Sit and Be Fit Previous Broadcasts

Be Happy (Episode #1610H)

KQED Plus: Fri, Mar 16, 2018 -- 7:00 AM

Mary Ann will lift your spirits, posture, and leave you with a smile, happy feet and nimble fingers. The workout includes a brain workout with Gretchen and uses a small bell.

Upbeat and Fun (Episode #1609H)

KQED Plus: Thu, Mar 15, 2018 -- 7:00 AM

This energetic full body workout has a lot stomping and good hip movement for anyone confined to a wheelchair or chair.

Brain and Balance (Episode #1608H)

KQED Plus: Wed, Mar 14, 2018 -- 7:00 AM

This episode includes unusual exercises for brain stimulation and help with balance.

Full Body Workout (Episode #1607H)

KQED Plus: Tue, Mar 13, 2018 -- 7:00 AM

Mary Ann uses a towel to assist with neck alignment and a band for strengthening shoulders and upper back. There is a focus on core and a special tip to help balance.

Diabetes and Peripheral Neuropathy (Episode #1606H)

KQED Plus: Mon, Mar 12, 2018 -- 7:00 AM

A large and small ball is used as a way to facilitate exercises to improve conditions such as diabetes and peripheral neuropathy.

Neglected Areas of Body (Episode #1605H)

KQED Plus: Fri, Mar 9, 2018 -- 7:00 AM

This episode begins slow and easy with great music to accompany exercises for posture using a towel and band, a large ball for balance, in addition to exercises for hips, carpal tunnel and the pelvic floor.

Somatosensory and Lymphatic Systems (Episode #1604H)

KQED Plus: Thu, Mar 8, 2018 -- 7:00 AM

Mary Ann uses a large ball to stimulate the sensory and lymphatic systems, accompanied by jazzy, New Orleans style music. Gretchen's new cross and open pattern for a brain.

A Treat for Your Feet (Episode #1603H)

KQED Plus: Wed, Mar 7, 2018 -- 7:00 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 Plus: Tue, Mar 6, 2018 -- 7:00 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 Plus: Mon, Mar 5, 2018 -- 7:00 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 Plus: Fri, Mar 2, 2018 -- 7:00 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.

Core Strengthening (Episode #1509)

KQED Plus: Thu, Mar 1, 2018 -- 7:00 AM

Mary Ann shares exercises that help build core strength which plays an important role in balance and back strength.

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