Tae Bo is a total body fitness system that incorporates martial arts techniques such as kicks and punches.

Tae Bo uses the motions of martial arts at a rapid pace designed to promote fitness.

The name Tae Bo is a portmanteau of tae kwon do and boxing.

Tae Bo has been characterized as an excellent cardiovascular workout with very good distractions.

Because of the additional dance movements it involves, Tae Bo is effective in toning and defining the body's musculature. It can also improve one's balance, flexibility, coordination and has cardiovascular benefits.

An hour-long Tae Bo workout will burn 500 to 800 calories, compared with the 300 to 400 calories burned with a more conventional aerobics class.