Shaun T, or Shaun Thompson, is a fitness and choreographer. He has revolutionized at home fitness with his Insanity and T25 workout DVDs.
1. His First Fitness DVD was Hip Hop Abs
The Beachbody company found him through his work for Equinox, and they tapped him to launch a new at-home workout. Hip Hop Abs was an instant success and has sold over 3 million copies.
2. Shaun T Created the Insanity Workout
BeachBody was looking to expand with a more intense workout, and Shaun T responded with a workout designed around max-interval training. This rigorous workout was later dubbed Insanity and marketed as the ‘hardest workout to ever be put on DVD’ because of its intensity and difficulty. Even in this era of quick, easy, and instant gratification, Insanity was, and is, a huge commercial success.
For a taste of Insanity, follow along with the video above with this Shaun T 15-minute workout.
2. Focus T25 is Shaun T’s Newest Workout
Focus T25 is Shaun T’s newest project, and the set comes with 11 workouts on 9 DVDs that are all 25 minutes long. The infomercial spin is that you can get the results of an hour-long workout in just 25 minutes a day using intense interval training. Watch the video above for the promotional video that made T25 a bestseller.
4. Shaun T is a Choreographer and Dancer
Shaun T got his start in Los Angeles as a choreographer and dancer; he has toured as a dancer with Mariah Carey and worked as a choreographer on Bring It On: All or Nothing. Watch his dance reel above.
5. Shaun T Came Out Via ReTweet
Shaun T married his longtime boyfriend Scott Blokker and shared the news to the world via retweet. He shared his friend’s Instagram post (above). He hadn’t talked publicly about being gay before. Sorry ladies.
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