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Hector Guadalupe, Founder of ‘A Second U Foundation,’ Featured on Impact Podcast

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LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#ASecondUFoundation–Hector Guadalupe, the Executive Director and Founder of A Second U Foundation, founder of Unibody Fitness NYC and thought leader on the subject of successfully reintegrating formerly incarcerated people into society as personal trainers, is a featured guest this week on the Impact Podcast with John Shegerian. The show is hosted by Shegerian, Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of ERI, the nation’s leading fully integrated IT and electronics asset disposition provider and cybersecurity-focused hardware destruction company.

After spending ten years in federal prison, Hector Guadalupe came home with an obsession for fitness, in great health, and hungry for work. He also came home to a lot of closed doors. Once given a chance, he started a successful career personal training – first at corporate health clubs, and eventually founded Unibody Fitness NYC, where the company’s model is solely based on servicing communities and building strong ties through wellness. He also founded A Second U Foundation, which educates, certifies and secures employment for formerly incarcerated people as certified personal trainers. Through opportunity, empowerment and community-building, ASUF seeks to eliminate recidivism. Founded in 2016, Second U has graduated 196 trainers with 0% reoffending (national average of recidivism is 40%-60%). Second U truly is the place where justice and wellness meet.

“Speaking with John on the Impact Podcast, was a great experience,” said Guadalupe. “This was truly the first interview I’ve done where I felt genuinely pumped and excited that the message was getting out. It was clear to me that the Impact Podcast is spreading hope and voicing the success stories of those who’ve survived the struggle, and I deeply appreciate that.”

“It was an honor to have Hector on our show to tell his incredible story and share the impactful work he is doing with A Second U Foundation, which is sure to move and inspire our audience,” said Shegerian. “Hector’s efforts make him a truly powerful example of how one person can make a significant and positive difference in the lives of so many.”

Every week, guests are invited as thought leaders to share with listeners first-hand accounts of how they are able to make the world a better place on a daily basis.

Recent Impact Podcast guests have included leaders from Verizon, Best Buy, General Motors, JetBlue, Comerica Bank, Beyond Meat, Nikola Motor, Waste Management and a number of fascinating thought leaders and game-changers, including Martin Luther King III; writer/comedian/author Jeannie Gaffigan; softball legend and ESPN baseball anchor Jessica Mendoza; Good Day LA’s Maria Quiban; PTSD treatment pioneer and founder of MAPS, Dr. Rick Doblin; ESPN radio host and personality Sarah Spain; ultra-endurance athlete and author Rich Roll; British Special Forces veteran and two-time World Record breaking athlete Dean Stott; author and music industry legend Mathew Knowles; legendary actor Ed Asner; trailblazing civil rights attorney Lisa Bloom; Super Bowl champion Ryan Harris; MLB outfielder and ‘Players for the Planet’ founder Chris Dickerson; humanitarian filmmaker Mallory Brown, leading cybersecurity expert Kate Fazzini and hundreds more.

The Impact Podcast with John Shegerian is available for listening on, Apple’s iTunes, Amazon Music, Google Podcasts, Spotify, libsyn, and as part of iHeartRadio’s digital broadcast, reaching over 120 million users.

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