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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  
  • Somatosensory Work
    Friday, August 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
    Monday, August 20
    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
    Wednesday, August 22
    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
    Friday, August 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
    Monday, August 27
    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
    Wednesday, August 29
    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
    Friday, August 31
    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.
  • All Systems Go!
    Monday, September 3
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    This program incorporates exercises for the brain and several body systems including vestibular and lymphatic.
  • Fit from Head to Toe
    Wednesday, September 5
    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, September 7
    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, September 10
    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, September 12
    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, September 14
    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, September 17
    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, September 19
    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, September 21
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Mary Ann offers several techniques to develop healthy breathing habits.
  • Back Health
    Monday, September 24
    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, September 26
    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, September 28
    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, October 1
    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, October 3
    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, October 5
    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, October 8
    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, October 10
    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, October 12
    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, October 15
    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, October 17
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    All the exercises in this program highlight range of motion throughout the shoulders and back.

 

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  • Exercising with Accessories
    Wednesday, August 15
    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, August 13
    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, August 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.
  • Improve Your Mood
    Wednesday, August 8
    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, August 6
    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, August 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.
  • Strengthening Muscles & Joints
    Wednesday, August 1
    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, July 30
    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, July 27
    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, July 25
    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, July 23
    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, July 20
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Weights are incorporated into the standing exercises to challenge static balance.
  • Kinesthetic Awareness
    Wednesday, July 18
    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, July 16
    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, July 13
    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, July 11
    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, July 9
    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, July 6
    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, July 4
    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, July 2
    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.