My friend Mary from The Encouraging Home has been my help and encouragement since I started doing T-Tapp. I asked her if she would write a post for me about getting your kids involved with T-Tapp…and she did, cause she rocks like that.
Sometimes I get Annie to do T-Tapp with me…but that lasts like 20 seconds before she runs off to play dress-up or unroll all the toilet paper because I’m busy and can’t stop her. So, let’s hear from the pro and see how to get your kids involved!
Guest contributor: Mary Clendenin
15 minutes…seems doable, doesn’t it? Out of 24 hours, it seems that we should be able to find 15 minutes to better our health. But when you have babies that are not sleeping, sick children, stress beyond words, exhaustion…even 15 minutes seems out of reach.
Then there are the kids…we need to set a good example for our kids through exercise. Not to get obsessed about what they look like (be careful of being obsessed with the scales, mom…they are watching you), but to learn to be healthy and active. In the day of video games and technology, it is easy to let other things babysit your kids. And then you have couch potatoes. Potatoes belong in the kitchen, not on the couch…right?
You have already heard from Stacy how T-Tapp is a great workout you can do in 15 minutes. You may be surprised that T-Tapp has another DVD that can help you when you have just a few minutes to spare. I know – do we seriously have those moments?
The motto of T-Tapp is “less is more,” but sometimes we think we have to do more to make it count. It is better to exercise a few minutes than not at all. The plan of a long workout doesn’t accomplish anything if you don’t do it. The best workout is the one you will do…even it if is just a few minutes.
Instead of getting hung up on “more is better” or, “I will fit in 15 minutes tomorrow”, consider T-Tapp’s little DVD…
Introducing…TappCore: Fundamental Fitness for the Developmental Body.
TappCore was originally designed for children and teachers using nine mindful movements to build strength, flexibility, and a healthy heart. It is a great way to break up the day in public or homeschool and give students a healthy break. In fact, many schools in Florida use TappCore in their classrooms.
Although it was designed with children in mind, it can be used at any age to deliver a powerful workout. Each exercise is taught in detail and then offered without instruction. It is a library of instruction for T-Tapp moves. It helps activate muscles from the inside out and keep the spine healthy.
The instructionals are a powerful part of T-Tapp…you usually find a new ah-ha moments or tweak as you progress. TappCore is part of the T-Tapp Trainer’s Curriculum because it is so powerful.
Listen to what Teresa Tapp, creator of T-Tapp, says about the benefits of TappCore:
“TappCore exercises are designed to help the body develop left brain/right brain coordination, lower blood sugar when necessary, utilize stored energy and provide mental clarity for better retention. They also provide cardiac conditioning for healthy heart function, develop muscles with strength and flexibility, as well as core balance.”
Here are a few of the nine exercises that can be done alone, several together for a mini-workout or all of them with walking or hoedowns added at the end for a nice workout:
Some of the exercises include Teresa’s dog…the kids love that.
If you are looking for fitness that the whole family can do together, consider TappCore!