Sherry Strong, Images by: Bess Adler
Sherry Perper is a 51-year-old single mother of three living in Marlton, New Jersey. She is also a bodybuilder.After suffering a stroke in her mid-twenties, the incident prompted a deep interest in health and fitness. Eventually, in her mid-forties, she began entering into bodybuilding competitions to prove that anything is possible if you put your mind to it. After a five year break from competing, Sherry decided to get her pro card in an all natural organization called National Gym Association (NGA) at 50. She wakes up at 4:30 am every morning for strict training in order to be a present mother for her youngest son Justin, who is in high school. Sherry works as a personal trainer and coach to clients that compete in bodybuilding competitions. Her boyfriend Dan, a bodybuilder as well, has been Sherry's nutrition and workout coach during the entire process. Sherry maintained a very specific diet for the shows.