BuiltLean Creator

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The Genesis Of BuiltLean

Marc Perry

Hi, I’m Marc. Thanks for visiting BuiltLean.

As a kid I dreamed about having a strong, lean, 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 at Yale I reached a high level of fitness, but after graduating college, my physical condition took a turn for the worse…big time.

I gained 30 pounds of fat my first year in the work force as an investment analyst in New York City and tipped the scales at 200 pounds (I’m 5’11” and was 170 pounds in season as a college athlete). It turns out I can’t get away with eating 5,000 calories a day, drinking 3 nights a week, while spending most of my time sitting down staring at a computer. I looked terrible and felt even worse. I knew it was time to make a change in my life, but given my really intense work schedule, I needed to figure out efficient exercise methods and nutrition strategies to look like an athlete while being a desk jockey.

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.

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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 (NSCA-CSCS and ACE-CPT) 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 5 years, my 8-Week BuiltLean Program is now helping busy people get lean in over 90 countries. In addition, this BuiltLean website now attracts over 1 million visitors per month from over 190 countries.

I’ve been featured on NBC, CBS, FOX, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Men’s Health, Huffington Post among many other media outlets for my expertise in helping busy people get leaner bodies.

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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 sincerely hope the information myself and our team share with you is helpful.

Here’s to Your Health,




Marc Perry, CSCS, CPT


Hometown: Port Washington, NY

Residence: New York City

Education: Yale University, ‘04

Certifications: CSCS, ACE-CPT

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


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