T-Tapp Workout Video Review

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I’ve been experimenting a lot lately with at-home workout options since it can be difficult to make time to get away to a gym with five kids. I recently tried a workout called T-Tapp at the recommendation of a friend.

If you aren’t familiar with T-tapp, it is a short workout system that *looks* very easy and makes claims to boost weight loss, lymph function, flexibility, and more.

I’d heard T-Tapp mentioned in several places online before and was skeptical. When I saw “bio-hackers” like Bulletproof Exec mentioning the T-Tapp system and claiming that it:

  • “Is the fastest weight loss workout we’ve ever seen
  • Detoxifies the body
  • Increases insulin sensitivity, which promotes loss of excess weight
  • Reduces stress
  • Skyrockets energy levels and mental clarity
  • Boosts metabolism
  • Improves cardiovascular function
  • Helps the brain gain better control over the body (builds neurokinetic function)
  • Takes just 15 minutes”

I was intrigued. To be perfectly honest, my first impression of the T-tapp system was that it was kind of an aerobic class type system that most men wouldn’t be caught doing. These bio-hackers specialized in finding the systems for health and wellness that take the least amount of time and produce the biggest results. These are people who are in excellent shape and who I’d expect to be focusing on lifting really heavy weights… and they were doing Hoedowns with Theresa Tapp.

I decided to at least try T-Tapp, though I was still skeptical (again with the whole “looking like an aerobics class” thing). I resolved to actually try the system the way she recommends and post my results.

T-Tapp Claims

T-Tapp claims to be an anti-aging weight loss and fitness system. While many forms of exercise can have weight loss benefits and muscle building effects, some of them can actually speed up aging (especially endurance activities done for long periods of time).

It claims to be low-intensity, muscle toning and good for hormone and insulin levels. For reference, Theresa (the creator of the system-pictured above) is 55 and claims to have done no other forms of exercise for the last 20 years. It also be claims to be gentle on the joints and to tone even the inner core muscles that are often very hard to target.

The T-Tapp System

The T-tapp System was created by Theresa Tapp through her work with rehabilitating patients with joint problems, edema, swelling due to medication, and more. Theresa has a back injury herself that she got as a child and that resulted in three fused disks in her back. She found that proper alignment and posture were vital for her to be pain free and her system focuses very strongly on form and posture.

The T-Tapp system is no-impact and truly anyone can do it. I’ve been doing it during pregnancy and it has been both the easiest and most effective pregnancy workout I’ve ever tried.
T-tapp wellness system review- why you should be doing this workout

The basic system truly only takes 15 minutes and while it takes a little while to get the coordination down, it isn’t physically straining, though it does get the heart rate up and stretch muscles!

The focus is on proper alignment and core muscle strength rather than high impact and endurance. I think many people can benefit from this system and that it is particularly valuable for anyone with adrenal exhaustion or medical conditions that prevent them from doing most physical activity.

The system basically involves doing a series of careful movements with a focus on posture and holding a particular form during the entire workout. The most “difficult” part of the workout is “hoe-downs” which really do raise the heart rate and which she has found to help regulate blood sugar levels, balance hormones, and boost weight loss. As crazy as it sounds, I was amazed at how great they work. Here is a preview of hoe-downs:

Without watching the instructional, the hoe-downs don’t make much sense, but she explains the reason for the posture and how to do the exercises correctly.

My Experience with T-Tapp

As I said, I tried the system somewhat skeptically. I thought that the system seemed too easy to work and that it looked rather strange. I tried what she recommends for the system: Doing the basic workout for 4 days in a row and then every other day for a month.

I measured myself before and after to see if there were any size results. Theresa is not a fan of using a scale to measure progress (I’m not either) since increased muscle (or *ahem* being pregnant) can skew weight measurements. I lost 1/2 to 1 inch in most areas of my body (stomach aside). I’ve definitely become a big fan of the system, especially during pregnancy, as I back off weight training and really high intensity during this time, T-Tapp seems like a great way to keep in shape.

As for how it stacks up to the claims:

  • “Is the fastest weight loss workout we’ve ever seen (I didn’t weigh myself but did notice a difference in inches and my posture)
  • Detoxifies the body (Logical after trying it, especially since I had some die-off symptoms the first few days including congestion along with the sluggish lymph-drainage feeling)
  • Increases insulin sensitivity, which promotes loss of excess weight (Tested this and it does)
  • Reduces stress (I found that it was a great stress buster and looked forward to it each time)
  • Skyrockets energy levels and mental clarity (surprisingly, yes)
  • Boosts metabolism (check- I was already more hungry from being pregnant, but I noticed I was eating a lot more on T-Tapp days but didn’t gain size)
  • Improves cardiovascular function (Increases heart rate, so this makes sense)
  • Helps the brain gain better control over the body (builds neurokinetic function) (Yep, but takes a while to get the hang of it and not look ridiculous while doing the exercises!)
  • Takes just 15 minutes (Really does!)

