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
A Treat for Your Feet (Episode #1603H)
KQED Life: Tue, Dec 6, 2016 -- 7:30 AM
In this episode Mary Ann is paying special attention for feet, shoulders and hip range of motion using a towel and band.
Imagining Resistance (Episode #1602H)
KQED Life: Mon, Dec 5, 2016 -- 7:30 AM
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 (Episode #1601H)
KQED Life: Fri, Dec 2, 2016 -- 7:30 AM
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 (Episode #1510)
KQED Life: Thu, Dec 1, 2016 -- 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.