October 16, 2017 at 11:25 am PST | by Mariah Cooper
Insanity fitness instructor Shaun T and husband expecting twins

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Fitness instructor Shaun T, known for his Insanity workout plan, and his husband Scott Blokker have announced they are expecting twins.

In an Instagram video, the couple shared the news in a poem written on giant flash cards.

“5 years of challenges, 5 years of wait. Ups, downs in emotion. Painful blows we’d take. But we learned to stay the course. Hope and prayer wins. And we’re happy to finally announce….” the cards read.

Their surrogate appears at the end wearing a T-shirt that says, “We’re having twins.”

Shaun T told PEOPLE that they were uncertain when would be the right time to reveal their secret to fans.

“I wanted to tell people a long time ago because I like to live in the emotion of the excitement, but because our journey has been so long, hard and emotionally draining, Scott wanted to wait to protect me from the possibility of another letdown,” Shaun T told PEOPLE.

“I decided that I wouldn’t push the issue and wait for Scott to decide when it was time for us,” he continues. “So he came home one day and said, ‘I think I’m ready to tell our fans.’ I was super excited and relieved. We love simple but effective and emotional announcements, and so a poem with flashcards was the perfect plan.”

Watch the announcement below.

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