Sit And Be Fit Stretch And Strengthen Award-Winning Senior Fitness Chair Exercise Workout Stretching, Strength Training, and Balance. Improve flexibility, muscle and bone strength, circulation, heart health, and stability, Developed By Mary Ann Wilson, RN
These SIT AND BE FIT workouts feature Mary Ann Wilson, RN, from the popular public television series. Each 27 minute episode includes full body workouts designed to strengthen, stretch and improve overall the function of your body. Mary Ann creates and leads exercises that are easy, upbeat and lively which feature fun movements and music.
These SIT AND BE FIT workouts feature Mary Ann Wilson, RN, from the popular public television series. Each 27 minute episode includes full body workouts designed to strengthen, stretch and improve overall the function of your body. Mary Ann creates and leads exercises that are easy, upbeat and lively which feature fun movements and music. Plus, seated versions of the standing workouts are demonstrated by a second instructor. Episode 1 – 27 min Warm-up, Circulation, Towel/Fingers, Weights, Legs, Stretch & Relaxation Episode 2 – 27 min Warm-up, Circulation, Fingers, Weights, Leg Strengthening & Stretching Episode 3 – 27 min Warm-up, Circulation, Band, Fingers, Leg Strengthening, Stretch & Relaxation Episode 4 – 27 min Warm-up, Circulation, Towel, Band, Leg Strengthening & Stretching Mary Ann Wilson is a registered nurse in the field of geriatrics and post-polio rehabilitation, and is also the founder and host of the award winning exercise show Sit and Be Fit, which is broadcast on over 100 PBS television stations across the United States. In 1987, Wilson started the PBS show Sit and Be Fit which includes a variety of exercises for the elderly and people with limited mobility. The show revolves around exercises that can be done while sitting in or using a chair, with little effort. Wilson’s idea for Sit and Be Fit came in 1985 while she was teaching an adult aerobics class and noticed her clients suffering numerous injuries and attrition. Wilson then began to see a vast improvement in the health and well being of the students and began a trek to have her idea spread on a national level. So in 1987, KSPS-TV agreed to air her show and distributed 30 episodes nationwide. Wilson has so far produced 220 episodes and 24 home video workouts. Wilson has also written several fitness manuals and has written several columns on health in the aging community. Along with doing her show, Wilson also offers a variety of seminars and lectures to health care professionals, caregivers and doctors at hospitals around the United States. Wilson has also been a spokesperson for her exercises and expertise at several national and international health conferences. Wilson is also a teacher, attending nursing and retirement homes whenever possible, in an attempt to develop new exercises for her program. SIT AND BE FIT is designed in conjunction with a team of physical therapists and recognized as a rehabilitative exercise program. In communities where SIT AND BE FIT airs, occupational therapists and physical therapists recommend SIT AND BE FIT to their patients as an excellent follow-up program to therapy. With its safe, well-researched foundation, SIT AND BE FIT is recognized and recommended by professionals in the healthcare industry. Physical Therapists recommend SIT AND BE FIT for: Exercise after physical therapy Exercise for post-surgery Exercise and rehabilitation Exercise for seniors Exercise for those with disabilities