Find balance in both body and mind with these functional fitness exercises that will help everyday tasks become easier. Featured guests include Tino and physical therapist, Diana Smith.


The exercise band is a natural latex rubber band, 6 inches wide and 4 feet long, used by physical therapists and fitness professionals.

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The Season 17 DVD Box Set contains all ten half-hour, closed-captioned, episodes from Sit and Be Fit’s Season 17.

Each 27-minute session features a full-body workout designed to strengthen, stretch, improve balance and overall functioning of the body. These programs are upbeat and lively and highlight a variety of fun movements and music. Seated versions of the standing exercises are demonstrated by Mary Ann’s daughter, Gretchen. One light exercise band is included. 

Episode Descriptions:

1701 Heel to Toe Functional Fitness – In this workout Mary Ann focuses on core strengthening, balance, finger dexterity, and improving range of motion. Dr. Emily shares the “short foot” exercise. Accessories used: small ball, weights

1702 Body Alignment and Core Strengthening – In this episode Mary Ann focuses on the details of proper body alignment and core strengthening throughout the workout. Dr. Emily shows how to use “short foot” in a sit-to-stand progression. Accessories used: towel, small ball, weights

1703 Wake Your Body With Exercise – In this lively functional workout Mary Ann uses a towel to improve range of motion. Gretchen leads a finger segment for the brain featuring college football hand signs and Dr. Emily shares a foot release homework assignment. Accessories used: towel, band

1704 Exercise Interventions for Functional Fitness – Mary Ann incorporates exercises that can be practiced daily to promote functional fitness and independence. Dr. Emily shares a pelvic floor exercise to strengthen the core. Accessories used: towel, band

1705 Pamper Your Feet – This episode is packed with variety and several guest appearances. Mary Ann and Dr. Emily share exercises to stimulate your feet and keep them healthy.  Accessories used: weights

1706 Lymphatic Health Special – Physical Therapist, Diana Smith, explains the role of the lymphatic system in removing toxins from the body. Mary Ann devotes this episode to a variety of movements and exercises that stimulate healthy lymphatic flow including a self-massage relaxation segment. Accessories used: small ball, weights, towel

1707 Tai Chi with Tino – Tai Chi exercises are good for balance training and fall prevention. Mary Ann introduces guest Tai Chi instructor, Tino, who leads viewers in a fun “Tai Chi By The Sea” segment. Accessories used: towel, band

1708 Brain and Balance – Mary Ann shares exercises that improve postural strength and finger dexterity. Gretchen leads viewers through a fun segment that challenges the brain and balance systems with reaction time and patterning exercises. Dr. Emily shares a balance tip. Accessories used: large ball, small ball, band

1709 Tone and Stretch – Mary Ann uses a towel, large ball, and weights to guide viewers through a full-body workout to improve strength and range of motion. A variety of fun music is used throughout. Dr. Emily shares a balance tip. The episode ends with a gentle relaxation segment. Accessories used: large ball, towel, weights

1710 Balance Your Body – In this episode, Mary Ann leads viewers through a workout designed to balance out the body to improve functional fitness. Dr. Emily shares an exercise to strengthen balance and help reduce fall risk. Accessories used: band

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Bands Type

Light, Medium


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