Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Billy Blanks "TaeBo"

Remember Billy Banks' TaeBo craze?

I had a video of his workout and would do it often (I still have the video even though I don't have a VCR ... I'm all set if they make a comeback!  Ha!).

I loved it!  It was a fun workout with boxing and kickboxing moves before moving onto floorwork.  The video was great because it wasn't just young fit people ... he had less fit and older people wearing baggy teeshirts and shorts working out with him too.  He was enthusiastic, talked to the camera and got you involved by encouraging you to count with him ... sounds dorky but it helped me feel part of the team.

I've downloaded this workout onto my laptop ... I'll have to take it with me when I travel.



Did you get into TaeBo in its day?

4 comments:

Margaret Bourne said...

LOVE IT! This brings back fond memories. I find that I usually can't follow the pace for these videos. So uncoordinated. Do you know of any video that is pretty slow on showing the moves?

Teena in Toronto said...

This one is more of an advanced one so they assume you know the moves. The one I have on VCR is a beginners and he spends more time showing the moves.

Isabel said...

I remember this. I never tried the taebo. But i remember the commercials

Masshole Mommy said...

Oh my god - memories. I used to do this all the time. It's a great workout, but I had it on VHS and I haven't had a VHS player in a real long time.