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  • How to Choose and Advance Through the T-Tapp Workouts

    Originally posted by brngckn 02-27-2009, 04:41 PM
    From my most recent T-Tappenings e-newsletter. I thought it worth posting. If you'd like to join my free e-newsletter, visit

    "There are so many videos, where do I start?"
    "What should I buy next?"
    Here are the answers!

    Getting started with T-Tapp? Regardless of your current fitness level, choose from:

    · T-Tapp MORE 4-in-1 - workout for those with more health concerns, candles on the cake, weight to lose and rehabilitative needs.
    · Basic Workout Plus - aka the 15-minute workout. For those short on time or with a lower level of fitness.
    · Basic Workout Plus w/SATI - same as above. Also includes the Step Away the Inches walking workout.
    · Total Workout - for total body sculpting and those in general good health; includes Basic Workout Plus.
    · Total System - Includes Total Workout plus the Cellulite Removal Technique (CRT) system for skin tightening and smoothing.

    Do you already own one of the above? If not, do not pass go or collect $200. Return to the top of this article and choose one of the "Getting Started with T-Tapp" options. Intermediate workouts to use after becoming firmly grounded in the basics (as above):

    · Basic Workout Plus to Tempo* - latest version of Basic Workout Plus.
    · Step Away the Inches - T-Tapp-style walking (in place) workout.
    · Broom Workout - incorporates T-Tapp Step Away techniques plus the use of a household broom to achieve muscle activation.
    · Hit the Floor - 30-minute floor workout focused on the rib to hip area.
    · Tempo Torso* - full body workout targeting the torso and mid body; approx. 30 minutes.
    · Tempo Arms* - full body workout targeting the upper body and arms; approx. 30 minutes.
    · Tempo 2* - the latest version of the total workout; a head-to-toe workout; approx. 45 minutes.
    · Tempo Lower Body* - full body workout, including standing and floor work sections both targeting the lower body; about one hour total. Make sure you work on Hit the Floor for a while before getting this one.
    · Total Workout SuperSlow** - total workout workshop style; it's a long one!

    Do you already own one of the "Getting Started" options AND feel confident and strong in your practice of intermediate level T-Tapp workouts? If not, read no further (I mean it - no jumping ahead of yourself!). Advanced workouts:

    · Step it to the Max - ready to step up your SATI? This is the next level; 40 minutes.
    · LadyBug Workout - created to combat hormonal mid-body fat storage; includes one hour of both standing and floor work with techniques for advanced levels of muscle activation.
    · Critter Crunch** - a relative of the LadyBug workout; a little over an hour, covering additional floor moves.
    · Hit the Floor Harder - feel HTF is a piece of cake and can't get enough Organs in Place and Half Frog situps? Try this hour plus of advanced level quick-paced T-Tapp floor work.
    · Maxi-Max Workouts 1, 2 and 3 - nothing shorter than an hour. Each workout includes both standing and floor portions. These move at a pretty good clip so you need to have form down solid.

    Specialty workouts:

    · Foot & Finger Fitness** - have foot or finger issues or want to keep such things at bay? This is for you.
    · AM Stretch** - T-Tapp-style stretch workout.
    · Sit Down T-Tapp VHS w/FREE CD - a 20-minute seated T-Tapp workout for use at your desk or for those with limited lower body strength or mobility.
    · TappCore - designed for use with students, these minute-moves can also be used to sneak T-Tapp into your day.

    *Tempo workouts have a smooth steady pace with less verbal instruction than starter and instructional workouts.
    **Workshop-style - filmed at the 2007 Safety Harbor T-Tapp Retreat. Slow pacing with very detailed verbal instruction.

    Kirsten, the Travelin', Flyin' & Hoopin' T-Tapp Trainer from TX
    Master Trainer/Trainer Mentor, MBA
    Last edited by Forum Angel; 04-13-2016, 01:59 PM.

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    02-28-2009, 06:37 AM
    Oh I'm so thrilled to have found this. I'm so new and yet wondering, how to add variety or progression eventually. I've been confused and wondering what to purchase next! Thank you Kirsten!

    02-28-2009, 08:48 AM
    Kirsten, can I share this with some of the people on Facebook who have been asking me about T-tapp? I'll include the whole thing so they can subscibe to your newsletter?

    Nora Brown

    02-28-2009, 09:51 AM
    Great post Kirstin! I am constantly trying to decide which workout to purchase next and appreciate the tips!

    02-28-2009, 10:43 PM
    Originally posted by norabrown View Post
    Kirsten, can I share this with some of the people on Facebook who have been asking me about T-tapp? I'll include the whole thing so they can subscibe to your newsletter?
    Sure, Nora. Just make sure my name and contact info is on your post somewhere. If anyone has questions that you can't answer, I'm happy to help.

