New PBS TV Fitness Series Goes National: Functional Fitness Starring Suzanne Andrews

Functional Fitness starring Suzanne Andrews syndicates on the PBS network of stations August 23rd, 2010. Offering real life fitness solutions for real life challenges, Functional Fitness offers 79 million baby boomers a fitness show of their own.
Functional Fitness offers 3 levels of fitness
Functional Fitness offers 3 levels of fitness
Aug. 2, 2010 - PRLog -- Suzanne Andrews’ level gaze focuses on you from across the room. In soothing tones, she convinces you, the next level of fitness is just one minor move away. “This is a simple move to tighten up that back part of your arm – you know the part I’m talking about,” her eyes dance as she talks, “pick up the detergent bottle like this.”

Functional Fitness starring Suzanne Andrews ® has been approved by the National Educational Television Association to broadcast on PBS stations all over the country beginning August 23rd, 2010.   Offering three versions of movements in both sitting and standing, Suzanne Andrews offers viewers real life fitness solutions for real life challenges.

An expert in one of the fastest growing forms of fitness, Suzanne Andrews, a licensed occupational therapy practitioner with over 25 years of exercise education experience, transforms the way we look at exercise.  By involving any skill level, Suzanne Andrews resonates most with baby boomers by giving them the opportunity to improve their lifestyle, decrease pain, slow down the aging process and lose weight through safe, effective, medically proven methods.  

In addition to creating the only series to combat common medical conditions including arthritis, diabetes, back and neck pain, and obesity, the series has also been closed captioned for the hearing impaired audience. Currently Functional Fitness is broadcasting weekdays at 10:00 a.m. on WDSC Channel 15 (and Sunday at 6:30 pm on Channel 15.2) from the campus of Daytona State College.  
“We are really excited here at WDSC-TV,” said General Manager Bruce Dunn, “this is our first show to be going national, but certainly not our last!”

Back on the television screen, Suzanne Andrews focuses on the type of workout which can best help the novice or experienced workout enthusiast accomplish whatever their goals might be. “That’s what I’ve focused on now for years,” the licensed occupational therapy practitioner said in the studio after the broadcast, “I make fitness accessible to people over 40 and offer three levels of fitness using household equipment.  With the focus on function, everyone can live a stronger, longer, fitter life and feel years younger.”

Each episode is also available on DVD and contains additional health and exercise tips that can’t be squeezed into the 30 minute show’s time slot.  During the Pain Free Back and Neck DVD Suzanne Andrews says with great sincerity, "I’m not just an Occupational Therapy Practitioner, I used these same exercises to rehabilitate myself after a car accident." That is where Suzanne gets her empathy from while instructing the back and neck exercises during the 25 minute Functional Fitness back and neck DVD.  Her patients say she has an amazing gift for healing and Functional Fitness starring Suzanne Andrews® is favored by doctors.  

Dr. Mache Siebel, professor of the University of Massachusetts Medical School and founder of says, "It's not enough just to get older - we want to stay Functional and Fit and that's why Functional Fitness is such a wonderful show."

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Functional Fitness starring Suzanne Andrews is a co-production of Healthwise Exercise and WDSC TV. To get the series on your local PBS station, contact your local PBS station and ask for Functional Fitness starring Suzanne Andrews. To interview Suzanne Andrews, contact the Series Producer, Glenn Poyer, at (386) 690-1258. To learn more go
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