Teresa Tapp - "Fitness in 15 minutes" (her book)
Teresa Tapp says she's a "Muscle Activation Specialist" but I cannot find
any place on her website
which gives credentials. Her workout tapes seem to focus on
isometric and callisthenic type exercises rather than traditional cardio.
Tapp claims you condition your heart through her exercises.
When I interviewed her about 10 years ago, she was doing roller blading for cardio. (Although she doesn't mention that on her website). She also spent her weekends on a farm, doing several hours of heavy farm work every weekend. When I watched a couple of her "try it first" videos, she seemed to get out of breath after a few calisthenics so she may not be doing the roller blading anymore.
In her online store, she sells supplements as well as her videos. The Total Workout video sells for $79.95 which seems a bit pricey to me.
It's unclear from her website, what type of eating program she advocates although she has some testimonials from folks who claim to have lost a lot of weight on her program.
Obviously now in her 40's she still looks great although not as tiny as she was 10 years ago.
Years ago, she wrote to me that she avoids "man made carbs" every third day which might significantly lower her caloric intake for that day.
One of her testimonials mentions "5 rules for Mastering Leptin"
There seems to be more detail about this on another website. From what I can understand, you avoid "Manmade foods" for 4 or 5 days a week, only eating "God made foods" (like veggies etc) - on the other day, you can eat Man made foods.
Teresa Tapp has appeared in many magazines and has a T-Tapp team plus many enthusiastic supporters.
I guess she still periodically, does her "boot camp" because that was mentioned on her website.
Years ago, she published her "boot camp" diet in her "fit tips":
Now she seems to be especially interested in helping those who cannot do regular aerobics tapes.
It's pretty well known that sticking to "Whole Foods" (what Tapp calls
God made foods) will cut one's calorie intake. Some folks can stick to
that type of program but many of us cannot. I also feel that cardio
is necessary in order to keep one's heart in good order - Tapp seems to
feel not and talks about lymphatic and digestive fitness. However, science
seems to favor cardio to exercise the heart.
A former employee who worked for Tapp for over a year, told me she rarely if ever, saw Teresa eating anything.
Source:Teresa Tapp's tip of the week , correspondence and interview with Teresa Tapp and Teresa Tapp's website