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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  
  • Abdominal Exercises
    Monday, March 4
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Mary Ann demonstrates how to get the most out of abdominal exercises by engaging the core muscles.
  • Improving Posture
    Wednesday, March 6
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Personal trainer, Scott Totton, joins Mary Ann to demonstrate exercises to improve the posture, as well as knee strengthening. The exercise band is also used to strengthen the entire body.
  • Engaging The Pelvic Floor
    Friday, March 8
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Mary Ann focuses on engaging the pelvic floor and sitting on the sitz bones for proper posture. She also adds a foot massage in the warm-up and balance exercises in the leg routine.
  • Sensory Awareness
    Monday, March 11
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    This workout begins by stimulating sensory awareness with stroking movements. A variety of finger exercises, using a small ball, help increase mobility and reduce pain.
  • Functional Fitness
    Wednesday, March 13
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Mary Ann uses functional movements while incorporating breathing and posture techniques, stretching the piraformis muscle, concluding with a Tai Chi stretch segment.
  • Balance Challenge
    Friday, March 15
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Mary Ann challenges participants’ balance with fast-slow movements and seated exercises with closed eyes. She also works on proprioception, eye-head coordination, and ends with a Tai Chi stretch.
  • Back Exercises
    Monday, March 18
    8:31 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Osteoporosis specialist, Dr. Lynn Kohlmeier, explains and demonstrates her favorite back exercises, including back extension exercises using a band.
  • Visualization Exercises
    Wednesday, March 20
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Mary Ann starts this workout with weight-shifting in the seated warm-up and incorporates several visualization exercises throughout the workout.
  • Exercising with Small and Large Balls
    Friday, March 22
    8:32 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Set to lively music, this fun-filled episode incorporates a large and small ball for range of motion and strengthening exercises.
  • Monday, March 25
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Mary Ann combines a number of exercises to sharpen driving skills by working the brain, eyes, and hand/eye coordination.
  • Wednesday, March 27
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Mary Ann uses a variety of exercises to stimulate the brain including body tapping, visual tactile stimulation, and reaction time drills.
  • Friday, March 29
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Learn how to use rhythm to keep different processing areas of the brain sharp by practicing special exercise combinations.
  • Monday, April 1
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Integrating exercises from Neuronet exercise specialist, Sandra Dearman, Mary Ann shares exercises that strengthen pathways between different processing areas of the brain.
  • Wednesday, April 3
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    This workout combines a variety of exercises that will encourage perceptual motor fitness for the purpose of strengthening communication between body and brain.
  • Friday, April 5
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Mary Ann incorporates body patting and other exercises that help strengthen balance and stimulate the body and mind.
  • Monday, April 8
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    This upbeat program combines exercises for driving, coordination, balance, and brain function set to a lively variety of music.
  • Wednesday, April 10
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Mary Ann practices seated reaction time and peripheral vision exercises using a lemon! A variety of finger exercises are also demonstrated.
  • Friday, April 12
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    A towel is used to assist with breathing exercises while new balance and eye exercises are introduced to challenge the vestibular system.
  • Improving Coordination
    Monday, April 15
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
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  • Core Strengthening
    Wednesday, April 17
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Mary Ann uses hand weights and a ball to strengthen the abdominal muscles. Gretchen adds some exercises to challenge the brain.
  • Healthy Aging
    Friday, April 19
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    A variety of unique exercises are introduced which are all designed to promote healthy aging.
  • Exercise Is Fun
    Monday, April 22
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Mary Ann focuses on fun and functional exercises set to some of her favorite music.
  • Strength Coordination
    Wednesday, April 24
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    This episode features a potpourri of movements to enhance strength and coordination.
  • Reaction Time
    Friday, April 26
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Mary Ann shows how to use a ball to test your reaction time.
  • Balance
    Monday, April 29
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Improving balance through weight training, stretching and leg strengthening is the theme of this episode.
  • March Your Way to Fitness
    Wednesday, May 1
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Mary Ann marches her way to fitness with fun routines and patriotic music.

 

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  • Tai Chi
    Friday, March 1
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Tai Chi movements are combined with brain and visualization exercises for a great warm-up to start off the workout. Isometric exercises using a towel are also demonstrated.
  • Eye-Head Coordination
    Wednesday, February 28
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Mary Ann introduces exercises to improve eye-head coordination and later leads exercises to improve pelvic mobility.
  • Foot Massage
    Monday, February 26
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Mary Ann incorporates a foot massage and finger exercises to make a fun and unique workout.
  • Circulation
    Friday, February 23
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Two circulation routines make this episode a high energy and fast paced workout. This show works the fingers and incorporates the exercise band.
  • Vestibular System
    Wednesday, February 21
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Mary Ann Sharkey, PhD, PT, joins Mary Ann to introduce exercises that focus on the vestibular system, including exercises with eyes closed, fast-slow motions, and head-turning movements. Other new exercises are introduced to improve proprioception and strengthen the pelvic floor muscles.
  • Balance and Weights
    Monday, February 19
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Mary Ann practices balance exercises for fall prevention and demonstrates slow methodical movements using weights.
  • Exercise Bands
    Friday, February 16
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Mary Ann focuses on slow, controlled movements using exercise bands. A new exercise using a large ball is also introduced.
  • Efficient Breathing
    Wednesday, February 14
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Jeff Brooks, PT, joins Mary Ann for a workout that focuses on deep breathing. A new exercise for the oblique muscles is introduced, along with exercises engaging the pelvic floor, abdominal and leg muscles.
  • Reaction Time
    Monday, February 12
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Mary Ann demonstrates exercises to improve reaction time. She introduces unique finger exercises and challenges viewers with balance movements.
  • The Mambo
    Friday, February 9
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Mary Ann integrates mambo steps, introducing exercises to strengthen the pelvic floor, engage core muscles and develop muscle awareness.
  • Shoulder Range of Motion
    Wednesday, February 7
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    This energetic workout focuses on shoulder range of motion and improving head-eye coordination. Mary Ann finishes with a calming visual relaxation.
  • Fun Exercises for the Core and More
    Monday, February 5
    8:31 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.
  • Core Strength and Yoga Inspired Exercises
    Friday, February 2
    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.