How to Quit T-Tapp – A Beginner’s Guide


It’s probably safe to say that the majority of people don’t stick with exercise for long. Who needs a guide?


Well, if you’re going to quit, why waste time? Why spend more sleepless nights than necessary? This handy guide is a helpful public service.


On the other hand, if you don’t want to quit, this guide will tell you what not to do.


It’s called a beginner’s guide, but don’t let that fool you.  It will work not just the first time you want to quit, but every time.


So here’s what to do – or avoid.  You choose.


  • Whenever possible put off workouts.  Never do today what you can do next month (or never).  If it looks like you’re about to do a workout, tell yourself you’re too tired.
  • Don’t do boring things like keeping track of your workout schedule or results.  That way, (a) you won’t know for sure how many workouts you’ve been doing and (b) you can blame the workout for lack of results.
  • Whatever you do, don’t learn about T-Tapp form.  Assume that the workout itself has magical properties and just going through the motions will assure you of inch loss.  Don’t worry about activating your muscles or curling the core or bending knees.
  • Don’t waste your time getting your form checked.  You probably have pretty near perfect form and that couldn’t possibly be the reason for your results.  Always assume that your form is great and it must be something else.
  • If by chance you lose a size or two and then get stuck for a while, go ahead and let discouragement get you down because T-Tapp probably doesn’t work anyway.
  • Always aim for an unrealistic time frame and size goal.  When you are pursuing something that is impossible, you feel out of control and overwhelmed, so that’s a quick way to exit.
  • When you do decide to do a workout, make sure you watch TV while you do the workout from memory.  That way you won’t be bothered with silly things like form reminders.
This is by no means a complete guide to all the easy ways you can quit exercising.  We haven’t considered making excuses about being too busy or starting out so gung-ho you burn out in two weeks, but this should be a nice start.


You probably have your own tips to add to this Beginner’s Guide.  Leave a comment to share them with us.


  1. Teresa Murray says:

    Thanks Charlotte for your encouraging messages! Since doing ttapp for over a year now I have seen that results take consistency and time! (Which is so much more realistic than “change your body in 3 weeks” mentality)! I am continually learning how to get more out of my workout just by trying to be faithful to 4 workouts per week. I have more energy, less cravings for sweets and have definitely lost a size and a half and still losing! Slow and steady wins the race! Blessings

    1. Charlotte Siems says:

      Love that, Teresa! Carry on!

  2. This made me laugh because I am one of these people! I first did TTapp about 10 years ago and I was off/on with it. I’m a combo body type and didn’t see “results” very quickly like others did so I would give up even though the exercises made me feel better.

    I’m starting again and this was article was perfect timing! I’m going to spend some more time on your website so I can do it “right” this time! Thank you.

    1. Charlotte Siems says:

      Nora, YES, YOU CAN!! (I love that T-Tapp motto!) Glad the timing was great for YOU!!

  3. Never start a workout unless you can do so at exactly the right time, and can be sure of no interruptions. If you overslept, or life is too busy today, then just figure you’re supposed to be out of shape for now. Your workout time is just not meant to be! And if you can’t do the full 15 minutes, why bother even starting, right? Not! ????

    1. Charlotte Siems says:

      Ooo, good one, Morgan!! Funny, the “deals” we make with ourselves!

  4. I thought of this article when I really didn’t want to exercise this morning!!! I have that “it is only 15 minutes” fight every day. The real motivator was when I saw a picture of my 8th baby and I at 9 month post partum and realized I was T-tapping back then. Number 9 at 9 month and I have a loooong way to go :(. Any help with arms???? They take a long time to catch up with the rest of my body!

    1. Charlotte Siems says:

      Believe it or not, lift ribs! Especially on Plies In-Outs and Jazz Twist. You’ll feel it in the triceps when you lift ribs on Jazz Twist. Also on Donut Hands, press fingers into thumbs. This is not clenching a fist, it’s a donut. But activating muscle in these small ways really makes a difference!

  5. Enjoyed the article….I have been fighting my negative self talk to keep ttapping as I have been doing it very faithfully for 3mos+ with NO INCH LOSS. I bargained with myself that I would do it at least 6 months and then re-evaluate. Hopefully, by then there will be some improvement. Any form tips to lose from the waist, hips, thighs, butt?

  6. This is great! I’m doing t-tapp with a friend so all the excuses don’t work because we know that when our alarms go off at 2pm each day we are going to have to tell the other what we did or didn’t do for the day. I know I certainly don’t want to admit to giving into one excuse or another.

  7. Do u have t tapp classes in Goa India. I follow your videos regularly n would love ti join a class

  8. I absolutely loved this! Thank you!

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