We’ll break it to you gently. “Insanity” star Shaun T., who has been the face, body and voice for the sold on TV DVD’s that will whip anybody into shape, is no longer available. Shaun got married and “came out” to the public via Twitter. The 34-year-old creator of “Insanity” and “Hip-Hop Abs” retweeted the best wishes a friend sent him on Twitter and he forwarded it to his 85,000 followers with pictures of his best female friend and new husband Scott Blokker. Although Shaun, born Shaun Thompson, was an openly gay man, this was the first time he’d acknowledged it publicly.
Shaun T joined the Tom Joyner Morning show to discuss his "coming out" telling the crew, "I love all the tabloids how it's like Shaun T has finally came out. I was never in."
He goes on to explain why he never said he was gay publicly, "I create fitness DVDs and programs that help change people's lives I'm not going to be like 'Hey what's up, this is Shaun T welcome to Insanity, I'm gay."
The couple is in complete wedding bliss just weeks after their nuptials. Shaun T explained to the crew how the couple decided who got whose last name, saying, "I just knew that I wanted his last name… [I'm} the only Shaun Blokker in the world, get in to it," he said excitedly.
But getting married doesn’t stop the business side of Shaun’s life. After touring with Powerade this summer and taking “Insanity” all around the country, he released “Insanity: Asylum” late this summer. The latest edition of the “Insanity” series uses sports training methods that promise to get people into amazing shape. For Shaun T., fitness is not just a business; it’s his own way of life. He says that “Insanity” was something he created not for profit, but because he wanted to see others become confident and fit.
“I played football, basketball, and track and field, those were my sports,” Shaun told yahoo.com. “I actually went to college and I gained the freshman 50. So I gained a lot of weight my first year cause I was focused on academics. After that I really appreciated what health and fitness did for me in my earlier years. I really wanted to feel good like that again. Experiencing the quote, unquote not happy with my body feeling, I wanted to inspire people to be like you know what, you can be happy and fit and healthy with your life. So it is truly my passion to motivate people to be a happier, healthier them. From that experience that I had in college I got into the fitness world. I started teaching classes, personal training, actually became a professional dancer and choreographer. I took some of my sports training that I did in college too and created “Insanity” and “Asylum.” So I do what I do because I love to help people.”
Check out the “Insanity:Asylum” video here.