Billy Blanks: Founder of Tae-Bo and world renowned martial artist. Billy blanks is truly an inspiration for us as a man, fitness guru, and the world of believers. He revolutionized the industry of fitness by taking the foundational basics of Tae-kwon do and streamlining them into a way in which people could use to get in shape. His techniques hit the market like no other and paved the way for millions to look at exercising in a different light. Not only is he a motivating figure to the world, but also to me in the way of fitness.
I remember the days when I wanted to improve my body as a teenager and I would ask my parents for cd’s and tapes that were Tae-bo related for CHRISTMAS! (nerd alert!). This was my official step into getting in shape and every night when I would come home, I’d pop in the tape and work so hard for 45 mins with Billy. After about 3 years of doing the tapes I saw major changes in my endurance and physical stature and I realized that the power would always rest within my hands if I wanted to make a change in myself.
he same goes for all of us, it is up to no one to make change in us that we are responsible for and it starts with evaluating where we are at in our walk today. Billy Blanks didn’t make the change I wanted for me however, he was an avenue to help me realize that I could do something about my issue and make it better. It took deciding and acting on that decision day after day to see the fulfillment of the goal. This stands to reason why Billy Blanks is a highly inspiring figure to millions of others as well.