Tae (ˈtaɪ), a Korean word meaning foot or leg, is based on the emphasis of lower body movements.

Bo (ˈbəʊ), short for bo(xing), which is for the upper body striking and defense.

All the individual letters of “Tae Bo®” have an important meaning, which speaks to the synergistic quality.

  • “Tae Bo®”

  • “T” = Total
  • “A”= Awareness
  • “E” = Excellent
  • “B” = Body
  • “O” = Obedience


Tae Bo® Fitness is more than a workout, it’s a life mantra. As your mind and will are challenged, your spirit, will reach new heights. This synergistic effect is the essence of how the mind, body, and soul come together to form Tae Bo® Fitness.


The first Tae Bo® fitness workout video was released in 1992. This revolutionizing workout, combined martial arts, boxing, and elements of dance, set to fast pace music to form this intense cardio workout, which quickly became an international phenomenon.

Unlike most fitness crazes today, Tae Bo® has a humbling beginning that was created in Billy’s basement. It was there that Billy put the “Rocky” theme song on and began working out. Billy then realized how much energy he was given by something as simple as adding music to his workout. Amazed by this, Billy began looking into other forms of movements that incorporated music, including taking ballet. Ballet improved Billy’s coordination, flexibility, and taught him how to count musical beats. From there, he began choreographing karate and boxing techniques to music. While composing this physical symphony, Billy realized that he was exhausted. When only 10 minutes had past, Billy could barely breathe, even though he was already physically fit. Billy worked out for hours a day, 7 days a week. He realized the simple action of combining choreographed moves to up tempo music, was what made the difference. That was the beginning of Tae Bo®.

The first Tae Bo® fitness class was offered in Boston in 1982. From there, Billy moved his family to California where he and his daughter Shellie continued teaching Tae Bo®. The first class was taught out of their home garage. Before long, they relocated to a brick and mortar studio in the Los Angeles area. Tae Bo® fitness has been evolving ever since.

Once Tae Bo® captivated the nation in the 90’s with a series of infomercials and videos, it never let go. This phenomenal workout stormed the world and became a fitness staple, selling over 500 million videos through those infomercials. This act birthed a new breed of High Intensity Workouts, inspiring a new form of fitness experts, which lead the fitness industry in to a 1 billion dollar revolution. The Tae Bo® brand continues to pioneer new ground, while remaining a leader in the fitness industry for the last 20 years. It has continually appeared on the international top sellers list for fitness DVD’s year after year.


Our Mission is to embrace the concept of using the Physical Fitness Arena to empower people and change their lives completely, spiritually, mentally, and physically. Our goal is to drive home a sense of togetherness, while empowering people to change from the inside out to obtain total well-being, stronger families, and stronger communities.

Focusing on a “TEAM”, we can impact the world one life at a time.

  • T = Together
  • E = Everyone
  • A = Achieves
  • M = More

Tae Bo® Fitness’ ground breaking workouts integrate kicks, punches, and defensive techniques used in martial arts. It also creates self-awareness, self-confidence, enhancement of Martial Arts, and boxing techniques. Tae Bo® Fitness’ trademark workouts enhance your strength, speed, balance, and mental awareness, by combining aspects of Boxing, Martial Arts, and dance with adrenaline racing musical beats. By combining Boxing and Martial Arts movements to music, gives the workout energy and rhythm, which improves coordination, cardiovascular health and is a ton of fun. Tae Bo® Fitness teaches a person about perseverance, self-awareness and how to communicate with their own body. Tae Bo® Fitness gives you a chance to awaken the unknown warrior within you to develop self-confidence. It will encourage you to find out what is inside that helps one persevere through every day challenges. Additionally, it will heighten one’s self-awareness in order to maintain a complete sense of well being and empowerment. Tae Bo® Fitness is the first program to incorporate the “Mind, Body, and Spirit”, that you see in so many workout programs today. Tae Bo® Fitness changes you from the inside out. Tae Bo® has helped millions around the world change their waistlines, as well as their self-confidence and pushes them to achieve more physically and mentally. This is why we do what we do. This is what makes it all worthwhile. Once you have experienced that joy, you’ll never want to do anything else!