Shaun T

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Shaun Thompson
Shaun Thompson

(1978-05-02) May 2, 1978 (age 46)
Alma materRowan University (B.S.)
OccupationPhysical fitness trainer
Scott Blokker
(m. 2012)

Shaun T (born May 2, 1978) is an American fitness trainer. He is best known for his home fitness programs for adults and children which include T25, Insanity, Hip-Hop Abs, Cize and Let's Get Up!. He has now also turned to body building and competing.

Life and career[edit]

Born as Shaun Thompson in Camden, New Jersey, he grew up in Philadelphia and was raised by his grandparents in Deptford Township, New Jersey, where he enjoyed football, baseball and running track as a student at Deptford Township High School.[1] He received a bachelor's degree in exercise science from Rowan University where he also minored in theater and dance. He is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity. He lives in Phoenix, Arizona.[2][3]

Personal life[edit]

Thompson has been openly gay since coming out at the age of 21 and is married to Scott Blokker.[4][5] They are raising twin sons, born in November 2017.[6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Kuperinsky, Amy. "How celebrity trainer Shaun T went from Camden survivor to fitness superstar", NJ Advance Media for, August 8, 2016, updated July 21, 2017. Accessed September 27, 2018. "Shaun Thompson was born in Camden and spent his early years with his mother and brother in Philadelphia. Feeling trapped by what he describes as four years of sexual abuse by a family member, he took refuge with his grandparents in Deptford.... At Deptford High School, Blokker was a natural at track and field, but he really wanted to be the next Anderson Cooper."
  2. ^ Biography from Shaun T Fitness
  3. ^ Coach Wayne, Interview for Team Ripped, Dec 17, 2010
  4. ^ Juzwiak, Rich (2012-10-15). "Insanity Creator Shaun T Comes Out via Retweet". Gawker. Retrieved 2012-10-16.
  5. ^ Shaunt T [@ShaunT] (October 14, 2012). "@PlainCrepes the hubby and the BFF! #love!" (Tweet). Retrieved March 18, 2023 – via Twitter.
  6. ^ T, Shaun (Jun 13, 2019). "What's Fitness Trainer Shaun T's Toughest Workout Ever? Raising Twin Toddlers". Men's Health.

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