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. Marie Avatar

    I started doing the T-Tapp exercises on April 26th 2017 so I am very new to it. But I have to say that with in 9-10 days after just doing the Intro to the Senior Fit exercises my pain level had decreased a lot. By the time 3 weeks had passed just doing the senior fit I was 80% pain free and by the time a month had gone by I was nearly 100% pain free. I had severe muscle and joint pain before and very discouraged and depressed. Now I can smile again and I feel like a new person and that I have a new lease on life. I agree that we will never really master this but I really don’t care about that. I am just happy to be feeling so much better than I was and I wish I had started sooner. I will be doing this until I am a hundred years old. I like the fact that there is no music because I get distracted very easily and it is hard for me to concentrate on two things at a time such as music and someone else talking. Thank you for these exercises they are a GOD send.

  2. Patti Avatar

    I have many of her videos and while they are dated, they really work. The great thing is that if you find you have one you don’t like you can sell them on eBay. She has a 60 day challenge every year and they fly off the shelves then. It works better than anything that I have done.

  3. Vee Avatar

    I have many of her DVDs and enjoy them all. When I got the first one (think it was the Total Workout), I did find her annoying with all her repeating and tone of voice (if you follow things like this, sorry Teresa!), but I do appreciate the exercise. All the DVDs that I’ve purchased have instructional videos to help you really learn the form. The 15-minute program can be done in 15 minutes with great results once you’ve mastered the form and do it properly. I do go back occasionally and use the instructional portion just to make sure that I am still keeping the correct form. Her workouts really do work, but for some people I’m sure they will be bored with them since they are not what you’d call exciting or geared to getting you all hyped up. But they are certainly effective in the health benefits and weight loss that I’ve experienced. As far as pricing goes, I have noticed that prices have gone up somewhat over the years, but what hasn’t? And I’ve never experienced any outrageous shipping costs like have been mentioned here. I also don’t find the quality in the actual presentation on the DVDs lacking. They are effective and get the job done.

  4. Annie ittersagen Avatar
    Annie ittersagen

    Every woman’s health specialist I’ve seen has spoken out against exercises that include pelvic tilt (i.e. barre classes). I know there are a lot of wacky women’s health specialist out there, and I definitely did my research in the ones I saw! They all seem to think that the pelvis should always be a neutral, and that pelvic tilting can be detrimental. That’s why I am a little skeptical of this workout.

  5. Paula Avatar

    I love T-Tapp and was happy to see your review… My chronic back pain left and I have been able to do normal life now … after 6 weeks, I was gardening with out a stoved up back.. I have been sitting a lot lately and need to get back to it! oops! But, I haven’t had any issues for several years… Great video quality and No annoying music! Yea! I like that she talks me through.. Thank you Theresa Tapp!

  6. Amanda Avatar

    Did you do this while on the strict 30 day AIP diet?! Just want to make sure you are able to keep up on calories while doing this workout!! Thanks!

  7. Heidi Avatar

    Just curious if you have done the insulin sensitivity test with rebounding or kettle-bell workout? I am curious if this workout is actually more effective then other workouts at increasing insulin sensitivity.
    Thanks so much for your amazing blog, sharing your inspiring ideas and the recipes for natural beauty products!!!

  8. Christene Avatar

    Hi Katie,

    I have never heard of this modality – thank you for sharing! I am about 100lbs overweight and have a home gym full of kettle bells, videos and equipment but need a program that will start where I’m at….after checking out her site I decided to order and am looking forward to trying it! Thanks for sharing. Love your site and all that you share. Keep up the great work!


  9. Mindy Avatar

    I bought the ttapp program a couple years back. I have a couple inflammatory diseases (fibromyalgia, MS, and a thyroid condition). This program is EXCELLENT for me. It’s short enough that heat is not an issue, so I can do something everyday! I have kept my weight stable and even made it through a pregnancy at 40 and only gained a total of 16 pounds! I delivered a 10 pound baby, so that’s saying something… I didn’t restrict any eating and I bake! My baby sleeps through the night and I attribute that to eating very well (enough calories to produce nutrient dense milk). He’s now only nine weeks old. I still have maintained effortlessly and continue to use several of the videos. My left leg may be permanently damaged neurologically, but when I do the 15 minute video I can walk almost without a noticeable limp! This is HUGE for me. My balance improved and the swelling is controlled. My fibro pain is substantially lowered too! Fatigue improved. The thing is, if I stop doing these workouts, I immediately notice an increase in my various symptoms. Just saying… just sharing. Excellent blog!

