Sit and Be Fit is a non-profit organization committed to healthy aging advocacy. We believe everyone has the right to feel good and age well. We empower people to improve their lives through safe, effective, media-based health and wellness programming.


Sit and Be Fit was founded by registered nurse, Mary Ann Wilson. In 1985, after observing older adults in her high impact aerobics classes become injured and frustrated Wilson designed an exercise program that addressed their specific needs. She called the program Sit and Be Fit. The results were overwhelmingly positive. This success inspired her to approach the PBS station, KSPS-TV, and rally support. In 1987 the first season of Sit and Be Fit was produced and has been airing nationally ever since. The program continues to grow in popularity and relevance.


Sit and Be Fit relies on funding from a variety of sources including: foundations, government grants, and donations from individuals. Contributions are tax-deductible and support our mission. To help or for more information, click here.