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    Ex-Cons Becoming Newest Pros in Fitness

    Prison is a résumé killer … but not for parolees who make their push-ups profitable. The drive to be hardcore at the gym is proving lucrative to some who have done hard time. Studios like New York’s ConBody, whose founder was sent up on a drug rap, now get their clients to sweat amid jail cell decor, complete with mugshot-lined walls. These gyms do more than create jobs: Studies show that a drive for fitness and an entrepreneurial spirit can separate ex-cons from the 76 percent who end up back inside.

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