Fitness guru has recorded inspirational album.

Fitness guru Billy Blanks is exercising his musical muscle. The guiding force behind the popular Tae Bo workout franchise has recorded an inspirational hip-hop album. "Let Loose" is being released through Blanks' Los Angeles-based label, Walk By Faith Music.

In addition to rapping, Blanks doubles as writer and executive producer on the 19-track project. Wife Gayle Blanks and Chris Blake serve as producers. Blake's production resume includes George Clinton, K-Ci & JoJo, Busta Rhymes and D'Angelo. Blanks is currently in talks with several distributors.