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.

Fri, Apr 19 5:00 A.M. Facial Exercises     NHPBS (11.1)

Facial exercises are important because they increase sensory awareness in mouth and encourage facial expression.

Sat, Apr 20 5:00 A.M. We've Gone Country     NHPBS (11.1)

Country music sets the tone and pace for this fun full body workout.

Sun, Apr 21 5:00 A.M. Don't Forget Your Fingers     NHPBS (11.1)

Paying special attention to the finger joints is important in our quest to stay independent and keep our hands functioning well.

Mon, Apr 22 5:00 A.M. Vestibular System     NHPBS (11.1)

Mary Ann challenges your vestibular system with a fun ball routine and other functional movements set to jazz music.

Tue, Apr 23 5:00 A.M. Breathing     NHPBS (11.1)

By toning and stretching muscles around the ribcage and practicing good breathing technique viewers learn how to get the most out of each breath.

Wed, Apr 24 5:00 A.M. Stretching     NHPBS (11.1)

Strengthening should always be followed by stretching as an important component to any workout.

Thu, Apr 25 5:00 A.M. Relaxation     NHPBS (11.1)

Mary Ann explores the healing touch of massage, demonstrating some effective ways to release tension and use movement to relax.

Fri, Apr 26 5:00 A.M. Maintain Independence     NHPBS (11.1)

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.

Sat, Apr 27 5:00 A.M. Resistance Exercises     NHPBS (11.1)

Mary Ann introduces some unique ways to strengthen muscles with a resistance exercise band.

Sun, Apr 28 5:00 A.M. Feel Your Best     NHPBS (11.1)

Mary Ann introduces some unique ways to strengthen muscles with a resistance exercise band.

Mon, Apr 29 5:00 A.M. Fundamental Moves:     NHPBS (11.1)

In this episode Mary Ann mixes the good old standards with new moves for a fun and effective full body workout.

Tue, Apr 30 5:00 A.M. Kinesthetic Awareness     NHPBS (11.1)

This Sit and Be Fit episode focuses on the importance of kinesthetic awareness and weight shifting as they relate to balance.

Wed, May 1 5:00 A.M. Static Balance     NHPBS (11.1)

Weights are incorporated into the standing exercises to challenge static balance.

Thu, May 2 5:00 A.M. Pelvic & Ribcage Mobility     NHPBS (11.1)

Pelvic and ribcage mobility exercises take center stage in this fun full-body workout.

Fri, May 3 5:00 A.M. Strong Back Strong Core     NHPBS (11.1)

Mary Ann combines a variety of exercises to emphasize the importance of strong core muscles and their role in maintaining back health.

Sat, May 4 5:00 A.M. Neuromuscular Coordination     NHPBS (11.1)

In this episode, Mary Ann uses heel tapping, patting, clapping and changing of rhythm patterns which contribute to improving neuromuscular coordination.

Sun, May 5 5:00 A.M. Release Tension Through Exercise     NHPBS (11.1)

This fast-paced workout ends with a peaceful relaxation, leading viewers from a state of invigoration to a place of complete tranquility.

Mon, May 6 5:00 A.M. Strengthening Muscles & Joints     NHPBS (11.1)

This program is devoted to strengthening muscles to stabilize our joints and preserve muscle mass.

Tue, May 7 5:00 A.M. A Healthy Back     NHPBS (11.1)

Mary Ann focuses on the importance of maintaining a healthy back with exercises that involve back flexibility, strengthening and stretching.

Wed, May 8 5:00 A.M. Better Balance     NHPBS (11.1)

Good balance begins with proper spinal alignment, strong core muscles and bringing awareness to our center of gravity while weight shifting.

Thu, May 9 5:00 A.M. Improve Your Mood     NHPBS (11.1)

In this episode Mary Ann uses tactile stimulation to increase circulation and elicit a relaxed state of body and mind.

Fri, May 10 5:00 A.M. Lighthearted Exercises     NHPBS (11.1)

Mary Ann introduces a variety of new exercises for fingers, gait and back strengthening in this fun, light-hearted episode.

Sat, May 11 5:00 A.M. Back and Abdominal Strengthening     NHPBS (11.1)

This episode focuses on stretching and strengthening the abdominal and back muscles to protect the spine and help avoid injury.

Sun, May 12 5:00 A.M. Exercising with Accessories     NHPBS (11.1)

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.

Mon, May 13 5:00 A.M. Somatosensory Work     NHPBS (11.1)

We rely on our somatosensory system for good balance and everyday functioning.

Tue, May 14 5:00 A.M. Releasing Muscle Tightness     NHPBS (11.1)

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.

Wed, May 15 5:00 A.M. Myofacial Relief & Gait     NHPBS (11.1)

Mary Ann uses the large ball in this workout to loosen up the fascia around the scapula.

Thu, May 16 5:00 A.M. Keep The Fun In Functional Fitness     NHPBS (11.1)

In this episode Mary Ann focuses on the fun side of exercise through the use of novelty music and imaginative choreography.

Fri, May 17 5:00 A.M. Variety, The Spice of Life     NHPBS (11.1)

Mary Ann combines a variety of exercises that improve function including a new exercise that uses the fingers and breath to control abdominal muscles.

Sat, May 18 5:00 A.M. Finger Dexterity     NHPBS (11.1)

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.

Sun, May 19 5:00 A.M. Happy Feet, Healthy Body     NHPBS (11.1)

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.

Mon, May 20 5:00 A.M. All Systems Go!     NHPBS (11.1)

This program incorporates exercises for the brain and several body systems including vestibular and lymphatic.

Tue, May 21 5:00 A.M. Fit from Head to Toe     NHPBS (11.1)

This episode incorporates a variety of exercises ranging from vestibular system to feet and gait.

Wed, May 22 5:00 A.M. Sensory Awareness and Breathing     NHPBS (11.1)

Mary Ann uses fun music to demonstrate breathing techniques and sensory awareness.

Thu, May 23 5:00 A.M. Fun with the Large Ball     NHPBS (11.1)

The large ball is used in many ways from postural alignment to helping with balance in this episode.

Fri, May 24 5:00 A.M. Footwork and Core     NHPBS (11.1)

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.

Sat, May 25 5:00 A.M. Controlled Breathing     NHPBS (11.1)

Mary Ann experiments with several ways to control breathing to efficiently distribute oxygen throughout the body.

Sun, May 26 5:00 A.M. Vestibular and Core     NHPBS (11.1)

Mary Ann combines a nice mix of vestibular and core work while Gretchen reinforces the importance of gait training exercises.

Mon, May 27 5:00 A.M. Posture     NHPBS (11.1)

Mary Ann breaks down techniques to improve our posture and special guest Jeff Brooks gives us a balance exercise for the day.

Tue, May 28 5:00 A.M. Breathing     NHPBS (11.1)

Mary Ann offers several techniques to develop healthy breathing habits.

Wed, May 29 5:00 A.M. Back Health     NHPBS (11.1)

Mary Ann introduces new exercises to gently loosen the thoracic spine with subtle shoulder and back movements.

Thu, May 30 5:00 A.M. Functional Fitness     NHPBS (11.1)

This episode includes exercises that promote healthy living and being able to perform daily activities with ease and without injury.

Fri, May 31 5:00 A.M. Good Alignment     NHPBS (11.1)

By doing exercises with eyes closed, Mary Ann builds an awareness of how good spinal alignment feels.

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