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AMERICAN FITNESS GURU SHAUN T IS THE WORLD-RENOWNED CREATOR OF BEST-SELLING FITNESS PROGRAMMES SUCH AS INSANITY AND HIP HOP ABS. HE HAS APPEARED IN NUMEROUS MOVIES AND HAS BEEN A GUEST ON COUNTLESS TALK SHOWS, DURING WHICH HE’S INTRODUCED THE WORLD TO A FITTER, HEALTHIER WAY OF LIFE. WE TALK TO SHAUN ABOUT HIS TIME AS A PROFESSIONAL DANCER, CHILDHOOD ABUSE AND COMING OUT

When did your interest in fitness begin?

I gained a lot of weight when I first went to university. I looked in the mirror one day and I was really unhappy with the way I looked and felt, so I said to myself “I need to work out“. I started going to the gym and when I’d lost six pounds I became really connected to the feeling you have of actually feeling good. It wasn’t necessarily the number of pounds I lost, but the fact that I had lost some weight and was looking good. I said to myself, “If I can make everyone feel this way the world would be a much better place and people would be so happy“. I was 20 years old when I embarked on this journey to make people look and feel good.

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