A couple things surprised me… I actually really enjoyed the T-tapp workout, even though I did feel rather dumb doing some of the exercises, and I looked forward to doing it. I love that it focuses on alignment and posture and have noticed improvements in my own posture (even when sitting at the computer) since starting it. I broke my leg as a child, and it was set with my foot pointing out, so my muscles have been trained that way and my left foot has always pointed slightly out. The other day, I was walking at the grocery store and noticed that my left foot was pointing forward, which I attribute partially to these exercises.

What surprised me the most though, was the blood sugar benefits! T-Tapp claims that it can drastically reduce blood sugar instantly. I found a lot of people who had first hand experience with this on diabetes and gestational diabetes forums, but wanted to test it myself. I monitor my own blood sugar periodically during pregnancy (instead of doing the glucose test) so I had a glucose monitor on hand.

To put the blood sugar lowering claim to the test, I purposefully ate a sweet potato, fruit, and honey in one sitting (I don’t normally eat this much starchy foods at one time!) and did a blood sugar reading about 10 minutes later to get a reading in the 140s. I then did the basic workout with the hoe-downs and took another reading immediately… this reading was back to my normal fasting level of 83! While I don’t have any blood sugar issues, it usually takes me over an hour to get back to a fasting level, sometimes longer with as much starch as I consumed, and I was able to do it in less than half an hour with the T-Tapp exercises.

I can definitely see the potential benefit for diabetics and pregnant women hoping to avoid gestational diabetes. I actually found accounts by diabetes who had been able to go off insulin by doing hoe-downs after every meal. At the least, normal low-impact exercise would not be harmful to diabetics and could only help.

My other favorite thing about T-Tapp is that it can be done in such little time each day and has no recurring cost like gym membership, making it an ideal system for people like me who stay at home with kids and have trouble making it to a gym each day. It also requires no equipment, extra room or fancy clothes (PJs work best in my opinion!)

I went from a skeptic to a T-tappvangelist after trying it myself. It literally costs as much as one month of gym membership where I live and takes less time. Even if a person wanted to buy all of Theresa’s materials, it would still be less than $200, which is the registration fee at the gym near me. Her products include:

If you struggle with weight loss, hormone problems, blood sugar, fatigue issues or joint pain, I’d definitely encourage you to try the T-Tapp system for 30 or 60 days to see if you notice the same benefits that I did! Not into T-tapp? Here are some other at-home workout ideas to try.

Have you ever tried T-Tapp? How did you like it? Please let me know below!

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About Katie Wells

Katie Wells, CTNC, MCHC, Founder of Wellness Mama and Co-founder of Wellnesse, has a background in research, journalism, and nutrition. As a mom of six, she turned to research and took health into her own hands to find answers to her health problems. WellnessMama.com is the culmination of her thousands of hours of research and all posts are medically reviewed and verified by the Wellness Mama research team. Katie is also the author of the bestselling books The Wellness Mama Cookbook and The Wellness Mama 5-Step Lifestyle Detox.


287 responses to “T-Tapp Workout Video Review”

  1. Bethany Baker Avatar
    Bethany Baker

    I realize this is past the cut-off date for the contest, but I had to post. My pastor’s wife introduced me to T-Tapp about 6 years ago because she knew I was Diabetic & had heard about Hoe-downs. I was skeptical and thought they looked ridiculous, but was intriuged at the same time. I watched her seminar first and then read her book before actually doing the work out. The first week alone I had lost 1 1/2″ on my waist! I don’t remember the other measurements, but needless to say, I was hooked! I enjoy exercising (although I’m inconsistent with it), but have never found anything that works as well or as quickly as T-Tapp! I can personally attest that it balances out hormones, adds bone density, etc as well! I talked my childhood friend into doing our own 30 day challenge a while back to see what we could accomplish due to some health issues she was facing and she lost nearly 25″! I tell everyone I know about this program…there’s nothing out there quite like it!!! 🙂

  2. Reina Guerrero Avatar
    Reina Guerrero

    I dont even remember how I ended up on your page, but ive been reading just about everything for days now. Very insightful, motivating, tons of info I didnt know. and alot of things I wanna try. Especially the T-Tapp. Thank you…. Ive not found a daily reading resource.

