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Sit and Be Fit

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.

Sit and Be Fit  
  • Strong Back Strong Core
    Friday, May 24
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Mary Ann combines a variety of exercises to emphasize the importance of strong core muscles and their role in maintaining back health.
  • Neuromuscular Coordination
    Monday, May 27
    8:32 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    In this episode, Mary Ann uses heel tapping, patting, clapping and changing of rhythm patterns which contribute to improving neuromuscular coordination.
  • Release Tension Through Exercise
    Wednesday, May 29
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    This fast-paced workout ends with a peaceful relaxation, leading viewers from a state of invigoration to a place of complete tranquility.
  • Strengthening Muscles & Joints
    Friday, May 31
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    This program is devoted to strengthening muscles to stabilize our joints and preserve muscle mass.
  • A Healthy Back
    Monday, June 3
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Mary Ann focuses on the importance of maintaining a healthy back with exercises that involve back flexibility, strengthening and stretching.
  • Better Balance
    Wednesday, June 5
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Good balance begins with proper spinal alignment, strong core muscles and bringing awareness to our center of gravity while weight shifting.
  • Improve Your Mood
    Friday, June 7
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    In this episode Mary Ann uses tactile stimulation to increase circulation and elicit a relaxed state of body and mind.
  • Lighthearted Exercises
    Monday, June 10
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Mary Ann introduces a variety of new exercises for fingers, gait and back strengthening in this fun, light-hearted episode.
  • Back and Abdominal Strengthening
    Wednesday, June 12
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    This episode focuses on stretching and strengthening the abdominal and back muscles to protect the spine and help avoid injury.
  • Exercising with Accessories
    Friday, June 14
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    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.
  • Somatosensory Work
    Monday, June 17
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    We rely on our somatosensory system for good balance and everyday functioning. Mary Ann helps viewers turn their awareness inward to work this system.
  • Releasing Muscle Tightness
    Wednesday, June 19
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    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.
  • Myofacial Relief & Gait
    Friday, June 21
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    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.
  • Keep The Fun In Functional Fitness
    Monday, June 24
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    In this episode Mary Ann focuses on the fun side of exercise through the use of novelty music and imaginative choreography.
  • Variety, The Spice of Life
    Wednesday, June 26
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Mary Ann combines a variety of exercises that improve function including a new exercise that uses the fingers and breath to control abdominal muscles.
  • Finger Dexterity
    Friday, June 28
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    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.
  • Happy Feet, Healthy Body
    Monday, July 1
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    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.
  • Muscle Isolations
    Wednesday, July 3
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    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.
  • Grow Strong Effortlessly
    Friday, July 5
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    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.
  • Head to Toe - Tone, Stretch & Strengthen
    Monday, July 8
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    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.
  • Pulse, Press, Pull-Up
    Wednesday, July 10
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    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.
  • Warm Up, Circulate, Strengthen & Stretch
    Friday, July 12
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    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.
  • Functional Feel-Good Exercises
    Monday, July 15
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    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!
  • Breathing, Posture and Balance
    Wednesday, July 17
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    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.
  • Exercise Potpourri
    Friday, July 19
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    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.
  • Core Strength and Yoga Inspired Exercises
    Monday, July 22
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    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.
  • Fun Exercises for the Core and More
    Wednesday, July 24
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    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.

 

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  • Pelvic & Ribcage Mobility
    Wednesday, May 22
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Pelvic and ribcage mobility exercises take center stage in this fun full-body workout.
  • Static Balance
    Monday, May 20
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Weights are incorporated into the standing exercises to challenge static balance.
  • Kinesthetic Awareness
    Friday, May 17
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    This Sit and Be Fit episode focuses on the importance of kinesthetic awareness and weight shifting as they relate to balance.
  • Balance Your Body
    Wednesday, May 15
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    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.
  • Tone and Stretch
    Monday, May 13
    8:31 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    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.
  • Brain and Balance
    Friday, May 10
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    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.
  • Tai Chi with Tino
    Wednesday, May 8
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    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.
  • Lymphatic Health Special
    Monday, May 6
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    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.
  • Pamper Your Feet
    Friday, May 3
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    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.
  • Exercise Interventions for Functional Fitness
    Wednesday, May 1
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    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.
  • Wake Your Body with Exercise
    Monday, April 29
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    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.
  • Body Alignment and Core Strengthening
    Friday, April 26
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    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.
  • Heel to Toe Functional Fitness
    Wednesday, April 24
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    In this workout Mary Ann focuses on core strengthening, balance, finger dexterity and improving range of motion. Dr. Emily shares the "short foot" exercise.
  • Fundamental Moves:
    Monday, April 22
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    In this episode Mary Ann mixes the good old standards with new moves for a fun and effective full body workout.
  • Feel Your Best
    Friday, April 19
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    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.
  • Resistance Exercises
    Wednesday, April 17
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    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.
  • Maintain Independence
    Monday, April 15
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    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.
  • Relaxation
    Friday, April 12
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Mary Ann explores the healing touch of massage, demonstrating some effective ways to release tension and use movement to relax.
  • Stretching
    Wednesday, April 10
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Strengthening should always be followed by stretching as an important component to any workout. This episode includes some great stretching exercises to improve flexibility.
  • Breathing
    Monday, April 8
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    By toning and stretching muscles around the ribcage and practicing good breathing technique viewers learn how to get the most out of each breath.
  • Vestibular System
    Friday, April 5
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Mary Ann challenges your vestibular system with a fun ball routine and other functional movements set to jazz music.
  • Don't Forget Your Fingers
    Wednesday, April 3
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Paying special attention to the finger joints is important in our quest to stay independent and keep our hands functioning well.
  • We've Gone Country
    Monday, April 1
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Country music sets the tone and pace for this fun full body workout.