Shaun Thompson, was born on May 2, 1978. He is better known as Shaun T, an American fitness trainer and choreographer. Shaun is best known for his Insanity and Hip-Hop Abs home fitness programs for adults and children.
Shaun T's career began as a health and fitness specialist/personal trainer and health program manager at Wyeth, a multi-national pharmaceutical company. He also worked at a number of fitness chains, including Equinox Fitness.
Shaun began dancing in college, when, at 21, he was required to teach an aerobics class as a part of his Sports Science degree and became an aerobics instructor. After graduating from Rowan University, he moved to Los Angeles to work as a choreographer, dancer and trainer. His first professional work as a dancer was for Mariah Carey. While Thompson was teaching a popular fitness class at Equinox Fitness, he was approached by representatives of Beachbody, LLC and asked to submit a demo for a workout video.
Shaun T. has been openly gay since October 2012 and is married to Scott Blokker.