Fitness guru and creator of "Hip Hop Abs," Shaun T., will be on hand to kick your fitness routine into gear during the 2015 ESSENCE Empowerment Experience and Empower U.

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Here are the #top5 things you should know about the fitness guru before he hits our stage in July to #EmpowerU.

Candice N. Jones
Mar, 17, 2015

2015 Empower U speaker, Shaun T has become a fitness and healthy lifestyle mainstay since the release of his uber-successful Hip Hop Abs DVD. Here are the #top5 things you should know about the fitness guru before he hits our stage in July to #EmpowerU:

  • As most know, Shaun T is the creator of the Insanity workout program.

  • But he was once a backup dancer for iconic diva, Mariah Carey.

  • Shaun's even choregraphed for the NCAA Final Four Halftime Show and Bring It On: All or Nothing.

  • He's one of the most influential people in health and fitness with over 10 million DVDs sold and a new podcast in which he talks about motivation and living called, "Define Your Life."

  • His first fitness-related position was as a health & fitness specialist/personal trainer for one of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies.

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