  3. Virve Anttila Avatar
    Virve Anttila

    Hi Wellness Mama! I found your page today. Amazing and thank you! Me and my two children all have hypoglykemia (not diabetes) and I definetly want to try this too. Thanks for this extremely good information 😉

  4. Julia Avatar

    Hi Katie,

    I ordered this and am excited to try it, but reading through her material, I noticed that she advocates a low-fat, high plant, low animal fat diet (those are some tips she spells out for helping with weight loss). Does you think that philosophy of nutrition in any way affects the thinking behind her program? I’m just curious about your thoughts. Thanks!

  5. Stari Benedict Avatar
    Stari Benedict

    I’ve been using the T-Tapp system for over a year. I have Lupus and also have Lyme Disease which had left me nearly disabled. This system has been VERY helpful in helping me regain and maintain mobility, flexibility and tone. I’ve also experienced pain relief. It is much more difficult than it looks and i would recommend it highly to anyone with health issues, as well as to anyone regardless of health condition who wants a fast and inexpensive total body exercise system.

    I would recommend getting the book and not just the DVDs. The book gives good explanations about how to achieve and maintain the correct postures necessary for the exercises. I believe I would’ve done some of them incorrectly if not for the book. The Fit and Fabulous in 15 Minutes DVD does have a section that is more instructive, and thus goes a little slower, but still not adequate (in my opinion) to really teach the method and practice of the movements.

  6. April Grow Avatar
    April Grow

    I ordered this the day you reviewed it and have been doing it for 2.5 weeks. I’m 12 weeks pregnant and have seen many benefits. No swelling (and I usually do. A lot.). No nausea, which is amazing. For the last two years I’ve woken up at least once a night with numb legs, and I haven’t had that since I started. Since I had kids, the veins in my hands are very bulgy and gross and make me look old. Those are significantly smaller! I get varicose veins when pregnant, and those haven’t made an appearance. I’m sleeping like a rock instead of waking up every hour like I do when I’m pregnant. No energy boost yet, but I always drag in the first trimester. It could also be die off/detoxifying/adrenal fatigue. It is also supposed to help with my diastasis. That first week my belly did come in two inches (it was prematurely inflated. that could have been water retention or it could be that my muscles are coming together. I have seen some inch loss, which is good bc I’m so stinking hungry that I’m eating like crazy and have already put on 12 pounds! I’m usually a size 4 and am for sure a 6 now. I’d like to not have to work off any extra when this is over. And I’d like to not have to buy new maternity clothes since this is my last. And I’d like to just be strong and have energy and bounce back faster this time. Anyway, I’ve convinced my mom and sister to order it and am working on my MIL and SIL. I also have some friends with varicose veins that I think want to try it bc it could help with that.

  7. Kathy Avatar

    I love T-Tapp! I have been doing it since August and have really seen the difference. I have lost inches, and almost gotten rid of the excess roll at my waist! I haven’t done the blood sugar testing but know that I feel better after the exercise! I actually do the 15 minute routine every day and the longer 45 minute routine on Saturday when I have more time. I look forward to it. Some days are harder to talk myself into it but after I do the 15 minutes, I am pumped and ready to start the day! I keep trying to talk people into starting the program. So glad you are recommending it!!

  8. Elizabeth Leon Avatar
    Elizabeth Leon

    If I didn’t trust you so much I’d
    say this is a bunch of crap. But I do totally trust your opinion and what you
    posted about your results. I tried two of the workouts on youtube and I was a
    little out of breath. This was a total of 7 minutes. I’ve been doing crossfit
    up until about 3 months ago due to adrenalin fatigue so I have to give it up
    for a little while. I started doing Pilates in the mean time but its pretty
    pricy $27 for an equipment class and 15 for a mat class so I only go twice a
    week. I have a squat cage and weights
    plus some kettle bells but my motivation just isn’t there right now. I think
    I’m going to order this next week and take all the measurements. Looks like it
    should keep me fit until I can return to Crossfit.

    Thanks for posting about it. Wish
    me luck!!!

  9. Jenessa S. Avatar
    Jenessa S.

    Hi! I just recently found your site and have already been trying some of the wellness tips and such like making homemade blush, deodorant, and toothpaste! I am a type 1 diabetic with epstein- barr and mixed connective tissue disease. Energy and insulin sensitivity are big issues I deal with! It would be interesting to check this out and see how it works.

