An alarm pierces the silence of the early morning and a middle-aged woman gropes in the darkness to turn it off. She lays in bed for a few minutes, gathering strength to haul herself out of bed.
[break][/break]Getting out of bed requires technique. She places one hand on the nightstand and one hand on the bed for leverage to ease the burden of weight on her knees. The creaking comes not only from the bed, but also from her knees and back. She walks slowly to work out the morning kinks and soreness, groaning with the effort. The woman doesn’t have major health issues, but her weight and lack of exercise is affecting every part of her day.
[break][/break]No matter what occupation we choose, everyday life requires that we move our bodies. In the movie Wall-E, humans have their every need met while they sit in portable chairs. By the end of the movie, the people realize that their sedentary lifestyle has trapped them in the limitations of their inactive bodies.
[break][/break]I was the woman getting out of bed and in some ways, I was trapped, too. Besides the morning slowness I struggled with both sitting down and getting up from chairs. Walking up and down stairs was uncomfortable and hard on my knees. Reaching the bottom shelf at the grocery store was difficult and embarrassing.
[break][/break]Fortunately for us, T-Tapp is known as the ultimate functional fitness workout. It builds a strong, flexible core that enables you to function in daily life–carrying groceries, picking up children and yes, getting out of bed. The key is strength combined with flexibility, and they are both built with T-Tapp’s techniques.
[break][/break]Since I had never aspired to a lifestyle of fitness, when I started T-Tapp it didn’t occur to me that it would affect my daily functioning. Hey, I just wanted to lose a couple of sizes for a wedding. Within two weeks my children were saying to me, “Wow, Mom, you’re not tired all of the time anymore.” All of a sudden I realized I was on to something besides dress sizes. The months passed and grocery shopping became a new experience as I could reach the Kleenex box at the back of the bottom shelf. Getting in and out of the car was no longer an ordeal. My new state of fitness impacted me in unexpected and exciting ways.
[break][/break]It’s one thing to read about all of the health reasons for exercising. It’s another thing to live it. To my surprise, T-Tapp absolutely transformed my daily life because it affected my moment-by-moment physical functioning. Functional fitness means getting out of bed is now a jump-up-and-let’s-get-going experience. I started out with a goal of wearing new clothes—but instead I got a new life. It can happen to you, too!
[break][/break]How has T-Tapp’s “functional fitness” impacted your life? Please leave a comment…