Billy Blanks Jr.

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The fitness industry’s only husband and wife power duo, Billy Blanks Jr. and Sharon Catherine are the First Family of Fitness! They have taught together since 2000 and are proud that Dance It Out is the only actual fitness based dance certification course! They are searching for the next generation of Group Exercise Instructors to take fitness to a new level.  Billy and Sharon are also in the process of launching their own original family lifestyle and fitness show, “America’s Fit Party”!

Lionsgate and YouTube’s Be Fit channel hail Billy as the face for the new generation of fitness. He is a certified professional known for designing feel good fitness programs that make working out fun. After an appearance on the Ellen DeGeneres Show with his wife and partner Sharon, their first program Cardioke created a worldwide media frenzy. Since then, Billy has been featured on ABC, NBC, CNN, MTV, VH1, FOX, So You Think You Can Dance, E!, Entertainment Tonight, Style Network , Ruby,  Endemol UK, FUJI TV (Japan) and more. He made history on the hit TV show Shark Tank after turning down a deal proposed by billionaire Mark Cuban and millionaire branding genius Daymond John when the latter shark left the tank and talked Billy and Sharon into taking the deal. The result was their business Dance It Out (DIO) ® becoming the fastest growing fitness based dance program in America.

Self taught and working professionally from his youth, Billy gained much exposure and experience in the world of dance and entertainment. Icon Paula Abdul has been Billy’s friend and mentor since he was eleven years old. As a young teen he choreographed school musical productions and created after school dance groups to give youth a positive outlet to utilize their time. As Billy’s notoriety grew, he earned roles as a dancer in music videos with Paula, Madonna, Crystal Method (directed by Gore Verbinski), Quincy Jones, and Babyface. His credits also include TV appearances on the shows American Dreams with Alicia Keys, The Practice, Sister Sister with Tia and Tamera Mowry, kids Incorporated, Homeboys From Outer Space, My Cousin Skeeter, and The Tonight Show. Billy starred as Tyrone Jackson in the US touring company of the Broadway musical Fame and also toured throughout all of Europe. Billy went on to direct and choreograph the WeSparkle Take II celebrity concert for the WeSpark Cancer Support Center with Tom Hanks, Jason Alexander, Brian Cranston, Joey Lawrence, Britney Spears, Michael Chiklis, Hal Sparks, the cast of Will & Grace, and a total of 45 premier celebrities. He choreographed the end sequence for the movie I Hope You Dance.

Billy comes from a fitness family (his father is Tae Bo creator Billy Blanks) and has twenty plus years in the field. In 2012, with the success of DIO ® and because of their work with children and families, Billy and Sharon were dubbed America’s First Family of Fitness. That title was solidified after their appearance on the Dr. Oz Show where they debuted a few recipes from their book The Live It! Billy is also the co-author of All In! (Getting Your Family on the Same Healthy Page) and In Fitness and In Health (How to Lose Weight Without Losing Your Mate). Billy offers an uplifting, candid look at what it takes to really be a good father, husband, and a real man in his book Who’s Your Daddy? He is the proud daddy of his son Elijah.


CHECK OUT BILLY STARRING IN A CRYSTAL METHOD MUSIC VIDEO FOR GORE VERBINSKI

THE MAKING…

THE FINISHED MTV VIDEO

 

22 Responses to Billy Blanks Jr.

  1. Pat says:

    Love the Cardioke workout. Am real curious about some of your in studio “family.” I see one for sure celebrity, a comedian. Sorry I can’t remember his name. Also I think the tall young adult at the back may be a son of either Magic or Air. Do I see Shanna Moakler? And did Vanessa star in some stuff on TV? Where and how can I find out who these people are? Thanks.

  2. chefsnoopy@comcast.net says:

    just recently started your burn video on exercise on demand, and i love it!! i love doing all the dance moves. i will have to check out more of your videos. awesome

  3. jer1 kinard says:

    OOH MY GOODNESS, I JUST LOVE YOUR EXERCISE SEGMENTS, THEY HAVE ENCOURAGED ME TO START MY EXERCISE REGIMEN WITH NO REGRETS, THEY ARE FUN. I JUST LOVE THAT YOU HAVE YOUR LOVELY WIFE ON WITH YOU, SHE IS JUST BEAUTIFUL, AND ALSO, I LOVE THAT YOU USE REAL PEOPLE ON YOUR SEGMENTS, DO YOU KNOW HOW ENCOURAGING THIS IS. YOU FEEL LIKE YOU THERE ARE PEOPLE LIKE YOU ARE DOING IT. THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT. I WATCHED A EXERCISE WITH OTHER TRAINERS AND THEY WERE ALL RIPPED UP, IT WASNT ENCOURAGING AT ALL. PLEASE DONT CHANGE WHAT YOUR DOING. MY 12 YEAR OLD CANT STOP WATCHING THE CARDIOKE AND THE 63 MINUTE. THEY ALL ARE GREAT. YOUR EXERCISE SEGMENTS MAKE ME CRAVE TO EXERCISE. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!

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  5. Sergio says:

    Great workout! very real dance moves, full of motivation, great energy. Fully encouraging and contagious.. !

