Every single one of us has been there and we’ve all fallen to the charismatic allure of Mr. Billy Blanks. Created by Blanks, Tae Bo (the word is a combination of tae kwon do and boxing) is an aerobic exercise routine that soared to mass popularity in the 1990s and didn’t stop until just a few years ago. In fact, we’d be willing to bet that Tae Bo videos still sell incredibly well. By 1999, Blanks had sold over a million copies through the use of a memorable infomercial. And the influence of Tae Bo didn’t just extent to the group of people buying the videos. No, no. It was much larger than that. Soon the “cardio-boxing” trend became a huge part of fitness routines throughout the country. Gyms began offering cardio kickboxing classes and Blanks even went on to create his own series of Boot Camp videos. The best part, however, is that Tae Bo actually works. Sure, it’s gimmicky and silly and you’re certainly not going to beat anyone up with it, but it’s a great aerobic workout that will definitely help you burn calories. Now, go ahead and break out those Tae Bo tapes you’ve been hiding under your bed. We know they’re there. Just embrace it and feel the burn.