  10. Kella Avatar

    After having watched a few of her workouts, I’m a little leery since she seems to advocate for tucking, which I’ve heard can harm your back/posture in the long run. I also read a number of reviews that said her workouts actually caused people back/knee pain, even when they previously had no such problems. What are your thoughts on this? Everything else I’ve read seems to be really good, but the reviews, coupled with the tucking advice, kind of threw me off, after I was so ready to try it initially…

    1. Grace D Avatar
      Grace D

      Hi Kella!
      There are some great facebook groups that T-Tapp trainers monitor and answer questions like yours!
      Simply put, she uses the term “tuck” as a reminder to curl your core and flatten your back (which can also look like tucking your butt, but using different muscles.).

      Check out: Trim Tappers, and T-Tapp Support on Facebook.

  11. Kella Avatar

    I’ve really been wanting to try this, and to get my mom to try it with me too. I was searching for more reviews for it, and came across yours. One thing I didn’t realize prior to reading your review, was that it’s supposed to lower blood sugar. My mom is diabetic, so I think that it would be exceptionally good for her(along with all of the other listed benefits) but I’m hypoglycemic. Do you think that this would lower blood sugar too much, in someone with reactive hypoglycemia, such as myself?

  12. Sean Avatar

    Being a 5’9 fifteen year old (who’s always been on the more generous side of average, i’m around 190-195 lbs); this seems like a perfect way to lose some weight. I’m hoping to lose around 50-60 lbs, but i’d be happy to lose 20-30 lbs to be honest.

  13. Barb Avatar

    I have had the entire T-Tapp program for many, many years. Her program is really good and after using it I always felt rejuvenated and great but I could never stick with it because I find the constant chatter to be really annoying. Anyone else feel that same way and know how to look beyond it?

    1. Linda Avatar

      HI Barb, I am new to the T-Tapp program. A suggestion would be to turn down the volume and maybe replace with music? Especially, if you have the moves down well.

  14. Jessica Avatar

    Question about the t-tapp dvd – Does the DVD provide captions/subtitles? It seems her description about posture and alignment is particularly important so I would like to make sure (since I am deaf) that I have a way to read what she is saying. I hope someone can tell me before I make the purchase!

  15. Cris Avatar

    i’m just starting out t-tapp & doing the 2014 challenge….but kind of confused as to how long the workouts should be? do i do just one BWO+ dvd workout per day or do i do the BWO+ and another workout (i also have tempo & step off inches) to total 30mins or more in order to be working out using the program effectively?? help please:)

  16. Merry Edwards Avatar
    Merry Edwards

    I bought the fit and fabulous in 15 book used on amazon it includes the 15 minute basic workout video. Of course if you buy it used make sure it states the video is included

  17. Julie Avatar

    Katie, you are my favorite blogger. After following you for over a year, I would trust virtually anything you recommended (no pressure there, right?). Although I know you’re a mama of young children, it’s hard for me not to think of you as a wise woman-type adviser. It was surprising when I saw your photo to remember how young you are! Maybe it’s just relative–I’m an old lady of 48. 🙂

    Today I heard about the T-Tapp system. After clicking through Teresa’s site and watching some videos, I wasn’t sure if it was the greatest exercise innovation ever or just another “too good to be true.” When your blog came up and I read your positive review, I was reassured that this was worth my time and a small initial investment.

    Thanks for all the hard work you put into your blog. You’re appreciated by so many people.


  18. Rindala Avatar

    I just found your website and love everything I am reading! Imagine my surprise when I click on fitness and the first thing I see is Theresa! I have been a T-Tapp fan and exerciser since 1998. She is fantastic and genuine, with the intention to truly help people. When I was first learning the workout (and there certainly is a learning curve), I was struggling with some of the concepts and my results, so I e-mailed the home office. Imagine my surprise when Theresa herself e-mailed back to schedule a phone appt with me. She spent an HOUR on the phone, walking me through the workout and explaining things. Her number one concern is that people are healthy and fit. I have also had the pleasure of working out with her in a workshop in NC as well as training with one of her trainers in Houston. This workout IS everything it claims. I am SO thrilled that you are promoting this workout on your website, and I am excited to slowly go through and read everything you have posted. Thank you for your work, I am already referring friends to your website.

  19. Willow Carver Avatar
    Willow Carver

    Hi: I just wanted to say that I’m so grateful that you told us all about t-tapp! I bought the basic plus workout just after your contest, and I’ve been doing so well with it! It is amazing the difference it has made … Losing inches as well as SLEEPING which is a miracle for me (bad insomnia) … I highly recommend this! Thanks so much for tell us about it!

  20. Elisa Avatar

    Thank you for this post! I am considering trying T-Tapp because I suffer from adrenal fatigue and cannot do most of the workouts I’d otherwise enjoy – instead of feeling energized, I feel like going back top bed afterwards!

    I recently saw photos of a pregnant acquaintance before and after T-Tapp; she was several weeks further along in the second photo but looked a lot smaller (everywhere but her belly, of course :-))!! So I have been doing a little research on the web and your article was really helpful, thank you!

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