SISTER ACT: Annie, Katherine, Rachel and Fiona Johnson, from Ipswich, have created new fitness sensation TAPfit. INSET: The Johnson sisters have been close friends since they were young.
SISTER ACT: Annie, Katherine, Rachel and Fiona Johnson, from Ipswich, have created new fitness sensation TAPfit. INSET: The Johnson sisters have been close friends since they were young. Contributed

The world is at their feet

FOUR Ipswich sisters have created a world-first fitness system inspired by their shared love of tap dancing.

TAPfit, created by triplets Annie, Rachel and Fiona Johnson and younger sister Katherine, is an in-home DVD workout combining traditional fitness exercises with easy-to-learn tap steps.

Fiona said the sisters, all in their 20s, were preparing to roll out the program in the US after great success in Australia.

"TAPfit is tap dancing fitness fusion. So we basically take a cardio and resistance training and merge it with really basic tap dancing that anyone can do," she said

"We love tap, we've always loved tap so it's exciting that it is the world's first in-home tap dancing fitness program."

Katherine said she was inspired to take TAPfit to the word after seeing the positive effect it had on a young girl affected by cerebral palsy.

"We can move up with the concept because we were teaching a little girl, Breanna, to dance and she found a lot of benefits," she said.

"After six months of lessons, she was able to ride her bicycle for the first time without training wheels and it helped her strength and co-ordination.

"That was when we knew the benefits of tap dancing should be shared with the world and we should take TAPfit to everyone."

Fiona said the group wanted to add something new to dance fitness.

"The American market is next, then Canada, then the UK and probably into Europe," she said.

"Shuffle aside Zumba, TAPfit is coming."

Visit http://www.tapfit.com for more.


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