Billy Blanks Jr Combines Cardio and Karaoke into Cardioke. Seriously.

What if someone came up to you and said, “I got a great idea! Workout videos are popular. And karaoke is popular. So why not make a video that combines exercise and karaoke that the same time. I even have the perfect name for it ‘Cardioke,’ because it combines cardio with karaoke. I really think this thing is going to become a global phenomenon…like Jazzercize.”

As you tried to get away from this person as briskly and safely as possible, you would ponder whether this individual was stoned or schizophrenic.

Billy Blanks Jr (son of the famous creator of the Tae Bo videos) has in fact created a workout video which combines cardio exercise and karaoke and it is indeed named Cardioke. A flash of genius worthy of Cosmo Kramer. Check out this clip featuring the song “Don’t Cha.”

With all due respect to “Cardioke family members” Desiree and Jackie, I really don’t think anyone wishes their girlfriends were hot like them. Billy Blanks Jr and one (!) unfortunate man just seem weird singing these quite gender inappropriate lyrics.

You can find more of these Cardioke song classics at his YouTube channel.

I don’t know how effective it is as a workout, but Cardioke will join ShoeDini and Awethumb on the list of cheesiest infomercial product names.


  • 4 Responses to “Billy Blanks Jr Combines Cardio and Karaoke into Cardioke. Seriously.”

  • That…actually look like it might me fun O_O

    But that is a cheesy name lmao XD
    Awesome post…or should I say, awethumb post! (couldn’t help myself)

    Comment by Yami on March 24, 2010 at 5:04 pm

  • It is rather refreshing to see real people in exercise videos but that one woman in the front (to the main dude’s right) needs a more, um, supportive top.

    Comment by Olivia on March 28, 2010 at 1:11 am

  • I just took advantage of a sample work out from comcast and I loved it!

    Comment by Natalie Pineiro on July 10, 2010 at 1:16 pm

  • That’s Billy Blank’s son???? Looks like the apple fell from the tree and rolled WAAAAYY down the hill!

    Comment by mike ski on October 14, 2012 at 6:39 pm