Sit and Be Fit
is an award-winning exercise program for senior citizens and individuals with limited physical motion, that is available on video tapes and is distributed to Public Broadcasting Service
The show was created in 1987 by Mary Ann Wilson
, a registered nurse in the field of post-polio rehabilitation and geriatrics.
Wilson recognized the need for exercise, especially for moderately active seniors or those needing rehabilitation from strokes, heart attacks or other injuries.
The shows mission statement is: Sit and Be Fit is committed to improving the quality of life of older adults and physically limited individuals through safe, effective exercises that are available through television, videos, personal appearances, classes, seminars, books, and the Internet.
The show actively promotes functional fitness, healing, and independence, and is an effective resource for professionals in aging and fitness.
Sit and Be Fit
is a non-profit organization that produces North America's health education and exercise television series. The series, hosted by Wilson, and developed with a team of medical and fitness professionals, has earned a loyal following due to its effectiveness in improving the health and wellness of participants. It has been broadcast since 1987 on over 100 PBS stations throughout the United States
. The first PBS station that agreed to carry her show was KSPS-TV
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