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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  
  • Fit from Head to Toe
    Wednesday, May 27
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    This episode incorporates a variety of exercises ranging from vestibular system to feet and gait.
  • Sensory Awareness and Breathing
    Friday, May 29
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Mary Ann uses fun music to demonstrate breathing techniques and sensory awareness.
  • Fun with the Large Ball
    Monday, June 1
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    The large ball is used in many ways from postural alignment to helping with balance in this episode.
  • Footwork and Core
    Wednesday, June 3
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    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.
  • Controlled Breathing
    Friday, June 5
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Mary Ann experiments with several ways to control breathing to efficiently distribute oxygen throughout the body.
  • Vestibular and Core
    Monday, June 8
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Mary Ann combines a nice mix of vestibular and core work while Gretchen reinforces the importance of gait training exercises.
  • Posture
    Wednesday, June 10
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Mary Ann breaks down techniques to improve our posture and special guest Jeff Brooks gives us a balance exercise for the day.
  • Breathing
    Friday, June 12
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Mary Ann offers several techniques to develop healthy breathing habits.
  • Back Health
    Monday, June 15
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Mary Ann introduces new exercises to gently loosen the thoracic spine with subtle shoulder and back movements.
  • Functional Fitness
    Wednesday, June 17
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    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.
  • Good Alignment
    Friday, June 19
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    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.
  • New Challenges
    Monday, June 22
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Mary Ann introduces a new abdominal exercise called the "Ski Jump" and Gretchen gives you a new balance challenge.
  • Coordination and Reaction Time
    Wednesday, June 24
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    This episode focuses on being aware of your body's movements and how it contributes to coordination and reaction time.
  • Lymphatic System
    Friday, June 26
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Mary Ann uses soothing music and slow gentle movements to stimulate the lymphatic system.
  • Mobility and Balance
    Monday, June 29
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    This episode highlights a variety of exercises to improve balance and concludes with stroking.
  • Your Feet, Your Foundation
    Wednesday, July 1
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    It's important to let your feet feel the floor. Exercising barefoot, Mary Ann emphasizes somatosensory awareness in the feet throughout the workout.
  • Flabby Arms
    Friday, July 3
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    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.
  • The Power of Small Movements
    Monday, July 6
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    This episode demonstrates what can be achieved with small gentle movements.
  • Flexibility and Range of Motion
    Wednesday, July 8
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    All the exercises in this program highlight range of motion throughout the shoulders and back.
  • Brain Booster
    Friday, July 10
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    This program focuses on exercises that activate the brain and includes excellent movement patterns for balance and gait.
  • Practice Perfect Posture
    Monday, July 13
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    This episode puts an emphasis on postural alignment and using proper form to get the most out of each exercise.
  • Variety: The Spice of Life
    Wednesday, July 15
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Mary Ann uses a variety of exercises and exercise accessories to help you feel and function better.
  • Functional and Fun Exercises for the Feet
    Friday, July 17
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    This workout begins with a fun segment dedicated to keeping your feet happy and healthy.
  • Yardsticks and Bands
    Monday, July 20
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    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.
  • Shoulder and Back Strength
    Wednesday, July 22
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Mary Ann guides viewers through a lively workout sharing exercises that help strengthen the shoulders and back.
  • Postural Alignment and Shoulder Stability
    Friday, July 24
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    This program features exercises that help increase postural awareness and stabilize the shoulders.
  • Circulation
    Monday, July 27
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    This upbeat episode focuses on movements designed to get the blood flowing through the body.
  • Core Strengthening
    Wednesday, July 29
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Mary Ann shares exercises that help build core strength which plays an important role in balance and back strength.
  • Hip Mobility
    Friday, July 31
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    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.

 

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  • All Systems Go!
    Monday, May 25
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    This program incorporates exercises for the brain and several body systems including vestibular and lymphatic.
  • Happy Feet, Healthy Body
    Friday, May 22
    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.
  • Finger Dexterity
    Wednesday, May 20
    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.
  • Variety, The Spice of Life
    Monday, May 18
    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.
  • Keep The Fun In Functional Fitness
    Friday, May 15
    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.
  • Myofacial Relief & Gait
    Wednesday, May 13
    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.
  • Releasing Muscle Tightness
    Monday, May 11
    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.
  • Somatosensory Work
    Friday, May 8
    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.
  • Exercising with Accessories
    Wednesday, May 6
    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.
  • Back and Abdominal Strengthening
    Monday, May 4
    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.
  • Lighthearted Exercises
    Friday, May 1
    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.
  • Improve Your Mood
    Wednesday, April 29
    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.
  • Better Balance
    Monday, April 27
    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.
  • A Healthy Back
    Friday, April 24
    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.
  • Strengthening Muscles & Joints
    Wednesday, April 22
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    This program is devoted to strengthening muscles to stabilize our joints and preserve muscle mass.
  • Release Tension Through Exercise
    Monday, April 20
    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.
  • Neuromuscular Coordination
    Friday, April 17
    8:30 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.
  • Strong Back Strong Core
    Wednesday, April 15
    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.
  • Pelvic & Ribcage Mobility
    Monday, April 13
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Pelvic and ribcage mobility exercises take center stage in this fun full-body workout.
  • Static Balance
    Friday, April 10
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Weights are incorporated into the standing exercises to challenge static balance.
  • Kinesthetic Awareness
    Wednesday, April 8
    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.
  • Fundamental Moves:
    Monday, April 6
    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 3
    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 1
    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.