Billy Blanks Jr.’s Dance With Me from Shark Tank

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Billy Blanks Jr.’s Dance with Me is a fitness program where you dance to music along with motivator Billy Blanks and his wife. The aim of the program is to make fitness more fun so that you are more motivated to stick with your daily fitness routine.

Billy Blanks fitness dance routine is meant to appeal to people of all ages and sizes. The founder is a motivator who felt that fitness instructors are much too serious. There are a plethora of fitness boot camps where instructors go hard on exercisers.

Billy Blanks Jr. strongly felt that a light-hearted and fun-filled approach to fitness instead of a boot camp style environment will be far more effective.

These dance DVDs have music ranging from country to hip hop to Bollywood. These groovy tracks are there to get you moving to the beat and actually enjoy your fitness routine.

Billy Blanks Jr. – Dance With Me Cardio Fit [DVD]

Are They Still an Active Company?  

Yes, they are.

How Did the Shark Tank Pitch Go?

Billy Blanks Jr. requested $100,000 in return for a 20 percent stake in the brand. They finally struck a deal with Mark Cuban and Daymond John for $100,000 in exchange for 50 percent of the business.

Our Review of Billy Blanks Jr.’s Dance With Me

If you think exercise is boring or just plain punishing, then you need to try something fun. Billy Blanks Jr.’s Dance with Me dance/exercise routine may be more like it. Trying out the hottest dance moves can be a lot of fun.

And this is just what might do the trick to get you off that couch and moving. Even if you regularly exercise there is no harm in having loads of fun while you are at it. So even with a busy fitness routine, you can’t go wrong with this dance program which will refresh and reinvigorate your spirits.

Billy Blanks Jr. and Sharon, his partner, dance their heart out to several groovy genres that include hip hop, country, and Bollywood. They show you several funky, catchy, and just plain cool dance moves that you will love to emulate.

Who said getting fit is boring? If you have lately found it hard to motivate yourself, then the exuberant Billy Blanks and his energetic wife may get you dancing with their infectious, fun energy. The synergy of the power couple along with the funky tracks feels extremely motivating.

The couple shows you easy moves and manoeuvres that not only feel fun while doing but that will also manage to burn tons of calories while you are at it. The two see to it that you have the time of your life while burning the fat.

They display a 2-minute burst of power cardio that will help boost stamina and calorie burn.

This is a fun-filled routine that your whole family can get into. This may be your answer to getting the kids to put down their screens and get active.

Billy Blanks keeps it simple throughout. His philosophy is straightforward – keep it fun. He and his wife are great at motivating and building up the tempo so that you gradually exert yourself more for a greater calorie burn. It’s nice how he reminds you to breathe every now and then. Many of us can get so focused on our moves that we may forget to breathe! Sounds funny, but it’s so very true. Good to see Billy Blanks take care of that. This is definitely his experience coming into play.

In general, the exercise is low-impact cardio. Thankfully, there isn’t too much jumping involved in these exercises – this is something important considering that many of us are overweight and/or have bad knees. So it’s all easy on the joints. Exercises are designed to give you a healthy dose of cardio that will get your heart pumping.

The nice thing we noted was that no muscle felt particularly sore or achy after a 30-minute workout. It’s a well-balanced routine that engages all main muscle groups without putting undue pressure on any one of them.

Both Billy and his wife intersperse their workouts with reminders to have fun while you are at it. It is done in a way that feels very encouraging and welcoming, so you want to move more.

And let’s not forget the dancers. They, too, are having the time of their life, and it’s nice to see how the duo interact with their dancers to make it feel more natural instead of something choreographed. They all feel like a happy family.

Pros and Cons of Billy Blanks Jr.’s Dance With Me


  • Billy Blanks and his wife are a ton of fun
  • Good music
  • Fairly low impact


  • Warm-ups feel a bit slow
  • Basically meant for beginners – very fit people need to look somewhere else.

Who is Billy Blanks Jr.’s Dance With Me for?

Billy Blanks Jr.’s Dance with Me is for those who can’t seem to find the motivation to stay with their fitness routine. The exercise/dance program is very much doable. It may not be as high-powered and intense as a Jillian Michaels video, but that’s the point. It is meant to be inclusive and thus onboard people of all ages and fitness levels.

Are There Any Alternatives?

There are several alternatives that you can shoot for if you need more variety.

  • Zumba 101 Dance Fitness for Beginners Workout DVD, Beginner Dance Workout
  • Body Groove Delicious Dance DVD Collection
  • STRONG High-Intensity Cardio and Tone Full-Body Workout DVD 60-Minute Workout

Our Final Thoughts

Billy Blanks Jr.’s Dance with Me is the answer if you feel that exercise is not interesting enough. The dance moves and song selection can give you the motivation to get off that couch and stick with your exercise schedule.