Hector Gaudalupe traded prison bars for barbells — and he’s out to prove other ex-cons can do it, too.
The Brooklyn fitness guru served 10 years in prison for drug dealing. When he got out — personal training certificate in hand — he was determined to make a new life for himself while offering a hand to fellow ex-offenders.
“I have seen firsthand the struggle many formerly incarcerated individuals face once they come home,” Guadalupe said.
Two years ago, the 39-year-old launched Unibody, a personal training business currently staffed by six reformed — and reshaped — felons. The small company is an independent contractor at the bustling CompleteBody gym in Chelsea, an old-school joint that Guadalupe calls “a hidden gem of the city.”
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