Not sure if the T-Tapp workout is right for you? In this review, I’ll go over benefits and tips along with the pros and cons so you can decide if it’s a good exercise to add to your routine.
Here’s everything you need to know about the T-Tapp method and workout options.
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The T-Tapp method workouts are a low impact and can be appropriate for any age or fitness level.*
(*Please consult your health care practitioner before starting any health or fitness regimen!)
Advertised health benefits include:
- tighten and tone your body
- increase (or maintain) bone density
- improve blood sugar levels
- improve posture
- reduce cholesterol levels
- weight loss
*Other benefits include: no equipment needed and the workouts can easily be done in a small space.
Putting it all together, the benefits of T-Tapp are that you can enjoy a low-impact workout that requires little space and no equipment. These exercises can make a positive impact on your overall health, no matter your age or fitness level.
The simple yet effective exercise programs can be done in as little as 15 minutes.
Making it a great choice for a beginner, busy mom, someone recovering from injury or illness, or anyone that wants to aid in strength, flexibility, and good health!
What Is T-Tapp And How Does It Work?
The T-Tapp program uses a no-impact series of sequential movements designed to help the body in proper functional alignment.
By focusing on body alignment, proper form, compound muscle movements, and posture, many women (and men too!) have reported great results such as
- increased strength
- mental clarity
- increased lymphatic function
- hormonal balance
- overall fitness
The T-Tapp techniques are the creation of Teresa Tapp. It began as a way to help herself rehabilitate after a serious and painful back injury.
While working with cancer patients as a college student she started to refine her system and helped the patients have less nausea, edema, and even tone up while undergoing treatment.
Throughout her career as an exercise physiologist, Teresa has worked with models, patients undergoing rehabilitation, many who experience joint problems, edema, hormone issues, and more!
My Personal Experience With T-Tapp
Being unable to exercise for many months due to extreme adrenal fatigue and other health issues, I found myself feeling less flexible, having no stamina, and feeling awful (mentally & physically) because I had gained a lot of weight.
After doing extensive research for exercise programs for adrenal fatigue or autoimmune conditions, I found that many of the workout programs or suggestions were completely inappropriate, and some would even be harmful! (It was obvious that the recommendations were from people who had never actually dealt with these conditions themselves!).
Then, I happened to come across a suggestion for the T-Tapp exercise program and decided to give it a try.
The reason: T-Tapp workouts focus on alignment, gaining strength, and overall health by using muscles properly. No high impact exercises or long, hard workouts are needed 😉
In fact, the basic workout program is only 15 minutes long. But don’t let the short amount of time fool you, it is very effective!
Although I was somewhat skeptical of the amazing claims (but hopeful), I did the T-Tapp workout dvd as recommended which is to do the basic workout 4 days and then every other day for a month.
I can say that even though I thought the exercises looked weird, and they definitely felt weird at the beginning, I actually liked how simple and easy it was to follow.
After months of not working out, being extremely fatigued, and definitely not in shape, I was able to move my body and not feel exhausted afterward like many of the other workouts I had tried.
I did find a few pros and cons as I continued, so let me share a few here.
Pros And Cons Of T-Tapp Workout Videos
|*appropriate for all ages & abilities
|*some videos are old/outdated looking
|*easy to follow
|*can get repetitive
|*higher price than some other workout programs
|*DVD or download options
|*T-Tapp website is often sold out of products
Ok, so we already went over most of the info in the pros category, but I’ll list them again just to be thorough 😉
Pros Of T-Tapp
- Appropriate for all ages and abilities– the movements are no-impact, simple to follow, and can be done at any fitness level.
- Easy to follow– no complicated moves here, some of the movements may feel weird at first but it doesn’t take long to master them.
- No-impact workout– this workout is great for people with joint problems, returning from illness or injury, or those unable to withstand jarring movements.
- DVD or download options– great options so that you can do your workout at home or on the go!
Ok, as much as I like T-Tapp workouts, no program is perfect. While I wouldn’t say that these are huge drawbacks, I feel like they should still be mentioned.
