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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  
  • Better Balance
    Monday, July 15
    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.
  • Improve Your Mood
    Wednesday, July 17
    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.
  • Lighthearted Exercises
    Friday, July 19
    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.
  • Back and Abdominal Strengthening
    Monday, July 22
    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.
  • Exercising with Accessories
    Wednesday, July 24
    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.
  • Somatosensory Work
    Friday, July 26
    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, July 29
    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, July 31
    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 2
    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 5
    8:31 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 7
    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 9
    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, August 12
    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, August 14
    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, August 16
    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, August 19
    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, August 21
    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, August 23
    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, August 26
    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, August 28
    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, August 30
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Mary Ann offers several techniques to develop healthy breathing habits.
  • Back Health
    Monday, September 2
    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 4
    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 6
    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, September 9
    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, September 11
    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, September 13
    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, September 16
    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, September 18
    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, September 20
    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, September 23
    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, September 25
    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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  • A Healthy Back
    Friday, July 12
    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, July 10
    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 8
    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 5
    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 3
    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 1
    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, June 28
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Weights are incorporated into the standing exercises to challenge static balance.
  • Kinesthetic Awareness
    Wednesday, June 26
    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, June 24
    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, June 21
    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, June 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.
  • Maintain Independence
    Monday, June 17
    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, June 14
    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, June 12
    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.
  • Improve Abdominal Strength
    Monday, June 10
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Mary Ann focuses on a variety of exercises to work all of the abdominal muscles. She shares finger exercises to keep the hands mobile and leg exercises for balance.
  • Spinal Flexibility
    Friday, June 7
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    This workout features exercises that improve spinal flexibility, wrist strengthening, and warming the joints with self-massage. Mary Ann finishes the workout with a gentle stretch segment using a large ball to improve overall range of motion.
  • Head to Toe Fitness
    Wednesday, June 5
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    This fun, upbeat, workout is sure to leave your body feeling and functioning better. A large ball is used to increase range of motion. The weight segment is done standing to improve balance.
  • Slow Gentle Movements
    Monday, June 3
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    This slow gentle workout features simple but effective movements that positively impact every part of the body. Mary Ann adds functional choreography to the familiar song, "Ain't Misbehavin'".