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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  
  • Pamper Your Feet
    Friday, December 14
    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.
  • Lymphatic Health Special
    Monday, December 17
    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.
  • Tai Chi with Tino
    Wednesday, December 19
    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.
  • Brain and Balance
    Friday, December 21
    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.
  • Tone and Stretch
    Monday, December 24
    8:30 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.
  • Balance Your Body
    Wednesday, December 26
    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.
  • Shoulder Range of Motion
    Friday, December 28
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    No description available.
  • The Mambo
    Monday, December 31
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    No description available.
  • Reaction Time
    Wednesday, January 2
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    No description available.
  • Efficient Breathing
    Friday, January 4
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    No description available.
  • Exercise Bands
    Monday, January 7
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    No description available.
  • Balance and Weights
    Wednesday, January 9
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    No description available.
  • Vestibular System
    Friday, January 11
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    No description available.
  • Circulation
    Monday, January 14
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    No description available.
  • Foot Massage
    Wednesday, January 16
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    No description available.
  • Eye-Head Coordination
    Friday, January 18
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    No description available.
  • Tai Chi
    Monday, January 21
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    No description available.
  • Abdominal Exercises
    Wednesday, January 23
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    No description available.
  • Improving Posture
    Friday, January 25
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    No description available.
  • Engaging The Pelvic Floor
    Monday, January 28
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    No description available.
  • Sensory Awareness
    Wednesday, January 30
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    No description available.
  • Functional Fitness
    Friday, February 1
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    No description available.
  • Balance Challenge
    Monday, February 4
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    No description available.
  • Back Exercises
    Wednesday, February 6
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    No description available.
  • Visualization Exercises
    Friday, February 8
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    No description available.
  • Exercising with Small and Large Balls
    Monday, February 11
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    No description available.

 

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  • Exercise Interventions for Functional Fitness
    Wednesday, December 12
    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, December 10
    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, December 7
    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, December 5
    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.
  • Be Happy
    Monday, December 3
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Mary Ann will lift your spirits, posture, and leave you with a smile, happy feet and nimble fingers. The workout includes a brain workout with Gretchen and uses a small bell.
  • Upbeat and Fun
    Friday, November 30
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    This energetic full body workout has a lot stomping and good hip movement for anyone confined to a wheelchair or chair.
  • Brain and Balance
    Wednesday, November 28
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    This episode includes unusual exercises for brain stimulation and help with balance.
  • Full Body Workout
    Monday, November 26
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Mary Ann uses a towel to assist with neck alignment and a band for strengthening shoulders and upper back. There is a focus on core and a special tip to help balance.
  • Diabetes and Peripheral Neuropathy
    Friday, November 23
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    A large and small ball is used as a way to facilitate exercises to improve conditions such as diabetes and peripheral neuropathy.
  • Neglected Areas of Body
    Wednesday, November 21
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    This episode begins slow and easy with great music to accompany exercises for posture using a towel and band, a large ball for balance, in addition to exercises for hips, carpal tunnel and the pelvic floor.
  • Somatosensory and Lymphatic Systems
    Monday, November 19
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Mary Ann uses a large ball to stimulate the sensory and lymphatic systems, accompanied by jazzy, New Orleans style music. Gretchen's new cross and open pattern for a brain.
  • A Treat for Your Feet
    Friday, November 16
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    In this episode Mary Ann is paying special attention for feet, shoulders and hip range of motion using a towel and band.
  • Imagining Resistance
    Wednesday, November 14
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Mary Ann demonstrates three different ways to push up from a chair and uses imaginary resistance to strengthen muscles. Gretchen combines a standing balance routine with vestibular work.
  • Music and Novelty
    Monday, November 12
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Mary Ann's love of combining novelty music and exercise is obvious by the way she matches her movements to this engaging staccato melody. Gretchen introduces a seated brain.
  • Hip Mobility
    Friday, November 9
    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.
  • Core Strengthening
    Wednesday, November 7
    8:31 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.
  • Circulation
    Monday, November 5
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    This upbeat episode focuses on movements designed to get the blood flowing through the body.
  • Postural Alignment and Shoulder Stability
    Friday, November 2
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    This program features exercises that help increase postural awareness and stabilize the shoulders.