Shellie is not only Billy Blanks’® daughter but has been at his right hand side from the creation of Tae Bo® Fitness. Her knowledge, dedication & guidance has been nothing but an asset for the continued growth and instruction of this revolutionary fitness regimen. Her humble beginnings, being brought up in the projects of Erie, Pennsylvania, to her current residence in the state of Tennessee, is a storybook fantasy in itself.
Before starring as the original Yellow Power Ranger (fighting/stunts), modeling in a number of Fitness Magazines, starring in a Tae Bo® Fitness Subway commercial campaign and having appeared on many TV spots, such as “Oprah,” “Montell Williams” & “The Parkers” hit television shows, she put in plenty of time working toward her mastery of Martial Arts. Training began at the young age of 2 years old and at 14, she won the Jiu Jitsu World Championships and a Gold Medal at the Junior Olympics for Full Contact Sparring. Currently, she is in a select club that only a few, dedicated women have attained, by acquiring a 6th Degree Black Belt in the Martial Art discipline of Tae Kwon Do.
At age 9 she and her family moved to Boston, Massachusetts, which would explain her fanaticism toward the Boston Red Sox & the New England Patriots. Los Angeles eventually became home another six years later, where she continued to foster her career as a personal trainer, Tae Kwon Do & Tae Bo® Fitness instructor to many. The long list includes business executives, professional athletes and celebrities such as: Shaquille O’Neal, Wayne Gretzky, Magic Johnson, Brooke Shields, Robert Downy Jr, Queen Latifah, Elizabeth Hasselbeck, Jessica Alba, Goldie Hawn, Jessica Biel, Kate Hudson, Kim Kardashian, Carmen Electra, Lisa Marie Presley, Slash (Gun n Roses), Jordon Knight (NKOTB), Ricky Bell (BBD), Anna Nicole Smith, Denise Richards, David Alan Grier, Mr T, Lou Diamond Phillips, Bette Midler, Ryan O’Neal, Mo’Nique, James Toney (Boxing Champion), Kris Jenner, Rodney Pete (Pro Footbal), & David Hasselhoff.
Shellie travels internationally, training, instructing and demonstrating the world-renowned fitness technique(s) of Tae Bo®, created by her father, Billy Blanks®. One of her greatest enjoyments of spreading the goodwill of Tae Bo® Fitness has been traveling overseas to work with members of the U.S. Armed Forces in such places as Iraq, Afghanistan, Korea, Spain, Bosnia, Kosovo, Sarajevo, Greece, Africa, Germany, Italy and many locations throughout the United States. While home, she focuses her efforts on Tae Bo® Fitness by running the certification camp (www.teamtaebo.com), adding content on the web club at www.billyblanks.com, and spearheading creative ways of bringing Tae Bo® Fitness to the next level. Shellie’s passions include helping others achieve their best, fellowshipping at Oasis Church and watching football on Sunday afternoon with her family.