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
Release Tension Through Exercise (Episode #1306)
KQED Life: Mon, Jun 27, 2016 -- 7:30 AM
This fast-paced workout ends with a peaceful relaxation, leading viewers from a state of invigoration to a place of complete tranquility.
Neuromuscular Coordination (Episode #1305)
KQED Life: Fri, Jun 24, 2016 -- 7:30 AM
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 (Episode #1304)
KQED Life: Thu, Jun 23, 2016 -- 7:30 AM
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 (Episode #1303)
KQED Life: Wed, Jun 22, 2016 -- 7:30 AM
Pelvic and ribcage mobility exercises take center stage in this fun full-body workout.
Static Balance (Episode #1302)
KQED Life: Tue, Jun 21, 2016 -- 7:30 AM
Weights are incorporated into the standing exercises to challenge static balance.
Kinesthetic Awareness (Episode #1301)
KQED Life: Mon, Jun 20, 2016 -- 7:30 AM
This Sit and Be Fit episode focuses on the importance of kinesthetic awareness and weight shifting as they relate to balance.
Improving Coordination (Episode #1110)
KQED Life: Fri, Jun 17, 2016 -- 7:30 AM
Mary Ann integrates small and large balls into this workout encouraging viewers to develop their balance and coordination skills.
Strengthen Your Brain (Episode #1109)
KQED Life: Thu, Jun 16, 2016 -- 7:30 AM
A towel is used to assist with breathing exercises while new balance and eye exercises are introduced to challege the vestibular system.
Improve Reaction Time for Safe Driving (Episode #1108)
KQED Life: Wed, Jun 15, 2016 -- 7:30 AM
Mary Ann practices seated reaction time and peripheral vision exercises using a lemon! A variety of finger exercises are also demonstrated.
Coordination Exercises for Safe Driving (Episode #1107)
KQED Life: Tue, Jun 14, 2016 -- 7:30 AM
This upbeat program combines exercises for driving, coordination, balance and brain function set to a variety of lively music.
Balance for Body and Brain (Episode #1106)
KQED Life: Mon, Jun 13, 2016 -- 7:30 AM
Mary Ann incorporates body patting and other exercises that help strengthen balance and stimulate the body and mind.
Perceptual Motor Fitness (Episode #1105)
KQED Life: Fri, Jun 10, 2016 -- 7:30 AM
This workout combines a variety of exercises that will encourage perceptual motor fitness for the purpose of strengthening communication between body and brain.
Strengthen Brain Processing Areas (Episode #1104)
KQED Life: Thu, Jun 9, 2016 -- 7:30 AM
Integrating exercises from Neuronet exercise specialist, Sandra Dearman, Mary Ann shares exercises that strengthen pathways between different processing areas of the brain.
Perceptual Motor Timing (Episode #1103)
KQED Life: Wed, Jun 8, 2016 -- 7:30 AM
Learn how to use rhythm to keep different processing areas of the brain sharp by practicing special exercise combinations.
Brain Fitness (Episode #1102)
KQED Life: Tue, Jun 7, 2016 -- 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: Mon, Jun 6, 2016 -- 7:30 AM
Mary Ann combines a number of exercises to sharpen driving skills by working the brain, eyes and hand/eye coordination.
Flexibility and Range of Motion (Episode #1420)
KQED Life: Fri, Jun 3, 2016 -- 7:30 AM
All the exercises in this program highlight range of motion throughout the shoulders and back.
The Power of Small Movements (Episode #1419)
KQED Life: Thu, Jun 2, 2016 -- 7:30 AM
This episode demonstrates what can be achieved with small gentle movements.
Flabby Arms (Episode #1418)
KQED Life: Wed, Jun 1, 2016 -- 7:30 AM
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.