By August of 2000 I had reached a point where I was occasionally using crutches, had limited use of my hands, and was unable to work and take care of my family and household. At one time I had been a teacher, but could not pursue that career because I could no longer get through a workday. I also lost my own business partly due to my health challenges and my husband and I were facing constant financial problems. Taking many pharmaceuticals and seeking constant medical attention and therapies was part of my daily routine. Over and over again I was told that there was nothing that I could do and would live a life in pain. Two specialists told me that I would soon be living my life from a wheelchair. I was on the road to permanent disability. My life was falling apart before my eyes and I was running out of hope. Then one morning Sally knocked on my door. From that moment on, the chain of events started to unfold. She shared information with me that would forever change my life and ultimately lead me to T-Tapp.
After sleeping on a magnetic sleep system, wearing magnetics daily, drinking ultra filtrated, oxygenated water, taking herbals and nutritionals, and making minor changes in my diet, most of the symptoms of my affliction just melted away in an extremely short period of time. Then Nikken introduced the "weighted shoes", or CardioStrides. I began wearing these special designed shoes and immediately saw and felt positive results in weight loss and my health. I then heard Teresa talk at a Nikken convention about the CardioStrides and was immediately drawn to the T-Tapp way of exercising. After using the "Weighted Shoe Workout" my health and fitness reached a more heightened level and I knew that I was on to something. I just couldn't imagine that I had gone from being wheelchair bound to doing a fitness program with weighted shoes. I had been told for ten years that there was nothing I could do to alleviate the pain or to ever feel better in any way. I was also told over and over again that I would never live the life as I had once known as an outgoing, productive, physically active person. But now I was living a life free of discomfort and continually improving my fitness level and body conditioning. I have been truly blessed and my whole life has changed. I felt like I had discovered the secret combination of products and exercise that allowed me to live a miracle and get my life back.
Soon I found myself eating lunch with Teresa Tapp. That in itself was something I never thought would happen. My husband and I had the honor of being her host while she was in Rochester, New York at a seminar for a group of Nikken Wellness Consultants. She asked me to consider being one of her trainers. I immediately said yes and began training the next day. I don't think Teresa knew at that time how much she had impacted my life. You see, I was always interested in health, fitness, and teaching, but because of my health challenges I had to put much of that in the past. This now was an opportunity of a lifetime to become involved with something much bigger than myself, to share information with others that could ultimately change their lives, and to show people that there is a way to wellness and gaining optimal health. So, now I find myself as a Certified T-Tapp trainer and I am sure my story will continue to unfold.
I am 47 years old and feel like I am 20 again. I have returned to a size 4/6 and am mentally sharper, more energetic, physically stronger and more focused in my purpose than I have been for over 20 years. I no longer take any pharmaceutical drugs and haven't seen a doctor for any health issues for over two years. I am able to participate in many family and outdoor activities and even started to learn to downhill ski this past winter. I run my own business and stay active all day. I attribute this change to the combination of Nikken products and the rehabilitative qualities of T-Tapp. Because T-Tapp is so unique and includes isometric isolation, linear alignment, neuro-kinetic flow, and provides a cardiovascular workout with low impact, it provides the perfect exercise so desperately needed by people with fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue and many other health challenges. People see almost immediate results in weight loss and improvement in health issues.
T-Tapp has also done more for me than improve my health and stamina. It has affected my family. When mom feels better and can participate in activities, the whole family is positively affected. My family is also reaping the physical benefits of the T-Tapp way to wellness. I am also excited to share that my daughter, Julie, is a T-Tapp trainer in training. This has brought us closer together and has allowed us to have a relationship that most moms only dream about.
I am a mother of three beautiful children: Amber age 16, Julie age 19, and Craig age 20. My husband, Cy, currently retiring from teaching science, is now my partner and business manager. We are both Nikken wellness consultants. I am also a health educator, a speaker, an herbalist, a Reiki practitioner, and now a Certified T-Tapp Trainer and instructor. I have a B.S. Degree in Health and Physical Education with a Concentration in Sports Physiology and a M.S. Degree in Adapted Physical Education with a Concentration in Motor Performance.
I believe that I have been given a second chance to life and so have dedicated my life to helping others. My experience with fibromyalgia has given me a sharp understanding of what people go through as they deal with weight and other health challenges. I am committed to helping people get their life back on track and educating them about holistic solutions to health challenges. I am committed to giving people HOPE and gaining a quality of life through health, fitness, and balance.
If you have any questions I can always be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.