Sit and Be Fit
Celebrating 28 years on public television, this popular healthy aging series features exercises that improve viewer's mental, physical and emotional health, helping them feel and function better. With an emphasis on functional fitness including strength, flexibility and balance exercises, program host Mary Ann Wilson, RN, shares her gentle approach to fitness, guiding viewers through safe workouts set to fun music. Each program is carefully researched and developed with the assistance of physical therapists, medical doctors and exercise specialists.
Sit and Be Fit Previous Broadcasts
Perceptual Motor Timing (Episode #1103)
KQED Life: Tue, Oct 13, 2015 -- 7:30 AM
Learn how to use rhythm to keep different processing areas of the brain sharp by practicing special exercise combinations.
We've Gone Country (Episode #1211)
KQED Life: Mon, Oct 12, 2015 -- 7:30 AM
Country music sets the tone and pace for this fun full body workout.
Brain Fitness (Episode #1102)
KQED Life: Fri, Oct 9, 2015 -- 7:30 AM
Mary Ann uses a variety of exercises to stimulate the brain including body tapping, visual tactile stimulation, and reaction time drills.
Safe Driving Skills (Episode #1101)
KQED Life: Thu, Oct 8, 2015 -- 7:30 AM
Mary Ann combines a number of exercises to sharpen driving skills by working the brain, eyes and hand/eye coordination.
Pelvic Floor (Episode #1208)
KQED Life: Wed, Oct 7, 2015 -- 7:30 AM
Muscles of pelvic floor are often ignored but this workout shows some easy movements to keep those important muscles strong.
March Your Way to Fitness (Episode #1207)
KQED Life: Tue, Oct 6, 2015 -- 7:30 AM
Mary Ann marches her way to fitness with fun routines and patriotic music.
Balance (Episode #1206)
KQED Life: Mon, Oct 5, 2015 -- 7:30 AM
Improving balance through weight training, stretching and leg strengthening is the theme of this episode.
Circulation (Episode #1508)
KQED Life: Sun, Oct 4, 2015 -- 7:30 AM
This upbeat episode focuses on movements designed to get the blood flowing through the body.
Postural Alignment and Shoulder Stability (Episode #1507)
KQED Life: Sat, Oct 3, 2015 -- 7:30 AM
This program features exercises that help increase postural awareness and stabilize the shoulders.
Improving Coordination (Episode #1110)
KQED Life: Fri, Oct 2, 2015 -- 7:30 AM
Mary Ann integrates small and large balls into this workout encouraging viewers to develop their balance and coordination skills.
Hip Mobility (Episode #1510)
KQED Life: Thu, Oct 1, 2015 -- 7:30 AM
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.