Shaun T, the developer of the Insanity fitness program, married his longtime boyfriend Scott Blokker Saturday.
Shaun T, whose real name is Shaun Thompson, has always been a private person, so very little is known about the ceremony. The news was confirmed on Twitter after he retweeted a friend’s message regarding the pair’s nuptials.
T’s first big break before he became a hugely successful fitness trainer was as a backup dancer for Mariah Carey. He began dancing in college after he was required to teach an aerobics class as part of his Sports Science degree at Rowan University in Glassboro, New Jersey. After graduation, he moved to Los Angeles to work as a trainer, dancer and choreographer. He said he had an agent and went to “a million auditions with the exception of Mariah Carey” who picked him just based on his picture.
“My agent said, ‘Do you want to dance for Mariah?’ and I said, ‘Yeah. When is the audition?’ Then she told me, ‘She picked you off your picture.’ When I tell you I loved working with her…she kept it so real,” T said.
Shaun T has also danced for Aaron and Nick Carter and reggae artist Elephant Man.
Shaun T started Insanity after the creators of Beachbody, Carl Daikeler and Jon Congdon, approached him to augment their line of fitness DVDs. The first Insanity workout was released in 2009 and emphasized “max interval training.” It is considered the hardest workout ever to be put on DVD. Shaun T released a new workout called Insanity: The Asylum in 2011.
Congratulations to the happy couple.