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Sit and Be Fit Previous Broadcasts

Posture (Episode #1408)

KQED Life: Tue, Oct 31, 2017 -- 7:30 AM

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

Vestibular and Core (Episode #1407)

KQED Life: Mon, Oct 30, 2017 -- 7:30 AM

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

Sensory Awareness and Breathing (Episode #1403)

KQED Life: Sun, Oct 29, 2017 -- 7:30 AM

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

Controlled Breathing (Episode #1406)

KQED Life: Fri, Oct 27, 2017 -- 7:30 AM

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

Footwork and Core (Episode #1405)

KQED Life: Thu, Oct 26, 2017 -- 7:30 AM

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.

Fun with the Large Ball (Episode #1404)

KQED Life: Wed, Oct 25, 2017 -- 7:30 AM

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

Sensory Awareness and Breathing (Episode #1403)

KQED Life: Tue, Oct 24, 2017 -- 7:30 AM

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

Fit from Head to Toe (Episode #1402)

KQED Life: Mon, Oct 23, 2017 -- 7:30 AM

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

Variety, The Spice of Life (Episode #1318)

KQED Life: Sun, Oct 22, 2017 -- 7:30 AM

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

All Systems Go! (Episode #1401)

KQED Life: Fri, Oct 20, 2017 -- 7:30 AM

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

Happy Feet, Healthy Body (Episode #1320)

KQED Life: Thu, Oct 19, 2017 -- 7:30 AM

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.

Improve Reaction Time for Safe Driving (Episode #1108)

KQED Life: Wed, Oct 18, 2017 -- 7:30 AM

Mary Ann practices seated reaction time and peripheral vision exercises using a lemon! A variety of finger exercises are also demonstrated.

Variety, The Spice of Life (Episode #1318)

KQED Life: Tue, Oct 17, 2017 -- 7:30 AM

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

Keep The Fun In Functional Fitness (Episode #1317)

KQED Life: Mon, Oct 16, 2017 -- 7:30 AM

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

Exercising with Accessories (Episode #1313)

KQED Life: Sun, Oct 15, 2017 -- 7:30 AM

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.

Myofacial Relief & Gait (Episode #1316)

KQED Life: Fri, Oct 13, 2017 -- 7:30 AM

Mary Ann uses the large ball in this workout to loosen up the fascia around the scapula. Later in the program she focuses on exercises to improve gait.

Releasing Muscle Tightness (Episode #1315)

KQED Life: Thu, Oct 12, 2017 -- 7:30 AM

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.

Somatosensory Work (Episode #1314)

KQED Life: Wed, Oct 11, 2017 -- 7:30 AM

We rely on our somatosensory system for good balance and everyday functioning. Mary Ann helps viewers turn their awareness inward to work this system.

Exercising with Accessories (Episode #1313)

KQED Life: Tue, Oct 10, 2017 -- 7:30 AM

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.

Back and Abdominal Strengthening (Episode #1312)

KQED Life: Mon, Oct 9, 2017 -- 7:30 AM

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

A Healthy Back (Episode #1308)

KQED Life: Sun, Oct 8, 2017 -- 7:30 AM

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

Strengthening Muscles & Joints (Episode #1307)

KQED Life: Sat, Oct 7, 2017 -- 7:30 AM

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

Lighthearted Exercises (Episode #1311)

KQED Life: Fri, Oct 6, 2017 -- 7:30 AM

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

Improve Your Mood (Episode #1310)

KQED Life: Thu, Oct 5, 2017 -- 7:30 AM

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

Better Balance (Episode #1309)

KQED Life: Wed, Oct 4, 2017 -- 7:30 AM

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

A Healthy Back (Episode #1308)

KQED Life: Tue, Oct 3, 2017 -- 7:30 AM

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

Strengthening Muscles & Joints (Episode #1307)

KQED Life: Mon, Oct 2, 2017 -- 7:30 AM

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

Pelvic & Ribcage Mobility (Episode #1303)

KQED Life: Sun, Oct 1, 2017 -- 7:30 AM

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

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