Tae Bo, a combination of martial arts and boxing with some dance moves mixed in.
Tae Bo is one of the most popular exercise methods ever devised. It is designed to burn fat, help with losing weight and teach some self-defense techniques.
Building and Toning
One of the goals of Tae Bo was to increase functional strength, which Blanks described as the type of strength used on a daily basis.
One of Tae Bo’s biggest selling points is its cardiovascular workout.
Due to the high-energy aerobic nature of Tae Bo, the exercise program will burn calories during the routine, which should translate into weight loss if a healthy low-calorie diet is maintained.
The kicking and punching done during a Tae Bo workout lead to a better grasp of self-defense methods. It’s important to note that Tae Bo is not a self-defense course and you should not attempt to use the techniques outside of your workout. Blanks says he hopes Tae Bo users are never put in a spot where they will need self-defense training but believes that Tae Bo may give them confidence in a dangerous situation. If you are interested in self-defense, seek out a professional who is qualified to teach the appropriate techniques.