Marc Perry, a Trader Turns Trainer

A former hedge funder who found his calling whipping desk jockeys into shape
"You can be fit and healthy without a sixpack," says Perry, "and you can lead a fulfilling life without ever making six figures" Photograph by Martha Camarillo

Right as the U.S. stock market was coming off the rails in 2008, Marc Perry was poised to move up the financial food chain. He had received second and third callbacks from hedge funds larger than the one at which he worked as an analyst, Centurion Investment Group. But something nagged him, and it wasn’t the subprime crisis. It was the prospect he’d actually get one of those jobs, further entrenching him in a career that failed to fulfill his desire to help people more tangibly. So he quit it all and hit the gym.

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