- Workouts can seem repetitive– After doing the workouts they can seem a little repetitive, but thankfully there are a number of options so if one starts to get boring you can try a different one.
- Old/outdated videos– the videos that I have are quite old and outdated (and were when I bought them). There are newer workouts though that may have better video quality. I personally don’t mind the outdated videos because the exercises work.
- Price– some have commented that the price is a little high. I can see how buying a few videos can get a little costly, but I just buy one at a time and look at it as an investment in health.
- Some videos are out of stock on the website– the website is a little….outdated? Hard to use? That’s ok though because downloadable videos are always an option, and DVD’s are available for purchase from other sites.
T-Tapp: Where To Start & Tips To Help
If you’re interested in trying the T-Tapp workout, let me share a few tips for best results.
Start With The Basics
It may seem slow and a little boring, but trust me, it’s best to start with the instructional video. The way you stand, the postures you hold, and some of the moves you do can feel a little awkward, this video will help lay the foundation for a great workout going forward.
Listen To Your Body
No matter which workout routine, eating plan, or other health-promoting practice you try, please listen to your own body! If you can only do a few exercises that’s ok. Try a few T-Tapp hoe downs after each meal, and if that’s all you can do right now that’s fine- celebrate that!
If you need to pause the video and get a drink or take a break, please do. If something doesn’t feel right to you or hurts, don’t do it! All of those are signals your body is sending you and they are there for a reason- to tell you what is right (or not right) for YOU.
Wear Good Shoes
This tip might seem a little strange, but wearing good shoes is actually very helpful. I personally don’t like wearing shoes but I did find that it was easier to feel comfortable in the positions when I wasn’t barefoot. And, a good pair of shoes can provide support and a good foundation.
There is a barefoot T-Tapp video you could try if wearing shoes is absolutely out of the question 🙂
Ok, this one isn’t exactly a requirement but a common-sense approach to eating is suggested.
Eating good food doesn’t mean that you have to give up your favorite treats, eliminate carbs, or start a difficult and unsustainable diet.
My favorite thing to do is to add good, nourishing food before starting to eliminate the less healthy products. If you fill up on healthy food you won’t have as much room for unhealthy choices and your tastes will change so you will crave healthy foods while slowly cutting down on processed, nutrient-void products.
This doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy your favorite treats from time to time. With T-Tapp and common sense eating you can still have your favorite chocolate, snack food, or ice cream and enjoy it guilt-free!
Keep A Journal
Keeping a journal is a great way to track your progress, keep track of any symptoms you may be having, your sleep patterns, how much water you’re drinking, and anything else that can have an effect on your overall health.
Not to mention, when you see how much and how quickly your body and health begin to change, that can be very motivating!
Making lifestyle changes is almost never easy. And if you are dealing with any health issues change can seem slow and frustrating. Go as slow as you need to, but don’t quit!
Just be sure to set aside the time, put yourself at the top of the list, and do the best you can. Before you know it, you’ll be looking back at where you were and celebrating where you are now 🙂
If you find yourself not motivated, feeling bored with the workout, or just kind of blah about the whole thing, it may be time to shake it up a bit.
You can try a new video, or, one of my favorite things to do is put on some upbeat music.
Music can help you get into the mood to work out. Just turn the volume down on your tv, turn the music up, and before you know it you’ll be done with your workout and enjoying all the benefits of your hard work!
Try Before You Buy
If you’ve read all about T-Tapp workout and think it’s right for you but want to try it before you buy, check out YouTube!
If you do a quick search you’ll find quite a few videos, but T-Tapp has its own channel!
On the T-Tapp channel, you’ll see Teresa Tapp explain exactly what T-Tapp is, examples of exercises, and testimonials.
The T-Tapp workout method is a great tool to add to your fitness routine.
If you struggle with fatigue, joint pain, hormone issues, blood sugar problems, or want a no-impact way to tighten and tone, I would definitely recommend giving this a try!
If you decide to check it out be sure to leave a comment and let me know what you think.
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