    Kirsten, the Travelin', Flyin' & Hoopin' T-Tapp Trainer from TX

    03-01-2009, 09:15 AM
    any information available about the warm up stretches DVD? I have been thinking about adding this on "off" days. I noticed that it is 111 minutes long. Is it set up so that you need to do the whole thing or can you select individual stretches?

    ~*~ Sharon ~*~

    03-01-2009, 08:12 PM
    This is really useful for me. I live in Australia and with the poor exchange rate the postage is now $62.00 AUD. Quite prohibitive, especially if you end up buying the wrong thing.

    03-02-2009, 12:46 AM
    Thanks Kirsten .. this is so informative and of great assistance to me. I have only just discovered T-Tapp and have placed an order for Teresa's book and complimentary walking DVD.
    I am also in Australia and would like all my purchases to be meaningful and relevant.

    Can't wait to get started!

    03-02-2009, 07:08 AM
    Yes, yes, yes! Thank you for this and I have to agree that it needs to be among the must read threads!


    03-08-2009, 06:03 PM
    Yes, Yes, Yes!!!

    This is really great information, Kirsten! As someone who has, ahem, a sort of T-Tapp OCD, I must chime in with the benefits of going step by step. When a new workout comes along, I feel like I HAVE to have it. You really aren't doing yourself any favor by skipping on the basic skills you need to do more advanced workouts. You aren't less of a T-Tapper because you do BWO+ or MORE ... or if you do a 4 day bootcamp instead of a 2 week one. There are things that will click for you as you progress through your tappin don't be in such a rush! Take your time and don't forget, there is a wealth of information available from the trainers & office staff when you call to make an order. Talk with them and get some advice - everyone is super nice and there aren't any heavy sales pitches when you call - just people who want to help you succeed


    05-06-2009, 08:35 PM

    I just thought this should go back up again. With the recent percentage off of exercise dvd's it is helpful to print this and keep it handy. If you are like me, you don't always read the "Must read". We are in a hurry to get a question answered and get back to the issues at hand (ie husband and children === or dogs chasing the mailman === or horses jumping the fence === or that browning calling my name)


    05-07-2009, 07:14 AM
    Originally posted by iammaga View Post
    or that browning calling my name)
    Hoping you meant brownie! LOL

    Kirsten, the Travelin', Flyin' & Hoopin' T-Tapp Trainer from TX
    09-14-2009, 08:46 AM
    I clipped it, too. Obviously I need it. I have DVDs from the beginner group, and the advanced group, but nothing in the middle. My next purchase will rectify the situation.

    Just thought I should add that I've never DONE the advanced workouts. They're waiting for me to catch up!


    09-14-2009, 04:22 PM
    Yes, it definetely helps. I was thinking about getting supert slow workout, but now decided on Hit the Floor. I am just wondering - I hope it doesn't have crunches. Does it?

    09-14-2009, 05:38 PM
    Originally posted by Joyfirst View Post
    I hope it doesn't have crunches. Does it?
    It does!

    09-14-2009, 06:23 PM

    Ha!! Usually the moves we don't like are the ones we need the most!

    **Charlotte Siems**

    05-19-2010, 05:14 PM
    Originally posted by fruitvine View Post

    Ha!! Usually the moves we don't like are the ones we need the most!
    Charlotte, don't tease me. I don't mind other ab exercises, but crunches always hurt my neck, even if I keep my head up. We don't have to do crunches for nice belly, do we? Can't we do something else? Like standing abs in TWO?

    05-19-2010, 05:22 PM
    You are using your head and neck to bring you up. Try to not go so high. Really focus on the abs, use the abs to bring you up, even if it's only 2 inches.

    Also, a towel under the buns helped me a LOT with this! As well as trying to "plant my head" into the floor. I don't go nearly as high on crunches or the cross-over crunches from HTF. When I did the above things, and really focused on keeping it in the abs, I saw my muffin start to disappear and my neck wasn't killing me afterwards, either!

    One more thing--consider putting Teresa on pause and do it to your own pace. That way you can slow it down and focus on keeping abs activated vs. keeping up with Teresa.


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    05-20-2010, 05:39 PM
    I don't know, Trisch, maybe I will try once more just because of you. I don't have HTF - I just got HTFH, and that one has just about 5(or less) minutes of crunches, so I just skin brush during that time.

    05-20-2010, 06:36 PM
    HTFH?! Yikes! That is one of the few (maybe 4?) I don't have yet! (And probably won't unless required to! )

    Maybe just do 1 minute's worth?! I think on HTF it's 30 crunches. Start with 15!

    Then again, if you're doing 15-30 slowly, focusing on using your abs, maybe you'll get done the same time Teresa does....

    If nothing else, maybe try doing OIP and then just 10-15 before bed, really focusing on using your abs vs. your neck. That way you're not trying to keep up with a workout!

    Just a thought!

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