Insanity's Shaun T: "Abs Are Definitely Made In The Kitchen"


“HAVE you ever done an interview with a man wearing only a robe and Calvin Kleins?”

“Awwwww hell, L’Oréal! You’ve come to work

I had to admit to Shaun T - face of multi-million dollar fitness empire Beachbody and creator of America's most popular DVD program, Insanity - that this would be an absolute first.

This was my second meeting with the famous muscle-ripped fitness guru. The first time was back in 2014, when hundreds of people took part in a live demonstration of his gruelling workout at Trafford’s Event City. Shaun T, pumped on endorphins, had grabbed my sweaty arm, looked me dead in the eye and said “Keep going, home-girl!”

And boy, did I keep going - read here

This next encounter would be a more intimate téte-a-téte at the Hale Spa and Country Club, where Mr T was taking a much deserved fifteen minute break by the infinity pool – hence the robe and the boxers.

Leaping up and flashing me a smile, we hugged like old friends and he immediately compliments me on my shoes.

“I notice these little things,” he laughs. “You know, it’s not about what you wear, it’s how you wear it,” he says, falling into a soliloquy.  

“It’s the same thing for your body. It’s not about what you look like, it’s about how you rock your body – because right now it’s the only thing you have to work with. If you have twenty pounds on your body, still try to be confident on your walk to the finish line.”