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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  
  • Monday, February 25
    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.
  • Wednesday, February 27
    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.
  • Friday, March 1
    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.
  • Monday, March 4
    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.
  • Wednesday, March 6
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
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  • Core Strengthening
    Friday, March 8
    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
    Monday, March 11
    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
    Wednesday, March 13
    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
    Friday, March 15
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    This episode features a potpourri of movements to enhance strength and coordination.
  • Reaction Time
    Monday, March 18
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Mary Ann shows how to use a ball to test your reaction time.
  • Balance
    Wednesday, March 20
    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
    Friday, March 22
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Mary Ann marches her way to fitness with fun routines and patriotic music.
  • Pelvic Floor
    Monday, March 25
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Muscles of pelvic floor are often ignored but this workout shows some easy movements to keep those important muscles strong.
  • Posture and Breathing
    Wednesday, March 27
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Posture is essential to any good workout. In this program Mary Ann demonstrates how to maintain good posture while exercising.
  • Facial Exercises
    Friday, March 29
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Facial exercises are important because they increase sensory awareness in mouth and encourage facial expression. These exercises are essential for anyone experiencing neurological challenges.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

 

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  • Friday, February 22
    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.
  • Wednesday, February 20
    8:31 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.
  • Monday, February 18
    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.
  • Friday, February 15
    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.
  • Wednesday, February 13
    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.
  • Exercising with Small and Large Balls
    Monday, February 11
    8:30 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.
  • Visualization Exercises
    Friday, February 8
    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.
  • Back Exercises
    Wednesday, February 6
    8:30 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.
  • Balance Challenge
    Monday, February 4
    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.
  • Functional Fitness
    Friday, February 1
    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.
  • Sensory Awareness
    Wednesday, January 30
    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.
  • Engaging The Pelvic Floor
    Monday, January 28
    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.
  • Improving Posture
    Friday, January 25
    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.
  • Abdominal Exercises
    Wednesday, January 23
    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.
  • Tai Chi
    Monday, January 21
    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
    Friday, January 18
    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
    Wednesday, January 16
    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
    Monday, January 14
    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
    Friday, January 11
    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
    Wednesday, January 9
    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
    Monday, January 7
    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
    Friday, January 4
    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
    Wednesday, January 2
    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.