Hi, I’m Marc Perry.

I’m the founder of BuiltLean and the creator of BuiltLean Transformation.

As a kid I dreamed about having a lean, strong, & athletic body. I started with bodyweight workouts when I was 12 years old, then started weightlifting when I was 16.

As a Division I athlete, I reached a high level of fitness. But after graduating from college, my physical condition took a turn for the worse…big time.

I gained 30 pounds of fat my first year in the workforce as an investment analyst and tipped the scale at 200 pounds.

My Body Transformation

In the next few years, I applied the research skills I honed as an investment analyst to learn more about exercise, nutrition, and physique transformation (i.e. getting a lean six pack). I spoke to natural bodybuilders, fitness models, and nutritionists, experimented with several different exercise programs and diets, and hit the books hard.

Over time, I developed workouts based on strength circuits™ and nutrition strategies that were extremely effective yet required little time investment. I only worked out 3 times a week to get my body fat down to 6% despite a sedentary existence. I had a better body, was stronger, and healthier than when I was a college athlete.

From Finance To Fitness

I ended up leaving the finance world to start a personal training and nutrition counseling practice. I got the top certifications in the fitness field and spent countless hours training people of various ages and fitness levels. Over time, I developed a fitness program that helped everyone I worked with get awesome results.

Fast forward 10 years, the BuiltLean® Program is now helping busy men in over 80 countries get lean, strong, and functionally fit. In addition, this BuiltLean website has attracted over 70 million visitors since it was started in 2010.

I’ve been featured in the media including NBC, CBS, FOX, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Men’s Health, Huffington Post for my expertise in helping men who are busy professionals & entrepreneurs transform their bodies. I’ve also had six pack for 15 years and counting to achieve sustainable results.

I’m Here To Help

I started BuiltLean because I want to help. I think my desire to help you improve your health is in my blood; my Dad is a doctor and my Mom was a nurse (she had to cut her career short to raise four kids). While getting the lean body you had in the past, or simply dream about can seem far-fetched, I know for a fact you can do it. Getting the results you desire is very achievable if you stack the cards in your favor.

So how the heck did I get my body fat down to 6% despite sitting down all day long? How do you stack the cards in your favor to nearly guarantee your success?

The first place to start is by checking out my free Get Lean Guide. I don’t think you will be disappointed.

I wish you the best in your health & fitness journey!


Marc Perry, CSCS, CPT

Facts About Me

Hometown: Port Washington, NY

Residence: Santa Monica, CA

Education: Yale University, ‘04

Hobbies: Drums, Guitar, Soccer, Lacrosse, Snowboarding, Volunteering

My Credentials

  • 2008 Certified Personal Trainer (ACE)
  • 2008 Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (NSCA)
  • 2014 Functional Movement Screen Level I & II
  • 2016 StrongFirst Level 1 Kettlebell Instructor
  • 2016 FRC Mobility Specialist
  • 2016 StrongFirst Bodyweight Instructor
  • 2018 StrongFirst Level 2 Kettlebell Instructor
  • 2018 Strongfirst Barbell Instructor
  • 2020 Movnat Certified Trainer Level 1
  • 2022 Original Strength Certified Pro