functional choreography to the familiar song, "Ain't Misbehavin'".

    Length: 00:29:00
    Usage rights: 5/15/2024 to 5/14/2029
  • Spinal Flexibility

    This workout features exercises that improve spinal flexibility, wrist strengthening, and warming the joints with self-massage. Mary Ann finishes the workout with a gentle stretch segment using a large ball to improve overall range of motion.

    Length: 00:29:00
    Usage rights: 5/15/2024 to 5/14/2029
  • Static Balance

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

    Length: 00:26:45
    Usage rights: 12/29/2012 to 1/30/2029
  • Strengthening Muscles & Joints

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

    Length: 00:26:45
    Usage rights: 12/29/2012 to 1/30/2029
  • 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: 00:27:29
    Usage rights: 3/2/2015 to 1/30/2029
  • 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.

    Length: 00:26:45
    Usage rights: 12/29/2012 to 1/30/2029

Availability:

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