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  7. Kay says:

    I want to purchase the Burn it Up Full DVD, but I can’t find it anywhere.

  8. Bernadette Soccorsi Long says:

    Great videos and motivation. I look forward to working out with Billy and wife Sharon. Exciting,fun and energetic!

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  11. Shelly says:

    MORE CARDIOKE!!! PLEASE?!?! I absolutely LOVE the Cardioke video…..how much longer until you make another??

  12. christina says:

    i recently took the dance with me class offered at 24 hr fitness and had such an amazing time!! im definitely going to be going to the classes from now on. i was pumped and had the best time. i used to dance when i was younger and the class brought back so many memories and reminded me how much fun i had when i did dancing when i was younger!!

  13. Veronica L. Lee says:

    I couldn’t let this moment pass me by. I’ m a 47 yr. old female who works in an office and between sitting at work all day, sitting on the way home during my 1 hr. drive one way and then getting home to sit and do homework I’ve realized that I’ve let things get way out of control where my temple (body) is concerned. I recently picked up Dance With Me – Groove and Burn and I’m hooked! Without noticing I’ve let my weight get way out of control and I’ve decided to take that control back and I know I’ll get to my goal weight with Billy Jr. and Sharon Catherine. Your workout kept me motivated and wanting to do more all while Billy Jr. gave encouragement with his praise and coaching. I have weak joints, but you both kept me moving and grooving without missing a beat. My first time was yesterday and although I didn’t complete all 3 sets, I did get through 2 and the cool down. I found myself crying and thinking God and you for helping me get through. You made me feel confident and gave me the encouragement I needed to push through the pain. Thank you so, so much I’m eternally grateful. Blessings!

  14. GINA says:

    YOU ARE DEFINATELY APPRECIATED BILLY. I THANK YOU FOR THE SUPPORT THAT YOU GIVE ON MY WEIGHT LOSS JOURNEY. I FEEL YOU AND YOUR WIFES SPIRIT THROUGH THE TV. YOU HAVE HELPED ME TO LOSE 37 POUNDS SO FAR IN 3 MONTHS….EVEN THOUGH I AM NOT FINISHED , YOU HAVE TOTALLY HEPLED ME ACHJEIVE MY GOALS. I AM CONTINUING MY WEIGHT LOSS JOURNEY WITH YOU AND SHARON AND I KNOW SOON I WILL BE THERE. I KNOW TAHT YOU 2 TRUST IN GOD AND I BELEIVE AS WELL. THANK YOU! ALL I CAN SAY IS THIS TRULY WORKS!!!!!!!!I PRAISE GOD FOR YOUR MINISTRY!!!!!!

  15. Sandra says:

    I just came across your Cardioke on On Demand and I love it.!! I am 54 years old and totally out of shape. I find the dancing so much fun and do hope somehow to lose some weight doing it. Just did Dancing in the street with all of you and had so much fun. Thank you and Blessing over you and yours.

  16. Keisha says:

    I also came across the video on Demand TV; I read the description an decided to give it a try an was hooked. I like the fact of dancing to keep moving. I was surprised I got through the whole 57 minutes. At times I wanted to stop but couldn’t started singing and really getting in to it my niece thought I was crazy listening to me yelling in the house. I really enjoy the workout. I am looking forward to purchasing the video so I can have it on hand. Thanks Billy and Sharon I really love your energy.

  17. Faith says:

    ‘Your weight is 413 lbs’ that is the bad news i received when going to the doctor 1/31/11 I could hardly walk. ‘just do 25 minutes of cardio at least 4 days a week’ the nurse practitioner said. ‘I can’t walk from my car to without being out of breath’ I thought. I looked and looked, prayed and prayed ‘Lord help me find something I can do’ went through hours of video on demand mid Feb came accross CARDIOKE got up and began to move. 3 mins, rest, 4 minutes, rest and so on. Then my younger sister joined in, then my niece, then my other sister, then I called my brother and his wife ‘we no longer fit in my small apartment living room can we borrow you basement game room? Here comes my oldest sister, an adopted niece and my 8 year old nephew. Went to the doctor 4/20/11 ‘you’ve lost 40 lbs in 3 months whatever your doing keep it up’ Me Singing on the way out—-> ‘That’s the CARDIOKE slide, That’s the CARDIOKE slide…’ Keep me in your prayers I am not looking back… Texted my youngest sister ‘i lost 15 this month’ she texted back ‘that’s the cardioke slide’:)

  18. Stephanie Tobias :) says:

    THANK YOU SO MUCH BILLY BLANKS JR. FOR CREATING A POSITIVE ATMOSPHERE AS I WORKOUT!!! I am so grateful that you focused on the husband and wife couple and the stay-at-home mom in your “Groove & Burn” DVD. It makes me feel so much better about dancing after I get married and have children! Your wife is gorgeous and It was so cute that she smiled the whole time! :) Thanks again for being different than other workout videos and making us feel good afterwards. :)

  19. lata says:

    Wow! I really like your show billy blanks i lost a lot of pounds from your shows. Thank. U so much

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