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Sit and Be Fit

Grade Levels: 13+
Website: http://www.sitandbefit.org
Next Airing: Fri, Aug 23rd, 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:

  • New Challenges

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

    Next Airing: Fri, Aug 23rd, 2019 at 8:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 1/3/2014 to 1/30/2024
  • 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: Mon, Aug 26th, 2019 at 8:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 1/3/2014 to 1/30/2024
  • Lymphatic System

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

    Next Airing: Wed, Aug 28th, 2019 at 8:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 1/3/2014 to 1/30/2024
  • Mobility and Balance

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

    Next Airing: Fri, Aug 30th, 2019 at 8:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 1/3/2014 to 1/30/2024
  • 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: Mon, Sep 2nd, 2019 at 8:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 1/3/2014 to 1/30/2024
  • 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: Wed, Sep 4th, 2019 at 8:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 1/3/2014 to 1/30/2024
  • The Power of Small Movements

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

    Next Airing: Fri, Sep 6th, 2019 at 8:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 1/3/2014 to 1/30/2024
  • Flexibility and Range of Motion

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

    Next Airing: Mon, Sep 9th, 2019 at 8:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 1/3/2014 to 1/30/2024
  • Brain Booster

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

    Next Airing: Wed, Sep 11th, 2019 at 8:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:45
    Usage rights: 5/16/2015 to 1/30/2024
  • 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: Fri, Sep 13th, 2019 at 8:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:45
    Usage rights: 5/16/2015 to 1/30/2024
  • Variety: The Spice of Life

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

    Next Airing: Mon, Sep 16th, 2019 at 8:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 5/16/2015 to 1/30/2024
  • Functional and Fun Exercises for the Feet

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

    Next Airing: Wed, Sep 18th, 2019 at 8:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:44
    Usage rights: 5/16/2015 to 1/30/2024
  • 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: Fri, Sep 20th, 2019 at 8:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:45
    Usage rights: 5/16/2015 to 1/30/2024
  • Shoulder and Back Strength

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

    Next Airing: Mon, Sep 23rd, 2019 at 8:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:45
    Usage rights: 5/16/2015 to 1/30/2024
  • Postural Alignment and Shoulder Stability

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

    Next Airing: Wed, Sep 25th, 2019 at 8:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:45
    Usage rights: 5/16/2015 to 1/30/2024
  • Circulation

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

    Next Airing: Fri, Sep 27th, 2019 at 8:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:22
    Usage rights: 5/16/2015 to 1/30/2024
  • Core Strengthening

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

    Next Airing: Mon, Sep 30th, 2019 at 8:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:45
    Usage rights: 5/16/2015 to 1/30/2024
  • 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: Wed, Oct 2nd, 2019 at 8:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:45
    Usage rights: 5/16/2015 to 1/30/2024
  • 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 1/30/2024
  • 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 1/30/2024
  • Breathing

    Mary Ann offers several techniques to develop healthy breathing habits.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 1/3/2014 to 1/30/2024
  • 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: 00:29:00
    Usage rights: 6/14/2019 to 6/13/2024
  • 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 1/30/2024
  • 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: 00:29:00
    Usage rights: 6/14/2019 to 6/13/2024
  • 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: 00:29:00
    Usage rights: 6/14/2019 to 6/13/2024
  • 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 1/30/2024
  • 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 1/30/2024
  • 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: 00:29:00
    Usage rights: 6/14/2019 to 6/13/2024
  • 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 1/30/2024
  • 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: 00:29:00
    Usage rights: 6/14/2019 to 6/13/2024
  • 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 1/30/2024
  • 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 1/30/2024
  • 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: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 6/7/2019 to 6/6/2024
  • 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.

    Length: 00:26:45
    Usage rights: 12/29/2012 to 1/30/2024
  • 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: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 6/7/2019 to 6/6/2024
  • 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: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 6/7/2019 to 6/6/2024
  • 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 1/30/2024
  • 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: 00:29:00
    Usage rights: 6/7/2019 to 6/6/2024
  • 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 1/30/2024
  • 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 1/30/2024
  • 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: 00:29:00
    Usage rights: 6/7/2019 to 6/6/2024

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