Frequently Asked Questions
There are so many different videos, where do I start?
Depending on your goals and current fitness level, there are a few different ways to get started with T-Tapp. The most common packages to start with are the Total Workout, Basic Workout Plus, and T-Tapp MORE. Further information about each of these plus how to get started is located at: Best Way to Get Started
Does T-Tapp really work?
You bet! And T-Tapp works faster than other fitness programs. Its combination focus on strength, flexibility, lymphatic function, and core strength makes it the most effective workout available today. You can also check out the testimonials on the T-Tapp home page and under Success Stories.
How long does the workout take?
In the beginning you will need to invest more time to learn the T-Tapp form. After this initial learning and “bootcamp” period, you will work out every other day. Once you achieve your goals, all it takes is 2-3 workouts per week to maintain your results.
What is a bootcamp?
A T-Tapp bootcamp is a period of 4 to 14 days during which you complete a full body workout once every day. Bootcamps are not required for success, but they can provide a jump-start. Further information about bootcamp can be found on pages 73-74 in the book "Fit and Fabulous in 15 Minutes".
Is there a money back guarantee?
Please refer to this page regarding Returns & Exchanges
How much weight will I lose?
T-Tapp’s use of linear alignment with comprehensive compound isometric muscle movement and lymphatic stimulation results in rapid inch loss, because it builds core muscle density and tightens the internal muscle girdle. Muscle is denser than fat and takes up less room; therefore, actual weight loss will vary. T-Tappers prefer to focus on inch loss and clothing size changes rather than weight loss, as it is healthy to have a strong body and core.
Do men or kids do T-Tapp?
T-Tapp is safe for all ages and all fitness levels regardless of gender. Check out Steve’s success story.
What is the difference between T-Tapp & other programs?
T-Tapp is similar to Yoga in that it builds flexibility. It is reminiscent of martial arts in that it has specific sequence and form. It is like dance in that it builds long, lean muscles. Click here for further information.
How soon will I see results?
Many people begin seeing inch loss within days. In addition, you will feel the T- Tapp difference immediately. You will stand taller; the functioning of your body systems will improve; you may even notice your clothes fitting different even though you find no measurable inch loss.
What is T-Tapp based on?
T-Tapp is a rehabilitative approach to fitness. It is a unique combination of strength training, cardio, flexibility, core training and wellness building, like no other program you have seen. As you do the moves, you may be reminded of elements of physical therapy, martial arts, dance, yoga, and Pilates.
How often do you need to do the workout?
T-Tapp works like a reward system ... in the beginning you are working hard to regain strength and to rebuild primary body systems (i.e.: lymphatic system, neuro- kinetic flow, glucose utilization rate, spinal alignment and metabolic rate) but as you get stronger you will be able to maintain correct form easier and you will get even more out of the workout, therefore you don't have to do it as often.
T-Tapp does much more than just burn calories and fat. Ultimately you will be able to maintain your goal with only two workouts a week. Then when you indulge during vacation or during holiday season, just add a third workout during the week or do a "weekend bootcamp" (2 workouts per day, 2 days in a row).
Do I have to diet?
Dieting is not required for results. In fact, Teresa recommends that you not diet as you begin with T-Tapp, but instead add an additional 200 high quality calories per day so that your body has an appropriate level of high quality fuel at its disposal to rebuild muscles and body systems.
Are there any classes / trainers in my area?
I have a bad back/knees – can I still do the workout?
Yes You Can! T-Tapp physical therapy, rehabilitative approach to fitness will help to rehab bad knees and backs. In fact, some of T-Tapp’s signature moves were developed to help Teresa deal with her own back pain.
Can I do the workout if I have Fibromyalgia, diabetes or other health issues?
Yes You Can! The T-Tapp MORE Rehabilitative program was created for people with MORE to lose, MORE health concerns or MORE birthday candles on the cake. The T-Tapp MORE Rehabilitative program contains detailed instructions of how to help the body help itself in daily activities like walking upstairs without pain. Chronic pain management and prevention of pain becomes more important for people of size and as we age, and T-Tapp MORE contains everything you need for optimal health and fitness.
Does T-Tapp help with hormonal imbalances?
You bet! Movement of the body is essential to hormonal balance. Female T- Tappers report reduced problems with their monthly cycles and diabetics have been able to become non-diabetic by adding T-Tapp to their lives. You can read two excellent testimonials at http://www.t-tapp.com/success/jane/default.asp.
I haven’t worked out in years – will I still be able to do the workout?
Yes, You Can! T-Tapp is all about working to your personal max. All that is required for success is to do your personal best with each and every workout. You start where you are and, as you gain strength, you can add more moves and/or more reps. In addition, The T-Tapp MORE Rehabilitative program was created for people with MORE to lose, MORE health concerns or MORE birthday candles on the cake. The T-Tapp MORE Rehabilitative program contains detailed instructions of how to help the body help itself in daily activities like walking upstairs without pain. Chronic pain management and prevention of pain becomes more important for people of size and as we age and T-Tapp MORE contains everything you need for optimal health and fitness.
Is T-Tapp aerobic?
T-Tapp is definitely aerobic and no-impact. It is T-Tapp’s combination of linear alignment, isometrics, and lymphatic full fiber pumping that increases CO2 output. It gets the heart rate up even without hands above the head, so it is safe for even those with heart disease who are usually told not to exercise.
How do you get into “Fat Burning” mode so quickly?
T-Tapp works multiple muscles simultaneously. That, combined with linear alignment and isometric contraction, ensures speedy expensing of glucose, allowing the body to get into fat burning mode faster.
I lift weights – can I still do that and T-Tapp at the same time?
If you enjoy other workouts, you can apply T-Tapp principles to them and enjoy. As you begin T-Tapp, however, it is recommended that you focus on T-Tapp alone for several weeks so that you can experience the rapid and unique changes it will bring.
How can you build muscle and prevent osteoporosis without lifting weights?
T-Tapp’s use of comprehensive compound muscle movement ensures the use of both muscle attachment ends. Each time a muscle pulls against the ligaments and bones, it stimulates bone growth. Berei, a 77 year old T-Tapper in Florida rebuilt bone density in both her shoulder and hips; see her story here.
I want to lose in my tummy / butt etc. Will the workout target those areas?
The T-Tapp workout targets all of those areas. You will be taught specific techniques to trim the body from head to toe.
Is T-Tapp a full body workout?
Yes, the T-Tapp workout works the body comprehensively from head to toe.
Does this replace my other workouts or can I do T-Tapp in conjunction with them?
T-Tapp is all you need. So yes, it can replace your other workouts. If you enjoy other workouts, you can apply T-Tapp principles to them and continue to enjoy. As you begin T-Tapp, however, it is recommended that you focus on T-Tapp alone for several weeks so that you can experience the rapid and unique changes it will bring.
If form is so important, should I attend a clinic before starting the workout tapes?
It is best that you work with the instructional tapes a few times before attending a T- Tapp event. Your familiarity with the moves will enhance the workshop experience.
Do I have to take the supplements to get results? Which ones are important to take?
Supplements are not necessary for results with either the T-Tapp workout or the CRT program. Should you choose to use the supplements, you can be assured that the products are of the highest quality.