Shaun T: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

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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

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Find the Hip Hop Abs DVD on Amazon.

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

Find the Insanity Workout DVDS on Amazon

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

Find Shaun T’s FOCUS T25 DVD Workout on Amazon

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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If you’re already in shape, his workout is for you, otherwise it could kill an out of shape person. Look at the pictures. None of those people have weight problems. Looks like the bar is set really low these days for certain kinds of success. And women with hard abs looks like men, not something I’m looking for in a woman-hardness.

To me, this article is giving a face to the douchebag that puts undo pressure on men and women.


I’m doing the T25 workout and love it…highly recommended.

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