  10. sierra Avatar

    I am a 26 year old female who has suffered from chronic joint pain for 9 years. The past two years have been the worst with two run instances of sciatica, a severely sprained ankle, and pain in my shoulders, collar bone, elbows, and knees that affect my ability to function normally. I do stretches often to help but it’s not always enough. These aches and pains make regular workouts difficult for me often resulting in swollen knees. I would love to have a workout to keep me fit and healthy that eases the pain in my joints at the same time!

  11. Abby Muchmore Butler Avatar
    Abby Muchmore Butler

    I broke my Tib/Fib 5 years ago and still have pain.About the only exercise I have done w/o added pain is my stationery bike. I am trying to lose weight and am incorporating more and more whole foods into my diet along with cutting out processed sugar and grains. This sounds like a perfect fit for me to try out.

  12. Anita Shank Avatar
    Anita Shank

    It sounds like a great workout. I have major issues with my blood sugar always bottoming out, adrenal fatigue (sometimes for the whole day after a workout, I feel like I’ve taken a handful of benedryl) and my un-flexibilty issues continually contribute to an aching back. It sounds like a gentle enough workout to help me in the right direction. With the added bonus of being 15 minutes long, I’m sure I could fit it in between chasing/ homeschooling my 4 active boys. I could maybe even convince my husband to workout with me. It even sounds like a program that would be ideal for my mother who is continually discouraged about trying to keep her weight under control.

  13. Treya Avatar

    Wellness Mama, I am very intrigued by this T-Tapp system. I have had a long battle with weight and hormones (PCOS) since pre-adolescence. At my heaviest, I was 365lbs. By eating nourishing foods (as recommended by the Price Foundation), I have shed over 100lbs. I now weigh 245lbs. The problem is that I have been stuck at this weight for almost 6 months. I know that adding exercise to my healthy body/mind regimen would help me to continue to lose weight and restore my fertility. This has not been possible due to three herniated discs, tendonitis in my shoulder and a decades-old knee injury. I am a full time student, and the cost of this workout system is simply out of my reach right now. However, as a midwifery student, it would not only help me with increased stamina and vitality, but also help me to help others; as my experience with the system would allow me to recommend it to my pregnant clients. Please give me the opportunity to reclaim my life.

  14. Julie Avatar

    Hello Wellness Mama,

    I am 34 years old; I have been married to my darling husband
    for over 15 years. After the heart break of multiple miscarriages, sadly we have not been able to have children. I recently went my OBGYN and she has been
    encouraging me to start trying ago soon. Due to the stress of my husband and I both being unemployed for almost a year, I have gained about 30 extra pounds.
    My OBGYN suggested I cut out carbs and try to find a diet I could live
    with. She also wanted me to get the extra weight off before I officially start
    trying to conceive. Trying to find a healthy eating style is how I found your site.
    I love you website and I have made several things so far. The magnesium
    oil was almost life changing. I have even learned to make my own coconut coffee
    creamer. I have lost about one pants size so far, I am not a believer in the scale
    either. After giving my body some time to get adjusted, I am ready to start an exercise program. My husband has found work, but I am still not working. Luckily his job has benefits, hence ready to start trying for a baby again, but funds are still tight. We both worked for ourselves so we did not even have unemployment benefits available, so we are still playing catch up financially. This set would be such a blessing. If I win, I would love to keep you updated on my progress.

    Julie Johnson

  15. Lauren Selby Avatar
    Lauren Selby

    Hi! The most interesting thing to me about the T-tapp system would be the mind-body connection, where you are exercising your mind and your body both! It would also be cool to ave a 15-minute workout I can do at home.

  16. Liz Hillmer-Julian Avatar
    Liz Hillmer-Julian

    I have tried to get into working out recently and am currently 80 lbs overweight with no energy whatsoever. simple things like walking really hurt my feet, ankles and knees. Even If i don’t win this I will be buying it. Low impact on joints and helps with metabolism would be the best part for me.

  17. Willow Carver Avatar
    Willow Carver

    A question about t-tapp that I hope you can answer … Of course, I’m hoping to win the package, but in the offchance that I don’t (and for anyone else who doesn’t) can you recommend what we should order if we want to do this ourselves? There is a book and more than one dvd … What is the best option of someone starting out with this?

  18. Jenna Monster Avatar
    Jenna Monster

    I would really like to try this system! I’ve been trying to loose this 100lbs of baby weight for ages! I’ve reached the plateau with my current diet & excersize routines. I have blood sugar issues @ digestion problems. My sister is also trying to get to a healthy place so she can work on starting a family & this looks like it could help!

  19. Rayna Avatar

    I would love to try this! I have struggled with blood sugar and hormones since my son was born and he is 10! I think my mom could really benefit as well. She is getting older and having some knee problems. Looks like she could do this!

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